We’re now through the second round of NCAA midseason invites and it’s time to take a look at where the division 1 teams stand. SwimSwam has put together a list of the top 16 times in each event up to this point.
Lynch led by a nail at the halfway mark, but was able to outpace Hoffer to stretch his lead up to a couple of tenths through the back half.
Gonzalez’s time was not only the fastest time in the NCAA thus far by 2 seconds, but also the fastest time done by any swimmer this year, topping Chase Kalisz’s 3:39.45 from Winter Nationals.
Cal, Michigan, and Georgia continue to duke it out at the UGA Invite, giving swim fans a preview of what’s to come at the NCAA Championships.
Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey is still on fire. She dropped a full second from her best time to win the 200 IM, meeting the NCAA ‘A’ standard with a 1:53.48.
Andrew Seliskar is racing the 100 and 200 breast, but no 200 fly this weekend.
Following her win in the 100 breast, we saw Weitzeil in an event we don’t see her in too often: the 500 free.
No. 2 California finished off the two-day Chick-Fil-A Invitational with another strong set of events Saturday, as the Golden Bears claimed five of seven races and won the five-team event.
They may not have the depth to challenge Stanford for a title, but with their sprint talent, they should be challenging for several relay titles and should get multiple individual titles with Baker alone.
You’ll never guess who we ranked #1… Ok, you might. But there are a few interesting offseason shake-ups, including one team outside the top 10 last year bringing in two impact transfers to surge towards the top 5.
Two-time World champion Daiya Seto will swim the 400 IM on day 7 of the World University Games.
Katie McLaughlin will race the women’s 200 fly on day 6 at the World University Games.
Ryan Held will swim the 100 free on day 4 of the World University Games in Taipei.
The USA’s Andrew Wilson put up the fastest time of the meet so far with his 59.6 in prelims, but can he hold off defending champion Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan in the final?
Yui Ohashi of Japan will be hunting down gold in the 400 IM after taking the top qualifying time in the prelims.