Coming off of his standout ISL season, Nic Fink picks up the win here in the men’s 100 breast in 1:00.84, pulling away from the pack over the last 25 meters.
Ryan Murphy will have a marquee matchup with Shaine Casas in the 100 backstroke on Saturday in San Antonio.
18 year-old David Curtiss hit a 21.87 personal best in prelims of the Richmond PSS this morning, becoming the fastest US swimmer in the 2020-2021 season.
Cox had a solid closing 50 in 30.75, out-touching Smith in a time of 1:59.42 to Smith’s 1:59.49. Cox swam a season-best of 1:58.97 in November.
Just over half an hour after her 200 free, Regan Smith finished off a very impressive double by winning the women’s 100 fly in 58.55.
In just her second long course race of the season, Lilly King took more than second off her heats swim in 1:07.14 to win the women’s 100 breast comfortably
After an impressive 200 free on Friday, Olivia Smoliga will race the 50 free and 100 back on Saturday at the San Antonio Pro Swim.
Young sprinter David Curtiss is seeded in a tie for first in the 50 free, and he’ll race in heat one of the 50 free prelims this morning.
Austin Surhoff, who won a national title in the 200 IM as a freshman for Texas in 2010, hit a new lifetime best in the 50 free at the age of 30 this morning.
Saturday morning’s prelims session of the Pro Swim Series in Richmond features a battle between veterans and age-groupers in the 50 freestyle.
Regan Smith (above), Phoebe Bacon, and Isabelle Stadden are in one heat of the women’s 100 back, while Kathleen Baker, Beata Nelson, and Olivia Smoliga are in the other.
Ally McHugh now ranks 9th in the world this season in the 400 IM, along with 16-year-old Zoe Dixon ranking 13th after winning in the Richmond pool.
A&M junior Shaine Casas’ previous lifetime best was set at 52.15 in 2019. Today, he posted a 51.91 in prelims, the 15th fastest time in the world this season.
Bluefish’s Josh Parent just turned 16 about two months ago, but his 4:23.89 in the 400 IM tonight, moves him to #22 all-time in the 15-16 age group.
Regan Smith will take on the 200 free/100 fly double at the first full session of finals at the San Antonio PSS.