Pac-12 Weekly Preview: Utah Faces Arizona, Arizona State

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Photo Courtesy: Andy Ringgold

By Dan D’Addona

After a weekend packed with the star-studded USA College Challenge, it will be a relatively light week for the Pac-12 Conference.

The Pac-12 won the second ever USA Swimming College Challenge as they beat Team USA 326.5-286.5 last weekend.

There were plenty of highlights from that meet.

Katie Ledecky casually swam the fastest 1000 in the country this year with a 9:11.68 to win the race here in Los Angeles for the Pac-12 by over 20 seconds. Ledecky is well ahead of the nation in that event as she moves past NC State senior Hannah Moore (9:39.67). Hannah Cox of Arizona finished second for the Pac-12 at 9:32.24 to move to second in the national rankings.

Ledecky also swam a 1:41.60 in the 200 free to win. Ledecky moves just past Louisville’s Mallory Comerford in the national rankings (1:41.70).

Cal’s Kathleen Baker had a big swim on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles at the 2017 USA Swimming College Challenge with a 50.62 in the 100 back. Stanford junior Ella Eastin won the 200 fly with a 1:52.83.

Those were just a few of the Pac-12 highlights.

This week definitely won’t be quite as exciting, but Utah will have a busy weekend, facing Arizona State on Friday and Arizona on Saturday.

The Arizona State men are ranked No. 8 in the country. Meanwhile, the Arizona Wildcats are ranked No. 24 in both the men’s and women’s polls.

On Thursday, USC faces Washington State in a women’s meet.

On Saturday, UCLA hosts Arkansas, Washington State and UC-Davis.

On Sunday, UCLA swims at Hawaii.

1 comment

  1. avatar
    dunc1952

    Please note corrections to scheduling items listed in the article.

    Rather than Utah hosting the Arizona Schools, ARIZONA STATE IS HOSTING UTAH on Friday, 10-27-17 at Mona Plummer Aquatic Center in Tempe. 4:00 p.m. start.

    Additionally, Arizona State is hosting Florida State this Saturday, 10-28-17, at 11:00 a.m. start.