The 2021 Georgia Tech invite wraps up tonight with five individual events for both men and women, plus the always-exciting 400 free relays.
Ferraro’s swim was a best time and the top mark in the nation so far this season, bettering Danny Kovac’s 1:40.78 from Friday night.
The second night of racing at the Georgia Tech invite should feature plenty of great races, including Luca Urlando’s finals debut after missing yesterday.
Kate Douglass and the Virginia Cavaliers continue to hold down the top spot in the November edition of our women’s NCAA power rankings.
Neither Bobby Finke nor Kieran Smith swam at Friday’s meet, but another Gator Olympian, volunteer assistant Katie Ledecky, swam the men’s 500 frees in their absence.
Bobby Finke (above) won the 800 and 1500 free at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. He and Kieran Smith both picked up wins for Florida on Saturday.
Florida rising senior Talia Bates won all six events she swam and posted a lifetime best 50 free time of25.66, taking .07 off her previous best from 2018.
Making the team after entering the meet seeded 39th, Sims is one of this years youngest Olympians that will represent the United States in Tokyo.
Times to earn a second swim this morning were faster in 4 of 5 events than they were in 2016, and the top times were markedly faster in several races as well.
The final prelims session will consist of the 200 IM (top seed Melanie Margalis), 200 back (top seed Rhyan White) and 100 free (top seed Gretchen Walsh.)
Top seed Josh Prenot and No. 4 seed Andrew Wilson have scratched out of the 200 breast final. At the same time, Talia Bates chose the 100 BK over the 50 FR.
2016 Olympian Olivia Smoliga holds the fastest seed time in the 100 back this morning (58.73), and she is ranked 4th in the 50 free (24.83).
The first finals session of the 2021 Atlanta Classic will feature the finals of the women’s and men’s 200 free, 100 breast, 100 fly, and 400 IM.
Rio Olympian Melanie Margalis leads both the 200 free (1:56.58 seed) and 100 breast (1:07.20 seed) women’s prelims events here in Atlanta.
BAMA’s White and NC State’s Berkoff tied for the top 100 back prelims spot. UVA also holds top seeds in the 4IM (Nelson), 1FL (Douglass), and 2FR (Madden).