After clocking the #2 200 fly time in the world in prelims, Hali Flickinger scratched the final to focus on the 400 free.
UNLV picked up a pair of wins on the night, beginning with a 1-2-3-4 finish in the 1650, led by an NCAA-qualifying performance by senior Vuk Celic.
UNLV has put itself in a commanding position heading into the final day of the WAC Championships.
The University of Florida 9th-straight SEC Championship in men’s swimming & diving highlighted a wild night around the country in college swimming.
UNLV opened up a decisive lead over the defending champions Air Force on the 2nd day of the 2021 WAC Champs.
UNLV got out to a hot start on the first night of the 2021 WAC Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships, winning both the 200 medley and 800 free relays.
Northern Arizona freshman Lainie Bell had a breakthrough swim in the 200 back, completing a sweep of the WAC backstroke titles.
Zhang’s time is half a second faster than what it took to make NCAAs last season (1:34.21) and ranks him 29th in the NCAA.
Due to a water main break, Thursday finals of the 2020 WAC Championships were cancelled. Yesterday’s prelims were scored as timed finals.
The Air Force men claimed gold in 12 events against Colorado Mesa and Colorado School of Mines. The Falcon women also won 12 events in a sweep.
The University of Denver men’s swimming and diving program won 13 of 14 swimming events in a 203-95 defeat of Air Force on Saturday.
Both the Cowboy and Cowgirl swimming and diving teams earned their first conference victories of the season Friday night in Laramie, besting Air Force.
BYU swept the competition, topping Air Force and Colorado Mesa on both the men’s and women’s sides at the Mountain Shootout Friday and Saturday.
Versatile recruits Matthew Lattin (TN) and Logan Davis (TX) add to the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Class of 2022.
Zoe Bartel will look to defend her 100 breast title and lower her West meet record from last year.