Hawke & Zhang Break 1:32 200 FR, Dobler Clocks 56.94 100 BR (Art Adamson Day 2 Recap)

by Sidney Zacharias 6

November 17th, 2022 College, News, Pac-12, SEC


  • November 16 – 18, 2022
  • Texas A&M, College Station, TX
  • 25 Yards
  • Results: “Art Adamson Invitational” on MeetMobile
  • Day 2 Prelims Recap

Maggie MacNeil Posts Fastest-Ever 50 Fly split at 21.85

After splitting a 49.10 on last night’s 400 medley relay, MacNeil came back tonight to put up another historic split, this time in the 50 fly.  She knocks off Gretchen Walsh’s unsuited 21.91 done in late October at the Virginia vs. Florida dual meet. MacNeil’s previous best 50 fly split was 22.29, which was done at the 2019 Big Ten Championships.

Later in the session, MacNeil won the 100 fly with a time of 49.40. She is the all-time top performer in the event with her best time of 48.89 from the 2021. This swim is her fourth-fastest ever, and ranks her first in the NCAA for this season so far.

MacNeil also won the 100 back tonight in 50.70, narrowly beating Alabama’s Rhyan White (50.84). They now rank  second and third in the country, as Stanford’s Claire Curzan led off the 400 medley relay tonight with a 50.32.

Texas A&M Men Sweep 400 IM 

Freshman Baylor Nelson led the way as Texas A&M took the top four spots in in the 400 IM. Nelson clocked a 3:38.39, which marked a personal best by over three seconds. Anze Fers Erzen was second with a 3:39.05, followed by Andres Puente Bustamante (3:41.22) and Max Vega Cuevas (3:46.19).

Nelson now holds the top spot in the country in both IM events, as this swim edges him under Carson Foster‘s 3:38.79 from the SMU Classic. The question is whether or not his times will survive the many invites still to come.

Charlie Hawke and Wen Zhang Break 1:32.0 In the 200 Free

Improving on his already impressive swim this morning, Alabama’s Charlie Hawke found a few more tenths to drop tonight to win the event in a 1:31.92. The improvement came from his first 100, as he took it out over a second faster than he did this morning.

Air Force’s Wen Zhang also broke 1:32.0 for the first time, and nearly caught Hawke, as he out-split him by a tenth in the final 50. Zhang breaks his own Air Force Academy school record of 1:32.21 and is now second in the NCAA this year behind Hawke.

Kaitlyn Dobler Dominates 100 Breaststroke in 56.94 

Reigning National Champion Kaitlyn Dobler obliterated the field in the 100 breaststroke, beating Alabama’s Avery Wiseman by over three seconds to go a 56.94. The swim was only one one-hundredth off her personal best of 56.93, which she set when she won the 100 breast at NCAAs this past season.

She improves on her season best of 57.83 from the Trojan Invite to hang on to the top spot in the country this year.


  • The Alabama women edged the USC women in the 200 medley relay, beating them 1:35.10 to 1:35.52. Rhyan White led off in a 24.07, followed by Avery Wiseman (26.87), Morgan Scott (22.50), and Kalia Antoniou (21.66).
  • The Texas A&M men went 1-2 in the 200 medley relay, with their A winning at 1:23.45 and their B coming in at 1:25.16.
  • In her third time racing the event, Texas A&M freshman Giulia Goerigk dominated the 400 IM with a time of 4:05.75, beating second place Isabelle Odgers by almost three seconds and taking the top time in the NCAA this season.
  • Texas A&M’s Connor Foote and Jace Brown took the top two spots in the 100 fly, clocking in at 46.24 and 46.29, respectively.
  • Chloe Stepanek improved on her swim this morning by about half a second, decisively winning the 200 free with a time of 1:43.83.
  • Texas A&M junior Alex Sanchez won the 100 breast with a 51.90, while Alabama’s Derek Maas was close behind in a 51.95.
  • Ethan Gogulski from Texas A&M took first in the 100 back in 45.64, followed by Alabama’s Matthew Menke (45.71)

Team Scores


  1. Texas A&M – 804.5
  2. Alabama – 593
  3. USC – 415.5
  4. LSU – 286
  5. TCU – 256
  6. Air Force – 113


  1. Alabama – 553.5
  2. USC – 530.5
  3. Texas A&M – 438
  4. LSU – 378
  5. Arkansas – 305
  6. Washington State – 169
  7. TCU – 106

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Alice Watts
1 year ago


1 year ago

Is Charlie Hawke related to Brett Hawke?

Reply to  Boomer
1 year ago

Nothing close. Hawke is a relatively-common surname in Australia. Estimated about 4,000 Hawkes in the country.

Demarrit Steenbergen
1 year ago

I know it is out there but Zhang is a sleeper for ncaa 200 free champ. He still has house and Hobson and others but he is really good.

Reply to  Demarrit Steenbergen
1 year ago

Wen just came in and annihilated the 200 record at AF. He’s taken 4 full seconds off the previous record before him. The details of his race looked near perfect but I know he’s hungry for more in the last half of his last season in the NCAA.

Grant Drukker
1 year ago

338 for a freshman is pretty fast