Cal’s Destin Lasco Talks 20x50s Best Average with Teammate Hugo Gonzalez


Reported by Robert Gibbs.


  • Pool Record: 1:37.35
  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 1:39.13
  • 2021 NCAA Invite Cut: 1:41.81
  1. Destin Lasco (Cal) – 1:39.24
  2. Daniel Carr (Cal) – 1:40.09
  3. Wyatt Davis (Michigan) – 1:42.21

Cal’s had a deep backstroke group the last few years, so it’s no surprise to see the Bears go 1-2 in this event tonight.  Destin Lasco, who was the NCAA runner-up last year as a freshman, won tonight in 1:39.24. That’s now the fastest time in the country, displacing the 1:40.27 done by Indiana’s Brendan Burns two weeks ago. Teammate Daniel Carr took 2nd in 1:40.09 tonight, also moving him ahead of Burns.

This wasn’t a particularly fast final, as that pair of Bears were the only two men under last year’s NCAA cut of 1:41.81 tonight. Michigan’s Wyatt Davis was 1:41.59 in prelims, but added a bit of time tonight to touch in 1:42.21, still good for 3rd.

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Chlorinated One
11 months ago

What an incredibly effervescent and articular young man! Can’t wait to see what he does once he’s rested!

Reply to  Chlorinated One
11 months ago

Who downvotes this?

Reply to  R&R
11 months ago

Texas fans who are jealous

11 months ago

Such a nice quick interview. Very personable and engaging. Best of luck to you and your teammates the rest of the season.

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