2019 YMCA National 50 free champion Jasmine Rumley has verbally committed to swim for the University of Tennessee in 2020.
SwimSwam’s Jack Spitser was on deck to capture all of the exciting day 4 finals action.
Stanford opted to put Taylor Ruck on both the 200 free and the 400 medley relays this morning. Since she was already on the 800 free relay last night, that’ll mean she’ll need to sit out either the 200 medley or the 400 free relay, with the former seeming to be the more likely option.
Night one features only the 800 free relay – but there’s plenty to look out for, including some key lineup choices.
Sydney Pickrem of Texas A&M will be looking to win her second consecutive SEC title in the women’s 200 IM tonight.
Stanzi Moseley was an honorable mention All-American in the 50 free at last year’s NCAA Championship meet, but she won’t swim the race on Wednesday at SECs.
Led by NCAA title contender (in multiple events) Erika Brown, Tennessee’s women could be on a path to their first-ever SEC title.
The first of the NCAA’s major conferences to hold its championship meet, the SEC has released an early version of its psych sheets for the 2019 meet.
Only 3 swimmers split faster than her at the 2018 NCAA Championships.
Tess Cieplucha had a big swim in the 400 IM to achieve her NCAA ‘A’ cut for Tennessee. She came into the meet with a best time of 4:05.43 from last season, but blew that away tonight with a 4:03.81.
After two years without breaking 1:00, Popov smashed through the 59.0 barrier for the first time in her life with a huge swim this morning in the 100 breast.
The Vols has 4 women under the 2017 NCAA invited time in finals with Brown (21.65), Bailey Grinter (22.08), Maddy Banic (22.15), and Stanzi Moseley (22.20).
Mallory Comerford won two individual events as the Louisville Cardinals topped Tennesee on the road.
Tennessee has one of the nation’s most loaded sprint groups (complete with dominant relays), but graduated its best backstroker and breaststroker, leaving a roster with a high ceiling but a few key question marks.