Three-year NCAA scorer True Sweetser will compete for Stanford this college season after sitting out last year on an Olympic gap year.
Sweetser should be a senior this year, and will look for his fourth season of scoring at NCAAs in the mile.
Sweetser was 12th in the 1650 as a freshman, then 8th as a sophomore and 7th as a junior. He sat out what would have been his senior year to prep for the 2020 Olympics, which have now been postponed to 2021. Stanford says Sweetser will return to the roster this coming season.
Sweetser’s Top Times
- 1650y free: 14:35.03
- 1000y free: 8:58.54
- 500y free: 4:12.97
- 200y free: 1:36.33
- 1500m free: 14:59.73
- 800m free: 7:53.32
- 400m free: 3:47.94
- 200m free: 1:49.59
Sweetser’s return coincides with Stanford’s best class of incoming freshmen in recent history. We ranked that class one of the clear-cut top two in the nation. It includes World Champs silver medal-winning flyer Andrei Minakov, along with five of the top 20 domestic recruits.
Stanford had seven individual NCAA qualifiers last year, and only three have exhausted their eligibility. The program will look to take a jump in year 2 under new head coach Dan Schemmel. Sweetser’s presence should be a huge boost to the team’s distance corps, complementing a sprint-based freshman class.
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Stanford’s looking pretty good for next season. If NCAAs happens and they have a good year they could challenge for top 5 with Sweetser, Shoults, and Mestre returning alongside an incredible freshman class.