For now, Pat Forde, Yahoo Sports:
Rookie third leg Ryan Held conquered nerves and held serve, and veteran anchor Nathan Adrian brought it home. An American team some thought might not make the podium won gold by .61 seconds over defending Olympic champion France, and 1.45 over pre-race favorite Australia.
Phelp’s second leg swim — particularly his beyond-belief 50-meter turn — was his best ever, and Held didn’t give any on the third leg.
NCAA CHAMPION ??
OLYMPIC GAMES GOLD MEDALIST ??
What once was a dream is now a reality #STATEment pic.twitter.com/eng8oDpadV
— NC State Swimming & Diving (@packswimdive) August 8, 2016
Ryan Held’s last 5+ months: 6 ACC titles, 7 All-America honors, 1 NCAA Championship, 1 Olympic Gold medal … I miss anything @packswimdive?
— Ryan Tice (@RyanTice) August 8, 2016
More to come…