Vissering also went 52.29, just ahead of Minnesota freshman Max McHugh’s 52.62, in an incredibly fast 100 breaststroke race today.
The USC Trojans will be trying to build momentum on their strong morning on the final night of the 2018 Texas Hall of Fame Invite.
Three-time defending national champion Townley Haas will be up against a loaded men’s 200 free field tonight that saw six men go sub-1:35 in the prelims.
Most, but not all, of Louisville’s twelve nation-leading times were done at the SMU Classic.
Patrick Mulcare and Louise Hansson swept the men’s and women’s backstrokes, respectively, while Mulcare also took the 400 IM and Hansson the 100 fly.
Riley Scott won three events in USC’s sweep at home over ASU.
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.
Dobler is an incredibly important pickup for the Trojans on the breaststroke side, with All-American breaststrokers Riley Scott and Kirsten Vose losing eligibility before she starts at USC.
Sophomore Caitlin Tycz had two individual wins as the USC Trojan women defeated the Utah Utes 142-120.
A ray of sunshine in the hard training month of October, the SMU Classic gives 6 groups of 8 swimmers and 1 diver from around the country to suit up and show what they can do
Louisville made sure things weren’t close, after coming within a point of winning each of the past two years.
Mallory Comerford provided some incredibly fast in-seasons splits, helping the Cardinals to five event victories and a 28-point lead after night one of the 2018 SMU Classic.
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.
The USC swimming team opens the regular season with the Trojan Invite with a Friday session at 2 p.m. as well as Saturday sessions at 8:30 and 11: 30 a.m. at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center.
Louise Hansson, the defending 100 fly national champion, will be a lethal weapon in dual meets this year for USC.