Day 3 finals in Mission Viejo will feature Olympians Caeleb Dressel, Katie Ledecky, Lilly King, Allison Schmitt (pictured), and other top competitors.
Preliminary heats for Saturday morning’s finals session in Mission Viejo will take place tonight, mirroring the format that will be used in Tokyo.
California pulled 5 of our top 20 recruits. All five scored in each of their 3 NCAA meets. None scored less than 70 points. And the class scored 529.5 total.
The current junior group has a heated battle for top scorer. Kieran Smith leads scoring, but Shaine Casas leads with 3 individual NCAA titles.
Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas (200 BK) and Cal’s Ryan Hoffer (100 FR) will aim for a perfect 3-for-3 title sweep tonight in their respective events.
On the slate tonight will be the fastest-seeded 1650 FR heat followed by the finals of the 200 BK, 100 FR, 200 BR, 200 FL, and the 400 FR relay.
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.
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.
Texas enters the meet as the top seed by over 4 seconds.
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.
After Yeadon transferred to Cal, Hoagland explains how he stepped up his game to take the reigns and become the new distance stud on campus
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.