Cal’s Reece Whitley will race for a sweep in the 200 breast against Stanford’s Daniel Roy. Last night, Whitley became the 10th fastest ever in the 100 breast.
Arizona distance star Brooks Fail is set to swim a double day. He’ll be racing in the 200 fly today. Fail will also swim in the championship heat of the mile.
Cal’s Ryan Hoffer is chasing his 2nd title of the meet in the 100 fly against top seed Cody Bybee of ASU and teammate Zheng Quah, the defending champion.
ASU’s Zach Poti is the defending Pac-12 Champion in the men’s 100 back and tied his lifetime best on Wednesday night’s 400 medley relay.
After taking a redshirt last season, Stanford senior Grant Shoults looks to return to the top of the Pac-12 500 free podium.
The first individual races of the 2020 men’s Pac-12 Championships take place this morning, as swimmers gear up for the 500 free, 200 IM, and 50 free.
On night 1 of the 2020 men’s Pac-12 Championships, 2-time defending Pac-12 and reigning NCAA Champion Cal will race to defend their titles in both relays.
Freshmen were pivotal in Utah’s win in the women’s meet.
He then raced the 400 IM, touching in 3:56.40, 10 seconds off his personal best of 3:46.54.
One big graduation leaves holes in the relays, but the Arizona men have a young core of returning swimmers, including fast-rising freestyler Brooks Fail.
The 47-year-old has done it again, recording a new PB of 1:04.77 in the event to re-break his own master’s world record.
15-year-old Justina Kozan registered a new lifetime best in the 200 fly. She out-touched another 15-year-old, Katie Crom, to take the win.
Another interesting aspect of today is the brewing team battle between USC and Utah for 5th place. The Utes only are lagging behind the Trojans by 38 points going into today, and with that margin, anything is poosible.
The Biggest news coming into this morning is that Andrew Seliskar will not be swimming the 400 IM, and rather is opting for the 200 free today.
The Arizona women rolled, while the Arizona State men won a close battle on Saturday, but all 4 squads had noteworthy times to close their regular seasons.