No.3 Cal Men's Swimming vs. No.5 Arizona
No.1 Cal Women's Swimming vs. No.10 Arziona
TV: Pac-12 Networks
When: 8:30 PM PT (tape delayed of the meet from today at noon)
Spoiler alert: meet stats could be found here
Are you longing for a Cal athletics event that you can enjoy worry free? Want to show your friends a Cal athletic event that mirrors the academic dominance of the university? This is it.
While both the men and the women Arizona swimming teams are no slouch, Cal should be easily winning today's meet (I don't think I can jinx the result...yes, this is written before I know the results from today's meet even though this is tape-delayed).
Yesterday, both the men and the women absolutely obliterated Arizona State on the scoreboard, winning 178-113 for the men and 229-69 for the women. Missy Franklin, the star of the Pac-12 Networks coverage that also consists of Natalie Coughlin doing the color, won 3 individual races and was a part of an additional winning relay. Chances are Cal women's head coach Teri McKeever will change up her line for today's meet to allow for the Cal swimmings stars in Missy Franklin and Elizabeth Pelton to eventually post NCAA qualifying times in more events than they can reasonably be expected to swim at the NCAA (so Cal would have that flexibility comes the NCAA and the Cal swimmers can break the monotony of training).
Video recap of the action from the Pac-12 Networks
In addition to Missy Franklin, other Cal women who excelled yesterday include freshmen Celina Li in IM and Marina Garcia in breaststrokes. Calympian sophomore Rachel Bootsma should also be in action, although she is still developing her butterfly stroke.
For the men, freshman Ryan Murphy is probably the next big thing for Cal men's swimming. Other swimmers to watch out for are Marcin Tarczynski (senior Calympian), Jacob Pebley, Josh Prenot, Will Hamilton, and Seth Stubblefield.
I am certain that I am leaving off names of other great Cal swimmers on the team.
Enjoy watching the Cal dominance in the pool.