Smith swam the 200 free, posting a 1:34.35 to come within a second of his lifetime best from 2015. That’s also the fastest he’s been since 2016.
Sims ranks 2nd behind only Olympic gold medalist and World Record holder Katie Ledecky in the all-time rankings in the girls’ 13-14 1000 yard free.
Sam Medlin (Houston) was a double event winner, sweeping the distance freestyles.
The Mustang men opened the 2019-20 season in dominating fashion, with a 171-125 win over TCU, while the women won 190.5-115.5.
Cincinnati’s Dominic Polling, Dylan Porter and Claire Schuermann and SMU’s Erin Trahan earned weekly honors from the American Athletic Conference.
Akron seems to be leading this charge of Mid-Major programs, having qualified 3 individual swimmers and 4 out of 5 relays to the meet.
Houston dominated the meet for their third straight American Athletic Conference title, winning four events on the final day of action. The Cincinnati men repeated as champs, and did so by winning every event except the 200 breaststroke on Day 4.
The Houston women more than doubled their lead on Day 3 of the AAC Championships, winning three events, while East Carolina won five of the six events on the men’s side, but Cincinnati still boasts the overall lead.
The Houston women took a sizeable lead, winning three of four events on Day 2 of the AAC Championships, while the Cincinnati men took a modest lead over East Carolina as the men’s meet threatens to come down to the wire.
A short session didn’t produce much difference in the team scores, as the Houston women took a small lead on Day 1 of the American Athletic Conference Championships, while the East Carolina and Cincinnati men are essentially tied.
The 2019 American Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships will head to Indianapolis, Indiana, for the first time in conference history, as the IUPUI Natatorium will serve as the home of the league’s sixth title meet from Wednesday, Feb. 27-Saturday, March 2.
McDonald’s 3 individual wins, combined with a DQ from SMU’s ‘A’ medley relay, helped Tulane top the Mustangs for the 2nd-straight season.
SMU junior Erin Trahan was named the American Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week.
The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving honors for the week ending Jan. 13: SMU’s Erin Trahan and Cincinnati’s Dominic Polling, Dylan Porter and Tricia Roscoe.
The SMU women’s swimming and diving team is back in action Saturday when it hosts Rice and Arkansas at 11 a.m. at the Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr-McMillion Natatorium.