During Friday’s finals session in Austin, both Isabelle Stadden (200 BK) and Madisyn Cox (200 FR) put up personal bests.
During day one prelims, Carson Foster became the No. 8 all-time American in the 400 IM while backstroker Shaine Casas moved to No. 18 all-time in the 100 fly.
The second day of the final Pro Swim Series Meet for 2021 is set to kick-off in Indy featuring the 100 free, 200 fly, 100 breast, and 400 free.
Even with four key deferrals, the high school class of 2020 lived up to the hype with five massive NCAA scorers (30+ points) and 29 total freshmen scorers.
The Virginia Cavaliers continue to lead the way into NCAAs, led by five top-ranked relays and a dominant roster from top to bottom.
None of the top swimmers in this event are pure sprinters, which is a contrast to 2020, when Erika Brown, Abbey Weitzeil and Veronica Burchill led the NCAA.
Georgia’s Zoie Hartman, already winner of the 200 IM and 100 breast, will seek her 3rd SEC title of the meet on Saturday in the 200 breast.
Lighting up the pool this evening, Poole took the 400 IM SEC crown in a 1-2 finish with sophomore teammate Gillian Davey, as both hit lifetime bests.
We’re kicking off the NCAA conference swimming season with our updated Power Ranks – including one big question we’d like to see answered for each team.
Shaine Casas is the fastest male 50 freestyler in the SEC this season, but that’s not one of the 6 individual events he could swim at SEC Champs.
With just a few weeks of dual meets left, things should start to get clearer in some corners of the country coming up, while other corners become murkier.
Casas swam a lifetime best in the 100 fly with a 44.98, cracking 45 seconds for the first time in his career.
Caroline Theil had a solid showing tonight, picking up three wins as Texas A&M hosted and defeated SMU at their one-day dual meet.
Stepanek first won the 200 free with a 1:47.65, blowing away the field as the only swimmer to crack 1:50.
Texas A&M’s Chloe Stepanek and Georgia’s Jake Magahey were also named the conference’s Freshman of the Week.