Even with four key deferrals, the high school class of 2020 lived up to the hype with five massive NCAA scorers (30+ points) and 29 total freshmen scorers.
Wisconsin’s Phoebe Bacon was a standout in her freshman year, scoring 51 pints and winning the NCAA title in the 200 back.
Kylee Alons blasted the 4th-fastest fly relay split in history to help lead the Wolfpack to the first-ever sub-3:25 400 medley relay. **Updated with video**
UVA has pulled into the lead after the first full day of swimming and diving, with the ‘Hoo’s well on their way to their first NCAA title in school history.
The 400 medley relay is seeded to be a very tight race at the top, with the 4 top seeds all entering at 3:26.
NC State’s MacCausland, USC’s Delgado, and MIchigan’s Pyshnenko were all crucial 21.8-legs in their respective relays before their scratches.
Cal’s win in the 200 medley relay have now closed the gap between them and Stanford to just 16.5 points heading into the final day.
Five Cal Bears were under 22 seconds in the 200 free relay, including junior Izzy Ivey’s 21.14. In total, 9 Pac-12 women went under 22.
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.
Cal junior Izzy Ivey is scheduled to swim exhibition in the 50 free in prelims on Thursday, but won’t be eligible for finals or points in that event.
The Cal Golden Bears look very strong this year, favored to put a stop to the Stanford win streak and compete for the NCAA title in March.
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
Cal junior Isabel Ivey was named the Pac-12 Swimmer of the Week Feb. 3 following the Bears’ wins over USC and 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.