US National Team member Sam Stewart raced at the Senior Circuit Meet in College Station last weekend. Elsewhere, Army commit Kalvin Hahn added a new US Open Cut.
For those who may be unsure “mid major” refers to those NCAA Division I conferences outside the Power 5 (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, and SEC).
While full results from day 1 of the 2022 American Short Course Championships have not yet been made available, there was at least one highlight swim on Thursday.
SMU has solidified their lead in the men’s standings following Thursday’s action at the 2022 AAC Championships.
Cole Bruns (21.64), Caleb Rhodenbaugh (23.54), Riley Hill (20.73), and Justin Baker (18.73) teamed up to undercut the previous record of 1:24.91.
Led by senior Gabi Grobler, the SMU women are in position to take a run at the AAC title and dethrone Houston, who has been dominant in recent seasons.
The Texas men defeated Southern Methodist in a dual meet marked by several fast swims, including a NAG record, a few weeks ago from championships season.
Texas A&M rolled to a second consecutive sweep on Friday against SMU, sending out its senior class in style with a pair of dominant victories at home.
At a last chance meet held at SMU a pair of Arkansas LSC records fell while other athletes pick up Olympic Trials time standards.
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.