Amy Bilquist will be of huge importance to the Golden Bears as she enters her senior season.
Junior Kathleen Baker, who set an American record while defending her NCAA title in the 200-yard backstroke last month, was named Cal’s MVP for the second year in a row at the women’s swimming & diving team’s annual banquet Sunday afternoon.
Arno Kamminga went 59.69 in the 100 breast and Kyle Stolk went 49.21 in the 100 free, setting new meet records.
Kira Toussaint and Arno Kamminga were also both under the qualification times for the 2018 European Championships.
Louisville’s Mallory Comerford will go up against Stanford’s Simone Manuel and Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey in the 200 free.
Day 2 of the 2018 NCAA D1 Women’s Championships will feature the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and 200 medley relay.
Katie Ledecky will look to lead Stanford to a second straight NCAA title in the 800 free relay.
Defending champion Mallory Comerford of Louisville could become the second woman to ever break 1:40. Though Ledecky will be absent this time around, fellow Stanford swimmer Simone Manuel will look to give Comerford a run for her money. We may see another tight battle given that their best times are only a hundredth apart.
We’ll see 3 reigning NCAA champions compete in their events tonight between Stanford’s Simone Manuel (100 free), Cal’s Kathleen Baker (200 back), and Stanford’s Ella Eastin (200 fly).
Look out for Stanford’s Katie Ledecky, who will battle American Record holder Ella Eastin shortly before racing All-American teammate Simone Manuel in the 200 free.
Ella Eastin will contest the 400 IM on day 3 of the Pac-12 Championships after sitting out of the 200 yesterday.
Katie Ledecky swims the 500 free on day 2 of the Women’s Pac-12 Championships.
Cal came within .03 of the NCAA Record, with Kathleen Baker on top of her game as she posted a 23.59 back split.
Cal’s freshmen continue to play a big role, with 3 freshmen earning individual wins.