Ryan Hoffer and the Cal Bears got off to a fast start as they dominated the 200 medley relay, but Arizona’s Chatham Dobbs had a strong showing with a 19.74 fly split to help the Wildcats to silver.
The No. 10 USC men’s swimming and diving team — unbeaten so far this season – gets its toughest challenge yet as it hosts No. 1 California on Friday (Feb. 2) at 2 p.m. and No. 4 Stanford on Saturday (Feb. 3) at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center.
Jensen won the individual 100 free in 43.07 before leading off the winning 400 free relay in 42.99.
Per the request of some of our commenters, we’ve gone through and scored out how the men’s NCAA team battle would go based on the midseason rankings.
We’re now through the second round of NCAA midseason invites and it’s time to take a look at where the division 1 teams stand.
It was a big weekend in Athens for Cal’s Daniel Carr, who put up his first sub-46 swim in the 100 back to win the event in 45.96 on night 2 at the Georgia Invite
Lynch led by a nail at the halfway mark, but was able to outpace Hoffer to stretch his lead up to a couple of tenths through the back half.
The third and final prelims session of the 2017 UGA Invite wrapped up this morning with the Cal Bears continuing to look dominant.
Gonzalez’s time was not only the fastest time in the NCAA thus far by 2 seconds, but also the fastest time done by any swimmer this year, topping Chase Kalisz’s 3:39.45 from Winter Nationals.
Cal, Michigan, and Georgia continue to duke it out at the UGA Invite, giving swim fans a preview of what’s to come at the NCAA Championships.
Much of the pre-season conversation about Cal’s Andrew Seliskar has been whether he will keep the 200 fly on his NCAA schedule or swap it out for the 200 breast. He swam and won both of those races Saturday against the Utes.
Rafael Domeyko is hitting the road this NCAA swimming season to photograph school’s around the country. In his second stop of “Rafael On The Road” series is Cal Berkley.
Incoming freshman Ryan Hoffer is a huge addition for the Bears and will play a big role on the relays in addition to being a key player individually. He’s already fast enough to have scored big in both sprints at 2017 NCAAs.
Ryan Hoffer is the most valuable NCAA prospect since Caeleb Dressel, and he’s not alone in a powerhouse #1 class for 2017.
The 100-meter races were host to tonight’s biggest time drops, with all five of our biggest drops coming from the 100 back and 100 breast. Isabel Ivey had the day’s biggest drop, moving from 1:03 to 1:01 in the 100 back. Bethany Galat (pictured) had the biggest drop among top-16 seeds.