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.
Cal’s Zheng Quah has scratched from his 5th seed in the 100 back and 6th seed in the 200 free. That’s no surprise, as he’ll swim the 100 fly.
Shoults, who took a redshirt last season, is a 2-time Pac-12 champ in the 500 free, while USC’s Johansson is the reigning champion in the event.
All-American Katie Drabot, a Pan Pacs medalist, led the 200 fly in 1:55.23. She returned for the 500 free, outpacing Arizona’s Hannah Cox 4:46.36 to 4:49.24.
The Stanford men cruised to an easy win at the Pacific Invite, but the big news is less about times and more about key names returning for the Cardinal.
Stanford lost Grant Shoults, Jack Levant and Alberto Mestre last year, and needs them back to make a return to the NCAA’s top 10.
All 20 Stanford men’s swimming and diving student-athletes who were eligible for All-Academic honors earned recognition from the Pac-12 conference
Drew Kibler came up big in his first Texas Hall of Fame Invite swim, throwing down the fastest 200 free time in the NCAA while leading off Texas’s 800 free relay.
Taylor Ruck won a pair of individual events in her Stanford debut against Utah.
A stacked distance group only gets stronger as Stanford brings in one of the nation’s better recruiting classes.
Top seed Kelsi Worrell has scratched out of the 200 fly final after clocking a quick 2:09.37 to top the heats.
The Cardinal’s Jimmy Yoder blazed to a 1:41.31 in a 200 fly time trial, dropping over 2.5 seconds from his season best to move from 35th in the nation to 7th. It was also over a half second under the NCAA ‘A’ cut (1:41.86).
Taylor Ault of La Mirada Armada won the women’s 800 free on the first night of finals at 2016 Speedo U.S. Junior Nationals.
Zoe Bartel of Fort Collins Area Swim Team broke the Speedo Junior Nationals meet record in the 100 breast on Monday night, winning the event with 1:08.11.