BATS’ Jack Armstrong posted a lifetime best in a super tight finish, advancing on to the Wave II meet in his last individual event of the meet
Missy Cundiff expressed that she had few expectations coming into the meet, and certainly didn’t see herself jumping 45 spots in the psych sheet
Kristin Cornish made the most out of the opportunity, getting on her pace early, and doing the best job of anyone in the field at holding her pace
Winner Joshua Brown did an excellent job of swimming his race as he negative split his swim, posting a 7:48.49 on the first 750m, and coming home in 7:47.55
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Sophie Brison led the race from the 2nd 50 on through the rest of the race. The swim for Brison marks a best time by 0.6 seconds
In a very tight final, Micah Slaton and Aaron Sequiera’s well-timed finishes led them to the top times in the heat, both dropping PRs in prelims and finals
Ohio State’s Sally Tafuto swam her race perfectly, roaring into the leading on the final 100 of the race, and shattering her personal best.
Colby Mefford was in dead last at the 100 mark but turned on the jets coming home, roaring to a new lifetime best and a victory in the 200 back
Nikki Venema was electric on the back half of this race, pulling ahead through the final 50 to leave no doubt she would punch a ticket to Wave II
Kurakin was in the lead from start to finish, and although it looked like he would get caught on the 2nd-to-last 50, he managed to kick it into gear
Zhier Fan and Reid Mikuta were the only swimmers to touch under 1:02, were also the only swimmers under the Wave II standard
Heather Maccausland dropped over 2 seconds in the event over the course of today, breaking 1:10 and 1:09 for the first times in her career
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