Alexei Sancov will be relied upon heavily during his freshman campaign with the USC Trojans.
California Aquatics brought 23 men to the U.S. National Championships. And coach Dave Durden helped 18 of them earn finals swims and 13 Cal swimmers make some sort of major international travel team for Team USA.
Last year, it took 1:00.75 to final. This year’s field shapes up to be much, much faster.
Kevin Cordes’ 26.76 stands as the American Record, while Andrew has been 27.12 and Wilson 27.18.
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Katinka Hosszu moved to 8th in the world with her 2:10.87 in the women’s 200 IM at the Speedo Grand Challenge.
Katinka Hosszu swam her first races of 2018 this morning in Irvine, California.
Looking back, you might be surprised who wound up with the #1 class in terms of total individual NCAA scoring from 2015 to 2018.
Flashback 2013: We had Bolles School teammates Joseph Schooling and Caeleb Dressel ranked #1 and #2 in the class. How did those rankings hold up, and what did the rest of the top-ranked recruiting class look like over four years of NCAA production?
Indiana leads a brutally-close team battle, and also has several event title contenders tonight: among them Ian Finnerty (pictured) in the 100 breast and Blake Pieroni in the 200 free.
Cal and USC battled for the win, with USC narrowly pulling it out in 1:21.82 to Cal’s 1:21.88. The Bears, though they finished 2nd, set a new American Record.
Finnerty smashed his lifetime best to win the 100 breast, clocking in at 49.69.
Friday night will feature finals for the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and 200 medley relay.
Five teams are within 16 and a half points of one another for the NCAA crown at the moment, with today’s meet-high 7-event prelims session holding perhaps the most valuable key to securing a team championship.
Cal could swap Justin Lynch to fly on the 400 medley relay, throwing in Ryan Hoffer or Michael Jensen as they seek to run down Indiana for the NCAA title.