Akron and Canadian native Sarah Watson smashed her 50 fly personal best to swim 26.98 while 16-year-old Jonathan Marshall of FAST hit 55.58 in the 100 back.
OSU’s Sommerstad, Watkins, Fulmer, Andreis, Geringer, and Clark all had individual sectional wins in Geneva alongside Denison’s Kurlich and Akron’s Fischer.
Heather MacCausland is the first Wave I swimmer to make it back for semifinals so far. She placed 15th in the 100 breast this morning with a time of 1:08.92.
Bach, who finished fifth in the 100 breast at the 2021 Women’s NCAAs, went from not having the Wave I cut to achieving the Wave II mark with her 1:09.46.
The second day of the final Pro Swim Series Meet for 2021 is set to kick-off in Indy featuring the 100 free, 200 fly, 100 breast, and 400 free.
Virginia will have at least one A-finalist in each of the five individual events while Texas, NC State, and Cal will see 4 swimmers in the A-final.
The time has finally come for the first non-Lilly King 100 BR NCAA champion to be crowned in 2021. NC State’s Sophie Hansson looks to be the best candidate.
The clear-cut top two teams in the field are from the ACC, with Virginia leading the way, and NC State firmly in 2nd.
The Ohio State Buckeyes defended their Big Ten team title in 2021 with the highest team score in history with 1,584 points.
On paper with scored prelims and 1650 FR seeds, Northwestern could jump Indiana for 3rd by 15 points. However, the Hoosiers have the top 3 seeds in the 2BR.
Michigan’s Maggie MacNeil will swim the 100 free, along with on-fire Northwestern senior Maddie Smith. Phoebe Bacon will swim the 200 back as well.
Freshman Phoebe Bacon is looking to defend the Badger’s 100 back title (won last year by Beata Nelson.) OSU’s Emily Crane was within .5 of her in prelims.
Ohio State’s dominance continues with 13 returning swims, all in either the A-final or B-final, setting every Buckeye up for picking up double-digit points.
The OSU women, who won the 2020 Big Ten title, the Buckeyes’ first in over three decades, were all over it on Wednesday night.
Hannah Bach came out of high school as an Ohio state record holder, and as a sophomore she’s now making her mark on the Ohio State record books too.