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.)
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).
Georgia Tech’s Caio Pumputis (above) won a pair of headline breaststroke duels against Alabama’s Derek Maas, but Alabama took the team win in a squeaker.
The UVA men narrowly edged Alabama, thanks to a team record-setting 400 free relay to close out the meet, to close out three fast days by all teams.
Florida’s Miguel Cancel posted a 3:42.74 in the 400 IM, likely qualifying for NCAAs as he’s now ranked 16th. Teammate Kevin Vargas is now 20th in 3:43.35.
The Alabama Crimson Tide opened their season with victories over Delta State.
IMer/breaststroker Marianne Allard has verbally committed to the Crimson Tide for 2018-19.
Ashley Voelkerding of St. Ursula Academy and Cincinnati Marlins has announced her verbal commitment to the University of Alabama for 2018-19.
Julia Cullen, a senior at The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, has announced her intent to swim for the University of Alabama in 2018-19.
Illinois breaststroker/sprinter Emily Graham has announced via social media that she has given her verbal commitment to the University of Alabama for the 2018-19 season.
Rhyan White of Cottonwood High School and Wasatch Front Fish Market has verbally committed to swim at the University of Alabama in 2018-19.
Cyprus record holder Kalia Antoniou has given her verbal commitment to the University of Alabama for the fall of 2018.
Retriever Aquatic Club’s Morgan Liberto has announced on social media that she made a verbal commitment to the University of Alabama for the 2018-19 season.
For the second day in a row, Delaware Swim Team 17-year-old Jacob Johnson won two individual events to lead all swimmers at the Christiansburg Sectional.