Bootsma’s Back: after a sophomore slump, Cal junior Rachel Bootsma put up the #2 time in the NCAA this year while winning the 100 back.
Cal’s Missy Franklin beat out Simone Manuel of Stanford in the marquee matchup of the meet so far.
Kelly Naze is the top seed in the 400 IM, one of 15 Cal Bears qualified for an A final tonight and one of 23 slated scoring swims for the Bears tonight.
Cal’s star freshman Cierra Runge helped to extend the Golden Bear lead on Day 2 of the Pac 12 Champs.
Elizabeth Pelton is one of 4 Cal Bears in the 200 IM A final and one of 9 Golden Bear championship finalists heading into day 2 finals.
Cal’s Missy Franklin jumped out of the 500 free and into the 200 IM, turning in the top time in prelims of the IM event while leading a 1-2-3-4 Cal sweep.
Missy Franklin could sweep all of her individual events at the Pac-12 Champs, although Elizabeth Pelton has been faster this season in the 200 IM and 200 back.
Already this season she is within one second of that mark (1:40.31), and swimming faster in the event than she was last year. Going into the meet last season the American record was 1:41.21. Now, she’s swimming times like that in-season which is what puts this swim on this list.
Missy Franklin and the Cal Golden Bears downed the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday.
There has been much talk about standout sprinters from the Pac 12 conference this year, especially when it comes to…
After a record-breaking December, Simone Manuel stayed hot in January by going 9-for-11 in dual meet events in the month.
The Cardinal women rallied for their seniors on Senior Day to defeat USC
Janet Hu’s double win pushed the Stanford Cardinal to a win over the ASU Sun Devils and an undefeated record against Pac-12 opponents.
The freshman effort, including Simone Manuel’s wins in the 50, 100 and 200 Free helped push the Cardinal to a 145-111 win over the Arizona Wildcats.
Olympic Champion Nathan Adrian holds the American Record in the 100 yard free, 41.08.