The University of Houston Swimming & Diving team posted 1, 058 points on the final day of action at the Phill Hansel Invitational, for a total of 1, 727 points and its third consecutive win at the Cougars signature home event.
With no stroke 50s at Pan Pacs, U.S. Nationals will be Lilly King’s only major-meet shot this year to lower her own 50 breast world record from last summer.
In the women’s 50 breast rounds, Austin champ Molly Hannis once again took the win. She put up yet another sub-30, touching in 29.97 while fellow Olympic breaststroker Breeja Larson was 2nd in 30.42.
After winning the 50 free shootouts in Austin, Margo Geer is looking to come out on top in another round of 50 frees.
Eleanna Katsouveli broke her own Houston school record in the 200 IM at the American Athletic Conference Championships.
The fastest splits in each of the strokes on night 1 of the first week of Division 1 conference meets.
The University of Houston Swimming & Diving team looks to defend its 2017 American Athletic Conference title Feb. 14-17 in Dallas at the Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr-McMillion Natatorium on the campus of SMU.
Houston’s Zarena Brown won a trio of events, taking 1st in the 100, 200, and 500 free.
Canadian junior star Taylor Ruck won’t make an appearance in the 50 free or 50 back tonight.
Houston won the Phill Hansel Invitational for the 2nd year in a row, breaking 4 more school records, and achieving 6 new NCAA B cuts.
The Houston Cougars broke 2 team records and posted 6 new NCAA B cuts while continuing to lead after day 2 of their invite.
There were 11 NCAA B cuts achieved on the 1st day of competition, 7 of which were achieved by Houston, the leading team.
The Houston Swimming & Diving team picked up eleven top-three finishes en route to a first-place finish at the North Texas Relays, Friday afternoon at the LISD Westside Aquatic Center in Lewisville, Texas.
Chase Kalisz will contest his best event tonight, the 400 IM, and look to add his name to the U.S. World Championship roster.
Just 2 years after placing last at the 2015 conference meet, new Head Coach Ryan Wochomurka has led the Houston Cougars to their 1st American Athletic Conference title in program history.