With sprinters Abbey Weitzeil and Olivia Smoliga stepping up, Simone Manuel needs to drop at least a second to defend her Olympic gold in Tokyo.
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).
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.
Caeleb Dressel’s 8 LCM swims for the 2021 Atlanta Classic: 50 FR, 100 FL, 100 FR (all #1), 200 FR (#5), 200 FL (#6), 200 IM (#6), 100 BR (#9), 100 BK (#17).
The Virginia Cavaliers continue to lead the way into NCAAs, led by five top-ranked relays and a dominant roster from top to bottom.
At ACCs, UVA’s Alex Walsh won the 200 IM title with a monster 1:51.53. Could Walsh win the NCAA title and threaten the American record as a freshman?
Georgia’s Zoie Hartman, already winner of the 200 IM and 100 breast, will seek her 3rd SEC title of the meet on Saturday in the 200 breast.
Vanessa Pearl, the top returner in the 400 IM from the 2020 SEC Championships, is set to help Florida maintain their lead on day three.
The trio of swimmers all scratched out of the 100 breast, where they were all seeded in the top 16, for the 400 IM, where all finished in the top 6 last year.
Courtney Harnish clocked her third-straight conference title in the 500 free tonight, hitting a lifetime best 4:35.33.
Florida honored its seniors prior to a 176-74 home victory over North Florida on Wednesday.
The Virginia Cavaliers have assembled a loaded roster that leads the NCAA ranks. The top threats to their title run, though, remain hard to predict.
Kieran Smith dropped to a 1:43.22 200 fly tonight to win the final and get under 1:44 for the first time, helping the Gators to win the meet of Auburn.
The third and final day of racing got underway this morning as Florida and Auburn went head to head at the 2020 Auburn Fall Invitational.
After swimming a PB this morning, freshman Cecilia Porter set a new Florida program record in the 100 breast, breaking 1:00 for the first time at 59.22.