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Swimming competition features the Pac-12 vs. Team USA

 
Katie Ledecky is one of several Stanford swimmers who will compete in the Pac-12 vs. Team USA Challenge. Photo courtesy of Stanford athletics.

World record holder Katie Ledecky and five other Stanford swimmers, including Ella Eastin, Brooke Forde, Simone Manuel, Janet Hu and Katie Drabot, will represent the Cardinal in the Pac-12 vs. USA Swimming Challenge, Oct. 21-22 at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center in Los Angeles.

Stanford's Greg Meehan will serve as head coach of the Pac-12 team, alongside Cal's Teri McKeever.


Sam Perry
Meehan and the Cardinal swimmers will be up against 15 U.S. Olympians, including Stanford grad Lia Neal, who helped lead Stanford to the national championship this past March, and will compete for Team USA.

Stanford's Ted Knapp and Cal's Dave Durden will coach the men's Pac-12 team, which includes Cardinal's Matt Anderson, Abrahm DeVine, Sam Perry, Grant Shoults and True Sweetser.

Each athlete may be entered in up to six races during the meet, including individual events and relays.

A running score will be kept throughout the dual meet competition combining the points earned by both women and men. With 613 points available in 33 total events, the first team to 306.5 points will be the winner.

A running score will be kept throughout the dual meet competition combining the points earned by both women and men. With 613 points available in 33 total events, the first team to 306.5 points will be the winner.

For individual events, each team will be permitted to enter up to four athletes. The top five athletes in each individual event will be permitted to score points for their team – 9 points for first place, 4 points for second, 3 points for third, 2 points for fourth and 1 point for fifth. Relay scoring is 11 points for a first-place finish, 4 points for second and 2 points for third.

The Saturday, Oct. 21 session will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the Sunday, Oct. 22 session at 11 a.m.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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