Cal freshmen finished 1-2 with a surprising twist in the Queen of the Pool competition Friday in San Luis Obispo, with Celina Li edging Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin for the championship.
Both were swimming in their initial collegiate competition.
Swimmers competed in five 100-yard events -- butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle and individual medley -- with the lowest combined time declared the winner.
Li, from Foothill High, posted a time of 4 minutes, 43.10 seconds, just ahead of Franklin's 4:43.22. Li won the butterfly, breaststroke and IM events.
Franklin, the darling of the London Olympics, claimed the freestyle in 49.43 seconds.
Cal's Elizabeth Pelton won the backstroke and was third overall.
Bears freshman Ryan Murphy beat out teammates Josh Prenot and Marcin Tarczynski for the King of the Pool title. Murphy had a time of 4:13.11.
The event featured full teams from Cal and Cal Poly at the Anderson Aquatic Center.
The U.S. women's national team will play at Candlestick Park for the first time in history when the Americans face New Zealand on Oct. 27. The teams will play again Oct. 30 in Columbus, Ohio. They met in the quarterfinals of the 2012 London Olympics. The Americans won 2-0 on goals by Abby Wambach and Sydney Leroux. Ticket information for the game in San Francisco will be announced next week.
Bio-pharmaceutical company Amgen agreed to a multi-year deal to remain title sponsor of the Tour of California, a person familiar with the deal confirmed. Event organizers announced Thursday that Amgen would return for 2014. That race is May 11-18. Race owner AEG plans to announce the host cities and course at the end of the year. Patricia Ernstrom of the San Jose Sports Authority confirmed San Jose submitted a bid of interest. But other past participants Livermore, Santa Rosa, Auburn, Escondido and Palmdale opted out for 2014.
Staff writer Elliott Almond contributed to this report.