Boulder City’s Zane Grothe has dropped the 200 fly for the 400 free, bumping Olympian Tom Shields into the A-final after a slower morning swim.
Texas sophomore Ethan Harder won the 200 back final in 2:03.91 on Saturday morning at the 2020 U.S. Open in San Antonio.
Shaine Casas set the tone with a blistering 44.40 in the 100 back, Drew Kibler dropped a 4:08 in the 500 free, and Carson Foster went 3:35 in the 400 IM.
Two-time qualifier Chris Yeager is one of six Texas swimmers who don’t appear on NCAA psych sheets, perhaps due to roster limits.
Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas put up another best time tonight, winning the 200 fly in 1:40.33. That’s a second faster than his lifetime best from 2019 NCAAs.
Tonight, we’ll see finals of the 200 back, 100 free, 1650 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 400 free relay, and plaform diving.
Tonight we’ll see Texas, West Virginia, TCU, Kansas, and Iowa State face off for the first individual titles of the 2020 championships.
Parkway Swim Club’s Kayde Cross has announced his intention to swim for the University of Texas beginning in the fall of 2021.
His time of 1:39.15 in the 200 back ranks second in the nation this year, behind only Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas (1:38.21).
The Longhorns bookended the meet with nation-leading relay performances, ultimately winning all except two events behind strong underclassmen showings.
The depth is outstanding, especially with elite freshmen and transfers incoming. The task will be swimming best times at NCAAs – an issue in 2019.
Our top four classes include three perennial NCAA title contenders… and one program you might not expect. Pictured: #2 overall recruit Jake Foster.
Brendan Burns takes over as our #1 swimmer in a class that should help college teams stock up their cupboards with free relay candidates for years to come.
Caspar Corbeau of Tualatin Hills broke his own 2018 100 breast meet record with a 52.91 at Federal Way on Saturday, cracking the top 25 all-time rankings in the 17-18 rankings.
On day 1 of the Federal Way sectionals, 14-year-old Lucerne Bell of FAST climbed her way to the #3 time in the 200 fly for the 13-14 age group.