The Tennessee Vols recruited the best backstroker in this year’s freshman class, Nick Simons out of Oregon, pushing them into our top 10 recruiting classes.
Futures qualifier and Carmel High School senior Connor Lathrop will stay in-state for college, committing to Notre Dame.
She started out in the 100 back, where she posted a 51.98 for a decisive victory in the event.
Many class records and State records were broken at the 2022 OSAA 6A, 5A, and 4A/3A/2A/1A Swimming Championships, which took place at the end of February.
Athletes included top ranked 15-16 100 breastroker Piper Enge, UCSB-commit Hazel Derr, and Notre Dame-commit Marcus Gentry.
Justina Kozan is set to race the 200 back, 100 free, and 200 fly this morning, which is one of the toughest event schedules we’ve seen all week.
We’re set for an exciting battle in the men’s 400 free between Lakeridge Swim Team’s Luke Hobson and Rosebowl Aquatics’ Trenton Julian.
The women’s 100 breast will give us our first sighting of USC’s Kaitlyn Dobler, who is the top seed in 1:06.29.
At a last chance meet held at SMU a pair of Arkansas LSC records fell while other athletes pick up Olympic Trials time standards.
Gentry was the 2020 Oregon HS 5A State Champion in the 200 free (1:43.07), while he won the 500 free and 100 back in 2019 as a freshman.
Nick Simons clocked a 2:00.45 in the 200 back, dropping 3.6 seconds and earning a berth at U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
Lizzy Cook of Tualatin Hills and Nick Simons from Lake Oswego both earned invitations to U.S. Olympic Trials while winning their races in Beaverton.
Read up on the Weekly Wonders from the weekend of October 12-14, 2018.