California, Stanford, USC Battle It Out On Night 2 of Women’s Pac-12 Championship

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By Sarah Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern

Federal Way, WA saw some blisteringly fast times tonight on the second evening of finals swimming at the Women’s Pac-12 Championship. It’s been quite a meet between No. 1 Stanford, No. 4 USC, and No. 6 California, with these three teams vying for a convincing lead. At the end of day two, USC has a two point lead over Stanford.

500 Freestyle

The night opened up with a fantastic showing in the 500 free. USC junior Chelsea Chenault took the title with a scorching 4:38.13, over a second faster than what she posted this morning. Second place was secured by the Arizona senior Bonnie Brandon (4:41.77), who just out-touched the Oregon State senior Sammy Harrison (4:41.85). With four women in the A final, USC accumulated a whopping 105 points to their team score.

Event 3  Women 500 Yard Freestyle
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    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Chenault, Chelsea      JR USC-CA            4:39.32    4:38.13   32  
       25.42    27.68    28.11    27.74
       27.93    28.13    28.53    28.29
       28.12    28.18                  
  2 Brandon, Bonnie        SR ARIZ-AZ           4:43.19    4:41.77   28  
       25.59    27.94    28.54    28.76
       28.77    28.80    28.74    28.74
       28.59    27.30                  
  3 Harrison, Sammy        SR ORGU-OR           4:42.74    4:41.85   27  
       25.74    27.76    28.49    28.62
       28.44    28.52    28.66    28.84
       29.00    27.78                  
  4 Stinson, Elizabeth     FR USC-CA            4:44.28    4:42.93   26  
       26.02    27.94    28.57    28.55
       28.75    28.83    28.82    28.91
       28.73    27.81                  
  5 Stenkvist, Henriette   SR USC-CA            4:44.05    4:42.98   25  
       26.09    27.89    28.26    28.71
       29.12    29.20    28.94    28.75
       28.29    27.73                  
  6 Brown, Allison         SR STAN-PC           4:44.11    4:43.12   24  
       26.70    28.39    28.65    28.83
       28.84    28.68    28.45    28.71
       28.15    27.72                  
  7 Stevens, Leah          FR STAN-PC           4:43.94    4:45.36   23  
       26.09    28.41    28.76    29.16
       29.10    28.99    28.72    28.88
       28.72    28.53                  
  8 Wooden, Allie          FR USC-CA            4:44.20    4:46.02   22  
       26.09    28.17    28.49    28.63
       29.21    29.15    29.17    29.34
       29.17    28.60

200 IM

Not to be outdone, the Stanford freshman Ella Eastin claimed the victory in the 200 IM with a time of 1:52.77, just three one-hundredths ahead of California’s freshman Kathleen Baker, who was in with a 1:52.80. The pair was over two seconds ahead of everyone else in the field, including the third place finisher Kirsten Vose, a freshman from USC (1:55.65). Both Stanford and California made up some ground on USC in this event.

Event 4  Women 200 Yard IM
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    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Eastin, Ella           FR STAN-PC           1:53.33    1:52.77   32  
       24.46    27.43    33.40    27.48
  2 Baker, Kathleen        FR CAL-PC            1:54.69    1:52.80   28  
       24.50    27.54    33.22    27.54
  3 Vose, Kirsten          FR USC-CA            1:57.41    1:55.65   27  
       25.44    28.91    33.82    27.48
  4 Li, Celina             JR CAL-PC            1:56.19    1:55.79   26  
       24.90    28.73    34.09    28.07
  5 Naze, Kelly            SR CAL-PC            1:56.83    1:55.98   25  
       24.81    28.73    34.67    27.77
  6 Pelton, Elizabeth      SR CAL-PC            1:55.98    1:56.19   24  
       25.05    28.69    34.77    27.68
  7 Howe, Ally             SO STAN-PC           1:57.34    1:56.28   23  
       24.89    28.84    35.17    27.38
  8 Scott, Riley           FR USC-CA            1:56.76    1:56.80   22  
       25.59    30.20    33.08    27.93

50 Freestyle

California’s junior Farida Osman became one of the fastest women in history to swim the 50 freestyle tonight when she tied for the second fastest time ever with Simone Manuel. Her 21.32 is only slower than Lara Jackson‘s swim from 2009, which was in a relay. What’s more, Osman almost even split the race–she was out in a 10.49 and back in a10.83. Stanford junior Lia Neal was second in the event with a 21.88, while USC’s junior Anika Apostalon was third with a 21.94.

