The U.S. Olympic Committee announced some changes to its staff this week, touting the changes as focused on making the organization more responsive to athletes. But one of the organization’s chief critics, the Committee to Restore Integrity, immediately expressed “disappointment” that the reorganization didn’t include more major reforms.
The NC State Wolfpack led the charge Thursday morning with 13 finals swims to come – a whopping 10 of those in A finals.
The meet was delayed for almost an hour while officials tried to work out an issue with the timing system.
In the 200 IM, it was Wolverine Siobhan Haughey who won the 2018 title in 1:53.59, but Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson has dominated this year, going 1:53.08 mid-season.
Youth Olympic Games multi-gold medalist and reigning World Junior Record holder Kristof Milak is also scheduled to race this weekend in Antwerp.
As Tennessee continues to surge at the SEC Championships, their women are also continuing to defy conventional wisdom when it comes to breaststroke pullouts. A day after Nikol Popov skipped her second pullout on the breaststroke leg of the 200 medley relay, fellow Vol Meghan Small passed up both breaststroke pullouts in the 200 IM, going on to win the event and set a new SEC meet record.
Sydney Pickrem will look to pick up her first indiviudal title of the meet in the 400 IM, but she’ll be met by fierce competition Tess Cieplucha and a tough Florida IM group, led by freshman Vanessa Pearl.
Louisville’s Mallory Comerford will decide between the 500 free and the 50 free, and 2017 ACC 50 free champ Ky-Lee Perry looks to rebound after injuries limited her in 2018.
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Since transferring to NC State from the University of Florida, Makayla Sargent’s 200 fly has taken off.
2019 SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS Tuesday, February 19 – Saturday, February 23 Gabrielsen Natatorium, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia…
The Villanova men are in the lead after the first day of competition at the Big East Championships with 116 points, while Villanova and Xavier women share the top spot with 74 points.
Fordham University won the women’s 200 medley, posting a time of 1:40.96, barely edging out George Washington (1:41.03).
Louisville senior Mallory Comerford will aim to defend her ACC title in the 500 free after scratching out of the 50 free for this morning’s prelims.
The 2019 Missouri Valley Conference Championships kicked off last night in Columbia, MO. Missouri State comes out of the night 2 points ahead of Northern Iowa in the team battle after taking 2nd in the 200 medley relay, and winning the 800 free relay.