Hopkin also won the 50 free (22.28), 100 free (48.96), and 100 fly (55.06), while Auburn had two women split 22-lows on 200 medley relay anchor legs.
A big sprint weekend from senior Julie Meynen at the SMU Classic has the Auburn Tigers looking like a team on the rise in the NCAA.
One of the most dominant wins of the day came from Louisville fly star Grace Oglesby, who swam a 1:55.09 to win the 200 fly.
Northwestern’s Calypso Sheridan won a pair of events on Friday to open the SMU Classic.
There’s a lot of agreement among rankers with the top four teams. After that… not so much. Stanford chases four straight NCAA titles this spring.
Australian national junior teamer Abbey Webb will start competing for Auburn this coming season, rather than in 2020 as originally believed.
The NC State Wolfpack will host their own mid-season invite at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. It will feature Arizona State, Auburn, Wisconsin and Duke.
Lancaster Aquatic Club’s Emma Steckiel has announced her verbal commitment to Auburn University for 2020-21.
Stanford’s Taylor Ruck will race Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson for the 200 back title.
Defending champ Mallory Comerford of Louisville is eyeing Missy Franklin’s record in the 200 free.
If there’s one relay that feels hard to project, it’s this one.
The Cal Bears come in with the fastest time this season in the 400 medley relay, and they appear to be the favorites to put an end to Stanford’s winning streak in this event.
Cal was within .07 of winning this relay last year and returns all four legs, including two potential 20-point splits.
This year’s field of 100 freestylers includes 4 of the top 10 fastest performers of all time, and 6 of the top 20 performers all-time.
For the title of sprint queen in the 50 free, Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil and Tennessee’s Erika Brown look to have a battle like none other for the American record.