Cal piled up 167 points on the final day to secure a second straight Men’s NCAA Championship banner.
It’s the final night of 2023 D1 men’s NCAAs, where Destin Lasco hunts to repeat as the 200 backstroke champion and break the NCAA record.
The Cal men won their 8th NCAA team title on Saturday, doing so with only a single event champion: Destin Lasco in the 200 back.
Cannon will join the freshman class of 2024 that already boasts multiple mid-distance and distance freestyle specialists.
Whitley expresses his appreciation for Cal and his love for his teammates: “This is what happens when you’ve got great coaches and kids that love each other.”
Destin Lasco, the reigning champion in the 200 back, won it again last night with a time of 1:35.87, only .14 seconds off of Ryan Murphy’s record from 2016.
Carson Tyler took home gold in platform last night with a score of 476.30; most notable was Tyler’s fifth dive, 207C, where he scored 99 points.
Gallant and Dant recall what it was like watching each other swim, in anticipation of reaching their goal of going 1-2 this year.
Going for the win in the 100 free, Josh Liendo only had going out fast on his mind. Sounds painful, but it seemed to work for the youngster.
Paige Burrell, a 2023 NCAA Championship qualifying diver, will use her 5th-and-final year of eligibility at Florida International University.
“I learned that I was able to push even more, can be underwater, can be my turns,” Marchand said, “I think I can improve my freestyle for next time.”
Only five people, less than 1% of entrants in the 2023 Men’s NCAA Championships Pick’Em Contest, correctly predicted that Aiden Hayes would win the 200 fly.
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