Auburn, Georgia Among Last Chance Successes at Bulldog Day 1

2018 Bulldog Last Chance Meet

  • February 24th-25th, 2018
  • Gabrielsen Natatorium, Athens, Georgia
  • Live results

A handful of likely NCAA qualifying times were posted on day 1 of the 2018 Bulldog Last Chance Meet in Athens, Georgia.

The Auburn Tigers made the biggest move of the meet’s participants. Senior Luis Martinez, who put in a 45.91 in the 100 fly, which is a new personal-best for him and .01 seconds better than he was at last year’s NCAA Championship meet (he finished 17th and just-out of the points).

More importantly, that improves his season-best of 46.00 from an SEC Championship time trial and jumps him from being ranked 26th in the country to tied-for-23rd in the country (with ACC and Big Ten Championship times included, but other last chance and Pac-12 times not). With 28-or-29 swimmers usually invited in each event, that leaves him with an NCAA invite within view. There are a handful of Pac-12 swimmers within striking distance, though, of his time, so he’ll sit firmly on the bubble until those results roll in.

His teammate Tommy Brewer is in slightly-better position, ranking 21st after swimming a 52.71 in the 100 breaststroke. He previously ranked 36th with a 53.07 from the SEC Championship meet.

In the women’s 500 free, Georgia senior Stephanie Peters put a much-more-certain NCAA qualifying time in with a 4:40.24 in prelims. That improves her season-best by 2 seconds and jumps her up to 34th place in the country. With women’s conference meets wrapping up this weekend (and Pac-12 times included already in that ranking), there aren’t many opportunities left for her to be knocked out of qualifying position.

Hawaii earned another likely NCAA qualifier when Metin Aydin swam a 1:40.84 in the 200 back. He was already ranked 22nd in the country with his 1:44.14 200 IM from lasst weekend’s MPSF Championships, which was probably safe, but he’s now tied for 15th in the 200 backstroke and is effectively a lock for qualifying. The time also broke his old school record set at last year’s NCAA Championship meet.

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Is there a list of top times with everything besides Pac 12? College is only updated from last weekend


USA Swimming – Times Report – NCAA Division – You can do a top times, all events reports or event by event rankings. Times Report is the most updated; usually nightly at the end of competition, except last day. All but Saturday night’s results have been uploaded.


Top Times College Swimming is the most up to date site. Check it M- F.

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