Gallagher’s previous mark was not old at all, having come in August, almost 4 months ago to the day, at the South African Championships.
The first finals session of the meet kicks off with finals of the men’s 400 free, women’s 200 free, men’s 200 fly, women’s 400 IM, men’s 200 IM, men’s 4×100 free relay, and women’s 4×100 free relay. There will also be semifinals heats of the men’s 100 back, women’s 50 breast, men’s 100 breast, and women’s 100 back.
Magahey made a name for himself over the Summer after he scared Caeleb Dressel’s LCM 200 free 15-16 boys National Age Group Record at Junior Pan Pacs, swimming a 1:48.65.
The time already stood as the 2nd fastest in NCAA history, behind Kelsi Dahlia’s 49.43 NCAA Record, and now Hansson’s time also stands as the fastest time ever in the NCAA, outside the NCAA Championships.
Up until this morning, Arkansas’ Anna Hopkin held the fastest time in the NCAA with a 21.64, and only Ky-Lee Perry and Mallory Comerford had also been under 22 seconds so far.
Fountaine came to Washington State this Fall with a best time of 1:52.46 in the 200 free, and set new personal bests no less than 6 times in that event through the Phill Hansel Invite in Houston on November 16th-18th.
Clarice Fisher (Grosse Pointe South) won the 100 fly pretty handily, swimming a 54.86 to come in just off her personal best of 54.79, which she swam in March.
Besides Ackerman (above), Ashley Turak, an Indiana University recruit for next year, threw down a stunning 47.63 to anchor the Farmington – Harrison’s relay to victory and new records. That swim will be the last in program history.
Michael Brinegar (IU) dominated here, posting a 14:40.38 to win by 20 seconds.
Minnesota freshman standout Max McHugh hit the NCAA A cut in the 100 breast at the Hawkeye Invite last night, posting a 51.73, but his fastest performance came in the men’s 200 medley relay.
The field in this morning’s final event was pretty tight, with Andreas Vazaios (NC State) leading the way, and 8th place finisher Cory Gambardella (IU) coming in only 2.26 seconds behind Vazaios.
sydney Pickrem picked up wins in the women’s 200 back and 200 breast.
Max McHugh won the men’s 100 breast, hitting the NCAA A cut standard exactly, touching in 51.73.
Mallory Comerford is notably swimming the 50 free instead of the 500 on Thursday.
Nianguo Liu posted a decisive win in the 200 free, breaking 1:40 for a 1:38.98, the 2nd fastest time in the Ivy League this Fall.