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
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
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
Dressel was the fastest of the field coming home in the 100 fly with his 27.17 closing split, but Conger did just enough to secure the gold, holding him off with a 52.24