Junior Riley Scott was arguably the most impressive swimmer of the meet, taking 3 wins individually.
They may not have the depth to challenge Stanford for a title, but with their sprint talent, they should be challenging for several relay titles and should get multiple individual titles with Baker alone.
Incoming freshman Ryan Hoffer is a huge addition for the Bears and will play a big role on the relays in addition to being a key player individually. He’s already fast enough to have scored big in both sprints at 2017 NCAAs.
Wedneday brought a first look at some of the key freshmen players for the Bulldogs this season.
Ryan Held and Justin Ress headline an NC State team that seeks an ACC 4-peat this season.
The Trojans have a stacked sprint free group that includes Olympic sprinters Santo Condorelli and Dylan Carter.
All-in-all, the Bulldogs have some weak spots, but their depth in the IMs and distance freestyles should help them significantly at SECs and NCAAs.
Former USA National Teamer Eugene Godsoe is not only known for his skills in the pool. The 4-time World Championships medalist is also recognized for his musical talents.
The Longhorns are slated to battle 3 top 10 opponents from last season’s NCAAs, the first of which will be #3 Florida and #7 Indiana in a tri-meet on September 29th.
On November 3rd, the in-state rivals will go head-to-head in a dual meet for the first time since the 2014-15 season.
It’s a big year in Columbus, as they’ll host the 2017 Ohio State Invite, 2017 U.S. Winter Nationals, 2018 Women’s Big Ten Championships, and 2018 Women’s NCAA Championships.
Florida State’s 2 away meets this season will feature 2 of their toughest competitors: Arizona State and in-state rival Florida.
The USA finished with double the number of total medals earned by any other country. They tallied up 32 medals, while Japan and Hungary tied for 2nd with 16 medals each.
Contributing to the American medal total on day 5 were Michael Andrew (50 fly gold), Grace Ariola (50 back bronze), and the women’s 4×100 free relay (silver).
Italy’s Nicolo Martinenghi is the headliner in tonight’s 50 breast semifinals as he chases his own Junior World Record.