Ryan Murphy continues to stay at his in-season bests with his 53.59 100 back time, still in the top 10 times in the world this year.
The women’s 100 fly features youngsters Penny Oleksiak and Rebecca Smith at the top, along with Sweden’s Louise Hansson and another 2000-born Canadian, Maggie MacNeil.
The meet will act as a qualifier for all of the major international meets this summer, including the World Championships in Gwangju.
In an effort to defend his 2018 title, NC State’s Andreas Vazaios swam the 5th-fastest 200 fly in history.
Night 4 at defied expectations. There was only one place in the top 4 in any of the 5 individual events that was picked correctly by more than 50% of entries
NC State, Texas and Cal have almost endless options for 400 medley relay lineups tonight. We try to puzzle out the options between sessions.
With the first prelims session of the meet in the books, it’s time to look at how many swims for each team will be returning tonight to score points.
Penny Oleksiak has entered six events, including the 200 fly, for the 2019 Canadian Swim Trials set to take place next week.
Three of the top-5 performers all-time in the men’s 200 yard butterfly are returning to the NCAA Championship this year, not one of them American.
Indiana’s Vini Lanza is a safe enough bet to win this race. (Not that you should be gambling on swimming.)
Cal all but has the team title locked up, while it appears Stanford and Arizona have 2nd and 3rd locked down respectively.
Stanford will be off to a strong start with three swimmers in the ‘A’ final of the 1650, but Cal has more overall firepower throughout tonight’s finals.
Another interesting aspect of today is the brewing team battle between USC and Utah for 5th place. The Utes only are lagging behind the Trojans by 38 points going into today, and with that margin, anything is poosible.
ASU’s Grant House is one of the top medal threats in the 200 free tonight, but he’ll be competing with the likes of Cal’s Andrew Seliskar and Stanford’s Jack LeVant.
Cal is set to expand their lead on the third day of competition