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.
In his first collegiate invite appearance, Sweetser brought home 2 wins for the Cardinal.
MEET INFO Meet results Meet hosted by Pacific Friday, October 7th 25 yards FINAL SCORE: Cal 172 – Pacific 52 The…
The Bears will be capitalizing off a very talented freshman class this season, and look like they’ve got a ton of depth for the relays.
It was hot today in Santa Clara with temperatures hitting 100+ on the pool deck. But the heat made for…
While the rest of the swimmers were warming down in the adjacent pool, six men had to don their school colors once more for the opportunity for a finals swim.
Tim Binning, SwimSwam’s chief photographer for Men’s NCAAs, snapped some shots from this morning’s prelims. Scroll through the photo vault and see the many faces of Men’s NCAAs.
California’s Long Gutierrez has scratched out of the B final of tonight’s 100 fly, bumping his teammate Justin Lynch into the consols.
Texas sophomore Joseph Schooling will look to defend the NCAA title in the 100 fly.