Coming off her 200 fly victory earlier, Smith held nothing back opening up, splitting 28.44 at the 50 before holding off the two Olympians down the stretch
After a 53.3 100m back last night that was the fastest time in both Richmond and San Antonio, Justin Ress will tackle the 100 free today.
Following a battle in the 50 free on Saturday, David Curtiss and Michael Chadwick are both looking to claim victory in the 100 free on Sunday in Richmond.
Sunday morning’s prelims session in San Antonio will be highlighted by touch battles in the women’s 200 back and the men’s 100 free.
Post-race, Murphy said: “I’m the most bought into my training plan as long as I’ve been at Cal,” which is a scary proposition for the rest of the world.
Levenia Sim of TNT Swimming knocked over a second off of her best time to win the 100 back in Richmond and move to #5 all-time in the 13-14 age group.
Richmond winners Emily Escobedo, David Curtiss, and Justin Ress have entered the top 5 times in the world this season after topping the overall results.
In Richmond, Aiden Hayes (above) put down 2 lifetime best 200 meter fly times on Saturday, dropping 3 seconds from his personal best going into this meet.
After winning the 200 free last night, Kieran Smith commented that he feels as fit as he ever has after a long fall of hard Florida training
Shaine Casas enters the men’s 100 back final as the top seed, with reigning Olympic champ Ryan Murphy ranked second.
After rocketing to a new best of 21.87 this morning in the 50 free, 18-year-old David Curtiss will try to go deeper under 22 tonight as the top seed.
2018 U.S. national champ Ally McHugh took control of the women’s 400 IM early on the breaststroke leg and never looked back, soaring to victory in 4:41.90
On their senior day, the FSU Seminoles raced to a 188-90 victory on the men’s side and a 226-48 win on the women’s side over the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs.
Justin Ress of Wolfpack Elite dropped out of the 50 free final to focus on the 100 back, which will be a showdown with his WOLF teammate Coleman Stewart.
Boulder City’s Zane Grothe has dropped the 200 fly for the 400 free, bumping Olympian Tom Shields into the A-final after a slower morning swim.