The Cal Golden Bears look very strong this year, favored to put a stop to the Stanford win streak and compete for the NCAA title in March.
Chloe Larson, who has been nothing short of electric for the Cougars this year, impressed again by breaking her own weeks-old Gibb Pool record in the 50 free
Cougar Chloe Larson posted some of the fastest swims of the meet, topped by her 22.86 in the 50 free on day 1.
Seniors Mackenzie Duarte, Chloe Larson and Taylor McCoy have been selected as the Cougar team captains for the 2020-21 campaign.
Stanford’s Allie Raab will look to sweep the breaststroke events after taking the 100 breast title last night. Teammate Zoe Bartel, however, is the top seed.
Boise State was dominant in their dual meet with Washington State as the Broncos won all but one event. They’ve now won 27 straight home dual meets.
UCLA took down Pac-12 opponent Washington State in Pullman, WA on Saturday, winning 10 of 14 events.
The Cougars went into the 2nd day of competition lagging behind Wyoming, but managed to pass the hosts up on day two, winning 7 of the 10 events.
Washington State will compete in its second home dual meet of 2019-20, hosting the Idaho Vandals on Friday at Gibb Pool.
In Matt Leach’s first season as head coach, MacKenzie Duarte (above) dropped a ton of time to qualify for the NCAA Championships.
The final prelims session of the meet features the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, and 200 fly.
The Washington State swim team will welcome Utah to Gibb Pool Saturday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. for their final dual meet of the season. The Cougars will honor senior Linnea Lindberg at the meet.
Mackenzie Duarte took the breast events, leading a 1-2-3 punch for WSU in the 100 breast.
Over the weekend, Runge went 50.64 in the 100 free and 1:49.44 in the 200 free, winning both.
First-year head coach Matt Leach said, “we won seven events, and haven’t won that many events against such a powerful team ever before.”