After an exciting night of relays, let’s get into some individual racing!
Last year, Indiana drew first blood with a win in the 200 medley relay, where they swam a 1:34.71 to win the event for a second year in a row.
Michigan looks set to take the Big ten title back after getting dethroned by IU last year.
Kentucky freshman Caitlin Brooks won the 100 back, placed second in the 200 back, and led off Kentucky’s winning 200 medley relay as they beat IU and ND.
There’s a lot of agreement among rankers with the top four teams. After that… not so much. Stanford chases four straight NCAA titles this spring.
The #1 class this year will be led by the #1 recruit, Kate Douglass. Check out our top 4 incoming NCAA classes for this season.
Last year’s #1-ranked recruit graduated early, leaving this class a little thinner than it was. But new #1 Kate Douglass is a tailor-made NCAA prospect with sprint speed across all four strokes – and she’s part of a monster recruiting class for one rising NCAA program.
Three days after Morgan Scott entered the NCAA transfer portal, freshman teammate Julia Wolf has followed suit.
Summer Smith whacked 5 seconds off her previous lifetime best and is now the fastest 15-year old in the country this season.
Alexis Doherty from Georgia’s Apalachee High School and Brad Akins YMCA Barracudas will swim at Indiana University in the fall.
Read all about our Weekly Wonders from the weekend of November 16-18, 2018.
Besides Ackerman (above), Ashley Turak, an Indiana University recruit for next year, threw down a stunning 47.63 to anchor the Farmington – Harrison’s relay to victory and new records. That swim will be the last in program history.
MISCA has announced its state-wide girls’ “Dream Team” for 2018.
Cora Dupre of Mariemont High School and Mason Manta Rays in Cincinnati, Ohio will swim for Indiana University next fall.
Carla Gildersleeve from Franklin Regional Swim Team and Franklin Community High School will remain in-state to swim for Indiana University beginning with the 2019-20 school year.