Day 2 prelims featured the 500 free, 200 IM, and 50 free.
Who volunteered to make the biggest leap in our first Power Rankings after mid-season invites? Hint: they’ve got 4 sophomores in major NCAA scoring range, including the fastest 100 flyer in the nation.
The team scores for college men and women, club men and women, and combined for both show Louisville and Nation’s Capital to be the big team winners form the meet.
We’re now through the second round of NCAA midseason invites and it’s time to take a look at where the division 1 teams stand. SwimSwam has put together a list of the top 16 times in each event up to this point.
Swimmers are set to compete in finals of the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, and 4×100 free relay. The fastest heat of the women’s and men’s 1650 free will also be contested tonight and will open the session.
The final prelims session of the weekend will hold the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, and 200 fly.
On the men’s side, Zane Grothe (200 free) is back in action after taking down the 500 free American Record last night.
Day 3 of Winter Nationals kicks off with the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, and 100 back.
Louisville standout Mallory Comerford will show off her range tonight in both the 50 free and 500 free. Comerford’s challengers in the 50 include fellow Louisville-based star Kelsi Worrell and former U.S. National teamer Margo Geer, who both broke 22 this morning.
The University of Louisville men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams open their home slate at the Ralph Wright Natatorium this weekend with a dual meet against the University of Michigan.
She and Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey went head-to-head, flipping just a hundredth apart (22.93 to 22.94) at the 100. Comerford had the back half speed to get it done, though, touching in 47.00 to Haughey’s 47.22.
While she typically swims the freestyle leg, Comerford took over the fly leg of the 400 medley relay this time, posting a 50.73 to give the Cardinals a huge lead.
Abbie Dolan was a key player in the win, bringing home 3 individual victories. In the 200 free, Dolan and Louisville’s NCAA champ Mallory Comerford were separated by just a hundredth.
Notre Dame kicked off its racing season today, hosting the annual Dennis Stark Relays meet.
After her breakout year both on the NCAA and the world stage last year, the sky is really the limit for Mallory Comerford, who will rematch some of the best swimmers in history in the freestyle events.