US Open qualifier and Colorado high school state finalist Connor West has committed to the University of Arizona for 2021.
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.
He swam to a 1:43.03 in prelims, but was disqualified for a false start. Gonzalez, a transfer sophomore, was the 7th seed coming in.
The Cal Golden Bears are the heavy favorites to make it a threepeat at the 2020 Pac-12 Championships. Things could get interesting in the runner-up race.
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.
Because they didn’t scratch before the scratch deadline, these declared false starts still count as one of a swimmer’s maximum allotted entries.
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.
ASU’s Grant House is one of the top medal threats in the 200 free tonight, but he’ll be competing with the likes of Cal’s Andrew Seliskar and Stanford’s Jack LeVant.
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.