It’s been a really good kick off into the 2019 Pro Swim Series here in Knoxville. Strong swims by veterans…
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).
Up until this morning, Arkansas’ Anna Hopkin held the fastest time in the NCAA with a 21.64, and only Ky-Lee Perry and Mallory Comerford had also been under 22 seconds so far.
Maddy Banic, at the heart of Tennessee’s sprint group, will compete this weekend as the Vols host the Tennessee Invitational.
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.
The 400 IM American Record changed hands last season between Stanford teammates Katie Ledecky and Ella Eastin. Now that Ledecky has dropped the 200 free for the 400 IM at NCAAs, who will capture the title (and possibly the American Record) at the big showdown?
Tennessee swept the swimming events, while Arkansas took both diving events in this SEC matchup.
Together, the University of Tennessee’s men’s and women’s teams rose a combined 11 spots in our post-invite Power Rankings after breakout performances at home.
Caroline Baldwin went 47.14 yesterday in the 100 free at the Tennessee Invite, ranking her second in the NCAA behind only Mallory Comerford.
2017 TENNESSEE INVITATIONAL Thursday, November 30th – Saturday, December 2nd Allan Jones Aquatic Center Knoxville, Tennessee Prelims 10 am CT…
In the first night of competition at the 2017 Tennessee Invite, Denver’s Bailey Andison (pictured), North Carolina’s Caroline Baldwin, and Tennessee’s Erika Brown each put up swims that would have placed them in the top 8 at last year’s NCAA Championships.
Siobhan Haughey’s Michigan Wolverines are one of two teams making big leaps into our top 5.