Maier downed the MAC meet and conference records with the performance, shattering the previous mark of 4:11.30 she set last year as a freshman.
Gatrall will join the Akron Zips in 2020 after they won the Mid American Conference Championship meet in 2019.
Weronika Górecka of Warsaw, Poland has committed to the University of Akron for 2019-20.
After a 58.19 prelim swim, Kylie Masse has a shot at Kathleen Baker’s 100 back world record tonight in Toronto.
Penny Oleksiak has scratched out of the 50 fly on night 1 of the Canadian Trials in Toronto.
Taylor Ruck was one of four Canadians to have a standout NCAAs.
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.
Akron won its sixth straight MAC title, and the almost-300-point margin was due to their depth. Eastern Michigan had two wins on the final day, and pulled away from Buffalo to hold onto second.
Akron won three events on Day 3 on the MAC championships to all but clinch the title, but on a day where 4 MAC records fell, Delaney Duncan stole the show for Eastern Michigan swimming 58.25 in the 100 breaststroke to get well under the NCAA A cut.
The MAC Championships started with a bang as Akron swam to a meet record and an NCAA A cut in the 200 medley relay, as they took an early team lead, and look to win another MAC title.
The Akron women continued their tear this weekend at the Ohio State Invite, breaking several MAC Conference Records before the conference championship meet even began.
The University of Akron swimming and diving team earned a 140-100 victory over Bowling Green in Mid-American Conference action on Thursday evening at Ocasek Natatorium.
Notre Dame hosted the annual Shamrock Invite on Friday-Saturday, January 25-26th. The meet was host to plenty of fast swimming and broken records.
Duquesne and Akron squared off in a dual meet on Saturday which featured a unique format with 17 “mystery” events being picked just moments prior to the beginning of each respective race. The Zips won 247-154.
The No. 22-ranked University of Akron Swimming and Diving team topped Ball State in a Mid-American Conference dual, Saturday afternoon at Lewellen Aquatic Center, 176-121.