Michigan freshman Kaitlynn Sims (right) went the #2 time in the country this season in the 1000 free, winning at 9:44.11.
Ricardo Vargas swam 2 nation-leading times and Maggie MacNeil swam one of the fastest 100 yard butterflies in history in Michigan’s last-minute intrasquad.
Michigan’s Maggie MacNeil, Allie Klein and Kaitlynn Sims swept the Big Ten’s Swimmer, Diver and Freshman of the Week women’s honors.
Maggie MacNeil swam a 49.54 in the 100 free, touching the wall as the only swimmer under 50 seconds.
Michigan scored half its points (156/314) on relays last year, and they graduated half (10/20) their legs. They do, though, return star flyer Maggie MacNeil.
#12 Alexandra Crisera is one of four incoming freshmen for three-time defending NCAA champions Stanford. We start our countdown of women’s classes today.
Kaitlynn Sims of Magnolia Aquatic Club, the top seed in the women’s 1500 free, has scratched out of Saturday’s events in Palo Alto.
Top-seeded Anna Keating of Machine Aquatics has scratched out of heats of the 100 breaststroke on Friday morning at U.S. Junior Nationals.
Kaitlynn Sims of Magnolia Aquatic Club has scratched the A final of the 400 free at 2019 U.S. Junior Nationals after placing 6th in prelims.
Day 3 prelims of the 2019 Speedo Junior National Championships will feature only two events: the 400 freestyle and the 100 butterfly.
After several noteworthy swims at Senior Nationals this past week Lillie Nordmann of Magnolia Aquatic Club is still entered to race this week.
The meet concluded with the 1500 free, 200 IM, 200 back, and 100 free, bringing many lifetime bests and even a first time Olympic Trials cut.
Miles Smachlo wins his second butterfly event in as many days, this time just missing his career-best time by a tenth of a second.
Miles Smachlo, the defending Big Ten Champion in the 100 fly in yards, now ranks 8th this season in long course among Americans in the same event.
NCAA mile champion Felix Auboeck will race at the meet, though he’ll step a little outside of his comfort zone 2 weeks before the World Championships begin.