After punching a nation #1 time of 41.82 this morning in the 100 free, Texas’s Daniel Krueger is the favorite for the win tonight.
His time of 1:39.15 in the 200 back ranks second in the nation this year, behind only Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas (1:38.21).
Texas Sophomore Drew Kibler put up the fastest prelims time in the 200 free, and will swim for a second event title after winning the 500 free last night.
Swimmers like Alvin Jiang and Max McHugh continue to impress with nation-leading times during day 3 prelims at the 2019 Minnesota Invite.
Sidelined after being hit by a stray bullet this summer, Minnesota breaststroker Max McHugh is back. We’ll see him tonight on the 200 medley relay.
It’s a rematch of 2019 NCAAs, with #1 Cal taking on #2 Texas. Watch for some brutal battles through the 50, 100, and 200 freestyles.
Longhorn Daniel Krueger has been swimming fast all season, and he became the first man to hit 43.0 this season today at the IU-Louisville-Texas tri meet.
In the 200 fly, Pash roared to a 1:55.67 to win the event by 3 seconds and drop over a second from last weekend’s personal best.
Pash got the ball rolling early, speeding to a 1:46.42 in the 200 free.
The red-hot Kentucky Wildcat women have beaten Indiana & three other teams in the past two weeks. Now they head to Texas for a battle of top-10 programs.
Claire Adams, with A-final potential in the 100 back and 100 free, is a relay weapon and a senior leader for the Texas Longhorns.
Kibler won the men’s 400 free with a 3:52.75.
Another big swim came in the men’s 100 free, where Drew Kibler won the race just ahead of Texas teammate Daniel Krueger.
Most interestingly for Texas, swimmers John Shebat, Tate Jackson, and Jeff Newkirk are entered in the meet.
Austin, Texas-native Ava Longi will remain close to home when she begins her collegiate career at the University of Texas in 2020-21.