Elizabeth Beisel looks to end her final day at the NCAA Championships a winner, but a studly group of sophomores including defending champ Liz Pelton (above) may spoil her exit.
Mitch Bowmile is back with his weekly roundup of swimming competition. This week, Mitch tackles the college conference championships that happened across the country last weekend including the men’s ACCs, men’s Big Tens and women’s Pac-12s.
Arizona’s Margo Geer leads a loaded 100 free field that includes Cal star Missy Franklin and 50 free champion Kasey Carlson.
Missy Franklin won 3 events, but Stanford swam away with a decisive victory less than 2 weeks out of the Pac-12 Championships.
Cal was nothing short of dominant at home, winning 206-92 on the men’s side and 190-109 for the women. Missy Franklin and Ryan Murphy each won four races, putting up huge relay splits along the way.
Aya Terakawa wrapped up a stellar career in 2013 with several national records and a pair of bronze medals at World Championships.
Tennessee Aquatics Coach Marshall Goldman: “After witnessing what I saw behind the scenes from all of the swimmers and coaches…I was left speechless and an even bigger fan of the sport to which I’ve been a lifelong fan.”
Many thanks to Melissa Lundie, melissalundie.com, for capturing these photo.
Missy Franklin won four times, but Dillon Virva was the star of the night at day one of the UNLV Invite.
Cal had to wake up after an early charge from Florida today; Li lead a Cal comeback in their two day duel (Photo Credit: Janna Schulze)
After years of carrying on a friendly rivalry in the long course pool, Elizabeth Pelton and Missy Franklin will team up in an effort to bring the NCAA title back to Berkeley.
Women’s 200 backstroke race footage is courtesy of swimswam partner Universal Sports Network. (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)
Chad le Clos of South Africa won his first major international title in the 100 butterfly today in Barcelona winning in a lifetime best of 51.06. (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)
Katie Ledecky is now the American record holder in the 400 meter freestyle, and the world record holder in the 800 meter and 1500 meter freestyle races. She is the first American to do this since Janet Evans held all three world records simultaneously in 1988. (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)
Missy Frankling looks very tired from winning all of those gold medals… (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)