NC State’s Coleman Stewart is in the hunt for two NCAA titles tonight, though the marquee matchup is a heavyweight title bout between Townley Haas and Andrew Seliskar for the 200 free title, perhaps the team title and perhaps even Swimmer of the Meet honors.
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We could have four of five repeat winners from 2018 in individual events today… but not many of them look like sure things. Indiana’s Ian Finnerty is probably the best bet, after going 49.60 on his 100 breast split last night.
Tonight’s 100 back final could see the 2nd man to ever break 44 seconds, as Dean Farris, Coleman Stewart, and John Shebat all prepare to race for the title.
Coleman Stewart and Mark Nikolaev led off their medley relays in big-time swims of 44.32 and 44.49, respectively, in this morning’s prelims.
Grand Canyon’s Mark Nikolaev, the 8th fastest performer ever in the 100 back, will opt out of this morning’s 200 IM.
The reigning 100 backstroke champion returns as NC State’s Coleman Stewart is the top seed heading into NCAAs.
Harvard is leading the way for the mid-major schools, having qualified 6 individual swimmers and all 5 relays.
Northern Arizona and Grand Canyon won the WAC titles this weekend. That meet in numbers.
Additionally, Tolman’s time ties our estimated NCAA invite time for the 200 breast this year, giving him a real chance at earning an invite.
Mark Nikolaev swam under 45 seconds for the 2nd time this season in the 100 back
There was a tie in the women’s 50, with Madelyn Moore and Elisa Rodriguez both touching in 22.71.
Grand Canyon pulled off a dominant win in the 200 medley relay, clocking in at 1:25.78.
American Record holder Kevin Cordes is slated to swim the men’s 100 breast on day 3 at the U.S. Winter Nationals in Greensboro.
Sydney Pickrem of Texas A&M hit an ‘A’ cut in three events over the weekend at the Art Adamson Invite.