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.
Florida-based sprinter Stefanie Mendizabal will be making the trip up north to start her collegiate career in the fall of…
Defending 500 free state champions Miguel Cancel and Ryley Ober have both opted out of the event in favor of the 100 free this season.
Benjamin’s Alessandra Baldari is already looking sharp this season, scoring an AA-A time and setting 3 new Pool Records in district 10.