It’s a rematch of 2019 NCAAs, with #1 Cal taking on #2 Texas. Watch for some brutal battles through the 50, 100, and 200 freestyles.
Longhorn Daniel Krueger has been swimming fast all season, and he became the first man to hit 43.0 this season today at the IU-Louisville-Texas tri meet.
In the 200 fly, Pash roared to a 1:55.67 to win the event by 3 seconds and drop over a second from last weekend’s personal best.
Pash got the ball rolling early, speeding to a 1:46.42 in the 200 free.
The red-hot Kentucky Wildcat women have beaten Indiana & three other teams in the past two weeks. Now they head to Texas for a battle of top-10 programs.
Claire Adams, with A-final potential in the 100 back and 100 free, is a relay weapon and a senior leader for the Texas Longhorns.
Kibler won the men’s 400 free with a 3:52.75.
Another big swim came in the men’s 100 free, where Drew Kibler won the race just ahead of Texas teammate Daniel Krueger.
Most interestingly for Texas, swimmers John Shebat, Tate Jackson, and Jeff Newkirk are entered in the meet.
Austin, Texas-native Ava Longi will remain close to home when she begins her collegiate career at the University of Texas in 2020-21.
Stanford’s Taylor Ruck will race Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson for the 200 back title.
In the 200 fly, we’ll see Stanford’s defending champ and NCAA Record holder Ella Eastin go up against USC’s Louise Hansson, who took down the 100 fly NCAA Record last night.
Cal saved Abbey Weitzeil for the other four relays, and an NC State scratch could speed up their 200 medley relay. Meanwhile USC will have to keep Louise Hansson off a different relay and Tennessee used Erika Brown only to miss scoring entirely.
Stanford has won this event 4 of the last 5 years, but they do not appear to be a favorite to win this time around.
This year’s field of 100 freestylers includes 4 of the top 10 fastest performers of all time, and 6 of the top 20 performers all-time.