Half of the California men’s team headed to Stockton this weekend for a dual meet on Friday. While the rest of the team traveled to Salt Lake City for a meet against Utah, the Bears’ contingent in Stockton earned a victory over Pacific.
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 gold medalist and World Record holder Ryan Murphy will take on the 100 back tonight.
Cal’s Andrew Seliskar will look to set up a sweep of the IM events, while teammates Ryan Murphy (100 back) and Justin Lynch (100 fly) seek their first individual titles of the meet.
The Cardinal’s Jimmy Yoder blazed to a 1:41.31 in a 200 fly time trial, dropping over 2.5 seconds from his season best to move from 35th in the nation to 7th. It was also over a half second under the NCAA ‘A’ cut (1:41.86).
Justin Lynch, who is faster in the 100 meter fly at 16 than Michael Phelps was, leads the #1-ranked class in the country in 2014.
Connor Hoppe has broken his own section record in prelims at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships.
Connor Hoppe (above) is one of 10 men to have signed National Letters of Intent to swim for Dave Durden and Cal in the early signing period.
Clovis Swim Club standout, Connor Hoppe, draws a large crowd of support for his NLI signing.