Lynch led by a nail at the halfway mark, but was able to outpace Hoffer to stretch his lead up to a couple of tenths through the back half.
The third and final prelims session of the 2017 UGA Invite wrapped up this morning with the Cal Bears continuing to look dominant.
Gonzalez’s time was not only the fastest time in the NCAA thus far by 2 seconds, but also the fastest time done by any swimmer this year, topping Chase Kalisz’s 3:39.45 from Winter Nationals.
Cal, Michigan, and Georgia continue to duke it out at the UGA Invite, giving swim fans a preview of what’s to come at the NCAA Championships.
Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey is still on fire. She dropped a full second from her best time to win the 200 IM, meeting the NCAA ‘A’ standard with a 1:53.48.
Powerhouses Cal, Michigan, and Georgia begin 3-day battle at the UGA Invite.
Murphy swept the butterflies, leading a 1-2 finish with teammate Mick Litherland both times.
As announced by the University of Georgia, Portia Del Rio Brown of Broadview Heights, Ohio, has signed a NLI to swim with the Bulldogs as part of the Class of 2022.
Florida’s Jan Switkowski was instrumental to the win, finishing 1st in all 3 of his individual races. His time in the 200 fly is 3rd in the NCAA this year and the fastest done by an NCAA swimmer outside of the USA vs. College Challenge.
Freshman Courtney Harnish stepped up for UGA in the first home dual meet of her career. First, she won the 200 free, coming from behind with a 26.98 on the final 50 to beat teammate Meaghan Raab (1:48.45) with a winning time of 1:47.71.
Top-ranked newcomer Courtney Harnish will be a huge part of UGA’s move to fight back after losing a lot of NCAA points from graduations.
For South African Brad Tandy, who was cost a trip to the World Championships by visa issues, Sunday’s 50 free will be his proving ground for the year.
Lochte wasn’t quick enough to make top 6 in the National Team eligible rankings in the 200 IM tonight.
Raab began to creep up on Gabby DeLoof the 3rd 50, and was able to close in for the victory to win the 200 free in 1:58.72