After likely qualifying for Worlds in two events, Leah Smith has scratched the 400 IM where she was the #3 seed, for Day 3 prelims.
There were a number of scratches for day 2 prelims at the 2022 US World Championship Trials, the most notable being Abbey Weitzel in the 200 freestyle.
Caeleb Dressel is the favorite in the men’s 100 fly, though he has been beaten twice this year in the race: once by Michael Andrew and once by Shaine Casas.
The 200 fly is is a wide open event where there’s a mix of experience and those looking to make their first international team.
Penn’s Matt Fallon was the top domestic scorer out of the high school class of 2021, though a pair of international freshmen won individual titles.
Virginia’s Kate Douglass (pictured) earned ACC Women’s Swimmer of the Year honors, while Louisville’s Nicolas Albiero won the men’s award.
The 2022 Men’s NCAA Division I Championship wraps up tonight with the 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly and 400 free relay.
NC State freshman Aiden Hayes has now broken the 17-18 NAG in the 100 fly twice in one day.
Minnesota’s Max McHugh has a great shot at Ian Finnerty’s all-time record in the 100 breast tonight at the Men’s NCAA Championships.
Joseph Schooling led prelims that year with a 45.04. That time would have place Schooling 14th in this morning’s prelims, putting him solidly in the ‘B’.
Aiden Hayes, a freshman at NC State broke the 17-18 100 Butterfly NAG Record during Friday’s prelims session. The record was previously held by Tom Shields.
Louisville’s Nicolas Albiero is among an elite group of 5th year swimmers in the 200 butterfly who will race in Atlanta later this week.
The NC State men put up over 1500 points to regain the ACC trophy, but they were far from the only team that impressed this past week in Atlanta.
The NC State men reclaimed the ACC title this week by a wide margin after a two-point loss to Louisville last year ended a six-year winning streak.
Though ACC records were broken all night, the most exciting race came at the end, when the Virginia women smashed the US Open record in the 400 medley relay.