Gring, who has a 200 free personal best nearly four seconds faster than the rest of her team, showed her promise early on by winning three races at this meet.
Crush’s 100 back time is ranked second in the the high school class of 2024 and makes him faster than Army’s team record time of 47.22.
It came down to the final relay and the Navy men extended their conference title streak. They beat Army by just 10 points, their narrowest margin of victory.
American’s Mimi Watts (pictured) and Loyola’s Lily Mead both won their second gold medals of the week, winning the 100 fly and 100 back, respectively.
Army men had 16 finals swims to pass Navy, while American’s Mimi Watts (pictured) won the 50 free, giving the Eagles their 1st conference title in 12 years.
The Navy Midshipmen swept the first day of Patriot League Champs, winning the men’s and women’s 200 medley relay, 800 free relay and men’s 3-meter diving.
Navy has controlled the Patriot League for over a decade, but there might be a changing of the guard this year on the men’s side.
Welcome back to The Week That Was In College Swimming, where every week we’ll take a look at some of the highlights from around the NCAA in all three divisions.
The Army men snapped a losing streak to Navy in the annual Star Meet on Friday night that dated back more than three decades.
Columbia hosted Army West Point for a men’s dual meet on Friday, November 4, grabbing a win in a 172-127 decision.
Kohen Rankin, whose 100 breast time would have won the Patriot League title by nearly 1 second this year, will swim for Army West Point.
California backstroker Thomas Hadji has made a verbal commitment to Army West Point for 2023-24 and will head east with A final-ready 100/200 times.
The Navy men and women also won back in 2020, but were unable to compete in 2021 since the meet was canceled due to COVID-19.
Day 2 of the Patriot League Championships saw more records fall.
Despite Army defeating Columbia in its home meet, junior Columbia diver Jonathan Suckow set two pool records, in the 1 meter and 3 meter events.