Ackerman, a freshman, knocked two seconds off of her best to finish in 4:05.58, nearly two seconds ahead of the old Michigan record.
We go Big Ten heavy in our next set of NCAA swimming & diving recruiting class ranks, but we also run across #8 overall recruit Abby Arens.
Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas put up another best time tonight, winning the 200 fly in 1:40.33. That’s a second faster than his lifetime best from 2019 NCAAs.
Casas’ swim on Friday makes him the 14th-fastest performer of all-time in an event that he’s only raced a handful of times in his career.
Texas’ JohnThomas Larson had a breakthrough swim, lowering his best in the 500 free for the first time since 2018 with a 4:14.96.
Adam Chaney won’t race until Friday, while Claire Curzan (above) is expected to make her debut on Thursday morning in the women’s 50 free.
23.0 sprinter Claire Newman of Freeland, Michigan will remain in state to swim for the Wolverines in 2020-21.
This summer, Kaufmann hit lifetime bests in long course in the 100 free, 200 free, 100 back, 200 back, 100 fly, 200 fly, and 200 IM.
Kaitlynn Sims of Magnolia Aquatic Club, the top seed in the women’s 1500 free, has scratched out of Saturday’s events in Palo Alto.
Top-seeded Anna Keating of Machine Aquatics has scratched out of heats of the 100 breaststroke on Friday morning at U.S. Junior Nationals.
This morning’s session will feature prelims of the 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, and 400 IM. The top 24 finishers from the heats will advance to the finals.
Gormley dropped over four seconds Saturday night and now sits behind only Madelyn Donohoe and Regan Smith in the ranks of 16-year-old women nation-wide.
There were a lot of new names this week; some were finishing short course season, some were getting started with long course. Read below to find out who made the WWAGS Daring Dozen for the weekend of April 11-13, 2014.