(L to R) Frank Runge, Evan Keough, Luis Junqueira and Dimiter Zafirov combined to break the National Record in the boys’ 13-14 800 free relay on Thursday.
15-year-old Justina Kozan registered a new lifetime best in the 200 fly. She out-touched another 15-year-old, Katie Crom, to take the win.
USC’s men’s swimming and diving team hits the road this weekend with road tests at California at 2 p.m. on Friday and at Stanford at noon on Saturday.
The USC men’s women’s swimming and diving teams return to dual meet action this weekend, hosting Pac-12 rivals Arizona State on Friday and Arizona on Saturday.
Team Elite’s Yan Zibei posted a pair of extremely quick breaststroke times today. Zibei won the 100 breast in the 1st session with a 51.45, outpacing runner-up Carsten Vissering (USC) by .37 seconds. Zibei was even faster in the 200 in the 2nd session, posting a 1:51.87 to claim victory by nearly 7 seconds.
Alexei Sancov will be relied upon heavily during his freshman campaign with the USC Trojans.
Cal’s class is very small, but it does feature the #1 swimmer in the class: one Reece Whitley.
Owen Kao (above) and Isabelle Odgers led Irvine Novaquatics to the combined team title at the 2018 Junior National Championships – in their own pool.
The fifth and final day of prelims will feature the 200 IM, 50 free, women’s 1500, and men’s 800.
Will Grant is the top seed heading into the men’s 100 back final in Irvine.
Andrei Minakov will look for a second individual title tonight at Junior Nats in the men’s 100 fly.
Photos from Day Two prelims at 2018 Speedo Junior Nationals in Irvine.
Stewart dropped the #2 100 fly time in the United States this year, coming within a second of her best time for the first time since early 2017.
20-year-old Yufei Zhang edged out Katinka Hosszu, who swam the 200 back and 400 IM in addition to the 200 fly Friday night.
China’s Li Bingjie won the women’s 1500 free on day 1 of the Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions in Mission Viejo, California.