Swimming: Quah Zheng Wen finishes sixth in 200-yard fly; Schooling ends 2018 NCAAs without a medal

With his time, Joseph Schooling failed to make the B final of the  National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Swimming and Diving Championships.
With his time, Joseph Schooling failed to make the B final of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Swimming and Diving Championships. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Swimmer Joseph Schooling ended his final National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Swimming and Diving Championships without a medal, after finishing 26th in the 200-yard butterfly heats in 1min 43.34sec on the last day of the meet on Saturday in Minnesota (Sunday morning, Singapore time).

With his time, the 22-year-old University of Texas (UT) senior failed to make even the B final of the event, while his Singapore team-mate Quah Zheng Wen placed eighth in the heats (1:41.00) to make the A final for UC Berkeley.

Quah then finished sixth in the final in 1:40.70, with North Carolina State (NC State) University's Andreas Vazaios winning in 1:38.60. Quah was second in this event in 2017 in 1:38.83.

Schooling was also part of the Texas Longhorns quartet that finished fourth (2:47.00) in the men's 400-yard freestyle relay on Sunday morning. NC State won in 2:44.31, followed by the University of Florida (2:45.73) and UC Berkeley (2:46.54).

 

But UT still managed to win the overall team title - its fourth in as many years - with 449 points, ahead of UC Berkeley (437.5 points) and Indiana University (422 points).

Earlier in the four-day meet, Schooling finished 13th overall in the 50-yard freestyle in 19.29sec, and fourth (44.68sec) in the 100-yard fly, and were part of the Texas Longhorn teams that finished fifth and ninth in the men's 200- and 400-yard medley relays respectively.

The Rio 2016 Olympic men's 100m fly champion had won both the 100- and 200-yard fly 2015 and 2016, as well as a silver in the 100-yard fly (43.75sec) and a bronze in the 50-yard free (18.76sec) in 2017.