Needless to say when there’s a possibility of racing a 50 IM, there were some great battles to be had.
Carsten Vissering of USC broke 51 seconds for the first time to win the men’s 100 breast in 50.88, and also becomes the first man to do it this season
The Longhorn women moved past Cal for the fastest time in this event this seasons, thanks to all four women splitting under 48, with three of the four at 47.3 or better.
USC’s Louise Hansson completed her sweep of the butterfly events this meet, winning with a time of 1:51.52 that moves her past Ella Eastin for the fastest time in the NCAA this season.
Patrick Mulcare of USC swam over a second faster than he did this morning to take the win with a 1:38.91, making him the first man under 1:39 this season.
Texas sophomore Chris Yeager knocked a whopping 16 seconds off his personal best time, won by over 11 seconds, and set a new standard for the fastest time in the NCAA this season with his time of 14:32.13.
Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson just continues to win this week. Tonight, she won the 200 back by over four seconds and setting a new personal best with a time of 1:49.10
Dana Vollmer swam a 59.38 in the 100 fly tonight, marking her 2nd outing (1st being this morning in prelims) in the race since the Rio Olympic Games.
Katie Ledecky was very strong tonight in the 200, posting a 1:55.32 for what is her most impressive swim of the meet thus far
Ledecky and Manuel now rank 1st and 5th, respectively, in the world this year in the 200 free.
Former world record holder Kylie Masse took the win with a powerful swim, posting a 59.27 as the only finisher under a minute.
Katie Ledecky already built a body length lead in the first 100 meters of the race. Ledecky then finished the race nearly missing the 4-minute barrier in a 4:00.35, winning by over 9 seconds.
Veteran Nathan Adrian maintained his dominance and took the title in a 21.94, being the only swimmer under 22 seconds.
Kennedy did not warm up or down before/after her race in prelims or finals. She only swam 2 laps (100 meters) all day, her prelims and finals swims.
Despite a slow start, Simone Manuel built up a lead going into the last 25 meters of the race to win with a 24.39