Ledecky hasn’t raced the event in almost exactly a year with her last long course 1500 occurring on March 3, 2020, when she hit a 15:29.51.
The Incarnate Word Men also swam today, putting up times that would have won events at the CCSA Championships last month.
Indiana freshman Tomer Frankel swam the 13th sub-45 second 100 yard butterfly in the NCAA this season, which ties as the 2nd-best season ever in D1.
On tonight’s slate will be the finals of the 100 free, 100 breast, 200 fly and 400 free. Katie Ledecky will also swim the 100/400 free double.
Ohio State’s Paul Delakis will swim for the 200 free Big Ten title tonight, following his 200 IM victory last night.
Swimming Australia has unveiled an alternative selection process if the coronavirus pandemic scuttles its Olympic Trials meet.
Beginning next season, Valparaiso will compete in the Mid-American Conference as an affiliate member instead of the Summit League.
Thome went a 2:02.64 to win the 200 IM title at the 2020 North Carolina HS 3A Championships, and she’ll join a strong IM group in Tuscaloosa.
Missouri breaststroker Kayla Jones (above) will make her 2nd NCAA Championship appearance after swimming on a prelims relay as a freshman in 2019.
Madisyn Cox and Melanie Margalis have both opted out of the 400 free B-final and will focus on the 100 breast A-final, where they are seeded 4th and 5th.
Racking out another solid 3-event morning session were the Michigan Wolverines, whose projected 250+ points will boost them into the lead.
American Record-holder Caeleb Dressel is the top seed in the men’s 100 freestyle on Thursday in San Antonio.