Stanford’s Katie Ledecky blasted her way to the top of the world rankings, tearing through the water en route to a world-leading 1:55.34
Cal’s Olympic backstroke duo of Ryan Murphy and Jacob Pebley battled closely in the 200 back tonight in Santa Clara
In her first race since the Rio Olympics, Elizabeth Beisel made a triumphant return to the pool, garnering a 2nd place finish in the 400 IM
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).
Texas’ Clark Smith was the only man to break 3:50 tonight, taking it out in 1:53.54 to lead the race from start to finish
One of the big scratches tonight came from Georgia’s Gunnar Bentz, who was the top seed in the 400 IM.
Follow along for a live recap of day 3 prelims from Santa Clara.
Olympic gold medalist Kelsi Worrell rocked a season best 57.44 to dominate the 100 fly field, clipping .06 off her former season best of 57.50
Stanford’s Katie Drabot had a big swim in the 400 free, knocking 3 seconds off her lifetime best to win the race in 4:08.33
In prelims of the IU Bucceto Open this morning in Bloomington, Mallory Comerford of Cardinal Aquatics put down a best time of 1:58.54 in the 200 free.
Prenot took to his usual back-half surge, however, taking off and never looking back as he won the race in 2:10.80.
Simone Manuel and Lia Neal took the top 2 spots in the 100 free in Santa Clara, but had very different things to say about it