The SMU Classic came through with some shockingly-fast early-season swims on the women’s side, with USC taking the crown by a half-point over Louisville.
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USC’s Louise Hansson had a big day 2 at the SMU Classic, throwing down top tier times in both the 200 back and 200 IM.
She and Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey went head-to-head, flipping just a hundredth apart (22.93 to 22.94) at the 100. Comerford had the back half speed to get it done, though, touching in 47.00 to Haughey’s 47.22.
Several nation-leading swims came on Friday night as the 24th annual SMU Women’s Classic kicked off in Lewisville, Texas
While she typically swims the freestyle leg, Comerford took over the fly leg of the 400 medley relay this time, posting a 50.73 to give the Cardinals a huge lead.
Stanford may be the clear favorite to win the 2018 NCAA Division I team championship, but we don’t think they’re going to win quite every event.
Mallory Comerford will lead her Louisville squad this weekend at the SMU Classic.
Junior Riley Scott was arguably the most impressive swimmer of the meet, taking 3 wins individually.
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.
USC has only a small freshman class, but blue-chip breaststroker Margaret Aroesty has potential to become a bona fide star.
Daniel Gyurta’s false start DQed the Hungarians in the mixed medley relay.
Silvia di Pietro (above) is one of three Italian swimmers scratching out of day 1 prelims. Other scratches include Louise Hansson of Sweden, Manuella Lyrio of Brazil, and Matias Koski of Finland.
Lilly King will be the leg that divides the U.S. from the Australians in the women’s 400 medley relay.
24.43 in a 50 butterfly for women is kind of ridiculous, and it’s astounding how much faster Sjöström has been compared to the next-best competitor.