Event 5  Women 50 Yard Freestyle
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    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Osman, Farida          JR CAL-PC              21.56      21.32   32  
       10.49    10.83                  
  2 Neal, Lia              JR STAN-PC             22.01      21.88   28  
       10.66    11.22                  
  3 Apostalon, Anika       JR USC-CA              21.89      21.94   27  
       10.77    11.17                  
  4 Mack, Linnea           JR UCLA-CA             22.09      22.06   26  
       10.65    11.41                  
  5 Konopka, Katrina       FR ARIZ-AZ             22.19      22.13   24.5
       10.74    11.39                  
  5 Wilk, Katarzyna        SR USC-CA              22.22      22.13   24.5
       10.79    11.34                  
  7 Bilquist, Amy          FR CAL-PC              22.10      22.14   23  
       10.69    11.45                  
  8 Hu, Janet              SO STAN-PC             22.11      22.27   22  
       10.76    11.51

3-Meter Diving

Stanford made up some major ground in the diving events tonight when they took the top two spots and scored another woman into sixth. The conference title went to the sophomore Gracie Leydon-Mahoney with a final score of 379.55. Her senior teammate Alex Clay was second with a score of 362.95, while USC freshman Madison Will was third (344.35). Stanford’s point accumulation from the top eight divers was 84.

Event 13  Women 3 mtr Diving
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    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
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                             === Finals ===                              
 
  1 Leydon-Mahoney, Graci  SO STAN-PC            324.45     379.55   32  
  2 Clay, Alex             SR STAN-PC            340.45     362.95   28  
  3 Will, Madison          FR USC-CA             318.60     344.35   27  
  4 Belanger, Eloise       FR UCLA-CA            322.95     338.95   26  
  5 Aiacoboae, Mara        SO ASU-AZ             322.50     317.85   25  
  6 Hinrichs, Lilly        SR STAN-PC            294.05     315.40   24  
  7 Lenz, Annika           JR UCLA-CA            303.00     286.95   23  
  8 Loftus, Karolyn        SR ARIZ-AZ            286.55     254.75   22  

200 Freestyle Relay

California made one final push of the night with a convincing victory in the 200 free relay. A team of Osman (21.78), Kirsten Vredeveld (21.70), Rachel Bootsma (21.83), and Amy Bilquist (21.46) clocked a final time of 1:26.77, over a second ahead of the Stanford team of Janet Hu (22.27), Neal (21.62), Ally Howe (21.58), and Lindsey Engel (22.45), who took second with a 1:27.92. The Arizona team of Katrina Konopka (22.33), Annie Ochitwa (21.88), Paige Kremer (22.25), and Taylor Schick (21.72), nabbed third with a 1:28.18.

