No. 2 California finished off the two-day Chick-Fil-A Invitational with another strong set of events Saturday, as the Golden Bears claimed five of seven races and won the five-team event.
They may not have the depth to challenge Stanford for a title, but with their sprint talent, they should be challenging for several relay titles and should get multiple individual titles with Baker alone.
Kevin Litherland blasted a 15:10.93 to lead the afternoon heats of the men’s 1500 free.
Kathleen Baker took home the 2016-2017 Cal Women’s MVP Award.
Kathleen Baker headlines the 200 back, but Ally Howe, who smashed the 100 back American Record last night, will look for a sweep of the backstrokes.
Celina Li picked up three individual wins to lead Cal to their second win of the year over Washington State, 155-97.
Kenisha Liu of Brea Aquatics stole the show at the Roseville Sectional Championships, winning four individual events on the weekend.
Davis’ Chenoa Devine won the 200 and 500 freestyles, helping her team to a 2nd place finish in the team standings behind Granite Bay.
Nitro’s Taylor Abbott (above) won Team USA’s only individual medal at the 2014 edition of this meet.
Berkeley Aquatic Club breaststroker Alexa Buckley has given her verbal commitment to Cal for the fall of 2016.
Distance free and open water star Chenoa Devine (on the right next to coach Ray Wieser) will stay in-state for her college career after verbally committing to the California Golden Bears.
15-year-old Reece Whitley, pictured above, inched closer to Michael Andrew’s 15-16 national age group record in the men’s 100m breast with a 1:01.34, the 12th-fastest qualifying time overall.
Connor Hoppe has broken his own section record in prelims at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships.
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