Max McHugh won the men’s 100 breast, hitting the NCAA A cut standard exactly, touching in 51.73.
Freshman breaststroker Max McHugh came within .4 of his best 100 breast time.
Waddell, best known as a backstroker and butterflier, used a huge opening 100 yards to crush her own lifetime best in the 200 IM.
Minnesota’s Bowen Becker went 19.70 to pace prelims of the 50 freestyle on the first morning of the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa.
After winning the 200 breast, Lilly King will look to give the Big Ten some more big points today in the women’s 100 breast.
Mallory Comerford of the ACC will swim the women’s 100 freestyle on the opening day of the ACC/Big Ten College Challenge in West Lafayette.
As in previous years, SwimSwam’s Power Rankings are somewhere between the CSCAA-style dual meet rankings and a pure prediction of NCAA finish order….
Maggie Summit from YMCA of the North Shore and Triton Regional High School has verbally committed to swim at the University of Minnesota next fall.
The swimming roster is a little thin, but the Golden Gophers, as usual, have one of the best breaststrokers in college swimming along with a field of talented divers.
Olivia Smoliga is one of four women in the hunt to win the 100 back at U.S. Nationals.
Blake Pieroni had an impressive swim in the 200 free at the Fran Crippen Memorial SMOC.
Katie McLaughlin posted a new personal best in the 100 freestyle in Mission Viejo.
Backstroker Emily Cook has transferred from WSU to Minnesota.
Rose Bi and G Ryan both had “off” swims in the 500 on Thursday, and Beryl Gastaldello placed 5th in the 50 free and anchored Texas’ 400 medley relay.
Simone Manuel will be key for Stanford to defend their 400 medley relay title over Cal, who were DQed last year after out-touching the Cardinal.