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.
Pawel Sendyk comes in as the top seed for this morning’s preliminary heats of the 50 freestyle and is searching for his first Pac-12 individual title.
Andrew Seliskar leads a stacked Cal group that’s looking for their second consecutive Men’s Pac-12 title.
Hugo Gonzalez is on the psych sheets for Pac-12s, but that’s no guarantee that he’ll swim.
The Arizona women rolled, while the Arizona State men won a close battle on Saturday, but all 4 squads had noteworthy times to close their regular seasons.
The Wolfpack men easily handled the Longhorns and Wildcats in Austin Friday.
The Cardinal women had a handful of multi-event winners. NCAA champion Ella Eastin was among them as she dominated the 500 free in 4:46.04 ahead of Arizona’s Kirsten Jacobsen (4:55.35).
The Stanford women are back in action for the first time in 2019.
More upheaval at the top! For the second straight men’s Power Rankings, we have a new #1 as the battle for the NCAA title continues to tighten.