In the final, age group phenom Michael Andrew and U.S. Olympian Jay Litherland went head-to-head, and they put on quite a show. The 2 men traded the lead back and forth throughout the race, eventually hitting the wall for a tie.
One up-and-comer to watch is Cal’s Michael Jensen, who just finished his freshman season with the Golden Bears. In the men’s 100 free, Jensen demolished his lifetime best, breaking the 50-second barrier for the first time.
There are still months left in the season, so we could see Miguel De Lara and Mauro Castillo Luna battling back-and-forth for the record throughout the summer.
Today’s highlights included a rare tie in the 200 IM after a hard fought battle between age group phenom Michael Andrew and Georgia’s Jay Litherland.
Swimmers are slated to compete in the 200 fly, 100 breast, 100 back, 200 IM, women’s 800 free, and men’s 1500 free.
Lilly King was among a number of Indiana Swim Team swimmers who won events at the 2017 Bucceto Open.
Top seed Kelsi Worrell has scratched out of the 200 fly final after clocking a quick 2:09.37 to top the heats.
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Comerford turned in a personal best 25.28 to win the 50 free shortly after taking the 200 free title earlier in the session.
Today’s highlights included a fantastic winning double by Georgia’s Jay Litherland in the 400 IM and 200 free, in which he took gold in back-to-back events.
Swimmers are slated to compete in the 200 free, 200 back, 50 free, and 400 IM.
Ledecky demolished the field, as she roared to a 1:55.34 to finish over 3 seconds faster than anyone else. That time makes her the fastest swimmer in the world this year, surpassing Sweden’s Michelle Coleman (1:55.64).
One of the big scratches tonight came from Georgia’s Gunnar Bentz, who was the top seed in the 400 IM.
Swimmers are slated to compete in tonight’s finals of the 100 fly, 200 breast, 100 free, and 400 free.