Freshmen were pivotal in Utah’s win in the women’s meet.
He then raced the 400 IM, touching in 3:56.40, 10 seconds off his personal best of 3:46.54.
The NCAA swim season is upon us, and it’s time for a time-honored tradition: SwimSwam’s staff predicting NCAA event champions half a year out.
One big graduation leaves holes in the relays, but the Arizona men have a young core of returning swimmers, including fast-rising freestyler Brooks Fail.
We’ll see a Worlds team member in the men’s 200 fly as Justin Wright will be in the mix, but teenage star Luca Urlando looks like the man to beat in this one.
Today’s morning session begins with heats of the 200 fly and 100 free, and timed finals of the women’s 800 free and men’s 1500 free.
15-year-old Justina Kozan registered a new lifetime best in the 200 fly. She out-touched another 15-year-old, Katie Crom, to take the win.
With World Championships roughly a month away, Dressel has now been under 48 twice this season, after not breaking that mark at all last summer.
Leah Smith collected three wins – and knocked 15 seconds off her 200 breast lifetime best – at the Southwest Classic this weekend in Tucson, Arizona.
Cal had a huge morning, with top qualifying spots in 3 of 5 swimming events. That includes Andrew Seliskar, searching for his first-ever individual NCAA title after becoming the fifth man ever under 1:40 in the 200 IM this morning.
The Cal bears look to bounce back from their 3rd place finish in the 800 free relay, with Andrew Seliskar and Ryan Hoffer leading the charge with top seeds.
Fresh off the fastest relay-start 200 free in history, Townley Haas will look to defend his NCAA title in the 500 free, battling top-seeded Felix Auboeck for position this morning. The two should swim in the same prelims heat.
Haas looks to be the front-runner for the title, but Felix Auboeck could challenge.
Cal all but has the team title locked up, while it appears Stanford and Arizona have 2nd and 3rd locked down respectively.
The 2019 Pac-12 Men’s Championships continue tonight with finals of the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, and 200 free relay.