Whitley improved his nation-leading 1:56.60 with a 1:55.87 today. Only Andrew Seliskar has been under 1:57.9 this year, besides Whitley.
Katie McLaughlin set a new PB in the 50 free and won the 100 free in 48.7 as the Cal women won their first dual of the season against Utah.
As a junior with Oak Ridge HS last year, Colby Mefford was the 100 back runner-up at the 2018 CIF State Championships
Townley Haas and the Texas Longhorns are the returning #1s… right? Our first-place votes are surprisingly split in our preseason NCAA men’s Power Rankings.
Abbey Weitzeil won four out of five individual races today and was crowned the Queen of the Pool.
Coming off a big summer, the versatile Andrew Seliskar could contend for NCAA titles in a wide array of events while contributing on any and all Golden Bear relays.
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.
The 100 back includes World Record holder and Olympic champion Ryan Murphy, 100 back Olympic champ Matt Grevers, Worlds 50 backstroker Justin Ress, Olympic backstroker Jacob Pebley, and Harvard standout Dean Farris in his first ever long course nationals final.
Regan Smith and Olympic medalist Kathleen Baker will go up against a stacked 100 back field after tying for the 200 back win.
Ryan Murphy will go for the backstroke sweep on day 4 of the 2018 Phillips 66 Nationals Championships.
After a prelims tie, World Junior Record holder Michael Andrew and American Record holder Caeleb Dressel will battle for the Worlds spot in the 50 fly
After winning the 100 free last night, Indiana’s Blake Pieroni looks dangerous in the 200 free, but Texas’ Townley Haas is the man to beat.
The men’s 100 back continues to be one of the most competitive events in the U.S.
With a healthy mix of veterans and newcomers, the 50 back is still Justin Ress’ to lose.
In the pool, new assistant Chase Kreitler led the sprint and mid groups through a resistance set of 25’s