For the first time in what feels like ages, SwimSwam is back on deck and our photographer Jack Spitser was able to capture images in the California sun.
On the slate tonight will be the fastest-seeded 1650 free final, followed by the finals of the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, and 400 free relay.
With Ivey, Cal looks incredibly strong for the 800 free relay crown. Without Ivey, though, Virginia could run away with this.
The clear-cut top two teams in the field are from the ACC, with Virginia leading the way, and NC State firmly in 2nd.
Ivey was dominant in winning the 100 free, 100 back and 100 fly individually, while also contributing on four winning relays for the Golden Bears.
The Louisville Cardinals pulled off a 2-point upset, breaking NC State’s 6-year conference championship string on Saturday night.
The Cal Bears have won the 2021 Pac-12 team title, their first Pac-12 title since 2015. Meanwhile, UCLA placed 3rd and Utah 5th, both historic finishes.
Tonight, Stanford’s 4-year Pac-12 winning streak could be in jeopardy as the Cal Bears trail behind the Cardinals by 16.5 points.
The final day of the 2021 PAC-12 Championships will go down to the wire in the team battle between Stanford and Cal, with Stanford holding a slight lead.
After tonight’s session, the Stanford Cardinals maintain their lead. However, the Cal Bears narrowed the lead to a 16.5-point margin.
Following along as day 1 finals for the Women’s PAC-12 Swimming and Diving Championships get underway in Houston, Texas.
The swim was Ivey’s 2nd best time in the 100 free this season, coming in under her previous best of 47.53, which she swam just 2 weeks ago in a dual with UCLA
Cal’s Izzy Ivey continues to shine as she took down Olympian Abbey Weitzeil’s 100 free pool record with a personal best of 47.53, now #2 in the NCAA.
USC freshman Kaitlyn Dobler broke the Spieker pool record in the 100 breast, getting the better of Cal’s Ema Rajic in the race.
Freshman Emily Gantriis opened things up for the Bears, taking the 50 free with a 22.24 in her first race at Cal.