Last year, it took 1:00.75 to final. This year’s field shapes up to be much, much faster.
After narrowly failing to qualify for the 2017 World Championships team, Olympic silver medalist Josh Prenot looks to return to the top of the U.S. 200 breast field.
Andrew Wilson, the fastest American in the event so far this year, didn’t race the 200 after winning the 100 on Thursday.
Wilson posted a 1:00.45 to knock off Licon’s 1:00.96.
Andrew Wilson, already the fastest American in the 100 breaststroke this season, took the top seed in the event in Thursday’s prelims.
Cox last raced at March’s Pro Swim Series stop in Atlanta. She’s part of a field full of National Teamers and World Championship medalists this weekend in Austin.
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Nearly 40% of respondents picked Prenot, who has the fastest career time of the bunch, though he fell to 4th last season and sits just 5th this season.
Jack Conger was one of several Texas Longhorns to shine at the George Block Invite over the weekend, blasting two big butterfly swims along with a 1:48.8 in the 200 free.
Cordes has been the top American 100 breaststroker in three of the past five seasons: 2013, 2014 and 2017. He garnered nearly half of our votes despite uncertainty as to where exactly he’ll be training for the next two years.
Katie McLaughlin won a pair of events on the final night of the 2018 Speedo Grand Challenge.
Katinka Hosszu moved to 8th in the world with her 2:10.87 in the women’s 200 IM at the Speedo Grand Challenge.
Katinka Hosszu swam her first races of 2018 this morning in Irvine, California.
This would be Hosszu’s 2018 debut. Other Olympians on the psych sheets include Tom Shields, Ryan Murphy, Kathleen Baker, Abbey Weitzeil, Vlad Morozov, and Anthony Ervin.
Finnerty’s swim makes him the 3rd fastest performer of all time, moving ahead of Texas’ Will Licon, who won NCAAs last season.