After winning the race with the Pac-12 Meet Record as a freshman with Cal, now-senior Cierra Runge of ASU looks to return to the top of the podium in the mile
Stanford’s Allie Raab will look to sweep the breaststroke events after taking the 100 breast title last night. Teammate Zoe Bartel, however, is the top seed.
USC senior Louise Hansson, the reigning NCAA Champion and NCAA Record holder, will race for her 4th-straight Pac-12 title in tonight’s 100 fly final.
USC’s Laticia Transom, who put up the fastest split of the field in the 800 free relay, swims the individual 200 free today.
USC’s Laticia Transom, a sophomore, raced to a 1:44.75 in prelims. However, she was ultimately disqualified for a false start.
The Arizona State women have the top 3 seeds for the 500 free, led by Emma Nordin, who set a lifetime best in prelims as the top qualifier.
Cal’s American Record holder Abbey Weitzeil, the fastest woman in history, will compete in prelims of the 50 free this morning.
The 2020 women’s Pac-12 Championships begin tonight in Federal Way with timed finals of the 800 free relay and 400 medley relay.
The reigning NCAA Champion women will race against the reigning NCAA runners-up as powerhouses Stanford and Cal battle for the 2020 Pac-12 title.
One of the seniors honored was Katie Drabot, who won a close battle in the 200 fly, 1:55.79 to 1:55.99, with fellow senior Allie Szekely.
Weitzel, the first woman to ever break 21 in the 50 free, started her schedule with a 20.89 split to anchor the 200 medley relay.
That’s her fastest dual meet swim of her career, over half a second faster than her season dual meet best, and her first time breaking 48 in a dual meet.
After punching a nation #1 time of 41.82 this morning in the 100 free, Texas’s Daniel Krueger is the favorite for the win tonight.
His time of 1:39.15 in the 200 back ranks second in the nation this year, behind only Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas (1:38.21).
Texas Sophomore Drew Kibler put up the fastest prelims time in the 200 free, and will swim for a second event title after winning the 500 free last night.