PHOENIX, Arizona, February 6. TODAY is national letter of intent signing day for all high school seniors looking to play collegiate football next season. Olympian Chloe Sutton posted a photo of her younger brother Colin signing a letter of intent to play football at the University of Colorado in Boulder in the fall. Chloe has been one of Colin's most vocal cheerleaders, mirroring Colin's role as Chloe made two Olympic teams.
We've got confirmation on the events Olympians Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky, as well as Olympic Trials finalist Jack Conger, will be swimming this weekend at their high school championship meets. Franklin will swim the 200 IM and 500 free individually, and might lead off her school's 400 free relay to get a 100 free time at the Colorado state meet, a change from her schedule at her previous three championships. We've known for a long time that Conger will be chasing that 500 free national high school record, and he'll also be going for Ryan Murphy's mark in the 100 back as well. Not too long after the 100 back, Conger is a likely leadoff for Good Counsel's 400 free relay with a shot at David Nolan's national record. As for Ledecky, she'll swim the 200 and 500 freestyles, events that are very much sprints for the 800 free Olympic gold medalist.
Thanks to a big victory over Arizona last weekend, the University of Texas is enjoying their first time at the top of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America's dual meet rankings. Some of the Longhorns rested a few days for the meet and put up some great performances, including an NCAA record in the 1000 free by Michael McBroom and a double win in the 100 and 200 freestyles by Dax Hill. The meet ended the dual meet season for Texas, with the team now prepping for the Big 12 conference meet on February 27. Michigan, which was tied with Arizona in the last poll, was bumped down to second after beating Ohio State handily. Losing to Texas bumped Arizona all the way down to ninth. Southern California sits third a few days before big meets against Cal and Stanford.