This weekend saw a lighter than usual dual meet schedule for college teams around the country while many elite swimmers focused their attention in on the Arena Pro Series in Minneapolis. In case you missed them, here are just a few of the highlights from that meet:
- In the 800 free, Katie Ledecky picked up her third win of the meet, touching in 8:19.16. She was followed by Becca Mann, who touched two seconds later at 8:21.77. These finishes were good for the top two times in the world so far this year.
- Michael Phelps picked up his first win of the season, touching in 1:59.30 in the 200 IM. Not only was he the only swimmer under the two minute mark at the meet, but his time was also the fourth fastest time in the world this year.
- Nathan Adrian of California Aquatics posted a 21.56 in the 50 free; which was good for a pool record and world top-3 time.
- The University of Louisville/Cardinal Aquatics had two international swimmers achieve FINA “A” cuts for the Rio Olympics. Finnish Tanja Kylliainen touched in 2:14.20 in the 200 IM and Venezuela’s Carlos Claverie finished the 200 breast in 2:10.86.
- Although not an automatic Olympic cut, Elvis Burrows of the Bahamas did touch in 22.76 in the 50 free, which was good for a “B” cut.
In addition to the fast swimming seen in Minneapolis, there were several strong dual meet face off’s. The Texas men were undefeated on the road, taking down UNC and NC State, while the women were only able to pull out a win against NC State. Ohio was able to end Marshall’s undefeated streak, and both the Georgia and Penn State men’s and women’s teams came away from the weekend with all wins.
Here’s a list of some of the meet’s we reviewed this weekend in case you missed any:
|Texas vs. North Carolina||Men: Texas 160, UNC 132
Women: UNC 154, Texas 146
|Texas vs. NC State||Men: Texas 154, NC State 136
Women:Texas 164, NC State 140
|Colorado School of Mines vs. Northern Colorado||Women: Northern Colorado 164.5 Colorado Mines 97.5|
|Northern Arizona vs. Wyoming vs. Air Force||Women: Wyoming 181, N. Arizona 113
N. Arizona 177, Air Force 123
Wyoming 176, Air Force 118
|Northern Arizona vs Northern Colorado||Women: N. Arizona 214, N. Colorado 86|
|Miami (Oh) vs. Ohio State||Men: Ohio State 175, Miami (OH) 101
Women: Ohio State 173, Miami (OH) 116
|Ohio State vs. Eastern Michigan||Men: OSU 203.5, EMU 96.5
Women: OSU 175, EMU 113
|Marshall vs Ohio||Women: Ohio 197.5, Marshall 107.5|
|Bowling Green vs Michigan State and Cincinnati||Men: Michigan State: 160.50, Cincinnati 137.50
Women: Michigan State: 169, Cincinnati: 130
Michigan State: 155.50, Bowling Green State: 143.50
Bowling Green State: 162, Cincinnati: 137
|Oregon State vs BYU||Women: BYU 133, Oregon State 129|
|Indiana vs. Wisconsin||Men: Indiana 184, Wisconsin 116
Women: Indiana 182, Wisconsin 118
|Northwestern vs. Wisconsin||Men: Wisconsin 181.50, Northwestern 117.50
Women: Wisconsin 183, Northwestern 117
|Ohio State vs. Cleveland State||Men: Ohio State 140.5, Cleveland State 78.5
Women: Ohio State 152.5, Cleveland State 66.5
|Penn State vs. Princeton vs. UConn||Men: Penn State 1189.5, Princeton 1156.5, UConn 681
Women: Penn State 1094, Princeton 993, UConn 860
|FAU vs. Indian River||Men: IRSC 178, FAU 116
Women: FAU 162, IRSC 138
|Emory vs. Georgia||Men: Georgia 180.5, Emory 86.5
Women: Georgia 180, Emory 115
|Vanderbilt vs. Campbell vs. NC A&T||Women: Vanderbilt: 153.5, Campbell: 107.5
Vanderbilt: 210, NC A&T: 27
Campbell: 219, NC A&T: 24
|Freno Pacific vs. UC Santa Cruz vs. Fresno State||Men: Fresno Pacific 187, UC Santa Cruz 104
Women: Fresno Pacific 188, UC Santa Cruz 93
Fresno State 168, Fresno Pacific 127
Fresno State 249, UC Santa Cruz 49