Two-time defending NCAA Champion in the 100 breast Max McHugh had as good of a shot as anyone as cracking the top two in that race at next week’s Trials.
For the first time since the mark was set 5 years ago, Chase Kalisz’s NCAA and U.S. Open Record could be in serious danger from freshman Leon Marchand.
The 2021 Georgia Tech invite wraps up tonight with five individual events for both men and women, plus the always-exciting 400 free relays.
Smith raced the 400 IM, 100 fly (exhibition) and 100 back. He entered 10 individual events this week, and so far, has only sat out of the 200 free.
Neither Bobby Finke nor Kieran Smith swam at Friday’s meet, but another Gator Olympian, volunteer assistant Katie Ledecky, swam the men’s 500 frees in their absence.
The Georgia Bulldogs had their second-highest finish in program history at last year’s NCAA Championship meet, but the graduation of two key pieces will force some creativity to maintain that spot this year.
Sam Powe, whose backstroke times are already knocking on the A-final door at SECs, will join the Georgia Bulldogs next fall.
Clayton Whetstine will move from the Norfolk Academy Bulldogs to the Georgia Bulldogs in the fall of 2022.
SwimAtlanta, Dynamo, Athens Bulldogs, Columbus Aquatic Club, and Spartans Aquatic Club were among the top performers at GA Senior States.
On the slate for the last finals session of the Altanta Classic are the women’s and men’s 200 IM, 200 back, and 100 free.
The last AM men’s prelims session will feature the 200 IM (top seed Caio Pumputis), 200 back (top seed Ryan Murphy), and 100 free (top seed Caeleb Dressel).
NCAA Champions Kieran Smith (3:48.78 season best) and Jake Magahey (3:49.16 season best) will put up their morning bids for the 400 FR final here in Atlanta.
Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas (200 BK) and Cal’s Ryan Hoffer (100 FR) will aim for a perfect 3-for-3 title sweep tonight in their respective events.
Iowa’s only swimmer, Will Myhre, was seeded 14th in the 100 breast, and was the only top 16 scratch from this morning’s prelims,
Texas freshman Carson Foster comes in with a monster 3:35.27, with breaststoker Hugo Gonzalez of Cal and freestyle ace Bobby Finke of Florida behind him.