A highly anticipated showdown between Stanford’s Simone Manuel and Cal teammates Abbey Weitzeil and Farida Osman will take place in tonight’s 50 free final.
With the returning group, Cal has no lack of depth in the sprints and several potential individual scorers. Now add Abbey Weitzeil, Maddie Murphy, and Keaton Blovad to the mix and you’ve got a dangerous looking sprint free group for the Golden Bears.
Tim Binning, SwimSwam’s chief photographer for NCAAs, snapped some quality shots from Saturday’s prelims. Check out the pictures below for a glimpse of the action that occurred this morning (Danielle Galyer featured above).
This season, the Golden Bears have a good chance at repeating as champions in this event and making another run at the record. They’re the only team that’s been under 1:27 so far in 2016, entering the meet with their 1:26.77 from Pac-12s.
A pair of notable California Golden Bears will find themselves right on the edge of NCAA qualification after improving their bids at the Pac-12 Last Chance meet.
Elizabeth Pelton is one of 4 Cal Bears in the 200 IM A final and one of 9 Golden Bear championship finalists heading into day 2 finals.
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Katie Ledecky tore the old American record to pieces in the 1650, going an insane 15:15.17 to open up the night.
Teammates Liz Pelton and Missy Franklin will go head-to-head tonight in the 200 back final.
Missy Franklin won twice for California, including an intense showdown with fellow Olympian Katie Ledecky in the 200 free.
Cindy Tran and the Cal medley relays were off to a very good start on Friday morning, taking the top two spots in the 200 medley relay.
Among the night 1 swims will be Katie Ledecky chasing an American Record in the 500 free.
The wildly-decorated Natalie Coughlin swam the second-best time of her career in the 50 free on Thursday morning.
After years of carrying on a friendly rivalry in the long course pool, Elizabeth Pelton and Missy Franklin will team up in an effort to bring the NCAA title back to Berkeley.
Missy Franklin kicked her college dual meet career off with two wins in off events against Oregon State.