Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson impressed with a 1:53.0 in the 200 IM on the first morning of the 2018 Texas Hall of Fame Invite.
Drew Kibler came up big in his first Texas Hall of Fame Invite swim, throwing down the fastest 200 free time in the NCAA while leading off Texas’s 800 free relay.
Hannah Cox won three events as the Arizona women opened their season with a win at Grand Canyon.
Townley Haas will be looking to regain his 500 free title at the NCAA Championships.
Arizona freshman Brooks Fail had a stellar last chance meet swim on Saturday in one of the toughest events to time trial by oneself: the 500 free.
Fail’s time would have been 3rd in the 500 free final – but he wasn’t on Arizona’s scoring roster at the meet.
The most impressive relay split of the day came from Cal’s Michael Jensen, who put up a 19.08 on the 2nd leg of the 200 free relay.
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.
Nick Thorne now has the fastest 400 IM in the Pac-12 this season.
Texas freshman standout Austin Katz was a key player in helping the Horns secure their NCAA spot. Despite their A relay being disqualified, Katz came up big with a 45.34 backstroke split to help the B relay to victory.
On the men’s side, sprint ace Santo Condorelli closed in on the 20-second barrier in the 50 free, posting a 20.01 to win it ahead of Arizona’s Chad Idensohn (20.49).
Arizona freshmen Brooks Fail and Sam Iida picked up 2 wins each to help the Wildcats beat Utah.
Kevin Litherland blasted a 15:10.93 to lead the afternoon heats of the men’s 1500 free.
Breeja Larson won four races this weekend in Texas.