Quah Zheng Will Not Compete for Cal this Season (Pac-12 Psych Sheets)


Psych sheets are out for the 2017 Pac-12 men’s swimming & diving championships that begin on Wednesday with a relay-only timed finals session.

Like most conferences, coaches are allowed to over-enter athletes and then scratch them down, so many event entries are still veiled in secrecy.

The biggest news is that Cal was unable to get approval for Quah Zheng to swim this season. Zheng, a Singapore Olympian, arrived on campus mid-season, but was unable to get approval from the NCAA to compete right away.

In earnest, though, we’ve listed the potential lineups of some of the biggest-name swimmers below.

  • Defending NCAA backstroke champion Ryan Murphy is pre-entered in 6 events – the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 back, 200 back, and 200 IM. He swam the 200 IM, 100 back, and 200 back at NCAAs last season.
  • Andrew Seliskar is entered in the 200 free, 200 breaststroke, 200 fly, 200 IM, and 400 IM. Those are the only 5 races he’s swum this season.
  • Grant Shoults is entered in the 200, 500, and 1650 free, with a curveball entry in the 200 fly as an alternative to the mile on the final day. He actually swam both on the final day of the team’s mid-season invite at Texas.
  • USC sophomore Carsten Vissering, the top seed in the 100 breaststroke, will also swim the 200 breaststroke and 50 free at the meet.

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3 years ago

Swaq swaq swaq

3 years ago

Whoah he would have made a huge difference can you imagine having as many as 6 backstrokers in a final?

Reply to  Uberfan
3 years ago

Ask Eddie Reese what that is like. They had 6 2 years ago in the 1 fly

Sir Swimsalot
3 years ago

I’m want to see what Murphy can do in the freestyles when tapered. He was no slouch in high school; it would be interesting to see how much he has improved since then.

Reply to  Sir Swimsalot
3 years ago

Yeah they should let him lead off some relays if they’re not trying to get anyone else NCAA times.

Reply to  Sir Swimsalot
3 years ago

He won’t be tapered

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