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.
Freshman Jessica Epps won back-to-back events, setting off a 7-event run for Tesoro High School that vaulted the Tesoro girls into the South Coast League title.
Tyler Clary is the top seed in the men’s 200 IM in Day Three finals at Arena Grand Prix at Minneapolis.
Capo Valley senior Nick Norman has made a verbal commitment to swim with Cal starting with the 2015-16 season.
US Junior National Team member, Andrew Seliskar (pictured above), is the number one recruit from the high school class of 2015.
If open water swimming races have demonstrated anything it’s that there’s no sure thing when it comes down to race…
University High boys lived up to their pre-meet billing, winning the CIF-SS Division 1 title by a large margin.