More upheaval at the top! For the second straight men’s Power Rankings, we have a new #1 as the battle for the NCAA title continues to tighten.
The field in this morning’s final event was pretty tight, with Andreas Vazaios (NC State) leading the way, and 8th place finisher Cory Gambardella (IU) coming in only 2.26 seconds behind Vazaios.
NC State’s Ky-lee Perry swam the fastest women’s 50 free in the NCAA so far this season in the prelims at the IU Invite, clocking 21.80.
Mallory Comerford is notably swimming the 50 free instead of the 500 on Thursday.
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.
Vini Lanza swam lights out as the Indiana men cruised to comfortable victories over Texas and Florida.
Joanna Evans won a pair of events on the opening night of the Texas/Florida/Indiana meet.
The ND women had an impressive team showing, claiming victory over Kentucky and Mizzou, which are 2 top 20 teams from last season’s NCAAs, and ending in a tie with IU, the 8th place team performer at last year’s NCAAs.
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.
Stanford returns most of its key NCAA contributors from last year and adds a stellar freshman class led by summer 2018 breakout star Jack LeVant.
European Championships wrapped up this last week. There were many impressive swims. We’ve covered the team trophy, and the medal table, but there is more performance information that we can look at.
Adam Peaty will hunt down another 57-second 100 breast in tonight’s final at the European Championships.
Leah Smith will contest the women’s 400 IM and 200 free on day 3 in Columbus.
Jacob Pebley is the top seed in the men’s 200 back field by a wide margin in Indianapolis.
Nathan Adrian and Michael Andrew made it to the final round of the 50 free shootouts for a rematch of their Austin race.