Olympic icon Katie Ledecky leads the 400 free late in the meet, while Nathan Adrian will hold the top incoming seed in the 100 free in his first swim since surgery and a testicular cancer diagnosis earlier this season.
Past open water champions Jordan Wilimovsky, Ashley Twichell, David Heron, and Erica Sullivan will all aim to defend their respective titles at this year’s US Open Water National Championships.
It’s a tale of two classes for the men: the current junior class has been pretty lackluster, especially among our top-20 ranked recruits. But the current sophomores, led by #1 recruit Ryan Hoffer of Cal, have been outstanding through two years.
Five more Texas pool records were broken on the final day of the 2019 Men’s NCAA Championships, leaving only four records untouched after the four days of competition.
The highlight might be the 200 breast, where 200 IM/200 free champ Andrew Seliskar goes up against 100 breast champ (and defending 200 breast champ) Ian Finnerty of Indiana.
Night 4 at defied expectations. There was only one place in the top 4 in any of the 5 individual events that was picked correctly by more than 50% of entries
Michigan’s Felix Auboeck bounced back from a rough 500 free in the best way possible: he swam a gutsy, strong 1650 free
How did your picks perform on Day 2? Did you beat your friends?
Fresh off the fastest relay-start 200 free in history, Townley Haas will look to defend his NCAA title in the 500 free, battling top-seeded Felix Auboeck for position this morning. The two should swim in the same prelims heat.
With the first prelims session of the meet in the books, it’s time to look at how many swims for each team will be returning tonight to score points.
Felix Auboeck added significant time to his 500 freestyle this morning, falling well out of scoring position
Felix Auboeck is our favorite in the 1650, but freshman Robert Finke should give him run for his money.
Haas looks to be the front-runner for the title, but Felix Auboeck could challenge.
Defending NCAA Champion Abrahm DeVine will look to pick up his second individual title in this event, and possibly challenge Chase Kalisz’s legendary AR.
Over the last two years, Texas has brought in the #2 and #1-ranked recruiting classes, both centered around one event: the 200 free.