Cal junior Reece Whitley comes in as the top seed in the 100 breaststroke on Day 3 of Men’s Pac-12s, where he’ll look to defend his title from last season.
Ryan Hoffer’s 18.55 split helped lead Cal to a fifth consecutive Pac-12 title in the men’s 200 free relay.
Arizona senior Brooks Fail comes into finals looking for his first Pac-12 title in the 500 free after qualifying first in the prelims in a time of 4:13.81.
Ryan Hoffer then split a scorching 18.55 on the 2nd leg, with Nate Biondi (19.26) and Bryce Mefford (19.58) bringing the squad home.
The first individual races of the 2020 men’s Pac-12 Championships take place this morning, as swimmers gear up for the 500 free, 200 IM, and 50 free.
Gonzalez put up a 1:51.63 in a 200 breast time trial on night 1. That’s the 4th fastest time in the NCAA this season and a lifetime best by over 2 seconds.
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.
Katie Ledecky clocked a time of 3:59.28 tonight in the women’s 400 freestyle, moving past Ariarne Titmus (3:59.66) for #1 in the world this year.
Katie Ledecky made her first appearance at the Santa Clara International this morning, putting up the top time in the women’s 400 free (4:02.44).
The Cal men, for the first time in program history, had an A finalist in every swimming event at the 2019 NCAA Championships.
The 2019 Pac-12 Men’s Championships continue tonight with finals of the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, and 200 free relay.
Pawel Sendyk comes in as the top seed for this morning’s preliminary heats of the 50 freestyle and is searching for his first Pac-12 individual title.
Cal’s Karl Arvidsson earned an NCAA invite in the 200 breast. Arvidsson made a big drop of over 2 seconds, clearing the NCAA ‘A’ standard in 1:52.80.
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