Wisconsin’s Cameron Tysoe is the top seed in the 200 back. He’ll be going after the Pool Record tonight set by Wisconsin NCAA Champion Drew TeDuits in 2013.
The Buckeye’s led the NCAA in that regard, getting more swimmers under 20 seconds than any other NCAA program last season.
Paul DeLakis and Ohio State moved into the top 10, but could be a legit top 5 program – if they can figure out a way to repeat their Big Ten times at NCAAs.
We’ll see a Worlds team member in the men’s 200 fly as Justin Wright will be in the mix, but teenage star Luca Urlando looks like the man to beat in this one.
Zach Yeadon of Notre Dame will swim the men’s 1650 on the final night in Columbus.
Pickrem won the 400 IM and 100 back on Day 2 of the meet.
With A&M having graduated Beryl Gastaldello and Lisa Bratton, their two top backstrokers, Pickrem is, oddly enough, stepping in on medley relay backstroke duties.
Kyle Abeysinghe of Killer Whale Aquatics in Colombo, Sri Lanka will join his brother Matthew at The Ohio State University next fall.
Delaney Duncan finished off the Cleveland Sectionals with a win in the women’s 50 breast.
Mikayla Murphy won her third event of the meet in the 400 free at the Cleveland Sectionals.
Leah Smith will contest the women’s 400 IM and 200 free on day 3 in Columbus.
Chad Le Clos will take on both the 200 fly and 100 free at day 3 prelims of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Conner McHugh took over the #1 spot in the nation with his preliminary 1:51.66 200 breast, and will look to knock it down even further tonight.
Vini Lanza will look for his third individual title at Big Ten’s in the 200 fly on day 4.
Our National Development Swammy is for a nation that exceeded expectations in the year 2015 or broke through to new heights over the previous year. Singapore fits very firmly in both categories, with the new ground broken being the nation’s first-ever World Championships medal.