While US National Team members were definitely active this morning, many of the biggest swims came from the 18 & under crowd.
Heilman burst past both the 25.0 and 24.0 barriers, taking his 50 free LCM lifetime best from 25.02 to an eye-popping 23.36.
We should be in for plenty of fast swimming at the Richmond location of the U.S. Open, thanks to a good mix of college stars and age group standouts.
After each session of the 2020 U.S. Open, we’ll try to make a little sense of the craziness that ensues when one meet happens across nine different locations.
Nation’s Capital Paige McKenna and Bluefish’s Joshua Parent won the opening events at the Richmond site of the 2020 U.S. Open Championships.
The biggest domestic meet of the fall, the 2020 U.S. Open, gets underway tonight in nine different locations across the USA.
Hoagland’s swim moves him #2 in the nation (unofficially) so far in this still-young, unusual season, behind only Texas freshman David Johnston.
The Tar Heel men kept it close against the Wolfpack, winning a fair share of the events, including both relays to open and close the meet.
The NC State women touched first in every swimming event, although several of them were exhibitioned toward the end of the meet.
The psych sheets are topped primarily by current UVA swimmers and age group stars, but there’s a couple former NCAA champions entered as well.
Loy was a Bloomington High School swimming alumnus, who returned and coached the team for nearly 40 years before retiring in 2017.
Siobahn Haughey altered the record books again, by breaking her own Asian record in the 200 free with a time of 1:51.42.
No scores were reported, but BYU took 24 of the 32 events, including all 4 relays by fairly wide margins, as the teams competed from their home pools.
Sophomore Kate Douglass led the Cavaliers with three individual wins, but UVA also had three freshmen take two events each.
The Richmond Spiders touched first in all 14 events as the two squads competed against each other from their respective pools.