Half of the top eight in the 100 free are freshmen, the entire top eight is seated under 48.00, which makes for one very fast event.
Florida’s Elizabeth Beisel will swim no first day event at this year’s NCAA Championship meet, and instead pull a tough 200 back/200 fly double.
Mitch Bowmile is back with his weekly roundup of swimming competition. This week, Mitch tackles the college conference championships that happened across the country last weekend including the men’s ACCs, men’s Big Tens and women’s Pac-12s.
Arizona’s Margo Geer is the defending NCAA Champion, and it’s she, not Missy Franklin, who’s in control going into the women’s 100 free final.
Arizona’s Margo Geer leads a loaded 100 free field that includes Cal star Missy Franklin and 50 free champion Kasey Carlson.
Thanks in part to some untimely Cal DQ’s, Felicia Lee and the Stanford Cardinal enter day 3′s finals session with a lead at the Pac-12 Championships. She’s the top seed headed into the 100 fly early in the meet and will look to help Stanford maintain their lead.
The Golden Bears put 13 swimmers up, almost double what Stanford or USC had this morning. They’ll need to make the most of it, though, as they trail Stanford by over 100 and USC by almost 50 after last night.
USC has two of the three individual top seeds for tonight. We will see if the Trojans can hold their places amongst a deep PAC-12 field.
USC’s Stina Gardell leads a strong group of 200 IM’ers into tonight’s Pac-12 final.
Stanford will look to defend their 2013 title against very strong Cal and USC teams.
6-time 2013 World Championship gold medalist Missy Franklin has been nominated for a Laureus World Sports award, joining five other female superstars from various sports on the just-released nominee list.
Dave Durden’s Cal Bears won in convincing fashion over rival Stanford 169-74 Saturday morning at the Avery Aquatics Center
The documentary film features Mallory Weggemann, Missy Franklin, Anthony Robles, Grant Korgan, Leo Morales, Jesse Murphree and David Hosick. (Video is courtesy Jeremy Snyder, The Factory Agency.)
Missy Franklin won 3 events, but Stanford swam away with a decisive victory less than 2 weeks out of the Pac-12 Championships.
Felicia Lee won a pair of touchouts, as did her teammate Maya DiRado. Those close races powered Stanford past top-ranked Cal at home in the final dual of the season for both squads.