Kentucky’s Riley Gaines won the 100 free and the 200 fly on the final night of the Mizzou Invite, helping the Kentucky women to a decisive victory.
Missouri men maintain their lead going into the final session while the Kentucky women have broadened their lead insurmountably over Arkansas and Mizzou.
Ben Patton and Danny Kovac, both of whom hit new PBs in morning prelims, knocked even more from their fresh best times tonight at the Mizzou Invite.
The junior eclipses his old best of 45.29, the time he swam at the 2020 SEC Championships to take the conference title.
The Missouri men produced a 3:06.35 in the 400 medley relay, among the fastest times in the country this season, on day 2 of the Mizzou Invite.
Mizzou was dominant in the first session of racing at the 2020 Mizzou Invite, and junior Danny Kovac was only 0.06 off his lifetime best in the 200 IM.
As the Mizzou women battled Arkansas, Sarah Thompson won the 100 free and 100 fly, events that were once dominated by recent Arkansas grad Anna Hopkin.
Thompson, who came within a second of her lifetime best, would’ve made the 2019 NCAA B-final in the 100 back with her time today.
Arkansas senior Anna Hopkin is now the fourth-best performer ever in the 50 free, and her time of 21.19 tonight is the seventh-best performance ever.
Anna Hopkin went on to post a lifetime best in the 50 free en route to taking the top seed for tonight over Thompson and Hynes respectively.
Wichita Heights picked up its third Kansas 5-1A Boy’s State Swimming & Diving title Saturday, February 16th, at the Capitol Federal Natatorium in Topeka, KS. Also the team champions in 2015 and 2017, Wichita Heights did not win a single event Saturday, relying on its depth for the victory instead.
Her time of 15:36.52 ranks her 3rd all-time in the 17-18 age group, behind only Katie Ledecky and Katie Hoff.
Patton has won two Kansas HS titles in the 200 IM and two in the 100 back.
Topeka’s Capitol Federal Natatorium hosted two State Championship meets last weekend to wrap up yet another season of Kansas boy’s high school swimming.
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