Ben Patton and Danny Kovac, both of whom hit new PBs in morning prelims, knocked even more from their fresh best times tonight at the Mizzou Invite.
The junior eclipses his old best of 45.29, the time he swam at the 2020 SEC Championships to take the conference title.
Phoebe Bacon and Regan Smith had another showdown in the women’s 200 back, with Bacon coming out on top rather handily this time.
Regan Smith and Phoebe Bacon had a 100 back rematch from 2019 when Bacon bested Smith. Tonight Smith won, but she didn’t beat Bacon’s U.S. Open Meet Record.
The Des Moines U.S. Open site will bring together two of the most exciting names in backstroke: WR-holder Regan Smith and 2019 U.S. Open champ Phoebe Bacon.
Florida’s Sherridon Dressel, the 2019 bronze medalist, will battle with Asia Seidt (Kentucky) and Meet Record holder Rhyan White (Alabama) in the 100 back.
Texas A&M’s Anna Belousova will race to defend her 100 breast title on day 4 of the 2020 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships.
Based on how they’ve performed this season, the Texas A&M men have a shot at their first men’s title, but defending champion Florida will go for 8-straight.
One of the best swims of the meet came when Mizzou’s Sarah Thompson split 21.82 on the 3rd leg of Mizzou’s women’s 200 free relay B team.
Two individual wins apiece from Jack Dubois and Leonardo Garcia Varela helped lead the Mizzou men to a 167-133 victory over LSU on the road.
Sarah Thompson (Mizzou) continued to have the meet of her life, shredding her previous best time on the way to winning the women’s 200 back.
Arkansas senior Anna Hopkin is now the fourth-best performer ever in the 50 free, and her time of 21.19 tonight is the seventh-best performance ever.
Anna Hopkin went on to post a lifetime best in the 50 free en route to taking the top seed for tonight over Thompson and Hynes respectively.
Nick Alexander clocked a nation-leading time in the 200 back as the Missouri men and women defeated Arkansas, Kentucky, and NC State over the two-day meet.
The Mizzou men and Florida women each took home wins in their dual meet on Friday, where nearly 40 NCAA top-ten times were posted.