The Virginia Cavaliers continue to lead the way into NCAAs, led by five top-ranked relays and a dominant roster from top to bottom.
NC State’s MacCausland, USC’s Delgado, and MIchigan’s Pyshnenko were all crucial 21.8-legs in their respective relays before their scratches.
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.
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.
Stanford senior and NCAA Champion Brooke Forde has been named the PAC-12 Women’s Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
After tonight’s session, the Stanford Cardinals maintain their lead. However, the Cal Bears narrowed the lead to a 16.5-point margin.
Cal’s Izzy Ivey will defend her 2020 Pac-12 title in the 100 back today, part of a busy prelims session from Houston, Texas.
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.
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.
Two UCLA freshmen excelled with wins today, as the meet came down to a photo finish in the 400 free relay and Claire Grover anchored UCLA to the win.
Meanwhile, the Bruins won the majority of swimming events tonight, and the teams are locked in a tie going into tomorrow’s second and final session.
USC junior Isa Odgers earned two event wins to close out USC’s tri-meet while the UCLA Bruins won five events on Saturday.
Freshman Kaitlyn Dobler earned a pair of wins in USC’s two-day season opener against UCLA & Arizona, the first time the Trojans hit in the pool since Pac-12s.
at a dual meet in January, where many women on USC’s team were sick, the torjans only had 8 women compete and still pulled off a win.