Washington State senior Chloe Larson won the 50 free Pac-12 title, followed by a three-way tie for second from UCLA’s Grover, Cal’s Riley, and USC’s Dobler.
With two 2019 champs graduated and the third taking a redshirt, we’ll have a brand-new slate of women’s diving winners at 2020 NCAAs.
USC has a fourth women’s diver qualified for NCAAs, but it was Stanford’s Mia Paulsen who dominated the final day on a huge last dive.
Henry Fusaro of USC was an NCAA scorer way back in 2017, but was 17th in 2018 and injured in 2019. He returned to the Zone E title today on 1-meter.
Lauren Burch, a diver from The Woodlands High School, has verbally committed to Stanford University for 2021-22.
Gone are the days of Ledecky, Manuel, Eastin and Ruck. But Stanford still has the depth of multiple #1 recruiting classes who will need to step up in 2020.
Stanford has mathematically eliminated Cal from NCAA title contention.
In the 200 fly, we’ll see Stanford’s defending champ and NCAA Record holder Ella Eastin go up against USC’s Louise Hansson, who took down the 100 fly NCAA Record last night.
The Stanford women have cut two swimmers from their NCAA roster to make room for four qualifying divers. Sophomore Katie Glavinovich has been cut from the NCAA roster for the second-straight year.
Newcomers and redshirt returners threaten to shake up last year’s diving order, including on 1-meter, where UCLA’s Maria Polyakova returns from a redshirt year to recreate what was a seven-point thriller of a finish with Sarah Bacon and Alison Gibson in 2017.
The USC women will add two more divers to their NCAA roster with Madison Witt and Carly Souza qualifying today on platform at the Zone E Championships.
The Stanford men added their second NCAA-qualifying freshman diver, with Noah Vigran taking second on 3-meter at the Zone E Championships.
Eastin also won both backstrokes as Stanford put down a bunch of eye-popping times today during their senior meet.
The 2018 USA Diving Winter Trials continued Tuesday with synchro competitions in the men’s platform and the women’s 3-meter.
Taylor Ruck won a pair of individual events in her Stanford debut against Utah.