Brooke Forde returns to defend her 2019 crown, holding the best time of anyone in the field by at least a half-second at 4:31.34.
Stanford had several first-time individual champions at this meet. In fact, every single swimming champion for the Cardinal had never won individually before.
After winning the race with the Pac-12 Meet Record as a freshman with Cal, now-senior Cierra Runge of ASU looks to return to the top of the podium in the mile
USC senior Louise Hansson, the reigning NCAA Champion and NCAA Record holder, will race for her 4th-straight Pac-12 title in tonight’s 100 fly final.
USC’s Laticia Transom, who put up the fastest split of the field in the 800 free relay, swims the individual 200 free today.
The Arizona State women have the top 3 seeds for the 500 free, led by Emma Nordin, who set a lifetime best in prelims as the top qualifier.
Cal’s American Record holder Abbey Weitzeil, the fastest woman in history, will compete in prelims of the 50 free this morning.
The 2020 women’s Pac-12 Championships begin tonight in Federal Way with timed finals of the 800 free relay and 400 medley relay.
The reigning NCAA Champion women will race against the reigning NCAA runners-up as powerhouses Stanford and Cal battle for the 2020 Pac-12 title.
The Stanford women topped Arkansas at their season opener, where 10 top-10 NCAA times were posted. Among them, Brooke Forde put up a #3 time in the 1000 free.
Gone are the days of Ledecky, Manuel, Eastin and Ruck. But Stanford still has the depth of multiple #1 recruiting classes who will need to step up in 2020.
Tonight’s session will be brief with only 5 races: the 400 IM (men’s and women’s), 100 fly (men’s and women’s), and the women’s 4 x 200 freestyle relay.
College dual meet season is over, but Cal and Stanford partook in an electric battle with some big times on Saturday in Berkeley.
The concept of “the wisdom of the crowd” has existed since Aristotle. Let’s apply that wisdom to a swim meet.
One swimmer stands out amid a tightly-packed 500 freestyle field, and that’s ASU transfer Cierra Runge.