Stanford returns most of its key NCAA contributors from last year and adds a stellar freshman class led by summer 2018 breakout star Jack LeVant.
Stanford and Pacific swam each other in unusual distances including the 600 and 300 free, as well as 150s of the strokes.
Stanford’s freshman class had a strong debut, with 5 freshmen women and 4 freshmen men securing individual wins to help the Cardinal beat Utah.
A stacked distance group only gets stronger as Stanford brings in one of the nation’s better recruiting classes.
After finishing 14th with 112.5 points in 2016, the Cardinal turned it around to take 5th at the 2017 NCAA meet, more than doubling their previous score with 242 points.
The Cardinal’s Jimmy Yoder blazed to a 1:41.31 in a 200 fly time trial, dropping over 2.5 seconds from his season best to move from 35th in the nation to 7th. It was also over a half second under the NCAA ‘A’ cut (1:41.86).
Cole Cogswell, the #7 recruit in the high school class of 2015, will swim at the 2016 Futures Championships.
Patrick Mulcare’s three wins helped USC hand Stanford their first loss of the season.
Stanford’s Connor Black heads into the first night of finals at the A3 Invitational with the top seed in the 50 free.
After 4 amazing years at Stanford, the Cardinal will face their first season without superstar David Nolan, who contributed over 25% of their NCAA points last season
Santa Margarita senior Katie McLaughlin broke the 100 fly national high school record at CIFSS Division I championships.
Santa Margarita junior Grant Shoults swept the 200/500 freestyles and posted the fastest 500 time in history in the independent schools category.
2015 CIF-SS Division I Prelims – Weitzeil, Wasting No Time, Breaks 50 and 100 Free National HS Records
Abbey Weitzeil of Saugus High School finally smiled after her 3rd national high school record at CIFSS Division I prelims on Thursday.
2015 CIF-SS Division I Preview – Santa Margarita Depth Should Carry Girls; University-Dana Hills Boys Even on Paper
Katie McLaughlin is expected to go out with a big bang in her last high school meet at CIF-SS Division I championships on Saturday.
Saugus High School’s Abbey Weitzeil won the 200 free and 100 back at the 2015 Foothill League Championships in Santa Clarita on Thursday.