Berkoff swam a 52.45 100 back on Saturday, which sits behind Maggie MacNeil’s 51.10 as the second-fastest time this season in official competition.
Quintin McCarty, one of the fastest freshman sprinters in the NCAA, went 19.44 in the 50 free unsuited and was just 0.09 seconds off of his personal best.
Katharine Berkoff will once again be a driving force for the NC State women as they aim to move up from their fifth-place finish at the 2022 NCAAs.
Justina Kozan is set to race the 200 back, 100 free, and 200 fly this morning, which is one of the toughest event schedules we’ve seen all week.
Scarlet Martin (pictured) won the 100 fly in 53.44, just off her state record time of 53.01 from 2020. This is Martin’s third time winning the event at state.
We’re set for an exciting battle in the men’s 400 free between Lakeridge Swim Team’s Luke Hobson and Rosebowl Aquatics’ Trenton Julian.
The women’s 100 breast will give us our first sighting of USC’s Kaitlyn Dobler, who is the top seed in 1:06.29.
Joshua Chen earned his ticket to Omaha in the 100 and 200 breastroke events at the 2021 DSMY Road to Omaha Meet. His cuts were not the only ones of the meet.
Joshua Chen of Ames Cyclone Aquatics Club posted a 56.05 100 yard breast in Des Moines on Sunday. He already holds the 13-14 Iowa LSC record in the event.
Top clubs include Iowa teams like the Iowa Flyers and Ames Cyclones (along with the host team, Des Moines YMCA), plus a few clubs from nearby LSCs.
British freestyler Tamryn van Selm has made a verbal commitment to NC State and will head to Raleigh in the fall of 2022.
Springfield Aquatics sprinter Casaundra Moses has selected NC State for her collegiate swimming career. She will start in the fall of 2022.
Ames continued their dominance at the state meet, winning for the ninth time in eleven years despite a strong showing from Iowa City West.
Donald was the 50 free runner-up at the 2019 Iowa HS State Championships a year ago, while she touched fourth in the 100 breast, too.