Ryan Hoffer and the Cal Bears got off to a fast start as they dominated the 200 medley relay, but Arizona’s Chatham Dobbs had a strong showing with a 19.74 fly split to help the Wildcats to silver.
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).
Ryan Murphy will look to lead Cal back to the top of the podium in the 200 medley relay.
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.
Olympic gold medalist and World Record holder Ryan Murphy will take on the 100 back tonight.
Cal’s Andrew Seliskar will look to set up a sweep of the IM events, while teammates Ryan Murphy (100 back) and Justin Lynch (100 fly) seek their first individual titles of the meet.
In the 200 IM, Arizona State’s Cameron Craig made a big statement to take the top seed, but he’ll be challenged by Cal’s Ryan Murphy and Andrew Seliskar tonight.
USC’s defending champ Reed Malone will take on the 500 free this morning, but he’ll be up against a loaded Stanford distance group that includes Liam Egan, True Sweetser, and Grant Shoults.
Tonight’s action will feature several world class swimmers, including Olympians Dylan Carter, Ryan Murphy, Santo Condorelli, and Long Gutierrez.
Texas standout Madisyn Cox was on fire tonight, breaking Kathleen Hersey’s former school record in the 200 IM with a 1:52.83. That also makes her the 10th fastest performer of all time.
The Arizona women posted a lightning fast 1:34.63 for a new school record and NCAA ‘A’ cut time in the 200 medley relay courtesy of Taylor Garcia, Kennedy Lohman, Annie Ochitwa, and Katrina Konopka.
Katy Campbell and Matthew Hutchins both picked up wins in the distance events on night 1 of the LA Invite.
Since finishing 12th last season, NC State has improved their 200 medley relay tremendously. The Wolfpack put up a 1:23.19 at ACCs, to take the top seed heading into NCAAs.
It’s night 2 of the 2016 men’s Pac-12 Championships and tonight we’ll see the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, and 200 free relays. USC is the current leader, but Stanford is in position to make a charge for the lead.