2019 TENNESSEE INVITATIONAL
- November 21st-24th, 2019
- Alan Jones Aquatic Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
- SCY, Prelims/Finals
- Meet Details
- Psych Sheets
- Results on MeetMobile: 2019 UT Invite
Continuing her streak of best times and big swims, Virginia freshman Kate Douglass led the women’s 200 breast prelims this morning with a lifetime best 2:06.19.
That’s the best time in the country this season, and Douglass smashes her old best, a 2:07.92 done at a dual meet against Wisconsin in October. She set a new UVA record here, taking down Laura Simon’s 2:06.55 mark from 2015, took almost two full seconds off of the meet record held by Tennessee’s Nikol Popov, and finally, she now ranks fourth all-time in the 17-18 age group, one-hundredth behind Breeja Larson and about a half-second behind the NAG record of 2020 UVA commit Alex Walsh (2:05.87).
Douglass has found another gear with the ‘Hoos. A quick check-in on her improvements so far in her freshman campaign:
|100 Fly||51.74 (2019)||50.30|
|100 Breast||1:00.26 (2017)||59.53|
|200 Breast||2:10.59 (2016)||2:06.19|
|200 IM||1:56.09 (2018)||1:52.84|
Harry Homans, the Georgia freshman, put out a massive effort this morning. He raced two 200s of stroke, and he finished with the fastest prelims time in both. First, in the 200 back, he dropped a 1:42.62 to lead a UGA 1-2 with fellow freshman Ian Grum (1:42.86). He returned in the 200 fly to again hit the top time, going 1:43.40 with teammate Camden Murphy in a tie for second (1:44.17) with UVA’s Ted Schubert.
These are landmark swims for Homans. His pre-college bests were well back; he came to Georgia at 1:44.71 in the 200 back and 1:45.91 in the 200 fly, meaning he took more than two seconds off of both bests this morning.
Tennessee was impressive in the 100 free, leading the way into finals on the men’s and women’s sides. Alec Connolly was 42.76 for the men, with Indiana’s Bruno Blaskovic also under 43 (42.97) as Tennessee got four men into the A-final. The UT women put five women up into the A-final, with Erika Brown dropping a huge 46.85. That’s four-tenths from her lifetime best; she’s one of just 14 women to have ever been under 47 seconds in this event. Brown set the meet record with that swim, erasing UNC alum Caroline Baldwin’s 2017 mark of 47.14.
OTHER NOTABLE SWIMS
- Jack Dalmolin of Georgia registered the top time in the men’s 200 breast, going 1:56.13. Tennessee Aquatics’ Matthew Dunphy also broke 1:57 (1:56.65).
- In the women’s 200 back, Paige Madden of UVA cruised to a 1:51.28, as she and teammate Emma Seiberlich (1:53.25) both took down UT alum Micah Bohon’s meet record from 2017.
- Georgia dominated the women’s 200 fly prelims, with Dakota Luther (1:54.85) and Courtney Harnish (1:55.36) going 1-2. Luther erased the meet record of 1:55.08 held by Tennessee’s Meghan Small.