Olympic gold medalist and World Record holder Ryan Murphy will take on the 100 back tonight.
Cal’s Andrew Seliskar will look to set up a sweep of the IM events, while teammates Ryan Murphy (100 back) and Justin Lynch (100 fly) seek their first individual titles of the meet.
In the 200 IM, Arizona State’s Cameron Craig made a big statement to take the top seed, but he’ll be challenged by Cal’s Ryan Murphy and Andrew Seliskar tonight.
USC’s defending champ Reed Malone will take on the 500 free this morning, but he’ll be up against a loaded Stanford distance group that includes Liam Egan, True Sweetser, and Grant Shoults.
Tonight’s action will feature several world class swimmers, including Olympians Dylan Carter, Ryan Murphy, Santo Condorelli, and Long Gutierrez.
The Bears opened the meet with a gold in the 200 medley relay, breaking the Pac-12 Record and Championship Record in the process with the 1:22.31.
Stanford is one of the best teams in the country this year, but they’ll be battling a tough Cal team that also ranks among the best of the best.
All-American sophomore Andrew Seliskar threw down a winning triple for the Cal bears as they defeated USC at home this Friday.
Cal’s Long Gutierrez was back in action today in the Golden Bears’ first meet of 2017. Transfer Matt Josa also made his season debut, swimming in his first NCAA meet with Cal.
There are 4 swimmers ranked #1 in multiple individual events: Chase Kalisz, Clark Smith, Caeleb Dressel, and Ryan Murphy.
Baker and Bilquist traded blows through the first portion of the race, with Baker taking the early lead at the 100, but Bilquist fighting back for the edge at the 150. In the end, Baker had a breakthrough, roaring to a 1:49.83 victory ahead of Bilquist’s 1:50.06.
Cal freshman Abbey Weitzeil blasted a 47.22 to top 100 free prelims on the way to an NCAA ‘A’ cut and the fastest time in the NCAA this year.
On the women’s side, Cal’s Noemie Thomas was arguably the most impressive swimmer of the evening. Thomas blasted a 50.67 in the 100 fly to lead a 1-2 finish with teammate Farida Osman (51.20).
Kalisz was just hundredths shy of his personal best time in the 200 IM tonight, taking down a stacked field with his winning time of 1:41.26.
Murphy came back in his signature backstroke races tonight with a nation-leading time of 1:41.80 to win the 200 back and a 46.08 victory in the 100 back.