We’ve some fast swimming in Knoxville this week, and should be in store for more this evening in the meet’s final session.
The second day of the 2022 Tennessee Invite has arrived. This morning, prelims the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, and 100 back will take place.
The 2022 Tennessee Invite is underway this morning at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville.
Michigan, Hope and Davenport travelled to Calvin on Saturday for the Be Better; Invite, honoring late Wolverine swimmer Ian Miskelley.
Foster’s time is faster than the automatic qualifying standard of 3:39.16 for NCAAs, making Foster the first swimmer to hit such a cut in the 2022-23 season.
Michigan had another strong showing in 2021-2022, finishing second at the 2022 Big Ten Championships and seventh at NCAAs.
Leah Smith is the top seed in the women’s 400 IM by over 4 seconds, but Katie Ledecky will surely challenge her for the national title on day 3 of U.S Nats.
After a solid performance in the women’s 200 back yesterday, Leah Smith is set as the top seed in the women’s 400 IM today.
Gretchen Walsh of Virginia was second in the women’s 100 free on night 1, swimming her fastest time in about three years.
The first day of the meet was electric, seeing Club Wolverine 17-year-old and Michigan recruit Hannah Bellard get the ball rolling.
Brooke Forde of Stanford won the NCAA title in the 400 IM last year, but will she be able to hold off a trio of Virginia swimmers: Walsh, Nelson, and Weyant
Ohio State’s Amy Fulmer is the top seed in the 100 freestyle ahead of defending champion Maggie MacNeil of Michigan. The two will battle it out tonight.
Based on this morning’s scored prelims, Michigan would have scored 0.5 points more than Ohio State. Ohio State currently holds a 67 point lead over Michigan.
Moore, for example, hasn’t been at this meet at all this week. Ackerman, in contrast, simply chose other events for her three individual-event limit.
After completing a four-peat last night in the 50 free, Michigan senior Maggie MacNeil is a near-lock to do so once again on Friday in the 100 fly.