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.
Tonight’s action will feature the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 1-meter diving, and the 400 medley relay.
Ohio State fifth-year Kristen Romano aims to make it back-to-back titles in the 200 IM on the first full day of action at the Women’s Big Ten Championships.
Led by senior Maggie MacNeil and a strong freshman contingent, the Wolverines look to reclaim the Big Ten title after three straight runner-up finishes.
54/1:57 backstroker Taylor Morris from TAC Titans has verbally committed to the University of Michigan for 2023-24 and beyond.
The Longhorns had a strong showing in this morning’s prelims, and they hold the top seeds in 6 of the 10 individual events that will be raced tonight.