With sprinters Abbey Weitzeil and Olivia Smoliga stepping up, Simone Manuel needs to drop at least a second to defend her Olympic gold in Tokyo.
Mack would have gone into the 100 back and 50 free and 5th and 3rd seeds, respectively but has opted out of both events.
U.S. National Team member Regan Smith (above) will race the 200 back, one of her World Record-holding events, during Friday’s prelims session.
Shaine Casas enters Day 2 of the Men’s SEC Championships looking to defend his conference title in the 200 IM.
Nick Alexander and Baylor Nelson (pictured) dropped the 200 IM final in Richmond, where they were seeded 1-2 after prelims, to focus on the 200 back final.
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 Missouri men produced a 3:06.35 in the 400 medley relay, among the fastest times in the country this season, on day 2 of the Mizzou Invite.
Mizzou was dominant in the first session of racing at the 2020 Mizzou Invite, and junior Danny Kovac was only 0.06 off his lifetime best in the 200 IM.
Winning their 11th state title since 2005, Rockhurst High School took home the victory at the Missouri Class 2 Swimming and Diving State Championships.
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.
That’s significantly faster than Dahlgren swam at the 2020 SEC Championships in mid-February. He won the B final there with a 1:42.14.
Alongside numerous other races worth watching on Saturday night, Alabama’s Rhyan White’s 200 backstroke is sure to provide an exciting swim.
The Florida men, led by Head Coach Anthony Nesty, look to cement their 8th-straight victory on the final day of the 2020 SEC Championships.