The Orange Bowl Swim Classic hosted a smaller group of teams this year due to hurricane damage, but still featured the same sprint-style format.
Texas A&M senior Brock Bonetti dominated the Orange Bowl Classic this week, taking home four event titles while swimming six events in the single-session meet in Key Largo, Florida.
It’s a dead heat at the top of our men’s rankings. Ryan Hoffer and Cal hold top time in the nation in 4 relays. But after a stellar Texas Invite, did the three-time defending champs run them down for the top spot?
Per the request of some of our commenters, we’ve gone through and scored out how the men’s NCAA team battle would go based on the midseason rankings.
We’re now through the second round of NCAA midseason invites and it’s time to take a look at where the division 1 teams stand.
Drabot turned heads earlier this month when she threw down a personal best 1:54.49 in a dual meet against NC State. She demolished that time today, taking down reigning NCAA champ Ella Eastin as she touched in 1:51.74 to Eastin’s 1:52.03.
One of the highlight swims of the session came in the 400 IM, where Ledecky battled reigning NCAA champ and teammate Ella Eastin.
Bonetti spoke with SwimSwam from his “garage” (post race ice bath) and described the friendly rivalry he and co-captain Mauro Castillo have in the 200 IM
Pickrem took off on the breaststroke leg and continued to push ahead as she finished in 1:53.38. That was just 8 hundredths shy of her lifetime best.
A change at the top?
Bethany Galat is one of the Aggie stars to watch this weekend at the Art Adamson Invitational.
Although John Shebat nabbed the win in the 100 fly, Bonetti made a hard charge on the last 25, similar to another 100 fly swimming fans have seen before…
The Aggies did something they haven’t done in 55 years when they faced the reigning NCAA champion Longhorns in dual meet action: They came out on top.
The Aggies won all of the individual freestyle races on the women’s side, with freshman standout Haley Yelle impressing in the distance events.
Beryl Gastaldello picked up two individual wins as Texas A&M completed their sweep of Notre Dame on Saturday.