The East Carolina and Cincinnati men battled closely, with ECU winning an exciting match up by single digit points. Houston extended their women’s streak.
East Carolina’s Santos set a Meet Record in the 100 fly and was also a part of the winning 400 medley relay that took down a Meet Record on day 3.
Kearsey raced to a new AAC Meet Record in the 50 free. The former mark of 19.58 was set by Louisville NCAA Champion Joao De Lucca in 2014.
The Houston women (800 free relay) and East Carolina men (200 medley relay) took down Meet Record to kick off the 2020 AAC Championships in Houston.
Houston’s Peyton Kondis, the 2019 runner-up in both breaststrokes, has already been way under what it took to win the 100 breast and 200 IM last season.
While the Greek Winter Open Championships were raging in Athens, Ioanna Sacha broke a Greek Record in Houston, Texas on Friday.
Houston’s team win was fueled by a couple key events where they swept Arkansas.
Sam Medlin (Houston) was a double event winner, sweeping the distance freestyles.
Sophomore Becca Evans won one individual event and anchored two relays to help lead the Rice to the meet title of the program’s Fall Splash Invitational.
There was a very tight battle between Houston’s Sam Medlin and Tulane’s Lilly Byrne in the 500 free.
Houston dominated the meet for their third straight American Athletic Conference title, winning four events on the final day of action. The Cincinnati men repeated as champs, and did so by winning every event except the 200 breaststroke on Day 4.
The Houston women more than doubled their lead on Day 3 of the AAC Championships, winning three events, while East Carolina won five of the six events on the men’s side, but Cincinnati still boasts the overall lead.
The Houston women took a sizeable lead, winning three of four events on Day 2 of the AAC Championships, while the Cincinnati men took a modest lead over East Carolina as the men’s meet threatens to come down to the wire.
A short session didn’t produce much difference in the team scores, as the Houston women took a small lead on Day 1 of the American Athletic Conference Championships, while the East Carolina and Cincinnati men are essentially tied.
The 2019 American Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships will head to Indianapolis, Indiana, for the first time in conference history, as the IUPUI Natatorium will serve as the home of the league’s sixth title meet from Wednesday, Feb. 27-Saturday, March 2.