Louisville stayed hot on the final day of prelims at the AAC Championships, breaking more pool records and taking top seeds in 7 of the 8 events. Tanja Kylliainen is the top 200 flyer, looking for her third conference title of the meet.
Joao de Lucca was dominant in his signature race, while the Louisville men were suffocating, sweeping the top 4 spots in two different events.
Tanja Kylliainen broke another pool record and leads the 400 IM. Her teammate Andee Cottrell went 59.35 to take the top 100 breast seed.
Tanja Kylliainen was a high point for the dominant Cardinals, winning the 200 IM in 1:56.34 to annihilate the old pool record.
In third place after one night, the heavily-favored Louisville Cardinal men kicked it into gear this morning, nabbing the top seed in every event and qualifying exactly 4 men for each A final tonight.
Carlyle Blondell split 18.8 for the Louisville men on the 200 medley relay, which broke a pool record. Despite winning both relays, the Cardinals trail SMU by 28 after day 1.
Morgan Priestley seems to have most of the answers swim fans are looking for when it comes to championship season. This week Garrett and Morgan look at the AAC, ACC, BIG 10, and SEC.
Follow along with all the conference championship action with this roundup of the big conference championships going on across the country over the next month.
This swimming video was produced by UCONN Swimming and Diving’s Jeff Magin and Sawyer Franz. The AAC conference meet starts this week, and they created this phenomenal pump up video.
The men of Louisville look to paint the pool red in hopes of a dominant AAC Championship.
Tanja Kylliainen and the loaded Louisville Cardinals host the brand-new conference’s first-ever championships.
Tickets for the 2014 American Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships are now on sale for the meet which runs from Feb. 19 – 22 at Ralph Wright Natatorium in Louisville, Ky.
Carlyle Blondell of Louisville and Christine Pedersen were named AAC Swimmers of the Week in the final set of weekly awards to be given out this season.
LSU topped Rice, Tulane and host Houston in the Quad meet, each team’s last competition before conference championships. Kara Kopcso won three times for LSU, while Rice’s Rachel Moody broke a school record in the 100 breast and narrowly missed the 200 breast record as well.
Lindsay Vrooman went back-to-back to open the meet, winning the 1000 free and 200 free to set the tone for Indiana’s wins. Eric Ress won three on the men’s side to overcome Louisville’s sprint dominance.