There was a lot of splashing-and-dashing going on, and not all of it was freestyle. Watch the video to see the men’s 50 free final from LA Invite.
The sun came out for finals at USC’s Uytengsu Aquatics Center for Day Three of the Los Angeles Invitational.
Matt Grevers won the consolation final of the men’s 100 free at Los Angeles Invitational with 51.08.
Cal’s Jeremy Bagshaw had a huge swim out of the early heats of the mile, taking 2nd overall and setting the tone for a Cal team that got hot at the perfect time to make an NCAA championship run.
Texas’s John Murray, Cal’s Ryan Murphy and Florida’s Marcin Cieslak (pictured above) all hold top-2 seeds as their teams battle for the overall NCAA title on the meet’s final day.
Seth Stubblefield, anchor of both Cal’s winning 200 Free Relay and 400 Medley Relay, discusses the meet and team atmosphere.
Coach Durden’s Cal Golden Bears dominate the relays…with a little help from a very loud bench.
Quotes from Tyler Messerschmidt, Christian Quintero, Marcin Cieslak, Brandy Tandy, Kristian Gkolomeev, Ryan Murphy, Seth Stubblefield, Matt Scoggin, Michael Hixon & Eddie Reese
Seth Stubblefield came up with two huge relay anchor legs for Cal, which swept the relays and gained a ton of points on night one. The Golden Bears sit a close second to Texas with Florida still in the hunt
Cal’s Seth Stubblefield broke 19 seconds for the first time in the prelims of the men’s 50 free, which gives hopes to the 155 users who picked an “other” to finish in the top 4.
It’s been a good morning to be a Gator, as Florida holds top seeds in three of the five day 1 swimming events, including an ultra-fast 200 IM with Marcin Cieslak (above) sitting on top.
Michigan broke the NCAA record in this event at Big Tens, and while a second record-breaking swim is unlikely, the Wolverines hope this event can power them to a repeat NCAA team title.
Pavel Sankovich has been a huge part of the Florida State Seminoles’ success this season.
Auburn’s Marcelo Chierighini is the top returner in the 50 free, but he’ll have to fight off a host of new names and faces for the 2014 title.
2014 Pac 12 Championships – 100 FLY – Reported by Jared Anderson In prelims, California’s Tony Cox was the top seed and…