The Stanford and Texas A&M women continue to jockey for the top spots on the final morning of the 2015 Art Adamson Invite.
With the coming Olympic year, the annual Art Adamson Invite in College Station is swimming its prelims sessions in long course meters, with short course yard finals at night.
On Saturday morning, it was members of the Cardinal and Aggie programs battling for the top spot in 3 of 4 women’s events.
First, sophomores Janet Hu and Lisa Bratton went after the 200 back. Hu, of Stanford, was 2:11.55 to outpace Bratton, a member of the U.S. World University Games team in the event. Bratton was 2:13.27.
In the 100 free, it was Stanford junior Lia Neal leading the way at 55.49, but A&M sophomore Beryl Gastaldello wasn’t far behind at 55.97.
And the 200 breast saw one more top seed to Stanford, with 100 breast champ Sarah Haase going 2:29.11 to Bethany Galat‘s 2:29.42.
The closest final standings of the morning actually pitted Stanford against LSU, and it was the only top seed Stanford doesn’t hold sole possession of. In the 200 fly, LSU junior Kara Kopcso tied Stanford freshman Ella Eastin, with both women going 2:14.42. They’ll compete in the middle lanes tonight as the format changes to yards to break the tie.
Utah continues to look strong as Jack Burton leads the 200 breast in 2:17.36. Four different men’s teams hold top seeds. Air Force’s Jordan Dahle is the top contender in the 100 free at 50.71, though ASU’s Tadas Duskinas (50.97) is breathing down his neck.
Arizona State did get the top 200 fly seed, with Patrick Park continuing his strong weekend with a 2:02.25.
And in the 200 back, it’s Louisiana State holding top honors with Thomas Smith‘s 2:01.85.