Peyton Palsha (above) and Vanessa Herrmann each broke Pool Records as Arkansas won the most lopsided meet in series history over Kansas.
Ben Patton and Danny Kovac, both of whom hit new PBs in morning prelims, knocked even more from their fresh best times tonight at the Mizzou Invite.
The junior eclipses his old best of 45.29, the time he swam at the 2020 SEC Championships to take the conference title.
The Missouri men produced a 3:06.35 in the 400 medley relay, among the fastest times in the country this season, on day 2 of the Mizzou Invite.
Mizzou was dominant in the first session of racing at the 2020 Mizzou Invite, and junior Danny Kovac was only 0.06 off his lifetime best in the 200 IM.
Phoebe Bacon and Regan Smith had another showdown in the women’s 200 back, with Bacon coming out on top rather handily this time.
Regan Smith and Phoebe Bacon had a 100 back rematch from 2019 when Bacon bested Smith. Tonight Smith won, but she didn’t beat Bacon’s U.S. Open Meet Record.
Regan Smith bested Phoebe Bacon in the 200 IM, a showdown of top young backstrokers to highlight Friday morning of the Des Moines U.S. Open.
Dalu recently competed at an Italian regional championship meet in August, which is where his old best of 8:10.29 is from.
As the Mizzou women battled Arkansas, Sarah Thompson won the 100 free and 100 fly, events that were once dominated by recent Arkansas grad Anna Hopkin.
Florida’s Bobby Finke, the 500 free and 400 IM bronze medalist, set the SEC Record in the mile last season and narrowly missed the NCAA Record.
The Florida women are guaranteed to have 5 swimmers from the early mile heats score, and that’s without including their 3 swimmers in finals.
Shaine Casas will race for the SEC title in the 200 IM final as the Texas A&M men fight to stay on top of the day 2 rankings.
All-American junior Courtney Harnish of Georgia is chasing back-to-back SEC Championships title in the women’s 500 free.
The Kansas women set 3 Pool Records last weekend as they dominated Arkansas. That marks the first time the Jayhawks have beaten the Razorbacks since 2004.