Five Houston swimmers and ten from the American Athletic Conference lead all projected mid-major invitees for women’s NCAAs.
The East Carolina and Cincinnati men battled closely, with ECU winning an exciting match up by single digit points. Houston extended their women’s streak.
East Carolina’s Santos set a Meet Record in the 100 fly and was also a part of the winning 400 medley relay that took down a Meet Record on day 3.
Kearsey raced to a new AAC Meet Record in the 50 free. The former mark of 19.58 was set by Louisville NCAA Champion Joao De Lucca in 2014.
The Houston women (800 free relay) and East Carolina men (200 medley relay) took down Meet Record to kick off the 2020 AAC Championships in Houston.
Houston’s Peyton Kondis, the 2019 runner-up in both breaststrokes, has already been way under what it took to win the 100 breast and 200 IM last season.
While the Greek Winter Open Championships were raging in Athens, Ioanna Sacha broke a Greek Record in Houston, Texas on Friday.
Houston’s team win was fueled by a couple key events where they swept Arkansas.
The American Athletic Conference announced their swimmers and divers of the week, with Petar Bozhilov and Parker Hardigree of SMU both among the honorees.
Sophomore Becca Evans won one individual event and anchored two relays to help lead the Rice to the meet title of the program’s Fall Splash Invitational.
Butcher will join the team in Houston in 2020 and has a very good shot at being the team’s number one breaststroker as a freshman.
The final morning of the 2019 Pro Swim Series – Richmond meet will feature heats of the 200 IM, 200 back, 50 breast, and 100 free, as well as the early heats of the 1500 free.
Akron seems to be leading this charge of Mid-Major programs, having qualified 3 individual swimmers and 4 out of 5 relays to the meet.
Houston dominated the meet for their third straight American Athletic Conference title, winning four events on the final day of action. The Cincinnati men repeated as champs, and did so by winning every event except the 200 breaststroke on Day 4.
The Houston women more than doubled their lead on Day 3 of the AAC Championships, winning three events, while East Carolina won five of the six events on the men’s side, but Cincinnati still boasts the overall lead.