SwimSwam, which bills itself as the “world’s most popular swimming content site,” issued its college rankings yesterday noting the role Octorara grad and UC Berkeley Freshman swimmer is playing keeping school’s women swim team ranked 2nd in the nation:
2. CAL GOLDEN BEARS (Previous rank: #3)
No breaststroker? No problem. Farida Osman is light-years ahead of where she was a year ago, and Cierra Runge has been just as impressive short course as she was this summer. This is the best Elizabeth Pelton has looked in a while, too. And as for that breaststroker, Marina Garcia seems to finally be clicking a little in yards – she swam lifetime bests in both the 100 yard breaststroke (1:01.26) and the 200 yard breaststroke (2:09.16) at the Georgia Invite.
Click here to see what school is atop Cierra’s team and whether Penn State’s women swim team cracked SwimSwam’s top 25 ranking (they did!).