Elizabeth Pelton

Kathleen Baker Rocks 1:48.3 200 Back to Break Pac-12 Meet Record

Cal’s Kathleen Baker shredded her way to the 3rd fastest performance in history, clocking a 1:48.33 to clip Elizabeth Pelton’s Meet Record from 2013.

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Maya DiRado Becomes 5th-Fastest American Female 200 Backstroker in History

Tonight, Maya DiRado scored her third championship of the week to become the fifth-fastest American 200 backstroker in history and the fourth-fastest swimmer in the world this year.

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Elizabeth Pelton Announces Retirement

Elizabeth Pelton announced her retirement today, calling this morning’s 200 back prelims her “last race.”

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Olivia Smoliga Becomes 3rd-Fastest American in History in 100 Back

Olivia Smoliga clocked 59.02 to win the 100 back at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials and become the third-fastest American in history.

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2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Preview: Is Missy Back in Women’s 100 Back?

Missy Frankin was the best backstroker on the planet in 2012 and 2013. But now a crowd of young talents threatens her return trip to the Olympics in the 100 back.

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2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Preview: Fresh Faces In Women’s 200 IM

2012 Olympic bronze medalist Caitlin Leverenz is a favorite to win the 200 IM at 2016 Olympic Trials, but she will face serious competition on the road to Rio.

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Olympic Trials Preview: Franklin, Dirado to Fend Off Teens in 200 Back

The 19& under U.S. talent in the backstroke is starting to creep up on the tried-and-true Olympians up top, and Missy & co. will need to be on their game in the 200 back finals at Trials.

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The Future Is Bright: 23 U.S. 17 & Unders Would Have Scored At NCAAs

23 American swimmers aged 17 and under, including Claire Adams (pictured above) would have scored points in the ‘A’ or ‘B’ finals at this weekend’s 2016 Women’s NCAA Division I Championships.

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2016 Women’s D1 NCAA Championship Day 1 Finals Live Recap (800 Relays)

The Georgia Bulldogs took the first championship of the weekend in the 800 free relay.

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2016 NCAA W. Picks: Bears Look for Three in a Row for 800 Free Relay

Senior Elizabeth Pelton be looking for her third straight championship in the 800 free relay as swims it for the California Golden Bears for the fourth and final time at the NCAA championships this week.

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2016 Women’s NCAA Team Standings Predictions

Who’s our pick as Women’s NCAA team champion this week?

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2016 W. NCAA Picks: Eastin, Baker to Battle in 200 IM

This season, a pair of freshman are up to challenge Leverenz’s 1:51.77. Those freshman are Stanford’s Ella Eastin and Cal’s Kathleen Baker.

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2016 W. NCAA Picks: Experience, Youth Collide In 200 Back

Virginia’s Courtney Barthlomew (pictured) represents the established stars, Cal’s Amy Bilquist the rising young talent in a thick 200 backstroke field.

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2016 Women’s Pac-12 Championships: Day 4 Finals Recap

USC was successful in capturing their first Pac-12 Championship as a team this weekend. The Trojans finished 1st after a hard fought battle with the Stanford women, who were 2nd overall.

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2016 Women’s Pac-12 Championships: Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

Today is the final day of competition at the 2016 women’s Pac-12 Championships in Federal Way. With the team battles still extremely close, we’ll see each team looking to get their swimmers into finals of the 200 stroke events and the 100 freestyle.

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