After repeating as champions last season, the Stanford Cardinal is in the hunt for a threepeat, but the Cal Bears won’t make it easy.
Jensen won the individual 100 free in 43.07 before leading off the winning 400 free relay in 42.99.
The most impressive relay split of the day came from Cal’s Michael Jensen, who put up a 19.08 on the 2nd leg of the 200 free relay.
There was uncertainty from the outside as to where the Cal bears would go after the departure of their 8-time individual NCAA champion Ryan Murphy
The last session of the meet is tonight and will host the 1650, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, and 400 free relay.
Per the request of some of our commenters, we’ve gone through and scored out how the men’s NCAA team battle would go based on the midseason rankings.
We’re now through the second round of NCAA midseason invites and it’s time to take a look at where the division 1 teams stand.
Lynch led by a nail at the halfway mark, but was able to outpace Hoffer to stretch his lead up to a couple of tenths through the back half.
Gonzalez’s time was not only the fastest time in the NCAA thus far by 2 seconds, but also the fastest time done by any swimmer this year, topping Chase Kalisz’s 3:39.45 from Winter Nationals.
Powerhouses Cal, Michigan, and Georgia begin 3-day battle at the UGA Invite.
Day 2 of the 2017 College Challenge kicks off at 10:30 a.m. at USC’s Uytengsu Aquatics Center.
Incoming freshman Ryan Hoffer is a huge addition for the Bears and will play a big role on the relays in addition to being a key player individually. He’s already fast enough to have scored big in both sprints at 2017 NCAAs.
Two-time World champion Daiya Seto will swim the 400 IM on day 7 of the World University Games.
Ryan Hoffer is the most valuable NCAA prospect since Caeleb Dressel, and he’s not alone in a powerhouse #1 class for 2017.
USA Swimming has announced its 44-swimmer squad for the 2017 World University Games, with only two of the eligible pool swimming World Champs team members electing to take part in both meets.