Eastin, Osman, Neal Set Up For Second Individual Titles Of 2016 Pac-12 Championship After Prelims Day 3

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By Sarah Lloyd, Swimming World College Intern

The Pac-12 Women’s Championship resumed for the prelims session of day three this morning and the competition is as stiff as ever. Stanford teammate junior Lia Neal and  freshman Ella Eastin and California junior Farida Osman, among others, put up good showings. All three women are in good position to take a second individual title of the meet tonight at finals.

400 IM

Ella Eastin cruised to an easy top seed this morning in the 400 IM with a time of 4:03.82. The time is almost three seconds off of her seed of 4:01.04, but she was still about five seconds ahead of California junior Celina Li, who qualified second with a time of 4:08.53, just four one-hundredths of her senior teammate Kelly Naze, who rounded out the top three with a 4:08.57. The entire top heat is seeded under 4:15 going into tonight. Stanford will have three in the top eight tonight, California two. Arizona State, Utah, and UCLA each have one.

Event 8  Women 400 Yard IM
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    Name                 Year School               Seed    Prelims        
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Eastin, Ella           FR STAN-PC           4:01.04    4:03.82  
       25.43    29.43    30.39    30.18
       34.55    35.33    29.62    28.89
  2 Li, Celina             JR CAL-PC            4:15.03    4:08.53  
       25.71    29.66    31.39    30.92
       35.36    36.31    30.04    29.14
  3 Naze, Kelly            SR CAL-PC            4:11.30    4:08.57  
       25.49    29.40    31.32    30.09
       36.45    37.07    30.22    28.53
  4 Stevens, Leah          FR STAN-PC           4:14.84    4:11.32  
       27.28    31.35    32.45    31.41
       35.47    35.97    29.04    28.35
  5 Upshaw, Arlyn          SR UCLA-CA           4:12.04    4:12.64  
       26.92    30.54    32.26    31.20
       36.38    36.80    29.61    28.93
  6 Ross, Marlies          FR ASU-AZ            4:11.72    4:12.87  
       26.99    30.28    31.54    31.81
       35.59    35.81    31.23    29.62
  7 Anderson, Jordan       FR UTAH-UT           4:14.86    4:13.85  
       26.55    29.95    32.66    32.32
       36.56    36.82    29.94    29.05
  8 Williams, Kim          FR STAN-PC           4:18.67    4:14.26  
       26.93    30.84    32.33    31.62
       35.79    37.06    30.37    29.32

100 Butterfly

A pair of California women grabbed the top two spots in the 100 fly. Sophomore Noemie Thomas out touched junior teammate Farida Osman by three one-hundredths of a second. Thomas as a 51.15, Osman was a 51.18, which puts her in a good position going into tonight to possibly take her second individual title of the meet. Third seed went to USC senior Kendyl Stewart (51.96). All of the women in the top eight go into finals tonight seeded under 53. California brings three into the A final, with USC and Arizona qualifying two. Stanford has one.

Event 9  Women 100 Yard Butterfly
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    Name                 Year School               Seed    Prelims        
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Thomas, Noemie         SO CAL-PC              52.25      51.15  
       11.02    12.68    13.40    14.05
  2 Osman, Farida          JR CAL-PC              53.91      51.18  
       10.93    12.92    13.56    13.77
  3 Stewart, Kendyl        SR USC-CA              51.83      51.96  
       10.91    13.26    13.49    14.30
  4 Bootsma, Rachel        SR CAL-PC              53.88      52.09  
       11.18    13.21    13.69    14.01
  4 Ochitwa, Annie         FR ARIZ-AZ             51.35      52.09  
       11.02    12.93    13.78    14.36
  6 Rumrill, Mackenzie     FR ARIZ-AZ             52.52      52.41  
       11.24    13.01    13.70    14.46
  7 Worrall, Lucy          SR USC-CA              52.95      52.57  
       11.03    13.05    13.52    14.97
  8 Engel, Lindsey         SO STAN-PC             52.00      52.72  
       11.39    12.93    13.83    14.57

200 Freestyle

The 200 free is full of the usual suspects–Stanford’s Lia Neal is the only sub-1:44 seed of the event with a 1:43.98. USC freshman Kirsten Vose is seeded second going into tonight with a 1:44.54, while the California senior Liz Pelton nabbed the third seed with a 1:44.83. The rest of the field is all under 1:46. USC qualified three into the top heat, Stanford and California each have two, and Arizona brings one.

