After a fantastic first day at the Art Adamson Invitational, Simone Manuel of Stanford came back strong again achieving an A cut and the first seed final in the 200 freestyle final. Manuel swam a 1:43.01, way under the 1:43.90 A cut. She also qualified for the 100 fly A final in seventh at 53.12, taking over three seconds off her seed time of 56.95.
The top 100 fly finishers from prelims, Brittany Aoyama of Boise State (52.06) and Janet Hu (52.07) of Stanford, are both within striking distance of the NCAA A cut of 51.70. Stanford qualified two other swimmers for the A final as well. Lindsey Engel is seeded third with a 52.66, and Mackenzie Stein qualified eighth with a 53.60. The top 12 swimmers from prelims all achieved NCAA B cuts.
Sarah Haase of Stanford is seeded first in the women’s 100 breaststroke with 59.91, which puts her very close to the NCAA A cut of 59.12.
Janet Hu is just off of the 51.63 needed for the NCAA A cut in the 100 back. Hu swam a 52.18 in the morning, setting her up for a double that could see her punch two NCAA tickets tonight in finals.
Lisa Bratton, Sarah Henry, and Bethany Galat, all of Texas A&M took the top seeds in the 400 IM. Bratton was the fastest in 4:10.12, Sarah Henry was second in 4:11.82, followed by Galat in 4:11.91.
The men’s half of the morning session did not have the fireworks the women produced, but still featured plenty of fast swimming.
Stanford secured the top three seeds in the men’s 400 IM, Max Williamson was 3:49.19, Curtis Ogren was 3:51.51 for second, followed by Danny Thomson in 3:54.12.
Gray Umbach swam a 47.30 in the 100 fly to take the first seed for Stanford. His teammate, freshman Andrew Liang, was 47.31 for the second seed. They were followed by sophomore Connor Black, who touched in 48.24.
Stanford was first, second, third, and fourth, in the men’s 200 freestyle. Tom Kremer (1:35.82), Drew Cosgarea (1:36.70), Thomas Stephens (1:37.02), and Sam Perry (1:37.86) will lead the Stanford men in the event.
Silas Dejean of LSU is the top seed in the 100 breast with a 54.23.
Finishing off the morning, Dave Nolan of Stanford swam a 46.74 to take the first seed in the 100 back.
Competition resumes with finals tonight at 6 p.m. central.
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