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.
Corey Okubo presented a very good two-victory night on the first full day of events at the 2014 Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions.
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.
Ryan Murphy of Cal, the 100 backstroke winner, is congratulated by teammate Tony Cox who placed seventh at the 2014 NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships.
Georgia’s Chase Kalisz smashed one of the most impressive American records on the books with a 3:34.50 in the 400 IM that won him his second NCAA title in the event.
Tony Cox had a huge fly leg for the Cal Bears’ winning/American-Record-setting 200 medley relay.
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
Auburn looks to defend its top seed and its reputation as a sprinter’s destination school in the 200 free relay, which kicks off men’s NCAAs tomorrow.
In absence of a clear favorite, we’re sticking with our guns and going Tyler Messerschmidt and the Cal Golden Bears for the win, but we’re much more confident in our lack of confidence than we were during the women’s meet.
David Williams and the NC State Wolfpack are one of the best stories from the 2013-14 NCAA seasons.
Arizona’s American Record holder, Kevin Cordes, is the top seed in the men’s 200 breaststroke for tonight’s session of the PAC-12 Championships.
Arizona won this relay, though it turned into a tighter battle than some might have predicted as Cal put up a season-best time in pushing the Wildcats.
Junior college transfer Brad Tandy is swimming in his first official NCAA meet, but he’s wasting no time in making his mark for Arizona. The junior went 18.80 to break the championships record, rocket to the top of the national rankings and become just the second man under 19 in the NCAA this season.