Balva, a Princeton recruit, took over 2 seconds off his personal best with the performance, picking up a U.S. Summer Nationals cut in the process.
The UCLA women spread the wealth with nine swimmers winning an individual event in their Saturday dual against UC Santa Barbara.
Kevin Houseman swam 59.79 in the 100 breast LCM to become the No. 14 U.S. performer all-time. He also ranks 7th in the nation this season.
Quicksilver Swimming’s Kailyn Winter, a class of 2025 Alabama commit, swam a lifetime best 50 free time of 25.61 in prelims and went on to win the event.
Recently aged-up Kayla Han’s previous lifetime best time of 4:17 set the 11-12 National Age Group record in May. Now she is already #47 in the 13-14 age group
The University of Hawaii women have claimed their fifth consecutive MPSF Championship title. Today, BYU’s McBratney set a new 200 breast MPSF record: 2:11.44.
Hawaii nabbed the 200 free relay victory, going 1:31.95 off of a 22.71 lead-off from senior Anna Kotonen and a 22.83 anchor from senior Lucia Lassman.
Hawaii swept the MPSF team titles in swimming & diving last season. This year will be a very different meet, with many swimmers and teams missing.
Phoebe Hines won the 1650 free as the Hawaii women came from behind to take the MPSF team title. The Hawaii men held their lead through day four.
Spencer Daily had the only sub-19 split in the field in the 200 free relay, clocking an 18.84 on UC-San Diego’s anchor leg.