After a wave of graduations swept five of eight 2017 NCAA finalists out of the 100 breaststroke pool for 2018, underclassmen, including Finland’s Arizona State swimmer Silja Kansakoski (pictured) have stepped right into the open lanes.
The Missouri Tigers continue to roll on Day 2 of the Mizzou Invite with 3 new school records and 2 new NCAA automatic qualifications.
Missouri post–grad Katharine Ross won the women’s 100 breaststroke by almost 3 seconds.
Olivia Calegan is seeded first in three events this weekend.
In her two seasons, Missy Franklin lived up to her billing as the top recruit in the class of 2013 with seven NCAA titles and 113 individual points. How many of her classmates did the same?
Kim Williams is the only top-30 seed to scratch.
Canyons Aquatic Club’s Amanda Kendall closed out the 2017 American Short Course Championships on a winning note, sweeping the sprint freestyles.
U.S. Olympic medalist Amanda Weir took on the 200 free on day 2, using her front half speed to lead from start to finish.
One of the more interesting day 5 scratches came from Florida’s Maxime Rooney, who scratched out of the 100 free in favor of the 200 back earlier in the session.
One of the most impactful scratches on the men’s side came from Auburn’s Joe Patching in the 100 back. Patching was entered as the 7th seed, but will likely swim the 200 back tomorrow instead.
2017 WOMEN’S SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS Tuesday, February 14 – Saturday, February 18 Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center, Knoxville, TN (Eastern Time Zone)…
The UGA men’s and women’s teams continued their undefeated seasons in Missouri today, but had about all they could handle with the Mizzou Tigers.
Patching won three events in Auburn’s 171-129 win over Kentucky.
McKee and Missouri breaststroke standout Fabian Schwingenschloegl went head-to-head in the 200 breast, coming to the wall within 2 tenths of each other.
Mizzou’s Michael Chadwick was a double winner for the Tigers on the way to Men’s and Women’s titles at the 2016 Show-Me Showdown.