Last year’s #1-ranked recruit graduated early, leaving this class a little thinner than it was. But new #1 Kate Douglass is a tailor-made NCAA prospect with sprint speed across all four strokes – and she’s part of a monster recruiting class for one rising NCAA program.
Dual breaststroke and freestyle threat Ellie Mcleod will arrive in Austin in the fall of 2020.
While older sister Emma (above) got 3 wins at the meet and finished 2nd in the individual high point standings, Gracie was the winner on the final day.
There are far fewer professional swimmers at this meet than there have been in previous years, but two big names are scheduled to race.
Texas women’s swimming and diving head coach Carol Capitani has earned a commitment from one of Canada’s top sprinters for 2019-20.
Charlotte Hook was just six tenths off of the 200 fly NAG record this morning with a 1:56.63.
Brothers Carson (200 backstroke) and Jake Foster (200 breaststroke) of Mason Manta Rays each claimed top seeds on day 4 prelims in Greensboro.
With USA Swimming’s winter junior championships split between two locations, we are putting together nightly lists of the top-8 finishers in each event overall, combining results from the two meets.
Watch all the championship final races from Day 2 of 2018 Winter Juniors East.
Day 2 finals live recap from Greensboro Aquatic Center.
Day 2’s prelims session was marked by some historic 50 free swims, including a 21.87 from Kate Douglass, an elite 13-14 swim from Claire Curzan and a sub-20 from Matt Brownstead.
Bridget Semenuk from Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club has signed an NLI to swim for Texas in the class of 2023.
Mary Smutny picked up a pair of district wins in the 100 free and 200 free.
This year’s #1 is among the best in her class in all four strokes.
On the final day of the Platational Sectional, 17 year old Mary Smutny won the women’s 100 fly with a 2:14.97.