The final day of swimming is underway at the A3 Performance Invitational, hosted by UC San Diego in Monterey Park, California. Stanford men and UCLA women continued to dominate the prelims action, placing a large number of swimmers into the A finals of nearly every event.
In the women’s meet, UCLA junior Madison White posted the top qualifying time of 1:56.09 in the 200 back and the second-fastest time in the 200 fly with 2:00.43. Her teammate, sophomore Katie Grover, led the way in the fly with 1:59.96.
UCLA junior Linnea Mack and freshman Caroline McTaggart were the top qualifiers in the 100 free with 50.11 and 50.47, respectively. Santa Barbara seniors Kimmie Kreuzberger (50.75) and Lauren Vosseler (50.95) also qualified with sub-51s, setting things up for a competitive final.
Pacific Tigers’ Whitney Jorgensen (2:16.00), Fresno State’s Brooke Rodriguez (2:16.77), and Jessie Mosbaugh of Pepperdine (2:17.26) topped the qualifying field in the 200 breast, the only event not dominated by the Bruins.
The Stanford men continued to load up the A finals, beginning with the 200 back, where freshman Abrahm DeVine posted the morning’s top time of 1:44.64. Teammates Patrick Conaton, Ryan Arata and Curtis Ogren were the next qualifiers. DeVine was also one of five Cardinal 200-butterfliers to lead the field in prelims. Gray Umbach set the bar with 1:44.54; he was followed by Jimmy Yoder (1:46.35), Connor Black (1:46.37), DeVine (1:46.88), and Andrew Liang (1:47.58).
Black (44.36) and Spencer DeShon (44.31), along with Hawaii’s Yuri Samouilich (44.43), led the field in the 100 free.
Stanford freshman Matt Anderson was the only sub-2:00 200 breaststroker of the morning. Zach Yong of UC San Diego (2:00.75), Simon Wong of UC Santa Barbara (2:02.05), and Mickey Mackle of Cal Ploy (2:02.92) also qualified for the A final.
The final session begins at 5:00 pm Pacific time.