The meet will include a loaded field of competitors both from domestic and international sources, like Li Bingjie – a Chinese swimmer who is also a World Junior Record holder.
Hot off the Pro Swim stop in Mesa, the University of Arizona wildcats were back in the water Monday morning
Stanford’s Katie Ledecky (500 free), Simone Manuel (50 free), and Ella Eastin (200 IM) are chasing their own records today as the Cardinal swimmers hold the NCAA Records in all 3 individual races.
The NCAA Championships will pit the American Record holder, Abbey Weitzeil, against the reigning NCAA champion and NCAA Record holder, Stanford’s Simone Manuel, in the 50 free.
Ella Eastin will contest the 400 IM on day 3 of the Pac-12 Championships after sitting out of the 200 yesterday.
Katie Ledecky swims the 500 free on day 2 of the Women’s Pac-12 Championships.
Cal came within .03 of the NCAA Record, with Kathleen Baker on top of her game as she posted a 23.59 back split.
Claire Fisch, Chloe Isleta, and Marlies Ross each rallied for a winning double individually in the women’s team’s big win. Cameron Craig put up a highlight swim in the men’s win with his 42.5 100 free victory.
The most impressive relay split of the day came from Cal’s Michael Jensen, who put up a 19.08 on the 2nd leg of the 200 free relay.
On the men’s side, sprint ace Santo Condorelli closed in on the 20-second barrier in the 50 free, posting a 20.01 to win it ahead of Arizona’s Chad Idensohn (20.49).
Day 2 of the 2017 College Challenge kicks off at 10:30 a.m. at USC’s Uytengsu Aquatics Center.
The top stars from the USA National Team and the Pac-12 Conference square off tonight and tomorrow in the 25 yard pool at the 2017 USA College Challenge.
Hannah Cox was the leading performer, winning an individual triple. She kicked things off in the 1000 free, winning by nearly 20 seconds as she touched the wall in 9:58.52.
Ella Eastin is the favorite in tonight’s 200 fly final.
Ali Deloof will compete for gold in tonight’s 50 back final.