After clocking the #2 200 fly time in the world in prelims, Hali Flickinger scratched the final to focus on the 400 free.
Melanie Margalis, the top seed in the women’s 400 IM, is among the headliners on Thursday evening in Mission Viejo.
With a couple days to reflect, here’s what stood out to us at the 2021 Men’s NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving Championships last week.
The Longhorns’ key to success so far this meet has been getting all 16 swimmers to score, something they have not accomplished in recent years.
Shaine Casas won Texas A&M’s first NCAA title in program history yesterday in the 200 IM. Tonight, Casas will have a shot at the 100 back title.
Minnesota’s Max McHugh will test the 50-second barrier this morning in the 100 breast, but the field is close behind.
The Texas Longhorns have set themselves up for an explosive Friday night finals session in Greensboro, snagging 10 up and 4 down swims, four in the 4IM alone.
While it was easier to make the finals of the 50 free this morning than it had been in year, Cal and Florida rocked it and the 200 free relay tonight,.
Catch top seeds UGA’s Jake Magahey (500 FR), Cal’s Destin Lasco (200 IM), Cal’s Ryan Hoffer (50 FR), and the 200 free and 400 medley relays on night two.
The Wolverines put on a show in the 200 medley relay at the Big Ten Champs, breaking the meet record and swimming the fastest time in the NCAA this season.
The Louisville Cardinals have a strong quartet that should be in the mix with recent 400 medley champs Cal, Indiana, and Texas.
Bobby Finke will aim for a third straight title in the 1650 freestyle on the final night of SECs after smashing the American and NCAA Record last season.
Kieran Smith’s 91 individual points led the way for the Gator men, as they win a ninth-straight SEC title over Georgia.
Georgia freshman Luca Urlando will race his best event, the 200 fly, on Day 4 of the Men’s SEC Championships in Columbia, Missouri.
With the addition of Chaney, Florida has its most complete medley relay team in years, highlighted by their school record in the 400 MR.