ASU’s Zach Poti is the defending Pac-12 Champion in the men’s 100 back and tied his lifetime best on Wednesday night’s 400 medley relay.
ASU looks to move ahead of Arizona and close the gap on Stanford in the battle for 2nd. Arizona will also be battling to move ahead of the Cardinal tonight.
Arizona State’s Zach Poti, the defending Pac-12 Champion in the 100 back, took down a Meet Record in prelims at the 2020 Pac-12 Championships.
Texas’ JohnThomas Larson had a breakthrough swim, lowering his best in the 500 free for the first time since 2018 with a 4:14.96.
After taking a redshirt last season, Stanford senior Grant Shoults looks to return to the top of the Pac-12 500 free podium.
The first individual races of the 2020 men’s Pac-12 Championships take place this morning, as swimmers gear up for the 500 free, 200 IM, and 50 free.
Leading off the 800 free relay for the Tac Titans was junior standout Claire Curzan. She broke 1:46 for the first time in 1:45.47.
U.S. Olympian Tom Shields, a California postgrad, has scratched out of his signature 100 fly. Shields, however, will still swim the 200 free.
Cal’s Zheng Quah has scratched from his 5th seed in the 100 back and 6th seed in the 200 free. That’s no surprise, as he’ll swim the 100 fly.
Smith raced to a lifetime best 2:06.39. That erases the former 17-18 NAG Record of 2:06.95 set by Katie McLaughlin at the 2015 World Championships.
German Olympian Jacob Heidtmann nearly hit his qualifying time for Tokyo 2020 in a 200 free time trail at the 2020 Pro Swim Series – Des Moines.
He swam to a 1:43.03 in prelims, but was disqualified for a false start. Gonzalez, a transfer sophomore, was the 7th seed coming in.
We could see the Cardinal come out on top through tonight’s finals, with Cal and ASU likely to move their way into the top 3.
Cal enters the meet as the 2-time defending champions and heavy favorites to win it, with a battle brewing for the runner-up spot.
On night 1 of the 2020 men’s Pac-12 Championships, 2-time defending Pac-12 and reigning NCAA Champion Cal will race to defend their titles in both relays.