Anybody’s Meet On Day 2 of 2016 Pac-12 Women’s Championship

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By Sarah Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern

It’s been a quick prelims session in Federal Way, WA where the 2016 Pac-12 Women’s Swimming Championship is underway for day two. It’s turning out to be a dogfight between No. 1 Stanford, No. 4 USC, and No. 6 California. The No. 14 Arizona women are also edging there way into the mix.

500 free

The top spot going into finals was claimed by USC’s Chelsea Chenault (4:39.32). The junior was the only swimmer under the 4:40 barrier, but the entire A heat for tonight clocked in under 4:45. Second seed went to Oregon State senior Sammy Harrison (4:42.74) and third seed was claimed by Arizona senior Bonnie Brandon (4:43.19).

USC claimed four of the top eight spots, Stanford grabbed two, with Arizona and Oregon taking the remaining two.

Event 3  Women 500 Yard Freestyle
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    Name                 Year School               Seed    Prelims        
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Chenault, Chelsea      JR USC-CA            4:39.94    4:39.32  
       25.45    27.56    28.27    28.35
       28.37    28.19    28.39    28.49
       28.26    27.99                  
  2 Harrison, Sammy        SR ORGU-OR           4:46.08    4:42.74  
       25.68    28.15    28.48    28.69
       28.71    28.61    28.73    28.73
       28.82    28.14                  
  3 Brandon, Bonnie        SR ARIZ-AZ           4:40.53    4:43.19  
       25.51    28.13    28.41    28.91
       28.75    29.05    28.92    28.94
       28.86    27.71                  
  4 Stevens, Leah          FR STAN-PC           4:47.20    4:43.94  
       25.79    28.09    28.42    28.80
       28.63    28.50    28.73    28.70
       28.92    29.36                  
  5 Stenkvist, Henriette   SR USC-CA            4:46.54    4:44.05  
       25.97    27.69    28.23    28.35
       28.51    28.54    28.82    29.20
       29.43    29.31                  
  6 Brown, Allison         SR STAN-PC           4:49.37    4:44.11  
       26.59    27.84    28.15    28.32
       28.25    28.46    28.75    29.16
       29.62    28.97                  
  7 Wooden, Allie          FR USC-CA            4:43.56    4:44.20  
       26.07    28.27    28.57    28.68
       28.88    29.04    29.14    28.87
       28.71    27.97                  
  8 Stinson, Elizabeth     FR USC-CA            4:43.90    4:44.28  
       26.31    28.14    28.45    28.53
       28.73    28.82    28.66    29.12
       29.35    28.17

200 IM

Stanford freshman Ella Eastin grabbed top seed going into tonight with a 1:53.33. She was followed by a pair of women from California. The freshman Kathleen Baker notched second seed (1:54.69) and senior Liz Pelton was third (1:55.98). The entire top heat is under the 1:58 barrier.

California has four of the top eight spots. USC has two, as does Stanford.

 Event 4  Women 200 Yard IM
==================================================================
    Name                 Year School               Seed    Prelims        
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Eastin, Ella           FR STAN-PC           1:54.53    1:53.33  
       24.62    27.62    33.24    27.85
  2 Baker, Kathleen        FR CAL-PC            1:58.77    1:54.69  
       24.64    27.95    34.04    28.06
  3 Pelton, Elizabeth      SR CAL-PC            2:00.46    1:55.98  
       25.24    28.57    34.72    27.45
  4 Li, Celina             JR CAL-PC            1:59.00    1:56.19  
       25.24    28.88    33.94    28.13
  5 Scott, Riley           FR USC-CA            1:58.79    1:56.76  
       25.85    30.23    32.32    28.36
  6 Naze, Kelly            SR CAL-PC            1:59.52    1:56.83  
       24.88    28.62    34.97    28.36
  7 Howe, Ally             SO STAN-PC           1:58.86    1:57.34  
       25.09    29.15    35.23    27.87
  8 Vose, Kirsten          FR USC-CA            1:56.39    1:57.41  
       25.32    29.79    33.97    28.33

50 free

California junior Farida Osman is first going into finals with a blistering time of 21.56, almost a half second faster than her seed. Second seed goes to USC’s junior Anika Apostalon (21.89), while Stanford’s Lia Neal rounded out the top 3 with a 22.01. The whole top heat is under 22.30.

USC has two women in the top heat, as do California and Stanford. UCLA and Arizona each have one.

 Event 5  Women 50 Yard Freestyle
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    Name                 Year School               Seed    Prelims        
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Osman, Farida          JR CAL-PC              22.01      21.56  
       10.59    10.97                  
  2 Apostalon, Anika       JR USC-CA              22.24      21.89  
       10.69    11.20                  
  3 Neal, Lia              JR STAN-PC             22.22      22.01  
       10.79    11.22                  
  4 Mack, Linnea           JR UCLA-CA             22.44      22.09  
       10.67    11.42                  
  5 Bilquist, Amy          FR CAL-PC              22.45      22.10  
       10.71    11.39                  
  6 Hu, Janet              SO STAN-PC             22.02      22.11  
       10.68    11.43                  
  7 Konopka, Katrina       FR ARIZ-AZ             22.28      22.19  
       10.86    11.33                  
  8 Wilk, Katarzyna        SR USC-CA              22.48      22.22  
       10.71    11.51
TeamUp MiddleDown
Arizona277
Arizona State013
UCLA114
USC841
California633
Stanford651
Oregon State100
Washington State021
Utah004

Results here.

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Author: Sarah Lloyd

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Sarah Lloyd is a senior distance swimmer, Academic All-American, and History/Art History double major at Division III Kenyon College. Before heading to Ohio, she swam for Peddie School, a private boarding school in Hightstown, New Jersey.

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