Brittany MacLean and the Bulldogs look fierce heading into post-season action, with Texas A&M and Florida the closest challengers to the reigning NCAA champions.
It’s been a whirlwind year for Georgia coach Jack Bauerle, who spent almost a full calendar year under suspension, but returned to win his 300th dual meet on the women’s side with a victory over Tennessee.
The Tennessee Volunteers cruised to road SEC victories over LSU Saturday, with the Tennessee men coming down with a clean sweep of all 16 events.
No swimmer in the world right now keeps us on the edge of our seats quite like Katie Ledecky, and we’ll get to see her in up to 6 events this week in Greensboro.
SwimSwam’s got you covered, college swimming fans, with this list of rapid-fire breakdowns from each of the major college invites to happen last week.
The North Carolina State men came from behind to steal the Nike Cup title from the host UNC Tar Heels Saturday night, led by a dominating 400 free relay win. (Archive Photo from 2014 ACC Championships).
With just one session to go in the 2014 Nike Cup Invite, the Tennessee women are once again in great shape for the team title, while NC State looks to make a run at the men’s leader UNC.
Faith Johnson was a key to UT’s early success in the 2014 Nike Cup
Molly Hannis of Tennessee rocked the 100 breaststroke with a wicked 1:00.31 to beat her previous season best of 1:00.84 and rank her second overall in the nation behind Rachel Nicol. Hannis’ breaststroke talents gave her a huge lead over second place finisher Annie Lazor from Auburn who touched in behind Hannis in 1:02.08.
North Carolina sophomore Hellen Moffitt has already emerged in early October, swimming a lifetime best (and nation-leader) in the 100 backstroke against Tennessee on Friday.
Freshman Sam McHugh won two titles and broke two pool records for Tennessee, as several professional athletes from SwimMAC made appearances at the Tennessee-Queens dual meet.
Faith Johnson leads a retooled sprint crew while Molly Hannis continues to rise in the national breaststroke rankings for Tennessee.
Last season, Tennessee’s Faith Johnson was removed from the Junior National Team roster because she had already completed her freshman year of college. USA Swimming has changed the rules, however, so future “early starters” won’t fall to the same fate.
Hannah Moore, who is racing unattached – YMCA of the Triangle Area at this meet, has won her 4th event…
Tennessee’s Faith Johnson will be among the primary stars of the 2014 Nike Cup, hosted by North Carolina.