IU’s top two returning scorers from NCAAs – diver Andrew Capobianco and distance man Michael Brinegar – will be sitting out the coming college season.
This week’s BSN Sports Swim Team of the Week is the USA’s open water team, which came away from the World Championships in July with three medals.
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Tonight’s session features finals of the women’s 1500 freestyle, men’s and women’s 200 IM, men’s 800 freestyle, and men’s and women’s 50 freestyle.
Erika Brown and Ryan Held won the 50 free titles tonight and now rank #3 among Americans in the event. This was Brown’s first ever national title.
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.
Grothe finished second to Bobby Finke Wednesday, but rebounded nicely from his 15:21.43 Worlds performance last week in Gwangju.
Today’s morning session begins with heats of the 200 fly and 100 free, and timed finals of the women’s 800 free and men’s 1500 free.
We’ve looked through each race, and tallied up how many medals each NCAA program won at this edition Worlds.
Germany won its third open water team gold in the past four World Championships, edging out Italy and the United States by just tenths of a second.
Italia argento mondiale nella 5 km a squadre con Rachele Bruni, Giulia Gabbrielleschi Domenico Acerenza e Gregorio Paltrinieri
Erica Sullivan and Jordan Wilimovsky were the first champions of the meet in the 1500s on the first day of the MVN Meet of Champions.
15-year-old Anastasia Gorbenko broke her second Israeli national record at the Speedo Grand Challenge, this time in the 200 breast (2:28.78).
47-year-old Steve West of Irvine Novaquatics broke his year-old Masters world record for the 45-49 age group in the 100 breast with a 1:04.99.
Cammile Adams’ “Adams Family” maintained its sizable lead over the field thanks to, among others, a 4th-place finish in the women’s 10km race at Open Water Nationals from Erica Sullivan (above).
Italian Gregorio Paltrinieri ran away with the men’s 10K title at U.S. Open Water Nationals.