Michigan junior Olivia Carter dropped the 200 IM on Day 2 of NCAAs as the 20th seed.
The Cal women went 5-for-5 and swept all relays here in Houston, with Izzy Ivey anchoring the Bears in a 46.81 to aid their 400 FR-R win by over 3 seconds.
The Cal Bears have won the 2021 Pac-12 team title, their first Pac-12 title since 2015. Meanwhile, UCLA placed 3rd and Utah 5th, both historic finishes.
Tonight, Stanford’s 4-year Pac-12 winning streak could be in jeopardy as the Cal Bears trail behind the Cardinals by 16.5 points.
After tonight’s session, the Stanford Cardinals maintain their lead. However, the Cal Bears narrowed the lead to a 16.5-point margin.
Five Cal Bears were under 22 seconds in the 200 free relay, including junior Izzy Ivey’s 21.14. In total, 9 Pac-12 women went under 22.
Washington State senior Chloe Larson won the 50 free Pac-12 title, followed by a three-way tie for second from UCLA’s Grover, Cal’s Riley, and USC’s Dobler.
The Cal Golden Bears look very strong this year, favored to put a stop to the Stanford win streak and compete for the NCAA title in March.
We’re kicking off the NCAA conference swimming season with our updated Power Ranks – including one big question we’d like to see answered for each team.
Two UCLA freshmen excelled with wins today, as the meet came down to a photo finish in the 400 free relay and Claire Grover anchored UCLA to the win.
Meanwhile, the Bruins won the majority of swimming events tonight, and the teams are locked in a tie going into tomorrow’s second and final session.
Improving 4 seconds from their fastest relay on Saturday, the Cal women put together a 3:12.79 400 free relay on Sunday to rank 2nd in the NCAA.
Cal’s Izzy Ivey continues to shine as she took down Olympian Abbey Weitzeil’s 100 free pool record with a personal best of 47.53, now #2 in the NCAA.
USC junior Isa Odgers earned two event wins to close out USC’s tri-meet while the UCLA Bruins won five events on Saturday.
Grover swam 4 relays amid 5 events across two days of racing, which included a big season-opening split in the 200 free relay.