Pickrem took off on the breaststroke leg and continued to push ahead as she finished in 1:53.38. That was just 8 hundredths shy of her lifetime best.
Siobhan Haughey’s Michigan Wolverines are one of two teams making big leaps into our top 5.
The Aggies did something they haven’t done in 55 years when they faced the reigning NCAA champion Longhorns in dual meet action: They came out on top.
The Aggies won all of the individual freestyle races on the women’s side, with freshman standout Haley Yelle impressing in the distance events.
Beryl Gastaldello picked up two individual wins as Texas A&M completed their sweep of Notre Dame on Saturday.
Bethany Galat had two individual wins as Texas A&M dominated day 1 against Notre Dame and MSU.
The Aggies are loaded in breaststroke and IM, thanks in large part to Canadian star Sydney Pickrem.
One of the highlight swims on the 2nd night of competition came in the women’s 400 free, where 16-year-old Erica Sullivan smashed the 4:10-barrier for the first time to take gold ahead of open water world champ Ashley Twichell.
Lisa Bratton swam in 3 individual A-finals to help the Texas A&M women lead team scoring.
Olympic champion Ryan Lochte will swim in his first final of a USA Swimming meet since the Rio incident.
Croatian backstroker Matea Samardzić lowered her own Croatian national record in the 200 backstroke at the U.S. Open on Thursday.
Escobedo didn’t swim at Worlds Trials, but now she’s become the third-fastest American in the 200 breast this year.
Matt Hutchins of Wisconsin Aquatics is top seed in the men’s 400 free on Day Two of the 2017 U.S. Open.
Gunnar Bentz, 15th in the men’s 400 free, is the only top-16 qualifier to scratch the final on Day Two of the 2017 U.S. Open.