Produced by Coleman Hodges.
Reported by Jared Anderson.
WOMEN’S 400 IM – FINALS
Texas A&M freshman Sydney Pickrem held her top seed as the Aggies kicked off night three in the absolute best way possible: a 1-2-3 sweep of the 400 IM. Pickrem, one of Canada’s top young swimmers internationally, went 4:05.32 for a new pool record and an NCAA A cut.
This comes a day after Bratton and Galat went 1-2 in the 200 IM, and it also vaulted A&M past Tennessee and Georgia for the team points lead.
Georgia’s Emily Cameron was 4:07.60 for fourth, followed by a pair of Volunteers: Amanda Carner (4:08.59) and Lauren Driscoll (4:09.15).
In fact, though, the fourth-fastest time overall came out of the B final, where Alabama sophomore Mia Nonnenberg went 4:06.99 for 9th place overall. Nonnenberg had to scrape for an NCAA invite through a last chance meet in 2015, but should be safely into the big show with her finals time.