NC State’s MacCausland, USC’s Delgado, and MIchigan’s Pyshnenko were all crucial 21.8-legs in their respective relays before their scratches.
Virginia enters the meet as the top seed in all 5 relays, although it’s tight in the 400 free relay.
The Cal women went 5-for-5 and swept all relays here in Houston, with Izzy Ivey anchoring the Bears in a 46.81 to aid their 400 FR-R win by over 3 seconds.
The Cal Bears have won the 2021 Pac-12 team title, their first Pac-12 title since 2015. Meanwhile, UCLA placed 3rd and Utah 5th, both historic finishes.
Tonight, Stanford’s 4-year Pac-12 winning streak could be in jeopardy as the Cal Bears trail behind the Cardinals by 16.5 points.
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.
2019 NCAA champ Brooke Forde leads the 500 free field this morning in a session where all three events are without the 2020 conference champ.
Stanford’s Brooke Forde (4:39.86) and Cal’s Robin Neumann (4:39.92) both cracked the 4:40 barrier this morning in the 500 free prelims.
The swim was Ivey’s 2nd best time in the 100 free this season, coming in under her previous best of 47.53, which she swam just 2 weeks ago in a dual with UCLA
Improving 4 seconds from their fastest relay on Saturday, the Cal women put together a 3:12.79 400 free relay on Sunday to rank 2nd in the NCAA.
Cal’s Izzy Ivey continues to shine as she took down Olympian Abbey Weitzeil’s 100 free pool record with a personal best of 47.53, now #2 in the NCAA.
USC freshman Kaitlyn Dobler broke the Spieker pool record in the 100 breast, getting the better of Cal’s Ema Rajic in the race.
Nathan Adrian made an appearance at the meet, swimming the men’s LCM 50 and 100 free.
Freshman Emily Gantriis opened things up for the Bears, taking the 50 free with a 22.24 in her first race at Cal.
After winning the race with the Pac-12 Meet Record as a freshman with Cal, now-senior Cierra Runge of ASU looks to return to the top of the podium in the mile