AUSTIN --- The Texas A&M men’s swimming and diving team faced adversity on the first day of the 2014 NCAA Championships when the school record-setting 200-yard freestyle relay was disqualified.
The foursome of senior Kyle Troskot, senior Henrik Lindau, sophomore Cory Bolleter and senior Paul-Marc Schweitzer finished the race in sixth place in a time of 1:17.39, but were disqualified for an early takeoff on the final leg. The touchpad indicated that Schweitzer left .09 of a second early on the final 50. The Aggie relay had qualified seventh in the morning prelims with a time of 1:17.34, which was just off the school record of 1:17.32 set at the 2014 SEC Championships.
Sophomore Cory Bolleter was strong in the 50 free with a time of 19.55, which just missed earning an evening swim as he placed 24th. Bolleter’s 19.55 was the third-fastest 50 free by an Aggie at the NCAA Championships behind John Dalton’s 19.44 in 2012 and Ozzie Gardner’s 19.49 in 2008. Troskot contributed a 34th place finish in 19.72.
In other action, 200-yard IM school record holder Simon Frank placed 42nd in the race with a time of 1:46.25.
The Aggies return to action on Friday with the swimming prelims starting at 11 a.m. and the finals kicking off at 7 p.m. Live results can be accessed at TexasSports.com and a live video stream can be found at TexasSports.com (morning prelims) or WatchESPN.com (evening finals).