Howley took the record from Claire Curzan, who had just broken it a month ago.
Harvard is leading the way for the mid-major schools, having qualified 6 individual swimmers and all 5 relays.
Eric Tolman was CBU’s other individual event winner, blasting a lifetime best, meet record, pool record, and CBU school record of 1:53.96 in the 200 breast.
Stanford has won this event 4 of the last 5 years, but they do not appear to be a favorite to win this time around.
This year’s field of 100 freestylers includes 4 of the top 10 fastest performers of all time, and 6 of the top 20 performers all-time.
Fraser’s Alexander Capizzo took the 200 IM and the 500 free.
A slew of meet records went down again on day 2, keeping with the pace of this now increasingly attended meet.
Maas, an Alabama recruit, led off the relay in 22.25, far outsplitting the other backstrokers in the field.
The biggest story coming out of this meet was Spring Lake senior and U of Michigan recruit Cam Peele becoming the first swimmer in MHSAA history to break 20 seconds in the 50 free.
IU broke the meet and pool records in the men’s 400 medley relay with their winning time of 3:10.13.
Ress has been swimming the 200 free of late, but this year, he has opted to trade out the 200 free for the 100 back.
The first to safely qualify for the Tigers was senior Jordan O’Brien, who threw down a lifetime best 52.15 in prelims of the 100 breast.
Cal all but has the team title locked up, while it appears Stanford and Arizona have 2nd and 3rd locked down respectively.
Another interesting aspect of today is the brewing team battle between USC and Utah for 5th place. The Utes only are lagging behind the Trojans by 38 points going into today, and with that margin, anything is poosible.
15-year-olds seemed to reign supreme on the 2nd day of the Columbia Speedo Sectional meet.