More top-ranked recruits have been heading to Louisville, and they’ve been making quick impacts at both the conference and NCAA levels.
The UVA women need a strong showing tonight to hold off NC State in a session that promises to be full of thrilling racing.
Kraus won the 200 free by over three seconds, registering a 1:44.97 for a lifetime best by over a second. She now ranks #7 nationally this year.
In prelims of the 100 breast, Friesen dropped a 59.62 to move up to 25th in the NCAA. She then swam a 2:07.24 in the 200 breast, which ranks #8 in the NCAA.
The final day of the 2019 Purdue Invite saw a pair of milers and a 200 backstroker with some big time drops to claim wins.
Graduated star Mallory Comerford’s relay production will be tough to replace, but Louisville still has a deep sprint group and some butterfly stars.
Besides Ackerman (above), Ashley Turak, an Indiana University recruit for next year, threw down a stunning 47.63 to anchor the Farmington – Harrison’s relay to victory and new records. That swim will be the last in program history.
Luther is the reigning MHSAA (Michigan) Division 1 champion in the 200 free after she swam a lifetime best 1:47.69 to win that race this past November.
Michigan high school Sophomore Lola Mull challenged Allison Schmitt’s state record in the 500.
Brighton High School’s Taylor Seaman was a force to be reckoned with in the sprint freestyles, picking up double golds with her 22.8 in the 50 free and 49.6 in the 100 free.