Sprinter Andrej Barna’s season debut helped the Louisville men top the Wildcats by nearly 60 points, but the women’s contest came down to the final relay.
The final day of the 2019 Purdue Invite saw a pair of milers and a 200 backstroker with some big time drops to claim wins.
The Louisville women went undefeated in the pool, while Purdue’s Trent Pellini rocked a sub-52 breaststroke leg, on the second da of the Purdue Invite.
Despite the fairly similar scores, the Louisville men and women took markedly different paths to their respective victories over Notre Dame.
Alec Connolly’s relay heroics proved decisive, as the Tennessee men edged Louisville Thursday afternoon in a meet that came down to the final relay.
Sophomore Maria Sumida went 3-for-3 this afternoon as the Louisville Cardinals opened up their season with a home at home over Xavier.
Day 2 of the 2019 U.S. National Championships includes prelims of three events: the 200 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, and 200 backstroke.
This morning in the 200 back, Underdahl crushed her previous best time of 2:15.73, getting her hand on the wall in 2:14.53.
Night 4 at defied expectations. There was only one place in the top 4 in any of the 5 individual events that was picked correctly by more than 50% of entries
The reigning 100 backstroke champion returns as NC State’s Coleman Stewart is the top seed heading into NCAAs.
The NC State Wolfpack are on the prowl for their third 400 free relay title in the last four years.
Three of the top-5 performers all-time in the men’s 200 yard butterfly are returning to the NCAA Championship this year, not one of them American.
Indiana’s Vini Lanza is a safe enough bet to win this race. (Not that you should be gambling on swimming.)
Indiana looks just as strong as last year in this event, and they will be gunning for their 2nd-straight win.