Event 7  Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
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    School                                 Seed     Finals Points 
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  1 CAL-PC  'A'                         1:31.05    1:26.77   64  
     1) Osman, Farida JR              2) Vredeveld, Kristen JR        
     3) Bootsma, Rachel SR            4) Bilquist, Amy FR             
       21.78    21.70    21.83    21.46
  2 STAN-PC  'A'                        1:28.06    1:27.92   56  
     1) Hu, Janet SO                  2) Neal, Lia JR                 
     3) Howe, Ally SO                 4) Engel, Lindsey SO            
       22.27    21.62    21.58    22.45
  3 ARIZ-AZ  'A'                        1:28.95    1:28.18   54  
     1) Konopka, Katrina FR           2) Ochitwa, Annie FR            
     3) Kremer, Paige SO              4) Schick, Taylor SR            
       22.33    21.88    22.25    21.72
  4 USC-CA  'A'                         1:29.13    1:28.57   52  
     1) Apostalon, Anika JR           2) Vose, Kirsten FR             
     3) Swenson, Evan JR              4) Wilk, Katarzyna SR           
       22.15    22.51    22.34    21.57
  5 UCLA-CA  'A'                        1:30.83    1:30.01   50  
     1) Mack, Linnea JR               2) White, Madison JR            
     3) Kinnear, Katie SR             4) Grover, Katie SO             
       22.18    22.31    22.75    22.77
  6 ASU-AZ  'A'                         1:31.47    1:31.09   48  
     1) Bush, Alysha JR               2) Spadoni, Marina SR           
     3) Jonsdottir, Ingibjorg JR      4) Simonovic, Kat JR            
       23.22    22.64    22.48    22.75
  7 WSU-IE  'A'                         1:31.73    1:31.34   46  
     1) Love, Haley JR                2) Bursch, Addisynn JR          
     3) Johnson, Hailey JR            4) Bruggman, Hannah SO          
       23.42    22.99    22.91    22.02
  8 UTAH-UT  'A'                        1:32.43    1:31.70   44  
     1) Marsh, Jenna SO               2) St. John, Gillian FR         
     3) Williams, Rhianna JR          4) Butter, Dorien SO            
       23.24    22.68    22.77    23.01
  9 ORGU-OR  'A'                        1:33.79    1:34.41   42  
     1) McLaggan, Claire SR           2) Hecker, Anni JR              
     3) Toulemonde, Constance SR      4) MacEwan, Sophie JR           
       23.82    23.70    23.22    23.67
 -- CAL-PC  'B'                         1:33.84   x1:30.24  
     1) Hull, Valerie SO              2) Thomas, Noemie SO            
     3) Acker, Rachael SR             4) Ladd, Catherine SO           
       22.24    22.34    22.57    23.09
 -- ARIZ-AZ  'B'                        1:33.81   x1:31.22  
     1) Sutherland, Ashley FR         2) McHugh, Cameron SO           
     3) Kurki, Laura SO               4) Powell, Aly FR               
       23.07    22.55    22.48    23.12
 -- WSU-IE  'B'                         1:34.64   x1:33.36  
     1) Kelly, Ciera FR               2) Nichols, Penny FR            
     3) Brolin, Anna SO               4) Rosen, Anna JR               
       23.76    23.48    23.00    23.12
 -- USC-CA  'B'                         1:33.82   x1:33.52  
     1) Toris, Victoria FR            2) Dubroff, Lily FR             
     3) Ontjes, Olivia FR             4) Chang, Diana JR              
       23.28    23.34    23.62    23.28
 -- STAN-PC  'B'                        1:33.80   x1:33.76  
     1) Meyers, Alex SO               2) Pulte, Jaynie SR             
     3) Poppe, Heidi SO               4) Anderson, Julia SR           
       23.19    22.86    24.23    23.48
 -- UCLA-CA  'B'                        1:33.83   x1:33.77  
     1) Kaunitz, Sarah SO             2) Burnham, Maddy SO            
     3) Steffen, Savannah JR          4) Hubel, Alex FR               
       23.34    23.36    23.37    23.70
 -- UCLA-CA  'C'                        1:34.99   x1:34.66  
     1) Applegate, Madison SR         2) Owen, Rachel JR              
     3) Reid, Carly SO                4) Walker, Hayden JR            
       23.39    23.61    23.70    23.96
 -- UTAH-UT  'B'                        1:34.21   x1:35.16  
     1) Wayner, Darby FR              2) Tadena, Julienne FR          
     3) Pataray, Kristine JR          4) Stein, Alex FR               
       23.69    23.48    23.76    24.23
 -- ORGU-OR  'B'                        1:35.72   x1:35.62  
     1) Young, Andrea JR              2) Meyer, Brooke JR             
     3) Amr, Amani SR                 4) Isleta, Czsarina JR          
       23.97    24.03    23.93    23.69
 -- ORGU-OR  'C'                        1:39.68   x1:40.22  
     1) Shigeta, Corrine SO           2) Bennett, Alyssa FR           
     3) Cavanaugh, Jesikah JR         4) Maimon, Tair JR              
       24.62    25.59    25.17    24.84

Scores through Day 2:

 

1. University of Southern Calif      471   2. Stanford University               469
  3. University of California, Berk  436.5   4. Arizona, University of            363
  5. University of California - LA     338   6. Arizona State University        187.5
  7. Utah, University of               186   8. Washington State University       168
  9. Oregon State University           155

Full results here.

Competition will resume for Day 3 at 11:00 PST.

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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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