Arizona State’s Cameron Craig looks to repeat as Pac-12 Champion in the 200 free. He’s the top seed for tonight’s final.
Arizona had a deficit to overcome after diving, and their DQ in the 800 free relay set them back on day 1. Though they’re in 6th after day 2, they may have built up enough momentum this morning to close in on Arizona State in the battle for 4th tonight.
The team battle between Cal and Stanford is heating up, with each having 10 A finalists.
The Cardinal is stacked in distance. The Bears are stacked in the 50 free. Both are equally stacked in the 200 IM, with the A final consisting of 4 Cal men and 4 Stanford men. Tonight’s team battle should be very interesting.
After repeating as champions last season, the Stanford Cardinal is in the hunt for a threepeat, but the Cal Bears won’t make it easy.
The most impressive relay split of the day came from Cal’s Michael Jensen, who put up a 19.08 on the 2nd leg of the 200 free relay.
Per the request of some of our commenters, we’ve gone through and scored out how the men’s NCAA team battle would go based on the midseason rankings.
We’re now through the second round of NCAA midseason invites and it’s time to take a look at where the division 1 teams stand.
Gonzalez’s time was not only the fastest time in the NCAA thus far by 2 seconds, but also the fastest time done by any swimmer this year, topping Chase Kalisz’s 3:39.45 from Winter Nationals.
Like last year, the Bears will battle the Cardinal twice during the regular season. First, they have their triple distance meet in November. The regular dual meet action takes place in February.
Incoming freshman Ryan Hoffer is a huge addition for the Bears and will play a big role on the relays in addition to being a key player individually. He’s already fast enough to have scored big in both sprints at 2017 NCAAs.
Olympic champion Ryan Lochte will swim in his first final of a USA Swimming meet since the Rio incident.
Cal’s Matt Josa is the top seed for tonight’s 100 fly final.
The men’s 100 fly is one of the most anticipated races of the meet with a loaded field that includes Jack Conger, Tom Shields, Caeleb Dressel, and Tim Phillips. Read on for live updates from this morning’s action.
Jack Conger and Tom Shields headline a group of men in the 51-low range who could become the first swimmers other than Phelps to break 51 seconds since the end of the supersuit era.