Last season, the crowd was on its feet as Florida’s Caeleb Dressel came as close as he could possibly get to becoming the first man ever to break 40 in the 100 yard freestyle.
There’s not much doubt that Caeleb Dressel will complete the four-year sweep of the 50 free this week, but a historically strong field means that some sub-19 sprinters are going to get left out of the A-final.
Schooling, the Olympic 100 fly champion, is the top seed heading into the meet with a 44.78 from midseason. Dressel clearly hasn’t shown all of his cards yet since he swapped this event for the 100 breast at SECs, but if his performances in his other events and his fly speed in the 200 IM are any indication, we could be in for something special.
Stensby’s time sits at 28th in the all-time 15-16 rankings, tied with Justin Lynch.
Cal’s Andrew Seliskar, who won the 200 fly last season, is changing things up this time around as he’ll battle for a title in the 200 breast.
It looks like 4th place may still be up for grabs between Arizona State and Arizona. Heading into finals, ASU has a 26-point lead over the Wildcats.
The 4th day of the meet includes the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 1650, and 400 free relay.
Arizona State’s Cameron Craig looks to repeat as Pac-12 Champion in the 200 free. He’s the top seed for tonight’s final.
Day 3 of the meet will feature the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, and 100 back. Cameron Craig will look to defend his 200 free title and meet record.
Arizona had a deficit to overcome after diving, and their DQ in the 800 free relay set them back on day 1. Though they’re in 6th after day 2, they may have built up enough momentum this morning to close in on Arizona State in the battle for 4th tonight.
The team battle between Cal and Stanford is heating up, with each having 10 A finalists.
The Cardinal is stacked in distance. The Bears are stacked in the 50 free. Both are equally stacked in the 200 IM, with the A final consisting of 4 Cal men and 4 Stanford men. Tonight’s team battle should be very interesting.
Ryan Hoffer and the Cal Bears got off to a fast start as they dominated the 200 medley relay, but Arizona’s Chatham Dobbs had a strong showing with a 19.74 fly split to help the Wildcats to silver.
After repeating as champions last season, the Stanford Cardinal is in the hunt for a threepeat, but the Cal Bears won’t make it easy.
Freshman standout Ryan Hoffer won multiple events for the Cal Bears as they took down Pac-12 rival USC on Saturday.