Stanford’s freshman class had a strong debut, with 5 freshmen women and 4 freshmen men securing individual wins to help the Cardinal beat Utah.
Simone Manuel (second from left), Katie Ledecky (third from left) and Ella Eastin (right) were three of the top individual scorers at 2017 NCAAs, and their Stanford Cardinal are still the heavy NCAA favorites despite graduating Lia Neal (far left).
You’ll never guess who we ranked #1… Ok, you might. But there are a few interesting offseason shake-ups, including one team outside the top 10 last year bringing in two impact transfers to surge towards the top 5.
Brooke Forde headlines a scary good class at #1, the Stanford Cardinal.
Brea Aquatics’ Kenisha Liu stormed to two more victories in La Mirada tonight, taking the 200 IM and 50 free.
His previous best was a 50.52, and he’s now broken the 50-second mark for the first time.
Rising USC junior Riley Scott, swimming with Marin Pirates, is the top seed in both the 100 breast and the 200 IM.
Sancov led off the 400 free relay in a speedy 43.46, nearly taking down the former 100 free Meet Record of 43.44 done by Maxime Rooney in 2016.
Sunny Hills senior Courtney Tseng is top seed in the girls’ 500 free at the 2017 CIF state meet.
Zhao’s record came in the 100 breast, where she put up a 1:00.94 in prelims to shave .02 off her own former record.
Among the top competitors slated to compete is Stanford Commit Alex Liang, who will take on the 200 IM and 500 free.
The Gunn boys and Palo Alto girls defended their SCVAL titles.
Terrapins 10-year-old Lillian Struempf won two events apiece on each of the last two days of the 2017 Far Westerns meet.
2012 Olympian Breeja Larson won three events in front of a home crowd to highlight the College Station Speedo Sectional meet. Larson has stayed busy as she continues her pro career. Now competing for NYAC, she won three events. Larson was 57.91 to win the 100 breast, 2:04.71 for the 200 breast title and 49.74 to take the 100 freestyle.
Take a look at the championship final races from the fourth and final day at 2016 U.S. Winter Junior Championships-West in College Station, Texas.