Think Caeleb Dressel is going to win three events again this year? So do we.
The Trojans stayed perfect this weekend as the USC men traveled to Cal Poly for the 2nd dual meet of the season.
He trailed UCSB’s Mullis at the halfway point, but used his back half speed to run away with it through the final 100. Mulcare wound up negative splitting the race (53.43/53.20), winning it in 1:46.63 to Mullis’ 1:47.92.
The USC swimming and diving teams kick off the 2017-18 seasons with non-conference meets this weekend as the women’s squad competes at the University of San Diego on Friday at 2 p.m. while the Trojan men swim at UC Santa Barbara on Friday at2 p.m. and at Cal Poly on Saturday at 11 a.m.
The Trojans have a stacked sprint free group that includes Olympic sprinters Santo Condorelli and Dylan Carter.
7th seed Clara Smiddy has scratched the women’s 100 back.
Teammates Ryan Murphy and Jacob Pebley are the frontrunners in the 200 back, but Texas’ John Shebat could come out of nowhere after his explosive NCAA season.
Swimming in the final at the 2017 Men’s NCAA Championships, Murphy, the American Record holder, pulled off another sweep of the backstrokes with a 1:36.75.
Mulcare dropped almost a full second from his time, clocking in at 1:38.56 to tie NC State’s Hennessey Stuart as the 9th fastest performer ever in the event.
Cal’s Ryan Murphy will chase his own NCAA and American Record in the 200 back after dominating the field with a 1:35.73 last season. Now a 2-time Olympic backstroke champion, Murphy will be swimming in his last ever NCAA Meet, and this could be the last time we see him focus on yards. If successful in defending his backstroke titles, Murphy will have 4-peated in both.
The Stanford men, led in part by freshman Grant Shoults (pictured), took the Pac-12 team title tonight.
One of the top races to watch this morning will be the men’s 100 free, as USC’S Dylan Carter and ASU’s Cameron Craig will go head-to-head in heat 6.
Olympic gold medalist and World Record holder Ryan Murphy will take on the 100 back tonight.
Cal’s Andrew Seliskar will look to set up a sweep of the IM events, while teammates Ryan Murphy (100 back) and Justin Lynch (100 fly) seek their first individual titles of the meet.
All-Americans Dylan Carter and Patrick Mulcare were among the top performers for the Trojans on the men’s side, picking up 2 individual event wins.