It’s only December 15th, but the Texas men are already projected over the NCAA roster cap with 21 likely qualifiers based on last year’s invite times.
The Texas men lead all teams with six swimmers hitting automatic qualifying times so far this year, and the Texas women have four swimmers locked in.
The Virginia Cavaliers have assembled a loaded roster that leads the NCAA ranks. The top threats to their title run, though, remain hard to predict.
The UVA men narrowly edged Alabama, thanks to a team record-setting 400 free relay to close out the meet, to close out three fast days by all teams.
Kate Douglass went the fastest 50 fly relay split in history tonight, then became the seventh woman ever to break 50 seconds in the 100 fly.
That’s a lifetime best by .18, moving her up one spot to #10 in history, and bringing her less than a second off of the fastest time ever done (49.26).
Kate Douglass is now only a quarter of a second away from being the fastest women ever in the SCY version of the 200 IM.
SEC foes Alabama and Tennessee join with the ACC’s Virginia for a three day invite-style double dual in Knoxville this week.
Claire Curzan downed the meet record in the women’s 100 fly with 56.61 becoming the third-fastest American woman in history.
We’ve some exceptional age group swimming so far at the Richmond site of the 2020 U.S. Open, and we should be in for some more this morning.
Having a hard time keeping up with one meet in nine locations? Check out Friday PM’s swims of the session to give you a quick summary of the big swims.
Torrie Huske and Kate Douglass both came close to clipping Regan Smith’s 100 Fly NAG as the two threw down pair of 57-mids.
U.S. Open record-holder Ryan Lochte finished 3rd in the combined results of the men’s 200 IM on Friday morning.
We should be in for plenty of fast swimming at the Richmond location of the U.S. Open, thanks to a good mix of college stars and age group standouts.
The psych sheets are topped primarily by current UVA swimmers and age group stars, but there’s a couple former NCAA champions entered as well.