Auburn’s Emily Hetzer took 2nd in 4:38.97 in the women’s 500 freestyle at the 2019 NC State Invite, setting a new personal best by 0.31s.
This morning, Shaine Casas churned out a 1:58.54 to dominate the 200 meter IM in long course, a lifetime best. He’ll be the man to beat tonight.
Day 1 Live Recap of the 2019 Tennessee Invite including teams from Tennessee, Carson-Newman, Indiana, Virginia, Georgia and UNC Asheville.
Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson put up a nation-leading 1:53.85 in prelims of the 200 IM, one of many nationally-ranked swims from this morning’s Wolfpack Invite.
Texas A&M sophomore star Shaine Casas crushed a career-best 1:58.54 in the 200 long course meter IM that would have ranked 6th among American men last season.
UVA freshman star Kate Douglass kicked off her meet with yet another personal best in the 200 IM , taking the top seed in the event with a 1:54.30
Arkansas senior Anna Hopkin is now the fourth-best performer ever in the 50 free, and her time of 21.19 tonight is the seventh-best performance ever.
Erika Brown (above) and Kate Douglass will go head-to-head as the #1 and #2 times in the 100 fly nationally this season.
Anna Hopkin went on to post a lifetime best in the 50 free en route to taking the top seed for tonight over Thompson and Hynes respectively.
Elsa Fretz, who swims for Indiana’s Northridge High School and Northridge Area Swimming Association, has verbally committed to Georgia for 2021-22.
Mateo Miceli from Omaha, Nebraska’s Millard West High School and Sarpy County Swim Club has verbally committed to Alabama for 2021-22.
Texas A&M men’s swimming & diving added eight standouts in the 2019 signing class.
McCarville will look to continue the tradition of great female butterfliers at Tennessee, already fast enough for ‘B’ cuts in both distances.
Greater Philadelphia distance freestyler Jake Narvid has verbally committed to Tennessee for 2020-21.
Alex Sanchez, who dropped 3.4 seconds in the 200y IM at 2019 Lakeside Aquatic Club Fall Classic, has verbally committed to swim at Texas A&M next fall.