Lakeside Aquatic Club’s 14-year-old Cooper Lucas was smashing record left and right. He took down a trio of records set by World Junior Champion Sean Grieshop
While Smith swam the 400 IM at SECs in a time that then led the nation, he won’t be entered in it at NCAAs. He’ll instead be the top seed in the 200 free.
His time from the 200 breast time trial at Pac-12s ranks him 4th in the nation, while his time in the 200 back ranked 8th.
This season, he’s dropped the 100 back on day 2 for the 400 IM. He was the 4th fastest 100 backstroker in the nation this season.
Gracie Weyant (SYS) broke 30 in the 50 breast for the first time in 29.63, erasing the former LSC Record set by SEC Champion Sydney Pickrem in 2011.
Fargo South junior Eric Anderson took down the State Record in the 100 free and missed the 50 free record by just 2 hundredths.
Newmark, a Wisconsin commit, raced to a 1:35.88, clipping a few tenths off the former record (1:36.13) set by Cansius’ Jack Boyd in 2013.
Freshmen Finn O’Haimhirgin (Utah) and Hunter Ingram (Arizona) hit their first Olympic Trials qualifying times in the 100 free.
Virginia Tech’s Blake Manoff swam to a lifetime best in the 100 free. Manoff led prelims with a 42.64. That moves him up to 33rd in the nation.
Eagle Aquatics’ 13-year-old Erika Pelaez took nearly 3 seconds off her best in the 200 back. She won the final in 2:16.21.
YMCA Hub Fins’ Sam Stewart, a former Texas Longhorn, was 2nd in the 100 free with a 50.67, marking his first time under 51 in the event.
The Walsh sisters and Ulett returned for the 100 fly. Alex got her hands to the wall ahead of Gretchen, 51.73 to 52.03. That was Gretchen’s best by 2 tenths.
He put up a 45.81 in the 100 back, dropping half a second to move to 18th. He’s ranked higher in the 200 at 12th. His 1:40.14 was a best by nearly 2 seconds.
Walsh, 17, has now moved ahead of Kate Douglass as the 3rd fastest ever in the 17-18 age group with her 21.50 in the 50 free.
Cal’s Reece Whitley will race for a sweep in the 200 breast against Stanford’s Daniel Roy. Last night, Whitley became the 10th fastest ever in the 100 breast.