After breaking Northwestern records in the 200 IM and 100 back yesterday, Calypso Sheridan is the heavy favorite to take the 400 IM title tonight.
Ohio State comes in as the early leader, yet Michigan’s MacNeil/Tucker could potentially snag 2 titles later in the evening for the 2nd-place Wolverines.
After an exciting night of relays, let’s get into some individual racing!
Last year, Indiana drew first blood with a win in the 200 medley relay, where they swam a 1:34.71 to win the event for a second year in a row.
Reicherter is part of a backstroke heavy class joining a Hoosiers team that won a Big Ten Championship with only two backstroke scoring swims.
Besides Ackerman (above), Ashley Turak, an Indiana University recruit for next year, threw down a stunning 47.63 to anchor the Farmington – Harrison’s relay to victory and new records. That swim will be the last in program history.
NC State’s Ky-lee Perry swam the fastest women’s 50 free in the NCAA so far this season in the prelims at the IU Invite, clocking 21.80.
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Louisville’s Mallory Comerford will go up against Stanford’s Simone Manuel and Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey in the 200 free.
Lilly King was back at it Friday night after swimming the fastest 100 breast relay split of all time on Thursday, going 25.38 in her 50 split.
In a tight race where the top three teams all finished under the NCAA and American records, Stanford emerged victorious, winning the 200 medley relay in 1:33.11 over Cal and Indiana.
Rose Bi and G Ryan both had “off” swims in the 500 on Thursday, and Beryl Gastaldello placed 5th in the 50 free and anchored Texas’ 400 medley relay.
Simone Manuel will be key for Stanford to defend their 400 medley relay title over Cal, who were DQed last year after out-touching the Cardinal.
The Indiana women broke their own team and conference records in the 400 medley relay tonight, even with Lilly King going a bit slower than she did when they set the old record last year.
Lilly King was a key member of Indiana’s record breaking 200 medley relay on night 1.