Cal Squads Sweep Wisconsin

Women’s Results Here.

Men’s Results Here.

Women’s Meet

Cal got off the blocks quickly as three different foursomes swam under 1:42, for a 1-2-3 finish. Rachel Bootsma, Yvette Kong, Farida Osman and Rachael Acker came out on top in 1:41.48. The team of Stephanie Au, Melissa Bates, Sophia Batchelor and Kaylin Bing (1:41.62) and the quartet of Franklin, Marina Garcia, Cindy Tran and Pelton (1:41.99) finished second and third for the Bears.

Freshman Celina Li continued to show off her versatility with a winning swim in the 1000-yard free (10:03.85). Wisconsin’s Aja Van Hout and Cal’s Catherine Breed battled it out for second. Hout split the Bears with a time of 10:05.97 and Breed was 10:06.02.

Cal continued with its streak of victories in the 200 free with Caroline Piehl, 1:49.12. Her teammate Camille Cheng was close behind in 1:49.54 for second.

Leading a 1-2-3 finish in the backstroke (which comes as no surprise), was Bootsma (54.31), Melanie Klaren (54.94) and Au (55.27).

Garcia posted a great time in the 100 breaststroke for the Bears with a final time of 1:01.85. Wisconsin had their hand in at second with Anna Meinholz finishing in 1:03.55.

At this point in the meet, Cal began to exhibition swim all swimmers who did not finish in first. Pelton switched up her events a bit, and swam the 200 fly finishing first in 2:00.69. While she was a exhibition swim, Batchelor finished in 2:00.79. Dana Grindoll for the Badgers finished in 2:02.65 for second.

Wisconsin junior Ivy Martin interrupted the Bears’ run as she prevailed in the 50 (22.53) and 100 (49.86) freestyle races. Freshman Chase Kinney had solid swims with a third place in the 50 and 100, 23.59 and 51.79.

Bing was second in the 50 at 23.25, while Acker was in the 100 at 50.54 for the Bears.

Franklin made her pool appearance individually in the 200 backstroke – where she is the world-record holder, plus the Olympic and World Champion. She finished in 1:55.28. Van Hout was second at 2:02.36 for the Badgers.

Li returned back to the pool to capture the 200 breaststroke (2:18.14). Meinholz finished second again in the breaststroke race, but close behind Li at 2:19.32.

Pelton returned back to the pool in the 500 freestyle with an easy 4:53.51 swim. Caroline Palm was second for the Badgers in 4:59.20. Out of the exhibition swims was another sub-5:00 performance by Klaren at 4:58.08.

Osma and Rebecka Palm battled it out in the 100 butterfly. Even at the turn, Osman had the stronger second half to finished at 55.11 to Palm’s 55.68.

Franklin also won the 200 IM in 2:00.89. Van Hout rounded off her third second place finish of meet here in 2:04.53.

In the concluding race, Pelton, Li, Acker and Franklin came home in a team season-best for the Bears 3:20.99 in the 400 free relay. Notably, Martin led off the Badgers A relay in 49.72.

Men’s Meet

Cal kicked off the men’s meet with a 1-2 finish in the 200 medley relay. Ryan Murphy, who led off in 21.85, Ryan Studebaker, Nick Dillinger and Shayne Fleming finished in 1:29.54. The B relay finished about a second behind in 1:30.79.

Leading the way for the Bear distance group was Jeremy Bagshaw. He finished way ahead of the field in 9:0.45. His teammate Jamey Lyon was second, twenty second behind, at 9:22.87.

In another 1-2 effort for the Bears, Tyler Messerschmidt topped the 200 freestyle in 1:37.79. Trent Williams was second in 1:38.06. Wisconsin’s freshman Brett Pinfold got under 1:40 in 1:39.32.

Jacob Pebley, Tony Cox and Sven Campbell made it a trio effort in the 100 backstroke. Pebley was first in 48.84, Cox second in 50.47 and Campbell in third at 50.48.

Wisconsin’s Drew Teduits DQ’ed – but with the math, he found have finished in 49.44, which would have been second.

Prenot won the 100 breaststroke for Cal, finishing at 55.31. Nick Scafer for Wisconsin got the wall for second, stopping a 1-2-3 sweep from Cal. His final time was 55.92.

But Cal made a sweep of the final two swim event before the first break. In a 1-2-3 finish in the 200 butterfly, Marcin Tarczynski led the way with 1:47.23. Dane Stassi was also under 1:50 at 1:49.58.

Cal “skunked” the 50 freestyle, having the four fastest times in the field. Seth Stubblefield got under :20 at 19.99. Murphy was second in 20.25. Cal’s other two finishers, Jonathan Fiepke and Fleming were both sub :21 at 20.81 and 20.83.

Messerschmidt had the 100 freestyle in 44.06. His teammate Fabio Gimondi was second in 44.75.

Murphy led wire-to-wire in the 200 backstroke with a final time of 1:43.13. His teammate Pebley had second place, over NCAA Champion Tedits, who was third – 1:45.30 to 1:45.76.

Wisconsin had their first win of the meet with Schafer in the 200 breaststroke. After a second place finish in the 100 earlier, he handily won the 200 in 2:01.10. Next best finisher was Studebaker at 2:04.71.

Cal began to exhibition swim their swimmers at this point in the meet. Long Guiterrez had the fastest time overall in the 500 freestyle, 4:31.04, but Nicholas Caldwell finished first for Wisconsin in 4:33.51.

While Cal had the four fastest times in the 100 butterfly – Stubblefield, 47.78, Prenot, 48.36 – Cannon Clifton had the win for Wisconsin. His final time was 50.81.

Teduits had a win individually in the 200 IM. He finished in 1:55.03, but was fourth overall. Cal’s Tarzynski had the fastest time in 1:48.84. Pebley was second in 1:50.90.

While Cal swam 1-2-3 in the 400 freestyle relay, Wisconsin had the final win. Their final time was 3:07.39. Cal’s top team of Messerschmdit, Felming, Gutierrez and Gimondi was 2:59.07.

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As soon as Whitney Hite starts putting his fastest flyer on the A relay, Wisconsin will fare better against their competition. They gave up a first for a fourth place finish to open the meet against CAL.


He would rather lose then do what is right!!

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Hard to analyze all these times with all the big training and the old school swimsuits they wear.
1.55 for Missy in the 200 back! She swam these kind of times when she was 13 or 14. 🙂
We must wait for December and the US short course nationals to watch big performances from the Cal girls.
22.53 for Ivy Martin in the 50 free. She’s around 22.50 since the start of the season. Swimming these kind of times unrested is very very very promising. 21.7/21.8 at the end of the season?


As a Cal fan I have to give credit to Wisconsin’s teams and Coach Whitney Hite for scheduling Cal and Stanford on consecutive days. The Indiana squad was not big in numbers but showed great heart. I do wish, though, that Cal had scheduled a more competitive opponent at this juncture (faced Indiana a couple of weeks back) to get times even lower. But Durden knows what he is doing so who am I to question the schedule? Chris Higgins (breast) is still not on Cal’s roster so that stroke remains wanting for the PAC 12 and NCAA’s. Relay teams looked great. As for the women, I wish they had more of a challenge, too— like the Florida meet, but… Read more »


Higgins not on the roster? Where is Hamilton, that is on the roster and was not in the results?


Hi goodsport. Hamilton was at the meet, but did not race. I saw him at the warm up pool. Not sure about Higgins. Still a big question mark.

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