Reece Whitley has a chance to sweep the breaststroke events for a second straight year tonight at the Men’s Pac-12 Championships.
Cal senior Daniel Carr will take on teammates Destin Lasco, Bryce Mefford and Hugo Gonzalez as he aims to repeat as the Pac-12 champion in the men’s 200 back.
Gonzalez time-trialed a 200 breaststroke early in the meet, and opted to focus on the 200 back for points on Wednesday in Houston.
Cal senior Trenton Julian will attempt to defend his Pac-12 title in the 200 free, though last year he swapped out the 400 IM for his NCAA day 3 entry.
Arizona senior Brooks Fail comes into finals looking for his first Pac-12 title in the 500 free after qualifying first in the prelims in a time of 4:13.81.
Stanford’s Grant Shoults will aim to win the Pac-12 500 free title for a fourth time on Day 2 of the conference championships in Houston.
Stanford junior Alex Liang led a trio of Cardinal swimmers into the ‘A’ final of the 200 IM on Day 2 of the Men’s Pac-12 Championships.
Destin Lasco is looking at a likely 200 free/100 back double on Tuesday after scratching the 50 free on Monday morning in Houston.
Cal is going up against Texas at the NCAA Championships in March, but first, they’ll take on the rest of the Pac-12 at the conference championships.
The Texas Longhorns are still waiting on Austin Katz to perform to previous levels, but if he does, the ceiling for the Texas men is a national championship.
The hosts UNLV Rebels took nine of the sixteen events on the first day of competition against the visiting Arizona Wildcats.
The time comes in just off Schlicht’s best of 3:40.14, which he swam at the 2019 NCAAs.
Arizona swimmers Brooks Fail and David Schlicht punched their NCAA tickets, and the Wildcat men and women lead the Antelopes after Day 1.
Arizona will get two key contributors back from Olympic gap years. David Schlicht (redshirt) and Faith Knelson (deferral) competed at this morning’s invite.
It’s a runaway in the men’s Pac-12, where a late transfer probably only expanded a massive Cal lead in votes for the preseason favorite.