Shaine Casas won Texas A&M’s first NCAA title in program history yesterday in the 200 IM. Tonight, Casas will have a shot at the 100 back title.
The Texas Longhorns have set themselves up for an explosive Friday night finals session in Greensboro, snagging 10 up and 4 down swims, four in the 4IM alone.
As was the case in San Antonio, a star-studded field of the country’s fastest swimmers have entered to swim at PSS Mission Viejo.
Catch top seeds UGA’s Jake Magahey (500 FR), Cal’s Destin Lasco (200 IM), Cal’s Ryan Hoffer (50 FR), and the 200 free and 400 medley relays on night two.
Texas freshman Carson Foster comes in with a monster 3:35.27, with breaststoker Hugo Gonzalez of Cal and freestyle ace Bobby Finke of Florida behind him.
Bobby Finke is the heavy favourite here as he looks to secure his first-ever 1650 NCAA titles. The biggest question we have is who will follow.
Last year Kieran Smith was weeks away from his first-ever 500 free NCAA title but his path to victory this year is a but less clear-cut.
Things are very much still up in the air between Cal and Texas, two teams with consistent NCAA track records and plenty of time left to drop this season.
Adriano Arioti claimed 2nd in the 400 IM at the Potomac Valley Short Course Championships with the 20th all-time fastest 400 IM time in the 13-14 age group.
Stanford’s Brooke Forde, Cal’s Jason Louser and VTech’s Youssef Ramadan have all scratched their Thursday events following recent college championship meets.
Ryan Hoffer led the Cal men to a fourth straight Pac-12 title, winning all three of his individual events and contributing on four winning relays.
Reece Whitley has a chance to sweep the breaststroke events for a second straight year tonight at the Men’s Pac-12 Championships.
Dylan Carter is among the big names who have pulled out of the San Antonio stop of the Pro Swim Series, per updated psych sheets released Tuesday.
Cal’s Ryan Hoffer will aim to defend his conference title in the 100 fly on Day 3 of the Men’s Pac-12 Championships in Houston.
Simone Manuel has logged just three official swims since the March 2020 Pro Swim Series event. She’ll make her return this week in San Antonio.