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.
All-American butterfliers Zheng Quah and Justin Lynch put on a show for the Cal Bears in their annual triple distance meet with Stanford.
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.
Bilquist set a Meet Record, winning the 100 back with a 1:01.13 to clear the former mark of 1:01.69 done by Presly Bard in 2010.
It’s not often we see a swimmer dominate the 50 free by close to a full second, but Morozov did just that at this meet.
Ryan Murphy and the Cal Bears are closing the gap on Stanford
Baker and Bilquist traded blows through the first portion of the race, with Baker taking the early lead at the 100, but Bilquist fighting back for the edge at the 150. In the end, Baker had a breakthrough, roaring to a 1:49.83 victory ahead of Bilquist’s 1:50.06.
Tom Shields went 52.1 and Kendyl Stewart 58.8 in their 100 butterfly races to close the 2016 Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions (SMOC).
The 2016 Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions opened in Mission Viejo, California Thursday night, with Stephanie Peacock and Ous Mellouli earning distance wins.
Ryan Murphy helped his team to a 119-113 win over Bakersfield.
The defending 2015 CSCAA Division I Men’s Swimmer of the Year began his 2014-2015 NCAA season with a perfect 4-for-4 day.
Santa Margarita senior Katie McLaughlin broke the 100 fly national high school record at CIFSS Division I championships.
Santa Margarita junior Grant Shoults swept the 200/500 freestyles and posted the fastest 500 time in history in the independent schools category.
2015 CIF-SS Division I Prelims – Weitzeil, Wasting No Time, Breaks 50 and 100 Free National HS Records
Abbey Weitzeil of Saugus High School finally smiled after her 3rd national high school record at CIFSS Division I prelims on Thursday.
2015 CIF-SS Division I Preview – Santa Margarita Depth Should Carry Girls; University-Dana Hills Boys Even on Paper
Katie McLaughlin is expected to go out with a big bang in her last high school meet at CIF-SS Division I championships on Saturday.