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.
Swimmers like Alvin Jiang and Max McHugh continue to impress with nation-leading times during day 3 prelims at the 2019 Minnesota Invite.
Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil and Arizona’s Brooks Fail each put up nation-leading times this morning on day 2 of the 2019 Minnesota Invite
Sidelined after being hit by a stray bullet this summer, Minnesota breaststroker Max McHugh is back. We’ll see him tonight on the 200 medley relay.
Alicia Wilson, the 2019 World University Games gold medalist in the 200 IM, swam a 2:13 in the same event at a Monday morning dual meet.
Weitzeil, one of the most versatile swimmers in the NCAA, also went 1:02.20 in the 100 breast and split a 48-high on their 400 free relay.
Cal earmed victories in seven of the eight events on Saturday as the Bears closed out the meet atop the overall standings at the Chick-fil-A Invitational.
Despite a great senior class graduating last year, Cal still returns a talent-laden roster, headed by the nation’s top sprinter: Abbey Weitzeil.
Cal senior standout Abbey Weitzeil has retained her title of Queen of the Pool, winning the meet in a new record time.