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Weekend At Spieker

Jan 28, 2021
Trenton Julian and the Golden Bears will compete on back-to-back days against USC this weekend.

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BERKELEY – California returns to competition this weekend as it hosts USC on back-to-back days, Jan. 29-30, at Spieker Aquatics Complex. Diving events will be held at Legends Aquatic Center. The two Pac-12 teams will first clash at 2 p.m. PT on Friday, Jan. 29, followed by a second meet at noon PT on Saturday, Jan. 30.
Under Pac-12 Conference and local public health protocols, no fans are permitted to attend the meets in Berkeley. Fans are encouraged to follow the action via the Cal men's swimming & diving social media accounts.
The Bears have won 12 straight dual meets dating back to Oct. 3, 2018. That streak includes a 6-0 record in 2019-20. Cal is 75-11 in dual meets under Dave Durden (2008-present). Cal went undefeated in dual meets during the 2019-20 season, going 6-0 to extend its win streak in such competition to 12, dating back to Oct. 3, 2018. Four of the dual meet victories came against Pac-12 foes, including Arizona, Arizona State, USC and Stanford.
Cal competed with Stanford in a non-scoring dual meet at the Avery Aquatic Center on Nov. 22. The Bears swam eight NCAA B-cut qualifying times in the meet, which included both short-course and long-course events. In SCY competition, freshman Destin Lasco and senior transfer Zach Yeadon cracked Cal's top-10 fastest times in the 200 back and 1650 free, respectively. Lasco's 1:39.60 was the fifth-fastest 200 back and Yeadon's 14:54.66 was the eighth-fastest 1650 free in school history. Other B-cuts were posted by Ryan Hoffer (42.68, 100 free; 46:43, 100 fly), Dare Rose (1:35.53, 200 free), Colby Mefford (1:35.90, 200 free), Reece Whitley (52.46, 100 breast) and Trenton Julian (3:43.44, 400 IM).
In Cal's first non-scoring meet of the 2020-21 season vs. Stanford on Nov. 14, the Bears posted 17 total NCAA qualifying times and seven Spieker Aquatics Complex records.
» 50 freestyle – Ryan Hoffer, 18.97
» 500 freestyle – Zach Yeadon, 4:14.90
» 100 back – Destin Lasco, 45.21
» 400 IM – Sean Grieshop, 3:42.69
» 200 fly – Trenton Julian, 1:39.93
» 200 breast – Reece Whitley, 1:48.53
» 200 back – Daniel Carr, 1:40.28
Cal was ranked third nationally in the most recent CSCAA TYR Top 25 poll (Jan. 21) with 325 points, trailing only Texas (350) and Georgia (327).
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