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.
Katie McLaughlin will race the women’s 200 fly on day 6 at the World University Games.
Follow along for live updates from the first preliminary session of the 2017 World University Games.
USA Swimming has announced its 44-swimmer squad for the 2017 World University Games, with only two of the eligible pool swimming World Champs team members electing to take part in both meets.
Despite a controversial DQ in the 400 IM that kept her off the World Champs team, Ella Eastin will lead the World University Games team in the 200 IM and 200 fly.
Nathan Adrian will look to add a second individual event to his Worlds schedule tonight in the men’s 50 free.
After coming up just 2 hundredths shy of Dara Torres’ American Record (24.07), Manuel will look to cement her status as the record holder in both sprints this summer.