The 2021 NCAA Women’s Championships are off in less than an hour, with the only event of the night the 800 free relay timed finals.
Over 97% of readers think Alex Walsh will win the 200 IM as a freshman at the 2021 Women’s NCAA Championships.
At ACCs, UVA’s Alex Walsh won the 200 IM title with a monster 1:51.53. Could Walsh win the NCAA title and threaten the American record as a freshman?
With Ivey, Cal looks incredibly strong for the 800 free relay crown. Without Ivey, though, Virginia could run away with this.
Ivey was dominant in winning the 100 free, 100 back and 100 fly individually, while also contributing on four winning relays for the Golden Bears.
The Cal women went 5-for-5 and swept all relays here in Houston, with Izzy Ivey anchoring the Bears in a 46.81 to aid their 400 FR-R win by over 3 seconds.
The Cal Bears have won the 2021 Pac-12 team title, their first Pac-12 title since 2015. Meanwhile, UCLA placed 3rd and Utah 5th, both historic finishes.
Tonight, Stanford’s 4-year Pac-12 winning streak could be in jeopardy as the Cal Bears trail behind the Cardinals by 16.5 points.
After tonight’s session, the Stanford Cardinals maintain their lead. However, the Cal Bears narrowed the lead to a 16.5-point margin.
Cal’s Izzy Ivey will defend her 2020 Pac-12 title in the 100 back today, part of a busy prelims session from Houston, Texas.
Five Cal Bears were under 22 seconds in the 200 free relay, including junior Izzy Ivey’s 21.14. In total, 9 Pac-12 women went under 22.
Washington State senior Chloe Larson won the 50 free Pac-12 title, followed by a three-way tie for second from UCLA’s Grover, Cal’s Riley, and USC’s Dobler.
2019 NCAA champ Brooke Forde leads the 500 free field this morning in a session where all three events are without the 2020 conference champ.
Stanford’s Brooke Forde (4:39.86) and Cal’s Robin Neumann (4:39.92) both cracked the 4:40 barrier this morning in the 500 free prelims.
Cal junior Izzy Ivey is scheduled to swim exhibition in the 50 free in prelims on Thursday, but won’t be eligible for finals or points in that event.