2019 MINNESOTA INVITATIONAL
- Wed. Dec. 4 – Sun. Dec. 8, 2019
- Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center / University of Minnesota / Minneapolis, MN
- Wed. Timed finals 6 PM
- Thu.-Sat. Prelims 10 AM / Finals 6 PM / Diving 12 Noon
- Short course yards (SCY) format Wed.-Sat. (LCM format Sunday)
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- Live Stream (days 2-4)
- Live results
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Maggie MacNeil‘s 49.57 in the 100 yard fly at a last-minute Michigan intrasquad in October is the 4th-fastest swim in the history of the race, but for NCAA purposes that swim didn’t count. That’s because the two other teams scheduled for that meet, Virginia and Tennessee, withdrew from the meet, and NCAA rules require multiple teams be in attendance for times to count.
There are no such concerns for MacNeil’s swim in the 100 fly final on Friday at the Minnesota Invite, where she swam a 49.26, which ties as the fastest 100 yard fly in history.
The time ties Louise Hansson’s time from last year’s NCAA Championship meet as both the NCAA Record and the U.S. Open Record – which is the fastest time swum on American soil by a swimmer of any nationality. Given that yards races are almost exclusively American these days, U.S. Open Records are in essence the best time ever.
Hansson, who is Swedish and a senior at USC, and MacNeil will match up at the NCAA Championships in the event this year. Kelsi Worrell still holds the American Record in the event in 49.43, because MacNeil is Canadian.
This summer, in long course, MacNeil became the #2 performer in the history of the 100 fly in long course when she upset Sarah Sjostrom in the event to win the World Championship.