Cal’s Jeremy Bagshaw had a huge swim out of the early heats of the mile, taking 2nd overall and setting the tone for a Cal team that got hot at the perfect time to make an NCAA championship run.
Texas has hugely outperformed their seeds this week, and our projected scores show them winning, though the 4-point margin means this one should come right down to the wire.
Texas’s John Murray, Cal’s Ryan Murphy and Florida’s Marcin Cieslak (pictured above) all hold top-2 seeds as their teams battle for the overall NCAA title on the meet’s final day.
Georgia’s Chase Kalisz smashed one of the most impressive American records on the books with a 3:34.50 in the 400 IM that won him his second NCAA title in the event.
Cal gained 46 points from seeds this morning, a big gain – but it still falls short of Texas, which picked up 76 and is projected to score the exact same amount of points as Cal tonight (not including diving and the 800 free relay).
USC’s Cristian Quintero is one of a bunch of men in hot pursuit of the 200 free title – Quintero cruised to a prelims heat win after taking the 500 free last night.
Seth Stubblefield came up with two huge relay anchor legs for Cal, which swept the relays and gained a ton of points on night one. The Golden Bears sit a close second to Texas with Florida still in the hunt
Michael Andrew recieves his winning medal from the NASA Junior National Cup, where he went 19.76 to lower his own 50 free National Age Group record.
Ryan Murphy rose from the 49th seed to the A final of the 200 IM, just one of many places the Cal Bears picked up points compared to seeds. Cal gained 66 points and Texas 78 at day 1 prelims.
It’s been a good morning to be a Gator, as Florida holds top seeds in three of the five day 1 swimming events, including an ultra-fast 200 IM with Marcin Cieslak (above) sitting on top.
Auburn looks to defend its top seed and its reputation as a sprinter’s destination school in the 200 free relay, which kicks off men’s NCAAs tomorrow.
Michigan broke the NCAA record in this event at Big Tens, and while a second record-breaking swim is unlikely, the Wolverines hope this event can power them to a repeat NCAA team title.
Emma Reaney pushed through the suddenly-intense media glare to smash the American record in the 200 breast for the second time in a month while winning the first NCAA swimming title in Notre Dame history.
Pomona-Pitzer swimming and diving out of Claremont, California put together this music video to show how “Happy” they were to compete against their cross-town rivals Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
Auburn’s Marcelo Chierighini is the top returner in the 50 free, but he’ll have to fight off a host of new names and faces for the 2014 title.