One of the big scratches tonight came from Georgia’s Gunnar Bentz, who was the top seed in the 400 IM.
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.
Olympic gold medalist and World Record holder Ryan Murphy will take on the 100 back tonight.
Cal’s Andrew Seliskar will look to set up a sweep of the IM events, while teammates Ryan Murphy (100 back) and Justin Lynch (100 fly) seek their first individual titles of the meet.
It was all outside smoke in the men’s 200 free final. Texas’ Townley Haas, who squeaked into the top 8 this morning, and Stanford’s Grant Shoults, who got scratched in after taking 9th in prelims, were the fastest 2 swimmers tonight.
Olympic gold medalist Clark Smith followed up his fast 500 free victory last night with the top 200 free time in this morning’s prelims at the 2016 Texas Invite.
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.
This season, Licon will return to the event without Kalisz, who is redshirting for the Olympic year. He will, however, have to face Cal’s Josh Prenot and Andrew Seliskar. This could turn out to be one of the best races of the meet.
Live Recap of the day 2 finals at the Men’s Pac-12 Championships.
Curtis Ogren is the top seed in the 400 IM for Stanford, as the Cardinal look to solidify their title odds tonight at the 2016 Men’s Pac-12 Championships
Stanford holds the team lead as we head into day 3 prelims, 46 points ahead of USC. Today we’ll see the 100s fly, back, and breast, as well as the 400 IM and 200 free.
It’s night 2 of the 2016 men’s Pac-12 Championships and tonight we’ll see the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, and 200 free relays. USC is the current leader, but Stanford is in position to make a charge for the lead.
Michael Cohn, Paul Li, Michael Leung and Chandler Pourvahidi of UC San Diego set a school record in the 800 free relay on Friday at the A3 Performance Invitational that the Tritons hosted at East Los Angeles College.
Patrick Conaton and the Stanford men’s team dominated the prelims session on Day 3 of the A3 Performance Invitational in California.