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.
Ryan Hoffer and the Cal Bears got off to a fast start as they dominated the 200 medley relay, but Arizona’s Chatham Dobbs had a strong showing with a 19.74 fly split to help the Wildcats to silver.
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.
Pac-12 Champion Grant Shoults set a new Pool Record as Stanford took down rival Cal at home to close the regular dual meet season.
Freshman standout Ryan Hoffer won multiple events for the Cal Bears as they took down Pac-12 rival USC on Saturday.
Michael Jensen and the Cal Bears looked dominant last weekend.
Jensen won the individual 100 free in 43.07 before leading off the winning 400 free relay in 42.99.
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.
Lynch led by a nail at the halfway mark, but was able to outpace Hoffer to stretch his lead up to a couple of tenths through the back half.
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.
Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey is still on fire. She dropped a full second from her best time to win the 200 IM, meeting the NCAA ‘A’ standard with a 1:53.48.