There were a few tweaks to team scoring in finals on Thursday night, but for the most part, much of the outcome of the swimming events had been established in prelims. With one important exception: the 200 free relays were swum as timed finals so there were several (good and bad) surprises that affected the overall overs/unders for the day.
Virginia was up for the day, but not as much as in prelims. Ditto for Florida, Texas, and Wisconsin. Alabama finished the day even more ahead than they’d been in prelims. Some teams, such as Michigan, Ohio State, and Arizona State were down for the day, but less down than they’d been after prelims.
For the swimming events only, you can find the differences between finals performances and psych sheet projections for each of today’s events, below.
Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …