Claire Curzan was the top qualifier in both the 100 fly and 100 back this morning, but she’ll be challenged by Torri Huske and Katherine Berkoff in each.
In #1 Cal’s victory against #7 Stanford at the triple-distance meet, Gabriel Jett experimented with a discipline that he doesn’t typically race and set PBs.
Torri Huske put her versatility on display against Utah, winning the 100 back and 200 breast as Stanford rolled past Utah in their season opener.
After taking a giant leap forward last season, the Cardinal bring in a strong recruiting class that bolsters a well-rounded squad in 2022-23.
Grant House of Arizona State posted a 1:30.54 lead-off split for Sun Devil’s 800 freestyle relay earlier in the meet and will race the individual event today.
Jonathan Affeld of Stanford broke two Avery Aquatic Center records en-route to sweeping the butterfly events as Stanford topped Cal.
Smith also swam to a win in the 200 backstroke (1:52.40) swimming the event for the first time in a dual-meet this season.
France’s Leon Marchand continues to show success in his first year at Arizona State as he swam to a best time in the 200 backstroke against Stanford.
A pair of Golden Bear freshmen and an unheralded Cardinal were among the discipline champions in this year’s Cal-Stanford showdown.
Stanford freshman Andrei Minakov, the 2019 World silver medalist in the 100 fly, made his Stanford debut on Friday in a dual meet against Utah.
Cal’s Forrest Frazier clocked a time of 1:03.05 in the men’s 100 breaststroke to put himself into Wave I of the U.S. Olympic Trials.
At the NC Age Group Champs, Erik Petruzzi became the 4th-fastest 13-14 US performer in the 100-yard breast at 56.17, just behind Whitley, MA, and Dang.
Cal is going up against Texas at the NCAA Championships in March, but first, they’ll take on the rest of the Pac-12 at the conference championships.
His 4:15 is better than the 4:20 and 4:18 he did at the two Stanford-Cal meets in November, and it’s only three seconds off his 2020 Pac-12 winning time.
Zhang, 14, dropped over four seconds to go from never having broken a minute to ranking inside the age group’s top-20 all-time.