Eastin Continues To Impress On Day 4 Of 2016 Pac-12 Championships

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By Sarah Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern

The last day of prelims at the 2016 Pac-12 Women’s Championship has been another exciting session. Stanford freshman Ella Eastin continues to make a lasting impression on the swimming world and she’s set up for another individual win of the meet–her third in as many events. Eastin also became the seventh woman ever to go sub-1:52 in the 200 fly. Going into tonight, No. 1 Stanford trails No. 4 USC by just five points.

200 Backstroke

The top seed going into tonight’s final is Stanford’s sophomore Janet Hu. Her 1:50.48 is well ahead of the rest of the field and over a second faster than her entry time. Second seed was grabbed by California’s freshman Amy Bilquist with an impressive 1:52.25 and her freshman teammate Kathleen Baker nabbed the third seed just behind her with a 1:52.37. California brings three to this A final, Stanford and USC two, UCLA, one.

Event 16  Women 200 Yard Backstroke
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    Name                 Year School               Seed    Prelims        
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Hu, Janet              SO STAN-PC           1:52.17    1:50.48  
       25.92    28.17    28.15    28.24
  2 Bilquist, Amy          FR CAL-PC            1:53.80    1:52.25  
       26.81    28.15    28.58    28.71
  3 Baker, Kathleen        FR CAL-PC            1:54.83    1:52.37  
       25.83    28.02    29.12    29.40
  4 Pelton, Elizabeth      SR CAL-PC            1:52.12    1:52.46  
       26.83    28.40    28.56    28.67
  5 Howe, Ally             SO STAN-PC           1:54.05    1:52.99  
       26.83    28.78    28.83    28.55
  6 Stewart, Kendyl        SR USC-CA                 NT    1:53.90  
       26.59    28.61    29.28    29.42
  7 White, Madison         JR UCLA-CA           1:53.75    1:54.21  
       27.39    28.95    29.12    28.75
  8 Weiss, Hannah          SO USC-CA            1:53.88    1:54.51  
       26.51    28.41    29.41    30.18

100 Freestyle

The fight for top seed in the 100 freestyle took place between the two women who have been battling it out in the sprints the whole meet. California junior Farida Osman won this battle for the top seed with a quick 47.34, just ahead of Stanford’s junior Lia Neal (57.46). USC senior Katarzyna Wilk rounded out the top three with another sub-48 time of 47.61. California, USC, and Arizona each swim two in the final, Stanford and UCLA, one.

Event 17  Women 100 Yard Freestyle
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    Name                 Year School               Seed    Prelims        
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Osman, Farida          JR CAL-PC              49.74      47.34  
       10.74    11.95    12.48    12.17
  2 Neal, Lia              JR STAN-PC             47.76      47.46  
       10.95    11.81    12.49    12.21
  3 Wilk, Katarzyna        SR USC-CA              48.71      47.61  
       10.91    12.06    12.39    12.25
  4 Apostalon, Anika       JR USC-CA              48.11      47.92  
       10.96    11.94    12.53    12.49
  5 Bootsma, Rachel        SR CAL-PC              52.44      48.28  
       11.05    12.21    12.51    12.51
  6 Mack, Linnea           JR UCLA-CA             49.10      48.62  
       11.08    12.12    12.81    12.61
  6 Konopka, Katrina       FR ARIZ-AZ             48.55      48.62  
       11.17    12.14    12.69    12.62
  8 Kremer, Paige          SO ARIZ-AZ             48.57      48.73  
       11.34    12.18    12.56    12.65

200 Breaststroke

Stanford’s senior Sarah Haase continued her domination of the breaststroke events this morning with a touch out for first seed. Haase’s 2:08.80 came in just ahead of Arizona’s senior Emma Schoettmer (2:08.88). Riley Scott, the freshman from USC earned third seed with a 2:09.12. USC fields two in the top heat, Arizona, Stanford, UCLA, California, Washington State, and Utah each have one.

Event 18  Women 200 Yard Breaststroke
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    Name                 Year School               Seed    Prelims        
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Haase, Sarah           SR STAN-PC           2:07.64    2:08.80  
       29.49    32.72    32.87    33.72
  2 Schoettmer, Emma       SR ARIZ-AZ           2:09.74    2:08.88  
       29.08    32.39    33.02    34.39
  3 Scott, Riley           FR USC-CA            2:09.77    2:09.12  
       29.22    32.84    32.88    34.18
  4 Vose, Kirsten          FR USC-CA            2:07.46    2:09.68  
       29.00    32.72    33.77    34.19
  5 Schanz, Emma           FR UCLA-CA           2:09.76    2:10.43  
       30.00    32.72    33.34    34.37
  6 Garcia Urzainqui, Mar  JR CAL-PC            2:16.36    2:10.49  
       29.25    32.81    33.79    34.64
  7 Wetterstrom, Presley   SR WSU-IE            2:11.24    2:11.52  
       30.15    33.20    33.86    34.31
  8 Colleou, Stina         JR UTAH-UT           2:10.11    2:11.58  
       30.37    32.76    33.30    35.15

200 Butterfly

Ella Eastin continues to make history at this meet when she became only the seventh woman ever to go under 1:52 in the 200 fly. She easily earned top seed with a time of 1:51.96, which puts her in the company of Katinka Hosszu, Natalie Coughlin, Kelsey Worrell, Kathleen Hersey, Elaine Breeden, Mary Mohler, and Christina Bechtel. A distant second seed went to California sophomore Noemie Thomas (1:54.43), third went to her senior teammate Kelly Naze (1:54.67). California and USC field three each in the top heat, Stanford two.

Event 19  Women 200 Yard Butterfly
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    Name                 Year School               Seed    Prelims        
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Eastin, Ella           FR STAN-PC           1:53.34    1:51.96  
       25.27    28.71    28.80    29.18
  2 Thomas, Noemie         SO CAL-PC            1:54.98    1:54.43  
       25.61    28.76    29.52    30.54
  3 Naze, Kelly            SR CAL-PC            1:56.23    1:54.67  
       25.18    28.96    29.79    30.74
  4 Engel, Lindsey         SO STAN-PC           1:57.02    1:55.85  
       25.64    29.28    29.60    31.33
  5 Chenault, Chelsea      JR USC-CA            1:55.58    1:56.41  
       26.40    29.68    29.87    30.46
  6 Wright, Madison        FR USC-CA            1:56.67    1:56.74  
       25.85    29.47    30.00    31.42
  7 Li, Celina             JR CAL-PC            1:58.04    1:57.13  
       26.11    29.68    30.01    31.33
  8 Worrall, Lucy          SR USC-CA            1:58.94    1:57.24  
       26.01    28.42    29.91    32.90

Finals Swims

TeamUpMiddleDown
Arizona393
Arizona State013
UCLA347
USC942
California952
Stanford534
Washington State126
Oregon State000
Utah124

Full 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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