“Creo que no dejan de ser unos Juegos y no dejan de ser especiales, y más bien lograr las mínimas es un poco de confianza y de tranquilidad,” dijo González.
Back in 2019, then-freshmen Shaine Casas finished 13th in the 200 IM, but now, the Texas A&M star could threaten Caeleb Dressel’s all-time mark of 1:38.18.
Cal has three of the four top seeds in the 200 back, even without Gonzalez, so he’ll look to join Reece Whitley in the 200 breast A-final at NCAAs.
Senior Ryan Hoffer has been apart of three straight 400 free relay winning teams at the Pac-12 Championships.
Ryan Hoffer led the Cal men to a fourth straight Pac-12 title, winning all three of his individual events and contributing on four winning relays.
Reece Whitley has a chance to sweep the breaststroke events for a second straight year tonight at the Men’s Pac-12 Championships.
Destin Lasco, a freshman at Cal, swam the third-fastest time in history by a freshman to win the Pac-12 title in the 200 back on Wednesday.
Cal senior Daniel Carr will take on teammates Destin Lasco, Bryce Mefford and Hugo Gonzalez as he aims to repeat as the Pac-12 champion in the men’s 200 back.
Gonzalez time-trialed a 200 breaststroke early in the meet, and opted to focus on the 200 back for points on Wednesday in Houston.
Cal’s Ryan Hoffer will aim to defend his conference title in the 100 fly on Day 3 of the Men’s Pac-12 Championships in Houston.
Cal junior Reece Whitley comes in as the top seed in the 100 breaststroke on Day 3 of Men’s Pac-12s, where he’ll look to defend his title from last season.
Cal senior Trenton Julian will attempt to defend his Pac-12 title in the 200 free, though last year he swapped out the 400 IM for his NCAA day 3 entry.
Arizona senior Brooks Fail comes into finals looking for his first Pac-12 title in the 500 free after qualifying first in the prelims in a time of 4:13.81.
Stanford’s Grant Shoults will aim to win the Pac-12 500 free title for a fourth time on Day 2 of the conference championships in Houston.
Gonzalez, who has been moving more-and-more toward the backstrokes internationally, put up a likely NCAA qualifier in the 200 breast on Sunday.