Tonight’s competition includes the finals of the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 400 medley relay, and 1-meter diving.
Tonight, senior Farida Osman led Cal to a new NCAA record in the 200 free relay, outswimming Stanford’s morning NCAA record by half a second.
The 2017 Women’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships continue this morning with prelims of the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 400 medley relay, and 1-meter diving.
After setting the American Record this morning, Stanford is the favorite to win the 200 free relay, but Cal was just 5 tenths back without star sprinter Abbey Weitzeil and freshman sprint standout Maddie Murphy, who will both likely be on the finals relay.
Kathleen Baker headlines the 200 back, but Ally Howe, who smashed the 100 back American Record last night, will look for a sweep of the backstrokes.
Day 4 brings competiton in the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 1650 free, and platform diving.
The Cardinal’s Janet Hu will headline a double, as she’s the top seed in the 100 fly and 100 back after setting Meet Records in both this morning.
In a nailbiter finish against Cal, the Cardinal closed day 2 finals with a new Meet Record of 1:26.44 in the 200 free relay, just out-touching the Bears by .05.
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.
After the mid season rest meets the Stanford women lead the Division 1 Swimulator rankings (basically scoring out as it…
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.
Andrei Minakov took down Michael Andrew’s 100 fly NAG by over half a second today at Stanford Futures Championships.
Katie Drabot is entered in a full slate of events in Austin, but most intriguing are the 100, 200 and 500 frees, where she faces a highly-decorated international threat.
Head coach Teri McKeever (above) adds a top-tier butterflier to Cal’s lineup for next fall.