Ryan Hoffer, Pawel Sendyk Finish 1-2 for Cal in 50 Free

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Ryan Hoffer put the country on notice in prelims with his monster 18.58 effort, and he backed that up at night with an 18.63 to clinch his first individual national title. Just behind Hoffer was teammate Pawel Sendyk, who added second-place points for the Golden Bears with his time of 18.68. The duo led Cal to a 200 free relay victory earlier in the night.

Alabama’s Robert Howard finished third in 18.80, just ahead of Minnesota’s Bowe Becker (18.84). Indiana’s Zach Apple broke 19 with his fifth-place time of 18.99, and the other finalists included Harvard’s Dean Farris (19.02), Texas’ Tate Jackson (19.03) and NC State’s Justin Ress (19.10).

In what is developing into a tight Texas-Cal team battle, Longhorns freshman Drew Kibler and Cal junior Michael Jensen tied for the B-final win in 19.15. A Cal swimmer or relay has finished first or second in every finals swim (championship or consolation) at the meet.

Event 5  Men 50 Yard Freestyle
         NCAA: N 17.63  22-Mar-18 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
         Meet: M 17.63  22-Mar-18 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
     American: A 17.63  22-Mar-18 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
   U. S. Open: O 17.63  22-Mar-18 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
         Pool: P 18.58  28-Mar-19 Ryan Hoffer, California
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
                       === Championship Final ===                        
  1 Hoffer, Ryan           SO California          18.58      18.63   20  
     r:+0.63  8.98         18.63 (9.65)
  2 Sendyk, Pawel          JR California          18.66      18.68   17  
     r:+0.63  9.02         18.68 (9.66)
  3 Howard, Robert         SR Alabama             18.84      18.80   16  
     r:+0.67  9.07         18.80 (9.73)
  4 Becker, Bowe           SR Minnesota           18.88      18.84   15  
     r:+0.62  9.12         18.84 (9.72)
  5 Apple, Zach            SR Indiana             18.95      18.99   14  
     r:+0.60  9.05         18.99 (9.94)
  6 Farris, Dean           JR Harvard             18.92      19.02   13  
     r:+0.66  9.26         19.02 (9.76)
  7 Jackson, Tate          SR Texas               18.95      19.03   12  
     r:+0.68  9.24         19.03 (9.79)
  8 Ress, Justin           SR NC State            19.05      19.10   11  
     r:+0.63  9.18         19.10 (9.92)

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Stephanie Best
5 years ago

Way to go Ryan! Your Chap / Scottsdale fans are cheering you on from afar.

John Werner
5 years ago

Thanks for the “Go Bears” on my son’s parka at ASU a couple of years ago, Ryan … Lemme return the favor now: Go Bears! Bravo to you and to all so far!

Jacki Nabor
5 years ago

Way to represent the AZ kids, Ryan!!!! Congrats!

Thomas A. Small
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