Arkansas’ Peyton Palsha has scratched out of the 400 IM after coming into the meet seeded 15th overall.
The time has finally come for the first non-Lilly King 100 BR NCAA champion to be crowned in 2021. NC State’s Sophie Hansson looks to be the best candidate.
With Ivey, Cal looks incredibly strong for the 800 free relay crown. Without Ivey, though, Virginia could run away with this.
None of the top swimmers in this event are pure sprinters, which is a contrast to 2020, when Erika Brown, Abbey Weitzeil and Veronica Burchill led the NCAA.
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.
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.
Isabelle Stadden will challenge the 1:50 barrier in the 200 back today, while the Cal Bears hold the top four seeds in the 100 free.
The final day of the 2021 PAC-12 Championships will go down to the wire in the team battle between Stanford and Cal, with Stanford holding a slight lead.
Cal’s win in the 200 medley relay have now closed the gap between them and Stanford to just 16.5 points heading into the final day.
After tonight’s session, the Stanford Cardinals maintain their lead. However, the Cal Bears narrowed the lead to a 16.5-point margin.
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.
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
16-year-old Lydia Jacoby of Seward, Alaska has moved to #2 all-time in the 15-16 age category in the 100m breast.
The Pac-12 brings in three of the top five recruiting classes nationwide on the women’s side, and a young Stanford team gets even tougher.