Simone Manuel is back in action for Stanford. But can they keep their hold on the #1 rank? Yes. The answer is obviously yes. Were you seriously wondering?
Dressel got the ball rolling with an 18.91 free split on the 200 medley relay and later won the individual 50 free in 19.41, just out-touching Tennessee’s Kyle Decoursey (19.48).
About 40% of voters picked Stanford’s Olympic and world champ sprinter Simone Manuel as the most concerning NCAA swimmer MIA this fall.
The NCAA season this fall has been almost as focused on who’s not swimming as on who is. That’s because a number of key contributors have been absent, some mysteriously, for the bulk of their team’s fall dual meets.
Star Tennessee sprinter Maddy Banic was taken away from the pool deck on a stretcher and transported to an ambulance on Friday night at the 2017 Women’s NCAA Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The 2017 Women’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships continue this morning with prelims of the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 400 medley relay, and 1-meter diving.
The women’s splash-and-dash at the 2017 NCAA Championships brings a highly anticipated battle between Simone Manuel, Abbey Weitzeil, and Olivia Smoliga.
The men’s 200 breast is one of the top races to watch, with Auburn’s defending SEC champ Michael Duderstadt, Missouri’s Fabian Schwingenschlogl, Alabama’s Anton McKee, and South Carolina’s Nils Wich-Glasen contending.
Florida standouts Caeleb Dressel and Maxime Rooney will take on the 100 free alongside Missouri’s Michael Chadwick, as will Georgia’s defending NCAA champ Olivia Smoliga in the women’s race.
Georgia’s Chase Kalisz headlines the 400 IM final on day 3 of the 2017 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships.
Gibson, a senior, broke the SEC Meet Record en route to her 50.71 victory.
The 2017 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee will continue this morning with the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, and men’s 3-meter diving prelims.
Georgia’s Chase Kalisz will line up as the top seed in the 200 IM, but Florida All-American Mark Szaranek and Auburn’s defending SEC champion Joe Patching will be on either side to challenge him.
Texas A&M holds the lead on both the men’s and women’s sides as we head into day 2 prelims of the 2017 SEC Championships.
The 2016-17 NCAA postseason is slated to kick off next week with the 2017 SEC Championships at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center on the University of Tennessee’s campus.