Looking to bounce back from 9th at NCAAs, the Stanford Cardinal women are re-loading their roster with four Olympians, including fifth-year Brooke Forde.
Highlighting the 2021 Longhorn Elite Invite this weekend include Olympic hopeful Carson Foster and Olympic champions Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky.
NC State’s MacCausland, USC’s Delgado, and MIchigan’s Pyshnenko were all crucial 21.8-legs in their respective relays before their scratches.
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.
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.
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.
Winter Juniors A-finalist Anna Shaw has announced her verbal commitment to the Stanford University Cardinal for the 2021-22 school year.
After winning the race with the Pac-12 Meet Record as a freshman with Cal, now-senior Cierra Runge of ASU looks to return to the top of the podium in the mile
Stanford’s Allie Raab will look to sweep the breaststroke events after taking the 100 breast title last night. Teammate Zoe Bartel, however, is the top seed.
USC senior Louise Hansson, the reigning NCAA Champion and NCAA Record holder, will race for her 4th-straight Pac-12 title in tonight’s 100 fly final.
USC’s Laticia Transom, who put up the fastest split of the field in the 800 free relay, swims the individual 200 free today.
The Arizona State women have the top 3 seeds for the 500 free, led by Emma Nordin, who set a lifetime best in prelims as the top qualifier.
The 2020 women’s Pac-12 Championships begin tonight in Federal Way with timed finals of the 800 free relay and 400 medley relay.