Last chance meets are opportunities for swimmers to race again before the NCAA Championships, effectively ‘last chances’ for them to qualify for the meet.
The Tennessee women avenged their October dual meet loss against the Kentucky women on Thursday as the Volunteers defeated the Wildcats 178.5-121.5.
Swimming at different invites, both sisters posted a time of 1:58.81. Who knew that the 200 fly could bring people together like that?
The Wildcats got the ball rolling right off the bat, taking the 200 medley relay by .40 seconds over Tennessee.
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.
Following Tennessee’s victory over Virginia, the Vols and Lady Vols head back out on the road to square off with Louisville on Thursday.
The Tennessee swimming and diving team swept UNC Wilmington at the Seahawk Natatorium in the men’s and women’s competition Friday to open the regular season.
A lot of Tennessee’s success will run through Erika Brown, who will be a contender for three individual NCAA titles once again in her senior year.
Tennessee has one of the nation’s most loaded sprint groups (complete with dominant relays), but graduated its best backstroker and breaststroker, leaving a roster with a high ceiling but a few key question marks.
Tonight’s final features the 100 back, women’s 500 free, men’s 100 free, 200 breast, and 100 fly.
Sacred Heart and St. Xavier both extended their mega-state-title winning streaks, although there were head-turning performances across the board, including a 19-point men’s 50 freestyle.
Mallory Beil, a two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American from Dixie Heights High School and Northern KY Clippers, has verbally committed to the University of Tennessee.
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