After a slew of 2018 graduations and 2019 transfers, Florida again faces adversity, but returns a bulldozing sophomore class on the rise.
Dressel, who was tenths shy of her best in the 100 back, came back to win the 50 fly shortly after with a lifetime best 27.06.
Kieran Smith continues his Gainesville dominance with another lifetime best in the 400 IM and entering the top 10 US times.
Caeleb Dressel will not be swimming the 50 free, and will instead be in the 200 fly.
The Florida men benefited the most from their hosted last chance meet, picking up a couple of new probable qualifiers, with several more swimming their way onto the bubble.
The highest-profile scratch is Texas A&M’s Anthony Kim, who scored 49 points at last year’s SEC Championships.
Michael Andrew and Caeleb Dressel are among the athletes competing on the final night of the 2018 Atlanta Classic.
Alaniz put up a pair of 1:43-low today, leading the way in both prelims and finals.
The Florida men have a really good sprinter you might have heard of.
Ryan Hoffer is the most valuable NCAA prospect since Caeleb Dressel, and he’s not alone in a powerhouse #1 class for 2017.
Katie Meili has scratched the women’s 50 free on day 3 in Atlanta.
Twins Ethan and Clark Beach of Quest Swimming have each made a verbal commitment to the Florida Gators’ class of 2021.