Coleman Stewart, the defending 100 back NCAA champion, scratched out of the long course version of that event as well as the 100 fly for tonight’s finals session at the 2018 US Winter National Championships.
Michael Brinegar (IU) dominated here, posting a 14:40.38 to win by 20 seconds.
The field in this morning’s final event was pretty tight, with Andreas Vazaios (NC State) leading the way, and 8th place finisher Cory Gambardella (IU) coming in only 2.26 seconds behind Vazaios.
For the wolfpack’s part, they started the session by winning both the women’s and men’s 200 medley relays
Indiana’s Lilly King will take on NC State’s Sophie Hansson in tonight’s women’s 100 breast final at the IU Invite.
he Swedish breaststroker posted a lifetime best as she’s making her way through her first yards season, going 58.60 this morning in the 100 breast.
Arkansas’ Anna Hopkin swam a nation-leading 21.64 in the women’s 50 free at the Mizzou Invite.
NC State’s Andreas Vazaios was the fastest on backstroke (24.93) and 2nd-fastest on breast (29.83) in the field to win the men’s 200 IM in 1:43.02
NC State’s Ky-lee Perry swam the fastest women’s 50 free in the NCAA so far this season in the prelims at the IU Invite, clocking 21.80.
Annie Ochitwa swam the 3rd-fastest 100 fly in the NCAA this morning in 51.37.
Coleman Stewart was one of four NC State men to break 20.0 in the 50 free this morning.
Mallory Comerford is notably swimming the 50 free instead of the 500 on Thursday.
The battle for #1 is heating up, with at least three teams in contention, and our staff is split across the top of the NCAA.
After winning the 200 breast, Lilly King will look to give the Big Ten some more big points today in the women’s 100 breast.
Mallory Comerford of the ACC will swim the women’s 100 freestyle on the opening day of the ACC/Big Ten College Challenge in West Lafayette.