Cal freshman Izzy Ivey will compete in her first ever NCAA individual event in prelims of the 200 IM.
Cal was within .07 of winning this relay last year and returns all four legs, including two potential 20-point splits.
Since she’s swimming the 500 tonight, the 200 IM will be without American Record holder Eastin. USC’s Louise Hansson, the 100 fly NCAA champion, leads the way there.
The 2019 Pac-12 Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, as well as the men’s diving events, are underway this weekend in Federal Way, Washington.Tonight’s swimming action will be relays only, as swimmers compete in the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay.
Weitzeil also won the 200 free today against UCLA.
After swimming the fastest time in the country this morning in the 500 free, Cal’s Andrew Seliskar will contest the men’s 200 IM final on night 1 of the Georgia Fall Invite.
Katie McLaughlin was 1:57.33 in the 200 fly, and Weitzeil dropped 22.17/48.78 in the sprint frees.
Amy Bilquist will be of huge importance to the Golden Bears as she enters her senior season.
Kelsi Dahlia’s 25.48 AR is in danger, thanks to, well, herself.
Stanford’s Simone Manuel (50 free) and Katie Ledecky (500 free) look to defend their titles tonight and are chasing their own NCAA Records. Cal’s Kathleen Baker, the reigning 200 IM champion, will battle Stanford’s NCAA Record holder Ella Eastin.
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 Stanford team of Janet Hu, Simone Manuel, Lauren Pitzer, and Ally Howe took down Cal’s American record, set at Pac-12s last month.
Tennessee’s Erika Brown wasn’t even an individual qualifier for NCAAs last season, but now she’s got her eyes on the 100 fly title.
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.