Waddell, best known as a backstroker and butterflier, used a huge opening 100 yards to crush her own lifetime best in the 200 IM.
Minnesota’s Bowen Becker went 19.70 to pace prelims of the 50 freestyle on the first morning of the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa.
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.
Bowen Becker won another tight race for the B1G men in the 50 free, clocking 19.62 with seven of the eight swimmers cracking 20 seconds
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.
Six-time individual NCAA champion Lilly King leads the Big Ten squad agains the ACC in their inaugural challenge.
The Texas women face a huge test, taking on Stanford and Cal, on the road, on back-to-back meet days.
Lilly King, Mallory Comerford, Zach Apple and Justin Ress are among the key names highlighting rosters for the 2018 ACC/Big Ten Challenge, pitting the two major NCAA conferences against one another in a dual meet style setting.
After missing Minnesota’s season-opener against Wisconsin, former Winter National champ Bowen Becker is expected to make his season debut at this Saturday’s dual meet with Florida State.
Texas senior Townley Haas is our pick to win the 200 free for the fourth-straight time, and earn his third title in the 500 free, as well.
Both of Nelson’s backstroke times are currently ranked 3rd in the nation this season.
Townley Haas and the Texas Longhorns are the returning #1s… right? Our first-place votes are surprisingly split in our preseason NCAA men’s Power Rankings.
When all is accounted for, it seems the Golden Gophers are poised to be even better than last season, at least point-wise, and having finished 15th at the NCAAs last season, they could very realistically crack the top 10 this time around.
Eastin, who is recovering from mono, will have her final shot to make an international team in the 200 IM Sunday.