Gonzalez’s time was not only the fastest time in the NCAA thus far by 2 seconds, but also the fastest time done by any swimmer this year, topping Chase Kalisz’s 3:39.45 from Winter Nationals.
Cal, Michigan, and Georgia continue to duke it out at the UGA Invite, giving swim fans a preview of what’s to come at the NCAA Championships.
Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey is still on fire. She dropped a full second from her best time to win the 200 IM, meeting the NCAA ‘A’ standard with a 1:53.48.
Powerhouses Cal, Michigan, and Georgia begin 3-day battle at the UGA Invite.
Andrew Seliskar is racing the 100 and 200 breast, but no 200 fly this weekend.
Chaparral took the Division 2 boys state title by over 150 points.
Much of the pre-season conversation about Cal’s Andrew Seliskar has been whether he will keep the 200 fly on his NCAA schedule or swap it out for the 200 breast. He swam and won both of those races Saturday against the Utes.
As in previous years, SwimSwam’s Power Rankings are somewhere between the CSCAA-style dual meet rankings and a pure prediction of NCAA finish order….
Incoming freshman Ryan Hoffer is a huge addition for the Bears and will play a big role on the relays in addition to being a key player individually. He’s already fast enough to have scored big in both sprints at 2017 NCAAs.
Caeleb Dressel will swim for his collegiate legacy in his senior year with the Florida Gators.
Ryan Hoffer is the most valuable NCAA prospect since Caeleb Dressel, and he’s not alone in a powerhouse #1 class for 2017.
Nathan Adrian will look to add a second individual event to his Worlds schedule tonight in the men’s 50 free.
Kathleen Baker will be in a close race for a spot on the World Championship team in the women’s 50 back.
Jacob Pebley will look to qualify for his first LC World Championship team tonight in the men’s 200 back.
Jack Conger and Tom Shields headline a group of men in the 51-low range who could become the first swimmers other than Phelps to break 51 seconds since the end of the supersuit era.