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.
Following along as day 1 finals for the Women’s PAC-12 Swimming and Diving Championships get underway in Houston, Texas.
The Cal Golden Bears look very strong this year, favored to put a stop to the Stanford win streak and compete for the NCAA title in March.
Stanford senior Brooke Forde has swum a different Pac-12 lineup in each season of her career, but she’s never-before attempted this tough day 2 double.
The swim was Ivey’s 2nd best time in the 100 free this season, coming in under her previous best of 47.53, which she swam just 2 weeks ago in a dual with UCLA
Improving 4 seconds from their fastest relay on Saturday, the Cal women put together a 3:12.79 400 free relay on Sunday to rank 2nd in the NCAA.