The Arizona State swimming and diving teams will take to the water Friday and Saturday, slated to compete in two Pac-12 bouts in consecutive days. The action gets started at 1:00 p.m. MT Friday afternoon, Jan. 24, from the home of the Cal Golden Bears in Berkeley, Calif., before making the quick trip to Stanford for another 1:00 p.m. MT matchup against Stanford on Saturday, Jan. 25.
Friday afternoon showcases the Sun Devils in the spotlight as the Pac-12 Networks will broadcast the meet live with Rich Burk and Natalie Coughlin on the call.
Last time in the pool, the ASU men dropped its contest to Utah, 191-105. Thibaut Capitaine paced the Sun Devils with two individual victories in the 100 and 200 breast, to which he holds the school record for. He will look to make another statement in the pool this weekend against some of his fastest conference opponents, whom include two Cal swimmers with 2012 Olympic gold medals. Cal is ranked No. 4 in the latest CSCAA NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Rankings.
Tristin Baxter continues to leave the field in her wake in the 1000 and 500 free, and she and her teammates have already showed they can compete with the No. 1 ranked team in the nation, Cal. The Golden Bear women took first out of nine schools in the UNLV Fall Invite in November. ASU took second.
Riley McCormick, who placed first in both dives against Utah, has anchored the Sun Devil diving team all year long. The men’s and women’s divers won all three combined dives which included an ASU diver last time out versus the Utes.
It’s the next game up after a quick turnaround into Saturday for the Sun Devils as they head to Palo Alto to square off against the No. 4 Stanford women’s and No. 11 Stanford men’s teams.
Follow along Friday for live results with the matchup against Cal at http://collegeswimming.us/results/25975.