Destin Lasco, the reigning champion in the 200 back, won it again last night with a time of 1:35.87, only .14 seconds off of Ryan Murphy’s record from 2016.
Carson Tyler took home gold in platform last night with a score of 476.30; most notable was Tyler’s fifth dive, 207C, where he scored 99 points.
Gallant and Dant recall what it was like watching each other swim, in anticipation of reaching their goal of going 1-2 this year.
Going for the win in the 100 free, Josh Liendo only had going out fast on his mind. Sounds painful, but it seemed to work for the youngster.
“I learned that I was able to push even more, can be underwater, can be my turns,” Marchand said, “I think I can improve my freestyle for next time.”
Hayes credits Kacper Stokowski’s leadership for preparing him to not worry about his competitors and to “stay in [his] own lane the whole race”.
McHugh discusses what winning at his home pool meant to him, how training has been this season and his plans for the future.
Hillis talks about his time at UF and what he hopes for the team’s future, Liendo details what it’s been like adjusting to yards and dotes on teammate McDuff.
Hobson’s time of 1:30.43 was just shy of his relay split of 1:29.63; he discusses how this race differed from the relay on Wednesday night.
Burns details what it was like to swim the 100 fly/100 back double (or, in his own words, a “triple” including the relay) and how he resets between events.
“I’ve always had this in my head, me having this talk to you, me on the ropes after seeing that I’m first,” Ramadan said, “everyday I’m thinking of this.”
The McHughster! You heard it here first. A start a day keeps you on top of the podium.
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