Maurer Sweeps Distance Free Events As Stanford Wins 10 Events vs Cal; Lasco Sweeps IMs

Cal vs Stanford Triple Distance

  • November 3, 2023
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Berkeley, California
  • Results

The top two NCAA programs in California faced off this past week in an unscored dual meet as the Cal and Stanford men met in Berkeley. The meet was not a typical dual meet format as it featured all three IM events as well as the 50s of each stroke. In addition, the meet was unscored.

Highlighting the meet for Stanford was the freshmen duo of Henry McFadden and Rex Maurer. The two combined to *almost* sweep the freestyle events. McFadden won the 100 free in a 43.35 and the 200 free in a 1:35.10. Notably, his 100 free was 0.09 seconds ahead of Cal’s Jack Alexy and also marked a personal best for McFadden. He was first to the wall in the 200 free by over two and a half seconds.

Maurer swept the distance triple distance races of the 200, 500, and 1000 freestyles. Maurer won the 200 in a 1:38.44, the 500 in a 4:22.72, and the 1000 in a 9:02.75.

Also highlighting the meet for Stanford was junior Aaron Sequeira who swept the backstroke events.  Sequira won the 50 in a 22.34, the 100 in a 47.67, and the 200 in a 1:43.36. He was significantly faster this year at the meet than he was at the same meet a year ago.

Cal’s side of the meet was highlighted by three event wins from Destin Lasco, who swept the 100, 200, and 400 IMs. The defending NCAA Champion in the 200 backstroke also has the range into the IM events. Lasco was second at NCAAs this past year in the 200 IM, finishing behind NCAA record holder Leon Marchand. Here, Lasco won the 100 in a 51.13, the 200 in a 1:49.44, and the 400 in a 3:55.26. This was the second year in a row in which Lasco swept the IM events, although he was faster in all three a year ago.

Lasco also helped the 200 freestyle relay of Lasco, Alexy, Colby Hatton, and Liam Bell to a win in the 200 freestyle relay. Alexy had the fastest split with a 19.30. Cal also won the 200 medley relay to complete the relay sweep. That team of Gabriel Jett, Jacob Soderlund, Dare Rose, and Bjorn Seeliger swam to a final time of 1:26.90, just 0.02 seconds ahead of Stanford’s ‘A’ relay.

Soderlund, Rose, and Seeliger also picked up their own individual wins. Seeliger won the 50 free in a 19.62, Rose won the 200 fly in a 1:46.71, and Soderlund won both the 50 (25.00) and 100 breast (54.73). Seeliger’s 50 free was a season-best time and is #16 in the NCAA so far this season.

Other event winners:

In This Story

22
Leave a Reply

Subscribe
Notify of

22 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
So confused
3 months ago

Does anyone know where Andrei Minakov ended up? Is he still in the States? Swimming anywhere?

Nordic
3 months ago

Where is the editor?

Joe
3 months ago

How did McFadden and Maurer both win the 200?

swimbrah
3 months ago

How did McFadden win with a 1:35 and Mauer also won with a 1:38???

Christopher DeBari
Reply to  swimbrah
3 months ago

lol

Reply to  swimbrah
3 months ago

For the Cal/Stanford triple distance, there are different event groups:

Sprint Free (50,100,200)
Distance Free (200,500,1000), Fly/Back/Breast (50,100,200)
and IM (100,200,400).

Each swimmer picks one category to compete in. As such, there ends up being 2 heats of 200 free, one for sprint free and one for distance free

swimbrah
Reply to  Coleman Hodges
3 months ago

Ah interesting

Karin OConnell
3 months ago

Congratulations Rex!

Tanner
3 months ago

Seeing Cal mens’ times at this point in the season is always hilarious to me

Foreign Embassy
3 months ago

I wondering where Matthew chai was at this meet. And whatever happened to Zachary Tan?! Did he ever show up?

Justin Pollard
3 months ago

Cal gotta be a little nervous with nearly every other top-5 team swimming times worthy of March 2024

JP input is too short
Reply to  Justin Pollard
3 months ago

They do this every year, and every year they end up just fine.

Lisa Simpson
Reply to  Justin Pollard
3 months ago

I see you are new at NCAA swimming, particularly Cal men

ArtVanDeLegh10
Reply to  Lisa Simpson
3 months ago

I don’t think Justin is new to swimming or Cal.

It’s just new that a lot of teams are swimming really fast in dual meets but Cal and Texas aren’t (so far).

March is all that matters so I don’t make much of dual meets. Everyone knows Cal will be fast when they need to be.

bobthebuilderrocks
Reply to  Lisa Simpson
3 months ago
Justin Pollard
Reply to  Justin Pollard
3 months ago

Think this was my most engaging comment ever 😂

Admin
Reply to  Justin Pollard
3 months ago

Good maybe you took the opportunity to learn about Cal swimming 💀💀💀

About Anya Pelshaw

Anya Pelshaw

Anya has been with SwimSwam since June 2021 as both a writer and social media coordinator. She was in attendance at the 2022 and 2023 Women's NCAA Championships writing and doing social media for SwimSwam. Currently, Anya is pursuing her B.A. in Economics and a minor in Government & Law at …

Read More »