After missing the World Champs team in the 100 butterfly, Tom Shields has found himself a race here against 4th place Olympic finisher Minakov.
The Stanford Cardinal reclaimed their Pac-12 title behind a full-roster effort that featured freshmen Torri Huske and Regan Smith.
The final night of racing at the Pac-12 Championships will feature the 200 back, breast, and fly, along with the 100 freestyle.
Cal will have 22 swims during the Saturday night finals session of Pac-12 Championships. The Golden Bears are also expected to pass USC for 2nd.
Cal’s Izzy Ivey comes into the final day of Pac-12s as the defending champion in the women’s 100 freestyle.
Looking to bounce back from 9th at NCAAs, the Stanford Cardinal women are re-loading their roster with four Olympians, including fifth-year Brooke Forde.
Samantha Pearson, the #18 ranked recruit in the high school class of 2020, has hit Olympic Trials cuts in 4 events since the quarantine has lifted.
Brandon Fischer is top seed in the men’s 200 breast on Saturday in Irvine.
16-year-old Lucy Bell is top seed in the women’s 100 fly at the U.S. Open in Irvine on Friday evening.
Ivan Puskovitch is the top seed in the men’s 50 free on Friday in Irvine.
Olympian Jordan Wilimovsky is entered in the 200/400/800/1500 free next week at Irvine’s U.S. Open meet site.
The CSCAA’s season-opening dual meet polls are out – but they don’t account for top swimmers or teams sitting out the season.
Samantha Pearson (the #18 recruit in the US) will become the third highly-ranked Stanford prospect to defer her freshman year amid the coronavirus pandemic.
According to USA Swimming’s database, his 56.42 is the top time in the country since the pandemic shutdown began in the United States in mid-March.
The Pac-12 brings in three of the top five recruiting classes nationwide on the women’s side, and a young Stanford team gets even tougher.