Cal Hosts Stanford In Non-Scoring Meet
BERKELEY – Cal hosted Stanford in a non-scoring women's swim meet Saturday at Spieker Aquatics Complex, with the two teams competing in a series of races, followed by several time trials. The Golden Bears posted 20 NCAA B qualifying times during the day.
Freshman Emily Gantriis, competing in her first race for Cal, kicked off the meet with a win in the 50-yard freestyle when she hit the wall at 22.24 seconds, just ahead of teammate Eloise Riley, who was second in 22.44
Another Cal freshman, Isabelle Stadden, also picked up a victory when she finished the 200 backstroke in 1:51.16, a more than four-second win over Golden Bear Alicia Wilson (1:55.17), and Cal's fastest in the event since 2019. Wilson, meanwhile, also won the 200 individual medley in 1:54.69.
Junior Isabel Ivey had a couple of impressive swims, first completing the 100 butterfly in 51.77, then finishing the 100 back time trial in 51.52, in front of Stadden's 51.72.
In the closest race of the day, Cal sophomore Rachel Klinker edged Stanford's Hannah Kukurugya by .08 seconds to claim the 200 fly in 1:56.02. Sophomore Ayla Spitz took the 200 free in 1:45.98, while the Bears' final win came from Eloise Riley in the 100 free with her time of 48.90, as Cal also took second (Gantriis, 49.22) and third (Elise Garcia, 49.33) in the race.