Last year’s #1-ranked recruit graduated early, leaving this class a little thinner than it was. But new #1 Kate Douglass is a tailor-made NCAA prospect with sprint speed across all four strokes – and she’s part of a monster recruiting class for one rising NCAA program.
Jake Foster won the boys honor after taking 4 gold medals at the Ohio High School Division I State Championship meet.
NC State recruit Katharine Berkoff, who finished in second with a 59.83, swam the 8th-fastest time in the world this year.
Olivia Smoliga rocketed to the top of the 2019 Pro Swim Series chase for the $10,000 bonus with a big 100 back in Richmond. Meanwhile Michael Andrew led all money-earners to crack $20,000 in winnings for the series so far.
The final morning of the 2019 Pro Swim Series – Richmond meet will feature heats of the 200 IM, 200 back, 50 breast, and 100 free, as well as the early heats of the 1500 free.
Tonight, the finals of the 200 fly, 50 free, 100 back, 200 breast, 50 fly, and 400 free will be contested. Caeleb Dressel is among the highlight swimmers as he could go another 2-for-2 with his 50 free and 50 fly swims.
Day 3 prelims kick off this morning with the 200 fly, 50 free, 100 back, 200 breast, 50 fly, and 400 free.
Claire Curzan broke the 13-14 Girls NAG in the 100 fly this morning with a 59.00. Will we see the first American 14-year-old ever to break 59?
Caspar Corbeau of Tualatin Hills broke his own 2018 100 breast meet record with a 52.91 at Federal Way on Saturday, cracking the top 25 all-time rankings in the 17-18 rankings.
On day 2 of the 2019 Federal Way Sectionals, NC State commit Katharine Berkoff took down the record of a legend.
On day 1 of the Federal Way sectionals, 14-year-old Lucerne Bell of FAST climbed her way to the #3 time in the 200 fly for the 13-14 age group.
Morgan Jones of Enfinity Aquatic Club has verbally committed to NC State for 2020-21.
It was a banner weekend for high school senior Katharine Berkoff, who moved to #5 all-time among USA Swimming’s 17-18 historical ranks in the 200 yard backstroke.
Berkoff won the 100 back and 100 free in Federal Way tonight.
National Junior Teamer Katharine Berkoff (above) continued to undercut her personal bests at the Washington Open, while sophomore Lily Gardner made waves on Saturday as well.