The reigning 100 backstroke champion returns as NC State’s Coleman Stewart is the top seed heading into NCAAs.
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.
Tonight’s session is a quick one with just 2 events: the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay. Look for Cal’s Andrew Seliskar to make a splash.
Andrew Seliskar leads a stacked Cal group that’s looking for their second consecutive Men’s Pac-12 title.
The Arizona women rolled, while the Arizona State men won a close battle on Saturday, but all 4 squads had noteworthy times to close their regular seasons.
Stanford continued their road trip with a win over ASU on Saturday, giving them 2 dual meet victories in as many days. Freshman Taylor Ruck, a Canadian Olympic medalist, stood out for the women with a winning triple.
The field in this morning’s final event was pretty tight, with Andreas Vazaios (NC State) leading the way, and 8th place finisher Cory Gambardella (IU) coming in only 2.26 seconds behind Vazaios.
Indiana’s Lilly King will take on NC State’s Sophie Hansson in tonight’s women’s 100 breast final at the IU Invite.
NC State’s Ky-lee Perry swam the fastest women’s 50 free in the NCAA so far this season in the prelims at the IU Invite, clocking 21.80.
Riley Scott won three events in USC’s sweep at home over ASU.
Ryan Murphy and Jacob Pebley are virtual locks for the top two spots in the men’s 200 back at the upcoming U.S. National Championships in Irvine.
Kelsi Dahlia headlines the women’s 200 fly on the final day in Columbus.
Chase Kalisz will go for a clean sweep of the 400 IM titles on the PSS circuit tonight in Columbus.