Gretchen Walsh picked up two more individual wins on Saturday at the Southeastern LSC Championships, including in her specialty the 50 free.
Michael Andrew has a chance to become the third man in history under 1:55 in tonight’s final of the men’s 200 IM in Omaha.
Caeleb Dressel’s first opportunity to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team comes in tonight’s final of the men’s 100 freestyle.
Heather MacCausland is the first Wave I swimmer to make it back for semifinals so far. She placed 15th in the 100 breast this morning with a time of 1:08.92.
Mexican Angel Martinez hit 2:00.18 to break his own 200 IM national record of 2:00.58. At the same time, Carson Foster put up a US No. 4 time of 1:59.23.
During Friday’s finals session in Austin, both Isabelle Stadden (200 BK) and Madisyn Cox (200 FR) put up personal bests.
Isabelle Stadden hit a 2:07.93 PB to remain the 12th-fastest American in history in the 200 BK. Among active U.S. performers, Stadden also remains No. 6.
Highlighting the 2021 Longhorn Elite Invite this weekend include Olympic hopeful Carson Foster and Olympic champions Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky.
Top-seeded Simone Manuel won’t race this weekend as she deals with a non-COVID illness. She’s planning to return at the next Pro Swim Series stop in May.
Virginia will have at least one A-finalist in each of the five individual events while Texas, NC State, and Cal will see 4 swimmers in the A-final.
Arkansas’ Peyton Palsha has scratched out of the 400 IM after coming into the meet seeded 15th overall.
The time has finally come for the first non-Lilly King 100 BR NCAA champion to be crowned in 2021. NC State’s Sophie Hansson looks to be the best candidate.
With Ivey, Cal looks incredibly strong for the 800 free relay crown. Without Ivey, though, Virginia could run away with this.
None of the top swimmers in this event are pure sprinters, which is a contrast to 2020, when Erika Brown, Abbey Weitzeil and Veronica Burchill led the NCAA.
The Cal women went 5-for-5 and swept all relays here in Houston, with Izzy Ivey anchoring the Bears in a 46.81 to aid their 400 FR-R win by over 3 seconds.