Event 10  Women 200 Yard Freestyle
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    Name                 Year School               Seed    Prelims        
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Neal, Lia              JR STAN-PC           1:44.87    1:43.98  
       24.14    26.14    26.70    27.00
  2 Vose, Kirsten          FR USC-CA            1:44.07    1:44.54  
       24.31    26.19    26.96    27.08
  3 Pelton, Elizabeth      SR CAL-PC            1:48.07    1:44.83  
       24.73    26.69    26.69    26.72
  4 Stafford, Nicole       JR STAN-PC           1:46.24    1:45.22  
       24.99    26.67    26.68    26.88
  5 Chenault, Chelsea      JR USC-CA            1:44.62    1:45.37  
       24.94    26.40    26.98    27.05
  6 Schick, Taylor         SR ARIZ-AZ           1:45.72    1:45.39  
       24.81    26.42    26.86    27.30
  7 Stenkvist, Henriette   SR USC-CA            1:47.21    1:45.62  
       24.70    26.56    27.12    27.24
  8 Acker, Rachael         SR CAL-PC            1:47.95    1:45.84  
       25.36    27.06    26.73    26.69

100 Breaststroke

Stanford’s senior Sarah Haase obliterated the field in the 100 breaststroke, taking the top qualifying spot by more than a second with a 58.25. USC’s freshman Riley Scott was the only other sub-1:00 swim of the morning with a second seed time of 59.44. Emma Schoettmer, the senior from Arizona, rounded out the top three with a 1:00.35. The entire top heat is seeded under 1:02. USC has three in the top heat, Arizona has two, Stanford, California, and UCLA each have one.

Event 11  Women 100 Yard Breaststroke
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    Name                 Year School               Seed    Prelims        
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                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Haase, Sarah           SR STAN-PC             58.27      58.25  
       12.70    15.08    14.98    15.49
  2 Scott, Riley           FR USC-CA              59.79      59.44  
       12.62    15.28    15.58    15.96
  3 Schoettmer, Emma       SR ARIZ-AZ           1:00.52    1:00.35  
       13.29    15.27    15.73    16.06
  4 Garcia Urzainqui, Mar  JR CAL-PC            1:03.05    1:00.90  
       13.16    15.54    15.93    16.27
  5 Hayward, Riley         JR USC-CA            1:01.67    1:01.44  
       13.17    15.66    16.04    16.57
  6 Kafka, Kelsey          JR USC-CA            1:00.86    1:01.66  
       13.39    15.55    16.07    16.65
  7 Martelle, Alexandra    SO ARIZ-AZ           1:01.80    1:01.70  
       13.21    15.66    16.23    16.60
  8 Schanz, Emma           FR UCLA-CA           1:01.64    1:01.84  
       13.52    15.71    16.04    16.57

100 Backstroke

California freshman Amy Bilquist qualified first in the field with the only swim under 51 of the morning (50.50). A pair of Stanford sophomores followed her–Janet Hu and Ally Howe were just one one-hundredth of a second apart. Hu grabbed the second seed with a 51.18, while Howe was third with a 51.19. California has three in the top heat, Stanford and UCLA each have two. The remaining spot went to USC.

Bilquist’s time puts her sixth all time in the event’s history.

                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Bilquist, Amy          FR CAL-PC              52.59      50.50  
       12.19    12.57    12.97    12.77
  2 Hu, Janet              SO STAN-PC             51.45      51.18  
       12.00    12.54    13.22    13.42
  3 Howe, Ally             SO STAN-PC             52.56      51.19  
       12.25    12.67    13.29    12.98
  4 Bootsma, Rachel        SR CAL-PC              51.70      51.21  
       11.95    12.67    13.39    13.20
  5 Baker, Kathleen        FR CAL-PC              52.95      51.47  
       12.03    12.63    13.41    13.40
  6 Mack, Linnea           JR UCLA-CA             52.16      52.14  
       11.99    12.79    13.63    13.73
  7 Weiss, Hannah          SO USC-CA              52.20      52.51  
       12.24    12.84    13.68    13.75
  8 White, Madison         JR UCLA-CA             52.98      52.67  
       39.37             41.73
TeamUpMiddleDown
Arizona586
Arizona State142
UCLA547
USC983
California1126
Stanford935
Oregon State011
Washington State055
Utah125

Finals will be swum tonight at 6:00 PST.

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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