Leon Marchand helps ASU to its first national relay title at NCAA swimming and diving championships

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Leon Marchand repeated as champion in the 400-yard individual medley, and he led Arizona State to its first national relay title at the NCAA men's swimming and diving championships on Friday night.

Marchand went 3:32.12 in the IM for a pool record and his seventh NCAA title. It was a one-two finish for Arizona State with David Schlicht coming in three seconds later.

Marchand later joined Hubert Kos, Ilya Kharun and Jonny Kulow in the 400-medley relay for an NCAA-record time of 2:57.32.

Arizona State held onto the top spot in the team standings after Day 3 with 343 points. Cal is second with 286.5 and Florida third at 273.

Two other swimmers repeated as champions. Luke Hobson of Texas defended his title in the 200 freestyle with an NCAA-record time of 1:28.81. Brendan Burns of Indiana won the 100 backstroke for the second straight year — this time by just 0.03 seconds over Kacper Stokowski.

After finishing runner-up last year, Florida's Josh Liendo smoked the field to win the 100 butterfly. He is the first Gator to win the event since 2018, and fourth in program history.

Cal's Liam Bell shattered the NCAA record in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 49.53.

Indiana repeated on the 3-meter dive, claiming a one-two finish with Carson Tyler and Quentin Henninger.

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