On night 3 of the Richmond Futures Championships, 16-year-old Roman Jones threw down a best time of 54.25 to win the men’s 100m butterfly.
Akron and Canadian native Sarah Watson smashed her 50 fly personal best to swim 26.98 while 16-year-old Jonathan Marshall of FAST hit 55.58 in the 100 back.
Canadian Sarah Watson of Akron swam 59.85 to win the Geneva Sectional title in the women’s 100 fly, her first sub-minute performance since 2019.
OSU’s Sommerstad, Watkins, Fulmer, Andreis, Geringer, and Clark all had individual sectional wins in Geneva alongside Denison’s Kurlich and Akron’s Fischer.
The University of Akron has picked up a verbal commitment from Winter Juniors qualifier Callie Parkes for its class of 2026.
Miami freshman Nicole Maier hit a 4:39.96 in the 500 free at MACs, a time that would have placed her 7th and made her the highest-finishing freshman at NCAAs.
In all, 7 swimmers from last weekend’s conference meets swam under the invite times from this year.
The 2021 Women’s MAC Championships appeared to be heading towards a dramatic finish all weekend, and, oh boy, did it deliver.
The Zips lead Buffalo by an ultra-slim 12 points margin with one day to go, marking the toughest fight Akron has had since they began the win streak in 2014.
Watson posted a 1:56.42 to win the MAC title in the 200 IM for a 3rd-straight year, and pick up Akron’s 5th-straight title in the event.
It was a big day for the ACC – Virginia and NC State lead the nation with 4 A-finalists apiece on day 2 of the women’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.
After the pandemic cancelled the 2020 NCAAs, Michigan JR Maggie MacNeil and Virginia SO Kate Douglass will finally take their aims at the 100 fly NCAA title.
Buffalo’s Toni Naccarella locked up her NCAA invite on Saturday, and on Sunday added a second event choice to her schedule in the 50 free.
Akron and Buffalo will have to wait until April for their conference championship meets, but both teams had swimmers swim likely NCAA qualifying times on Saturday.
Notre Dame sophomore Coleen Gillilan won every event she raced in this weekend, including relays.