Manoff Drops Lifetime Best 100 Free at Ohio State Last Chance


  • March 8, 2020
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Meet Info
  • Results on Meet Mobile

Ohio State hosted their last chance meet on Sunday for swimmers to make a final attempt at qualifying for the NCAA Championships. Virginia Tech’s Blake Manoff swam to a lifetime best in the 100 free. Manoff led prelims with a 42.64. That moves him up to 33rd in the nation. He’s already qualified for NCAAs, though, as he’s ranked #5 in the 200 fly.

There were no NCAA qualifying times posted, but there were a handful of best times. Teamate Dylan Eichberg dropped over a second from his lifetime best in the 200 fly. Eichberg led prelims in 1:43.54. He’s now 40th in the NCAA, but still outside of NCAA qualifying range. Eichberg scratched out of finals. Ohio State’s Alex Dillmann set a season best in prelims in 1:44.95.

Louisville’s T.C. Smith posted his fastest time since 2018 in the mile. Smith’s 15:03.76 ranks 41st in the nation. Smith’s best time in the event is a 14:53.60 from the 2018 Last Chance Qualifier. His swim tonight was 20 seconds faster than his performance at the ACC Championships.

Other Impact Swims

  • Virginia Tech’s Thomas Hallock put up 19.35 in prelims of the 50 free and a 19.50 in the final. His season-best 19.32 has him tied for 27th in the NCAA.
  • Teammate Henry Claesson broke 20 for the first time, dropping his best to a 19.87.
  • Ohio State’s Trey Gribble clipped his best in the 100 fly in prelims with a 47.53. He swam a 47.55 in finals.
  • Virginia Tech’s AJ Pouch remains #27 in the 200 breast (1:53.69), though he was off his best today with a 1:55.25.
  • Teammate Filippo Dal Maso lowered his best in the 400 IM to a 3:44.97, but is still outside of NCAA qualifying range.

Leave a Reply

Notify of

oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
JP input is too short
2 years ago

Manoff has really made “the leap” this year… wasn’t he in the 500 or something at ACCs last year?

Reply to  JP input is too short
2 years ago

Agreed – Manoff had a tremendous meet

JP input is too short
Reply to  swimgeek
2 years ago

He’s had a pretty tremendous season overall, and even the summer before making World Jrs team.

2 years ago

Any word on pac12s. It looks like they only did meters

Reply to  Taa
2 years ago

There were SCY time trials up today earlier on meet mobile. I think Utah got a B cut in the 2 medley relay but I don’t think any individuals made it into the meet from time trials

2 years ago

what’s the cut line for men’s ncaas? I.e., how many guys per event? Is Hallock’s 27th place in the meet?

Reply to  swimgeek
2 years ago

29 or 30 would be my guess

About Lauren Neidigh

Lauren Neidigh

Lauren Neidigh is a former NCAA swimmer at the University of Arizona (2013-2015) and the University of Florida (2011-2013). While her college swimming career left a bit to be desired, her Snapchat chin selfies and hot takes on Twitter do not disappoint. She's also a high school graduate of The …

Read More »