NC State rising junior Katharine Berkoff took about 1.6 seconds off her lifetime best 100 free time going into this meet from 2018 Summer Nationals.
Moore roared to a 4:18.04, winning the race by nearly 7 seconds.
US National Team member Michael Chadwick was one of many athletes to near their times from Olympic Trials at the ESSZ Sectionals meet.
Kate Douglass, Erika Brown, Patrick Callan, Natalie Hinds, Rhyan White, and Bryce Mefford came back for redemption in 2021, improving upon their 2016 swims.
Caeleb Dressel has a big night ahead of him in Omaha, with the 100 fly final scheduled just 41 minutes before his 50 free semi.
9th place finisher Katharine Berkoff was bumped into the women’s 200 back final tonight after #8 seed Hali Flickinger scratched the race.
Michael Andrew has a chance to become the third man in history under 1:55 in tonight’s final of the men’s 200 IM in Omaha.
Lilly King was fired up after posting a world-leading 1:04.72 in the women’s 100 breast semis, and has her first chance to qualify for the Olympics tonight.
On day three of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials, there will be three semi-finals and FOUR finals (where swimmers will fight for Olympic nominations).
Katie Ledecky’s 2021 Olympic campaign essentially gets underway tonight, as she aims to make a third straight U.S. Olympic team in the women’s 400 free.
During semifinal #2 of the women’s 100 back, 19-year-old Regan Smith ripped out a 57.92 to break the U.S. Open record and qualify first into tomorrow’s final.
Today’s explosive heats feature three reigning world record-holders (Lilly King, Ryan Murphy, Katie Ledecky) and one recent world record-holder (Regan Smith).
This morning, 25.8% of swimmers were faster than their seeds, with 38% of the men and 18% of the women besting their seed times this morning.
Katharine Berkoff tied for 2nd place with a 58.88, which is a lifetime best for Berkoff by .41. She surpassed Coughlin and Bootsma in U.S. all-time rankings.
In an event where it could take a quicker time to make the Olympic team than to win an Olympic medal, it’s truly anybody’s game.