Dressel (above) won five races at the Southern Zone South Sectional Championships in Orlando this weekend.
Luthersdottir breaks Icelandic record, Meier shatters Liechtensteinian record to close Small Nation Games
A pair of national records and a slew of meet records closed the Small Nation Games in Reykjavik, Iceland Friday.
Meet records continued to shatter on day 3 of Europe’s Small Nation Games, with Laurent Carnol and Hilda Luthersdottir each taking down a 100 breast mark.
The final two events of opening day at the 2015 Small Nation Games saw both 200 IM meet records fall by about 4 seconds apiece.
Darian Townsend will battle Conor Dwyer for the men’s 200 free title at Minneapolis Grand Prix.
Conor Dwyer made yet another final after qualifying to swim the 200 freestyle and 100 breaststroke as he squeezed in ahead of Jakub Maly for the fourth seed. Dwyer swam a 3:49.50 compared to Maly’s 3:49.53.
Lindsay Gendron won three key races for the Volunteers, and for the second-straight year, they’ve upset an SEC rival on the team’s senior day.
Coach Troy: “The women swimming at home, we look at the rest of the meets this semester as dress rehearsals. We’re going to go through the same type of routine that we will use at the end of the year. We’re going to try and get up earlier, have breakfast and come in and swim the meets with the idea that we are preparing for the end of the year.”
Hilda Luthersdottir continued over the weekend to be the Gators’ sparkplug in the breaststrokes, and for that she earned SEC Swimmer of the Week.
Elizabeth Beisel had a huge performance in back-to-back events to turn the tide for the University of Florida.
Among the great backstrokers in the SEC, Big Ten, and Pac-12, Virginia’s Courtney Bartholomew pulled the ACC back into the conversation this weekend at the Ohio State invitational.
OSU Invite Night One: Courtney Bartholomew Leads Off Relay In 50.8 100 Backstroke To Lead The Nation
Fast time went down in Columbus on night one of the Ohio State Invitational (Photo Credit: Amanda Smith)
Elizabeth Beisel got back to basics, winning the 100 back, 200 back, and 200 IM against Alabama.
Cal had to wake up after an early charge from Florida today; Li lead a Cal comeback in their two day duel (Photo Credit: Janna Schulze)