While bringing in 16 newcomers, the Georgia women will have to rely on a small group of key upperclassmen to take over the majority of NCAA scoring.
Who will prevail as Manuel and Weitzeil try to make their 2nd Olympic team while Curzan, Huske, and Walsh want to take the spots for themselves?
On the slate for the last finals session of the Altanta Classic are the women’s and men’s 200 IM, 200 back, and 100 free.
The final prelims session will consist of the 200 IM (top seed Melanie Margalis), 200 back (top seed Rhyan White) and 100 free (top seed Gretchen Walsh.)
Night two of the 2021 Atlanta Classic will feature the finals of the women’s and men’s 200 fly, 50 free, 100 back, 200 breast, and the 400 free.
2016 Olympian Olivia Smoliga holds the fastest seed time in the 100 back this morning (58.73), and she is ranked 4th in the 50 free (24.83).
Rio Olympian Melanie Margalis leads both the 200 free (1:56.58 seed) and 100 breast (1:07.20 seed) women’s prelims events here in Atlanta.
How will Rhyan White perform after her Mission Viejo breakout? Can Gretchen Walsh and unexpected NCAA champion Jake Magahey repeat their heat? Read for more.
Caeleb Dressel’s 8 LCM swims for the 2021 Atlanta Classic: 50 FR, 100 FL, 100 FR (all #1), 200 FR (#5), 200 FL (#6), 200 IM (#6), 100 BR (#9), 100 BK (#17).
SwimAtlanta’s Allison Damron, the 2021 GHSA 7A state champion in the 50 free, has verbally committed to the in-state Bulldogs for 2022-23.
On the slate tonight will be the fastest-seeded 1650 free final, followed by the finals of the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, and 400 free relay.
Arkansas’ Peyton Palsha has scratched out of the 400 IM after coming into the meet seeded 15th overall.
NC State’s MacCausland, USC’s Delgado, and MIchigan’s Pyshnenko were all crucial 21.8-legs in their respective relays before their scratches.
It will be their 3rd showdown of the meet and one final chance for either Douglass or MacNeil to get the upper hand at the 2021 NCAAs.
Jenny Halden of Florida State likely secured an NCAA Championship invite, making her the second woman on the team to do so this season.