The Iowa State Cyclones nabbed a win over South Dakota Friday night, getting a double from distance star Karyl Clarete and also wringing big production out of its freshman class.
The series leaders are all but uncatchable, but a pair of breaststrokers made solid headway in tracking down the rest of the field during the Beijing World Cup.
The 2014 World Cup tour has now given out over a million dollars in total prize monies, and a third swimmer is close to breaking into a six-figure winnings total.
Minnesota sophomore Daryl Turner provided some of the biggest fireworks during Minnesota’s crushing 207-89 win over the University of North Dakota.
Minnesota’s Kierra Smith currently leads the NCAA in the 200 breaststroke, and she had a chance to catch up with SwimSwam after her Gophers blew out North Dakota Friday night.
Brooke Zeiger was one of a number of impressive youngsters for the Golden Gophers, winning the 500 and 1000 frees by dominating margins.
Katinka Hosszu’s points lead is insurmountable, but Lu Ying could break her streak of winning the top performance bonus at each World Cup stop.
As has been the case nearly the entire course of this year’s FINA World Cup circuit, it was Katinka Hosszu and Chad le Clos who brought in the biggest cash hauls on day 1 of the Beijing meet.
Day 1 of the Beijing World Cup saw a pair of swimmers break national records in their home country in back-to-back events. Lu also broke the Asian record in her 100 fly.
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The Penn State Nittany Lions hit the road to face West Virginia Thursday night, coming out with a pair of wins by almost identical scores.
The Ohio State Buckeye women got a win in their first intercollegiate dual of the season, coming within a single win of sweeping the Miami Redhawks.
Kaylin Bing was one of Cal’s top scorers, winning the 50 free and the 200 free relay.
The University of North Carolina announced the results this week of an independent investigation into its past academic programs, concluding that over 3,000 students, nearly half of them athletes, had benefited from grade-inflated “phantom” courses.
Freestyler Nicolas Oliveira has dropped off the Brazilian roster for the 2014 Short Course World Championships, becoming the second major Brazilian name to do so.