Swimmers are slated to compete in the 200 fly, 100 breast, 100 back, 200 IM, women’s 800 free, and men’s 1500 free.
Jay Litherland will be back in action today at the Santa Clara Pro Swim after an impressive double last night with wins in the 400 IM and 200 free.
Today’s highlights included a fantastic winning double by Georgia’s Jay Litherland in the 400 IM and 200 free, in which he took gold in back-to-back events.
Swimmers are slated to compete in the 200 free, 200 back, 50 free, and 400 IM.
Follow along for a live recap of day 3 prelims from Santa Clara.
A battle between teammates Ryan Murphy and Jacob Pebley looms in the 200 back, while veteran Matt Grevers will look to shake things up in the 100 back.
Among this year’s award recipients was NCAA champion Mallory Comerford, who put on a stunning performance at the NCAA championships to tie Katie Ledecky for the 200 free title.
On the men’s side, NCAA champion Kristian Gkolomeev won all 3 rounds, blazing to a 22.03 to dethrone last year’s champion Josh Schneider, who took 2nd followed by Joao De Lucca and Michael Andrew.
Swimmers will be racing in elimination-style format, competing in prelims, semifinals, and finals of a 50 meter free within 1 hour.
In the semifinals at the beginning of the session, Morozov blasted a 21.44 to clear the former record of 21.47.
Shortly after hitting a qualifying mark in the 50 back semis, Evgeny Rylov cranked out the fastest 200 back in the world this year, winning with a 1:53.81.
Retroactively, it’s Will Licon and the Texas Longhorns who had the best recruiting class back in 2013. Where did they rank and how did the other classes in the top 12 fare over four years?
Mulcare dropped almost a full second from his time, clocking in at 1:38.56 to tie NC State’s Hennessey Stuart as the 9th fastest performer ever in the event.
Here’s our predictions for the top 25 teams at this week’s event.
Cal’s Ryan Murphy will chase his own NCAA and American Record in the 200 back after dominating the field with a 1:35.73 last season. Now a 2-time Olympic backstroke champion, Murphy will be swimming in his last ever NCAA Meet, and this could be the last time we see him focus on yards. If successful in defending his backstroke titles, Murphy will have 4-peated in both.