NC State is still the favorite, but key losses across the conference will give underclassmen a chance to step up & make an impact across the board this year.
MJ Mao will be going for the breastroke sweep tonight after winning the 100 breast yesterday and putting up the fastest 200 time in this morning’s prelims.
Stokowski, one of three transfers out of Florida this offseason, will start at NC State in the fall of 2020 after his Olympic redshirt year.
Despite losing 5 NCAA scorers and 12/20 relay legs to graduation, a talented freshman class arrives to help rebuild around returning star Coleman Stewart.
Our top four classes include three perennial NCAA title contenders… and one program you might not expect. Pictured: #2 overall recruit Jake Foster.
A few of the top names entered in both Junior and Senior Nationals have scratched the former on day 1 prelims, suggesting they may not be competing this week.
Brendan Burns takes over as our #1 swimmer in a class that should help college teams stock up their cupboards with free relay candidates for years to come.
On the third day of the Cary Sectionals, 4 meet records and 1 NAG were broken. Among them was Regan Smith’s 49.74 100 back, which is the 3rd fastest time ever in the event.
Along with Claire Curzan’s 13-14 100 FL NAG, 3 more Sectional meet records were broken.
Swimming in Sectionals in Akron last year, Regan Smith broke a National Age Group Record in the 100 yard back. This year, Riptide is heading even further south to North Carolina.
NC State recruit and SwimSwam’s #14 recruit for the Class of 2019, Noah Henderson, threw down a pair of NCHSAA 3A records, and an overall NCHSAA state record in the 50 free.
Weather has played an integral part in the makeup of Saturday night’s finals session, with several teams opting to leave Greensboro before the worst of the winter storm hits.
Brothers Carson (200 backstroke) and Jake Foster (200 breaststroke) of Mason Manta Rays each claimed top seeds on day 4 prelims in Greensboro.
Jake Foster and Alex Walsh each lead two events at Friday’s prelims session of the 2018 Winter Junior Championships – East.
Day 2 finals live recap from Greensboro Aquatic Center.