Freshman standout Ryan Hoffer won multiple events for the Cal Bears as they took down Pac-12 rival USC on Saturday.
After a semester abroad in Australia, USC junior Carsten Vissering made his return to NCAA swimming with a very strong 100 breast in USC’s Monday dual with the visiting Wisconsin Badgers.
It’s a dead heat at the top of our men’s rankings. Ryan Hoffer and Cal hold top time in the nation in 4 relays. But after a stellar Texas Invite, did the three-time defending champs run them down for the top spot?
A change at the top?
The NCAA season this fall has been almost as focused on who’s not swimming as on who is. That’s because a number of key contributors have been absent, some mysteriously, for the bulk of their team’s fall dual meets.
USC All-American Carsten Vissering is studying abroad in Australia for the fall semester, but will return to Southern Cal in time for the NCAA postseason.
On the men’s side, sprint ace Santo Condorelli closed in on the 20-second barrier in the 50 free, posting a 20.01 to win it ahead of Arizona’s Chad Idensohn (20.49).
Think Caeleb Dressel is going to win three events again this year? So do we.
The USC swimming and diving teams kick off the 2017-18 seasons with non-conference meets this weekend as the women’s squad competes at the University of San Diego on Friday at 2 p.m. while the Trojan men swim at UC Santa Barbara on Friday at2 p.m. and at Cal Poly on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Caeleb Dressel will swim for his collegiate legacy in his senior year with the Florida Gators.
The Trojans have a stacked sprint free group that includes Olympic sprinters Santo Condorelli and Dylan Carter.
The men’s 100 breast field is as stacked as ever, and it looks like it’ll be just as tight a squeeze to make the team this summer as it was at last summer’s Olympic Trials.
Stanford won its 33rd Pac-12 title, but the Cal Bears showed that they’re ready to go toe-to-toe with Texas in a few weeks.
The Stanford men, led in part by freshman Grant Shoults (pictured), took the Pac-12 team title tonight.
One of the top races to watch this morning will be the men’s 100 free, as USC’S Dylan Carter and ASU’s Cameron Craig will go head-to-head in heat 6.