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.
Evie Pfeifer is set to build off of a successful freshman campaign as the Longhorns will replace outgoing sprint staple Rebecca Millard with two elite young sprinters in Julia Cook and Grace Ariola.
The 100 back includes World Record holder and Olympic champion Ryan Murphy, 100 back Olympic champ Matt Grevers, Worlds 50 backstroker Justin Ress, Olympic backstroker Jacob Pebley, and Harvard standout Dean Farris in his first ever long course nationals final.
Regan Smith and Olympic medalist Kathleen Baker will go up against a stacked 100 back field after tying for the 200 back win.
Olivia Smoliga is one of four women in the hunt to win the 100 back at U.S. Nationals.
Chase Kalisz will take on the 200 fly/200 IM double on day 3 of the TYR Pro Swim Series in Santa Clara.
Ryan Lochte has scratched out of the men’s 400 IM on day 2 of the PSS – Santa Clara.
Texas women’s head coach Carol Capitani sat down with the media at the conclusion of NCAA’s to breakdown the Longhorn’s 6th place performance.
Stanford looks like the favorite, but the interesting strategy to watch Saturday will be where teams use their star sprinters – both Simone Manuel and Abbey Weitzeil could anchor or lead off. And where they swim just might be the difference-maker if the race gets tight.
Louisville’s Mallory Comerford will go up against Stanford’s Simone Manuel and Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey in the 200 free.
Day 2 of the 2018 NCAA D1 Women’s Championships will feature the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and 200 medley relay.
Katie Ledecky dominated the anchor leg for Stanford in 1:39.87 to help the Cardinal defend their title. Louisville’s Mallory Comerford put up the fastest split of the night, though, with a 1:39.14 on the 2nd leg.
Kathleen Baker will be looking to repeat in the 100 backstroke at the NCAA Championships.
Simone Manuel will be key for Stanford to defend their 400 medley relay title over Cal, who were DQed last year after out-touching the Cardinal.