The Bolles boys extended their winning streak to 30 straight state titles with a dominant 350 points. On the girls’ side, Bolles extended their streak to 28 with 333.5 points.
The Aggies did something they haven’t done in 55 years when they faced the reigning NCAA champion Longhorns in dual meet action: They came out on top.
Drabot held a slight lead over defending NCAA champion Ella Eastin throughout the race, holding her off in the final 50 to win it 1:54.49 to 1:54.70. That’s a lifetime best for Drabot by 5 seconds per the USA Swimming database.
Gulliver Prep’s Emily Cordovi secured back-to-back titles in the 100 fly, breaking 54 for the first time in 53.86 to come within half a second of the State Record.
Merritt Island’s Lucas Kravchenko, a class 1A finalist in 2016, could make a big impact at his first 2A state meet. With his best times, he’s already fast enough to have won both of his individual events last season.
The girls’ 100 fly should once again be one of the best races of the meet and will feature State Record holder Jessica Nava of Westminster Academy.
Arizona freshmen Brooks Fail and Sam Iida picked up 2 wins each to help the Wildcats beat Utah.
Newcomers Nick Hogsed and Freya Rayner each won a pair of races for Ohio State.
Butterfly specialist Catherine Sanchez was a major player in the win, sweeping her individual races.
Isabel Ivey, a 2-time class 1A champion last season, should have a big impact for Buchholz throughout the series. That was already evident as she claimed 2 titles in district 1.
In the 200 IM at the district 3 meet, Bartram Trail’s Summer Stanfield knocked a full second off her best time to win in 2:01.74. That’s almost 3 seconds faster than she went to take 2nd in the event last season and meets the Automatic All-American (AA-A) standard.
On Friday, the Tide traveled to SEC and in-state rival Auburn for dual meet action. The women were victorious, giving them their first dual meet victory over Auburn since 1996. On the men’s side, however, Auburn prevailed.
Florida’s Jan Switkowski was instrumental to the win, finishing 1st in all 3 of his individual races. His time in the 200 fly is 3rd in the NCAA this year and the fastest done by an NCAA swimmer outside of the USA vs. College Challenge.
Florida’s Ben Lawless, a 2016 NCAA scorer in the mile, led the way with 2 individual wins.
The women’s team came down to the final race, with the Yellow Jackets winning the 400 free relay to seal the deal.