Elizabeth Pelton is the top seed in the 200 backstroke, an event which could see four or more swimmers under the 1:50 barrier.
Courtney Bartholomew nearly broke the American record in the 100 back mid-season. Can she fight off a resurgent Rachel Bootsma among others for a national title?
The Cal teammates above will be battling for the 200 IM title in a race that could possibly scare the NCAA record.
Cal’s star freshman Cierra Runge helped to extend the Golden Bear lead on Day 2 of the Pac 12 Champs.
Cal women smash American, US Open, NCAA records in 800 free relay with 1:40 anchor from Missy Franklin
The California Golden Bears kicked off post-season swimming in a big way, not just breaking but smashing every major record in the 800 free relay on opening night.
Missy Franklin could sweep all of her individual events at the Pac-12 Champs, although Elizabeth Pelton has been faster this season in the 200 IM and 200 back.
Already this season she is within one second of that mark (1:40.31), and swimming faster in the event than she was last year. Going into the meet last season the American record was 1:41.21. Now, she’s swimming times like that in-season which is what puts this swim on this list.
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Elizabeth Pelton was one of many double event winners that helped propel the Cal Golden Bears to a 184 to 113 victory over the UCLA Bruins.
Franklin, pictured above, won three events and looked solid in Cal’s win over ASU.
Cal junior Elizabeth Pelton has been named the Pac-12 Swimmer of the Month for December after posting NCAA-leading times in both the 200-yard backstroke and 200-yard individual medley.
Bonnie Brandon led 1-2 finishes in both backstrokes to power the Lady Wildcats past all four visiting foes while the Zona men picked up the win over Missouri.
Cal’s Liz Pelton (right) and Missy Franklin (center) lead the NCAA with 4 individual “A” cuts each, and Rachel Bootsma (left) is also qualified.
Elizabeth Pelton and the women of Cal jumped from 4th to 1st in this week’s CSCAA rankings in Division I.