The Virginia men won an ACC title and broke the American record in the 200 free relay last month. Will they win this event at NCAAs?
It was a rocky start for the Golden Bears, who sat in last place through the first 7 events of the meet.
Grant House of Arizona State posted a 1:30.54 lead-off split for Sun Devil’s 800 freestyle relay earlier in the meet and will race the individual event today.
Bjorn Seeliger led off Cal’s 200 freestyle relay that broke the Pac-12 championship record. Seeliger’s split was faster than his individual 50 freestyle.
Cal’s Bjorn Seeliger is the top-seeded man in the 50 free tonight, and is looking to capture his first individual conference title.
Trenton Julian swept the 100 and 200 butterfly, along with swimming the butterfly leg on the winning 200 medley relay as Cal topped USC on Friday.
A pair of Golden Bear freshmen and an unheralded Cardinal were among the discipline champions in this year’s Cal-Stanford showdown.
After taking a redshirt last season, Stanford senior Grant Shoults looks to return to the top of the Pac-12 500 free podium.
Cal has the two best returning 50 freestylers in the NCAA. But they also have arguably three of the top 400 IMers. That’s what you call a well-rounded roster.