Virginia Tech’s Brandon Fiala comes in with a shot at a title in the wide open 100 breaststroke.
Melanie Margalis, Shannon Vreeland, Nicolas Fink and Chase Kalisz will represent the United States, while Matias Koski and Chantal Van Landeghem will compete in their respective countries’ colors.
Nicolas Fink (above) and Maddie Locus have been nominated for the SEC’s McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship.
Alabama’s Kristian Gkolomeev was named the Male Swimmer of the Year by the SEC on Wednesday. Gkolomeev, the NCAA 100 free champion, won the 50 and 100 sprints at SECs, and was instrumental in Alabama’s relays.
At the wall it was Cordes first in 50.25 and Fink second in 51.08. That time for Fink was a best time as well, and marked one of the most impressive improvement patterns in the NCAA.
Cordes hasn’t been close to his American and NCAA record time of 50.04 this season, sporting a time of 52.04 heading into the meet. All season, Cordes has been around a 52-flat. He won his third straight 100 breaststroke PAC 12 title earlier this month en route to a 52.18.
Conger is now the only swimmer other than the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps, to go under 1:40 in both the 200 yard fly and the 200 yard backstroke. He can swim it all, and the decision to swim the 200 fly at NCAAs still hasn’t been made.
Virginia’s Courtney Bartholomew swam to an NCAA A cut in the 200 Back during the last prelims session of the UGA Fall Invitational.
The Georgia women¹s swimming and diving team ascended to the No. 1 ranking on Thursday, one day before renewing an instate rival.
Michael Phelps made the final of the 200 IM, while his longtime rival Ryan Lochte just missed the cut in Australia.