Tulane senior Kate McDonald had a huge swim in the 100 breast, winning the race decisively.
With so much going on, SwimSwam wants to provide a quick snapshot at the highlights from yesterday’s collegiate conference meets.
In an AAC Champs with a smaller field than we’re used to, the Houston women and SMU men have jumped out to early leads after the 1st day of competition.
Houston women will face SMU, Cincinnati, and Tulane as they aim for their 5th straight AAC Championship title. The men’s title is between SMU and Cincinnati.
Austin Katz took care of business, punching his NCAA ticket, but other Texas men hit lifetime bests in off events, en route to beating SMU 170-115.
The Texas A&M men won 10 events against the SMU men on Friday, with Kaloyan Bratanov, Ethan Gogulski, and Jace Brown all nabbing two event wins each.
Dalbo won three individual events for the Mustangs, topping fields in the 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and 200 IM.
Texas Christian and Southern Methodist faced off on Friday, with the Horned Frog women and Mustang men emerging victorious.
Freshman Jenna Watson was among the individual winners at SMU’s annual intrasquad meet, picking up a win in the 200 IM at her first ever college meet.
Regis Jesuit senior Sawyer Inglis will swim for SMU beginning in the fall of 2021.
By a few days, 13-year old Hannah Marinovich is now the youngest qualifier for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials after a 2:29 in the 200 breaststroke.
East Carolina’s Santos set a Meet Record in the 100 fly and was also a part of the winning 400 medley relay that took down a Meet Record on day 3.
Kearsey raced to a new AAC Meet Record in the 50 free. The former mark of 19.58 was set by Louisville NCAA Champion Joao De Lucca in 2014.
Following their Friday meet with Texas, SMU held Saturday time trials as a final tuneup ahead of AACs. Several best times were set in the trials.
Overall, 12 Pool Records were broken by the Longhorns: the 200 medley relay, 50/100/200/500/1000 free 100/200 back, 100 breast,100/200 fly, and 200 free relay