Today was unique, however, as Worrell strayed away from the butterfly events to swim the 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, and the backstroke leg of the 200 medley relay.
North Carolina swimmer Hellen Moffitt and diving teammates Jack Nyquist and Elissa Dawson, along with Louisville swimmer Trevor Carroll, were named this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Swimming and Diving Performers of the Week.
Louisville’s Mallory Comerford and Trevor Carroll helped lead the Cardinals to victory over Xavier.
Katie Ledecky continued her domination at the visitbloomington.com Bucceto Open at Indiana University Saturday night with a very strong performance in the 200m freestyle final.
Day two finals kick off in Iowa City at 7 p.m central time. Texas is going into day two with a huge lead and is projected to extend that lead over Cal.
The 200 freestyle opened up a little bit this season with swimmers such as Joao De Lucca, Michael Wynalda, and Frank Dyer graduating, giving Southern California senior Cristian Quintero an open run at an NCAA title.
2015 Men’s ACC Championships: Bilis throws down 18.9, NC State smashes 200 free relay records at day 2 finals
NC State’s Simonas Bilis became the 3rd man in the NCAA to break 19 seconds in the 50 this season, leading off a barn-burning Wolfpack relay in 18.98.
NC State’s Anton Ipsen will be swimming the first individual event of the 2015 Men’s ACC Championships, the 500y freestyle, as today’s top seed.
Kelsi Worrell scorched a 48.22 split in the final 400y freestyle relay event to help give the Louisville women a final push in their win over in-state rival Kentucky.
The Louisville men hit two NCAA Qualifying Standards on opening night, including the nation’s best 800 free relay time.
Tanja Kylliainen won the first individual event, the women’s 400 IM, with a swift 4:07.88. She was well ahead of her competition in prelims and proved to do the same tonight as her teammate Abby Chin finished second just over seven seconds behind in 4:15.03. That time for Kyllainen beat her previous season best of 4:10.89.
Although no A cuts were achieved on day 1 of Louisville’s Cardinal Invite, the U of L men did put up a new pool record in the 400y medley relay tonight.
Molly Hannis of Tennessee rocked the 100 breaststroke with a wicked 1:00.31 to beat her previous season best of 1:00.84 and rank her second overall in the nation behind Rachel Nicol. Hannis’ breaststroke talents gave her a huge lead over second place finisher Annie Lazor from Auburn who touched in behind Hannis in 1:02.08.
Joseph Schooling and the Texas Longhorns are part of a star-studded weekend quad meet in Michigan which features college teams and pros from Texas, Michigan, Louisville and Indiana.
College Swimming Previews: #11 Louisville enters life without De Lucca, but it might not be as tough as you think
Thomas Dahlia is part of a loaded breaststroke group that will look to fill the big NCAA scoring hole left by double-national champ Joao de Lucca.