The final session of the meet saw Northwestern rising sophomore Justine Murdock beat out World Championships Bronze medalist Leah Hayes in the women’s 200 bk.
World Champs Bronze medalist Leah Hayes made her debut at these Illinois Swimming State Championships, taking the women’s 100 breast in a new PB of 1:10.49.
With a Worlds berth already in the 1500 free and the 800 still to come, Bobby Finke has scratched the 400 free on Day 4 in Greensboro.
The 200 fly is is a wide open event where there’s a mix of experience and those looking to make their first international team.
200 fly top seed Brendan Burns earned 2 of Indiana’s 11 ‘A’ final spots tonight as the Hoosiers are projected to extend their lead over OSU.
Indiana has a slight lead over Ohio State as they battle for the 2022 Men’s B1G Championship. 2x defending champion Michigan sits in third place.
Hosts Georgia tech dropped both women’s meets, and the men’s meet, while Northwestern came away with wins in all 3.
After posting the top time during this morning’s prelims session, Louisville’s Evgenii Somov, the reigning ACC Champ, is set to take on the 200 breaststroke.
Purdue freshman Brady Samuels dropped nearly a full second in the 100 fly to take the top seed for tonight’s finals in 45.95.
Missouri State graduate senior Anna Miller broke her own program record in the women’s 50 freestyle in a time of 22.16 for the top seed.
Indiana came away with decisive wins in both the men’s and women’s meets.
After Michael Phelps represented the US at 5 consecutive Olympic Games, the men’s 200 fly is wide-open at Olympic Trials, with a field led by Luca Urlando.
LaMastra’s new time not only puts him far under the Wave II standard, it makes him the 4th-fastest American in the event this year.
Indiana is now projected to jump Michigan by 8.5 pts with their 1-2 prelims seeds in the 100 BK and 1-2-3 seeds in the 200 FL, led by Brendan Burns (1:40.36).
It’s hard to gauge the firepower for the top five teams or so this year with the truncated season, but Indiana looks to have a slight edge.