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.
Having gone 1-2 in the event two years ago, Brooke Forde and Paige Madden will be back next week to battle it out in their last-ever NCAA 500 freestyles.
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.
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.