Regan Smith has been Team USA’s top female backstroker since 2019, but the gap she once had over her American competition has narrowed.
Claire Curzan has already been a 56.89 this year in the 100 LCM butterfly going 2 for 2 in wins at the Pro Swim Series stops.
Regan Smith and Hali Flickinger, the Tokyo Olympic silver and bronze medalists, lead the field looking to make the 2022 Worlds team in the 200 fly.
Olympian Michael Andrew scratched the 100 back and 200 breast to focus on the 50 free where he is ranked #2 going into the third prelims session.
Capitani led the Longhorn women to a surprise runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships, marking the team’s highest showing since 1994.
Take a closer look at the breakdown of Texas and Stanford battling for 2nd place at the 2022 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships.
Emma Sticklen leads a trio of Longhorn swimmers that will be in tonights A-Final of the 200 Butterfly. She will be joined by Kelly Pash and Olivia Bray.
Day Three will feature heats of the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, and 100 back followed by the preliminary rounds of diving.
Virginia enters the 400 medley race as the American Record holder and favorite to win, but they will face the competition of NC State and Stanford.
7 of last year’s 8 A finalists are entered into the field again, but the top 2 seeds were not members of the A final last year, which may speed things up.
A move to day 1 of the 2022 NCAA Championship meet means an expectation of fast times for the women’s 200 medley relay. (Above: last year, NC State swept the medley relays).
Regan Smith owns the American and U.S. Open record in this event. Can she add an NCAA title in the 100 backstroke to her already impressive resume?
Ruck leads the re-loaded Stanford 800 freestyle relay. She threw down a 1:39 split in 2019, which is the last time the Cardinal won this relay at NCAA’s.
Watch race videos from the final day of the 2022 Big 12 Championships, including Anna Elendt’s conference record swim in the 200 breast.
The 2022 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship wrap up with tonight, and a few conference and meet records could be in danger.