After repeating as champions last season, the Stanford Cardinal is in the hunt for a threepeat, but the Cal Bears won’t make it easy.
We’re now through the second round of NCAA midseason invites and it’s time to take a look at where the division 1 teams stand.
Plenty of swimmers will face their last chance to qualify for Worlds tonight, including Josh Prenot.
Kevin Litherland blasted a 15:10.93 to lead the afternoon heats of the men’s 1500 free.
Clark Smith will be in a close battle for a spot on the World Championship team in the men’s 400 free.
With Wilimovsky out of World Trials, the men’s 1500 now becomes wide open.
To give a comparison of times across all of the meets, we’ve compiled the top 8 times in each event.
After coming in as the top seed last year, Texas senior Clark Smith will look to redeem himself and land on top of the podium this time around in the men’s 1650 free.
Stanford is one of the best teams in the country this year, but they’ll be battling a tough Cal team that also ranks among the best of the best.
The Stanford men were on a roll this morning, putting 4 swimmers into the final of the 500 free and 5 swimmers into the final of the 200 IM.
Among the notable races to watch is the men’s 200 yard free, which will feature U.S. Olympic gold medalists Clark Smith and Townley Haas, as well as Stanford freshman standout Grant Shoults and Olympic champ Ous Mellouli.
Fail should have an immediate scoring impact for Arizona at the Pac-12 Championship meet, as his 15:15.35 in the mile is already good enough to have scored last season.
The Arizona Wildcats have picked up some distance talent after FAST Swim Team’s Jared Kaskawal has verbally committed to join them in Tucson for the upcoming season.
On the men’s side, a trio of Russian teammates swept the podium places in the 100 free, led by former USC Trojan Vlad Morozov in 49.08.
Tonight’s finals session will mark the official end of the 2016 U.S Olympic Trials where the remaining roster spots will be filled and a complete picture of the American Olympic swim team will emerge.