While the best in the world are competing in Tokyo this week, American swimmers at home are competing at Futures meets in 4 separate locations.
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.
The junior eclipses his old best of 45.29, the time he swam at the 2020 SEC Championships to take the conference title.
The Missouri men produced a 3:06.35 in the 400 medley relay, among the fastest times in the country this season, on day 2 of the Mizzou Invite.
Phoebe Bacon and Regan Smith had another showdown in the women’s 200 back, with Bacon coming out on top rather handily this time.
As the Mizzou women battled Arkansas, Sarah Thompson won the 100 free and 100 fly, events that were once dominated by recent Arkansas grad Anna Hopkin.
U.S. Open 100 breast finalist Olivia Mendenhall will join the Razorbacks beginning in the fall of 2021.
The reigning SEC Champion Florida swam a couple of lifetime bests. Grant Sanders broke 53 for the first time in the 100 breast. He dropped over half a second.
Houston’s team win was fueled by a couple key events where they swept Arkansas.
Sarah Thompson (Mizzou) continued to have the meet of her life, shredding her previous best time on the way to winning the women’s 200 back.
Bradi Jones, a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American from Opelika, Alabama, has announced her verbal commitment to the University of Arkansas for 2020-21.
Xu, a Chinese native, is listed as a Senior on Kansas’ roster.
Arkansas won 14 of 16 events in their decisive victory over Houston on Friday, January 18th. Peyton Palsha, Anna Hopkin, Vanessa Herrmann, and diver Brooke Schultz led the way for the Razorbacks, each picking up multiple individual wins.
Read all about the Weekly Wonders for the weekend of July 20-22, 2018.