Izzy Ivey (pictured) will be leaned on heavily by the Bears once again as they battle to return to the top-three of the NCAA.
After a speedy dual meet Friday night, Cal and UVA opted to compete in non-traditional events like mixed relays, skins races, and a biathlon on Saturday.
The Virginia women beat Cal by 20 points in the first-ever dual meet between the two teams. The teams will compete in non-traditional events on October 16.
Isabel Ivey contributed to two pool record-breaking Cal relays during the final session of the 2021 Chick-Fil-A Invitational.
Cal freshmen Mia Kragh (pictured) and Lizzy Cook went 1-3 in the 100 fly, while Lea Polonsky won the 400 IM in Session 2 at Chick-Fil-A Invite.
Freshman Lea Polonsky kicked off her California Golden Bears swimming career with a big W in the 200 IM on Friday in Fresno.
Ivey managed to win a majority of the events at Cal’s first meet of the year to earn the distinction of Queen of the Pool.
In Santa Clara, Abbey Weitzeil put up a solid 54.18 mid-season effort in the 100 FR. She remains No. 4 in the U.S. this season with her season best of 53.66.
Highlighting the second finals session was Olympian Abbey Weitzeil in the women’s 50 free, who swam a pair of identical times at 24.61.
Katie McLaughlin swam just off her 200 free season best in Santa Clara on Friday with a 1:57.65, remaining No. 5 in the US this season.
Pro swim series Nelle finali che si disputeranno oggi sfida nei 200 misti tra Andrew, Dressel e Lochte. Ledecky finale dei 100 stile
The last prelims session of the 2021 Pro Swim Series in Mission Viejo is set to begin with the men’s and women’s 200 IM, 200 back, and 100 free.
Virginia will have at least one A-finalist in each of the five individual events while Texas, NC State, and Cal will see 4 swimmers in the A-final.
After emphatic conference titles, Kentucky and Ohio State looked great, in particular. The Wildcats surged to second overall and OSU seventh.
With Ivey, Cal looks incredibly strong for the 800 free relay crown. Without Ivey, though, Virginia could run away with this.