College Meet Round Up 11/19/15-11/22/15

This weekend’s invites saw standard setting swimming across the nation. Here are a few of the highlights from four of this weekend’s big meets, in case you missed them:

Georgia Tech Invite

 

Ben Southern, Georgia Tech (Courtesy: Georgia Tech Athletics)

Ben Southern, Georgia Tech (Courtesy: Georgia Tech Athletics)

At the Georgia Tech Invite, competition was in long course- giving swimmers the opportunity to hit their Olympic Trials cuts. At the meet, there were thirteen swims that were under the Omaha standard. Four of those were from Americans. These included Georgia Alum’s Maddie Locus (50 free, 25.79), as well as the Alabama trio Mia Nonnenberg (400 IM, 4:52.75),  Luke Kaliszak (100 back, 56.44), and Alex Gray (200 free, 1:51.76).

The final team scores saw the Alabama men on top, while their women were second to Arkansas. The host team, Georgia Tech, came third in the men’s competition and fifth in women’s:

Georgia Tech Invite
Men’s Team Score Women’s Team Score
Alabama 1360.5 Arkansas 1112
South Carolina 1107 Alabama 1022.5
Georgia Tech 1075.5 Florida Gulf Coast 850
Indian River 491 South Carolina 819.5
UNLV 373 Georgia Tech 441.5
Florida Atlantic 279 UNLV 343
Carson-Newman 241 Indian River 254
Minnesota 225 Florida Atlantic 229.5
Stanford 132 Campbell 184.5
Auburn 116 Georgia Southern 184
Hawai’i 100 Carson-Newman 183
Minnesota 171.5
Stanford 134
UNC Asheville 102
Hawai’i 85
Auburn 51
Clemson 18
Tulane 4

 

The Ohio State Invitational

University of Florida (Courtesy: Gatorzone)

University of Florida (Courtesy: Gatorzone)

This weekend at the Ohio State Invitational, prelims were swum in long course meters, while finals were swum in short course yards. Throughout the weekend, there were over forty swims that were within the Olympic Trials qualifying times. One of the stand-out’s from the meet was Caleb Dressel‘s 50 free. He touched in 18.77, just 1/10 slower than he was when he won NCAA’s last year. This time marks the first sub-19 swim in the NCAA this year. Here are how the team scores shook out:

Ohio State Invite
Men’s Teams Score Women’s Teams Score
Florida 1388.5 Florida 1171.5
Ohio State 1304.5 The Ohio State 922
Kentucky 569 Kentucky 691.5
Washington State 554
U of Miami 368

 

Louisville Invite

Louisville Swimming (Courtesy: Louisville Athletics)

Louisville Swimming (Courtesy: Louisville Athletics)

Kelsi Worrell and the Louisville Cards shone this past weekend when they hosted the Louisville Invite.  Worrell lowered the meet and pool record in the 200 IM (1:56.75), as well as posted the top time in the 50 free (21.97).  For the Louisville men, Nolan Tesone broke his own pool record in the 200 IM (1:44.94) achieving a B cut. Teammates Josh Quallen, Jonathan Zucha, David Boland, and Grigory Tarasevich all touched within the B standard. Both the men’s and women’s teams for Louisville came out on top for the weekend:

Louisville Invite
Men’s Teams Score Women’s Teams Score
Louisville 2461 Louisville 2067.5
Wright Stae 1500 Ohio University 1457
Kenyon 1146 Illinois State 1131
Kenyon 1079.5
Wright State 734

Nike Cup

NC State Swimmer (Courtesy: Chris Tanouye) 2015 Canadian Trials

NC State Swimmer (Courtesy: Chris Tanouye)

One of the stand out swimmers at this meet was NC State’s Hennessey Stuart. He hit the “A” qualifying bench march in the prelims of the 200 back on Saturday morning- touching in 1:40.22. Stuart did not compete in the finals of the 200 back, allowing UNC’s Nic Graesser to get the win in 1:46.41Stuart was a little over a second off the “A” cut in the 100 back in both the prelims and the finals. But he was well under the “B” standard in the event. Another notable absence from the meet was NC State’s Simonas Bilis,  who missed the first two days of the meet, going on to only swim a relay on day 3. Below are the team scores:

 

Nike Cup
Men’s Team Score Women’s Team Score
Duke 1721 UNC 1815
NC State 1545.5 Duke 1769
UNC 1434 Yale 1519
Navy 1297 NC State 1328.5
Yale 1038.5 East Carolina 698.5
East Carolina 905 Marshall 661.5
Old Dominion 593 Old Dominion 551.5
Clemson 195
James Madison 49

Art Adamson Invite

Courtesy of Texas A&M S&D

Beryl Gastaldello. Courtesy of Texas A&M S&D

Texas A&M hosted its annual Art Adamson Invite, bringing powers like Stanford, Utah, LSU and Arizona State to College Station for one of the weekend’s biggest meets.

Individually, Stanford freshman Ella Eastin put up some of the biggest numbers, particularly a 4:01.04 in the 400 IM that would have won last year’s NCAA title. Utah won the men’s title, led by three wins from Bence Kiraly, and Texas A&M took the women’s meet, getting an A cut of 21.86 in the 50 free from Beryl Gastaldello.

 

Art Adamson Invite
Men’s Team Score Women’s Team Score
Utah 838 Texas A&M 1166
Texas A&M 777.5 Stanford 833
Air Force 701 LSU 572.5
LSU 652 Boise State 340.5
ASU 419 Utah 326
SMU 308 San Diego State 243
TCU 177.5 SMU 174
BYU 2 ASU 130
Nebraska 53
TCU 36

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sdjmhunt

The team scores listed for the Ohio State Invite are not the final scores. Florida men won. Men’s Team Score Women’s Team Score Florida 1388.50 Florida 1171.50 Ohio State 1304.50 Ohio State 922 Kentucky 569 Kentucky 691.50 Washington St 554 Miami 368

Andrew Majeske

Looks like you need to check out the Tennessee Invitational also for some nation leading times.

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