Dave Durden’s Cal Bears won in convincing fashion over rival Stanford 169-74 Saturday morning at the Avery Aquatics Center
Chuck Katis swam his first meet as a Golden Bear on Friday, and walked away with a win in the 200 breaststroke.
Dwyer used a strong backstroke leg to build a lead on Tunisian Olympian and long-distance specialist Ous Mellouli. The two were almost identical split-wise apart from that backstroke, where Dwyer went 1:06.4 to Mellouli’s 1:07.5. That one second proved to be the difference as Dwyer went 4:16.58 to Mellouli’s 4:17.69.
Tennessee grad Brad Craig took the 200 breaststroke crown at U.S. Winter Nationals, going 1:52.99.
Katie Ledecky tore the old American record to pieces in the 1650, going an insane 15:15.17 to open up the night.
Teammates Liz Pelton and Missy Franklin will go head-to-head tonight in the 200 back final.
Missy Franklin won twice for California, including an intense showdown with fellow Olympian Katie Ledecky in the 200 free.
Cindy Tran and the Cal medley relays were off to a very good start on Friday morning, taking the top two spots in the 200 medley relay.
Among the night 1 swims will be Katie Ledecky chasing an American Record in the 500 free.
The wildly-decorated Natalie Coughlin swam the second-best time of her career in the 50 free on Thursday morning.
Cal’s Jeremy Bagshaw remained hot to sweep the distance group against Stanford.
After watching the Michigan Wolverines walk away with the NCAA title a year ago, true freshman Ryan Murphy will look to bring the NCAA team title back to Berkeley.
Cal freshman Ryan Murphy swept the backstroke events in impressive times.
Freshman and top recruit Ryan Murphy bettered IM’ers Josh Prenot and Marcin Tarczynski to win the “King of the Pool” title in today’s swimming pentathlon.
David Nolan scored 57 individual points and swam on four relays for the Cardinal last year at NCAA’s. What will he do for an encore? (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)