Kylee Alons had a pair of highlight swims for the Wolfpack as the NC State men and women beat ACC rival UNC on the road.
MJ Mao will be going for the breastroke sweep tonight after winning the 100 breast yesterday and putting up the fastest 200 time in this morning’s prelims.
Fans in Greensboro might be watching some nation-leading swims tonight from the likes of Beata Nelson and Coleman Stewart.
Beata Nelson and Nyls Korstanje highlighted this morning’s prelims, but there should be plenty of opportunities for more fast swims this evening.
A couple sprint-heavy teams are rising into the top 10 in our second round of power rankings for NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving.
Kylee Alons and Coleman Stewart each earned individual three wins — in the exact same events — as the NC State men and women each down South Carolina.
NC State has immense relay potential, with young stars in back (freshman Katharine Berkoff) and breast (sophomore Sophie Hansson) plus elite free sprinters.
The NC State Wolfpack will host their own mid-season invite at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. It will feature Arizona State, Auburn, Wisconsin and Duke.
Hali Flickinger continues to lead all qualifiers with 9 Olympic Trials standards out of a possible 14. Those 1,115 swimmers have a combined 2,299 cuts.
Aussie Elijah Winnington will contest in the 400 free prelims while 200 breast champ Reece Whitley and WUGs champ Ian Finnerty will meet in the 100 breast.
Curzan finished 2nd overall in the heats with her time of 1:00.44, cracking 1:01 for the first time in her career.
Day 2 of the 2019 U.S. National Championships includes prelims of three events: the 200 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, and 200 backstroke.
Today’s morning session begins with heats of the 200 fly and 100 free, and timed finals of the women’s 800 free and men’s 1500 free.
The Wolfpack tied for first in the men’s 200 free, with Eric Knowles and Zach Brown both touching in 1:49.87
Emma Barksdale of South Carolina won the women’s 200 IM with a 2:15.15, a little off her personal best of 2:13.35.