COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 21. GEORGIA's Wendy Trott had some work to do after North Carolina's Whitney Sprague threw down a 15:46.57 during earlier heats. The Bulldog did just enough to answer the bell to win the women's 1650-yard free.
Trott clocked a 15:45.49, which is the 12th-fastest time ever in the event and gave Georgia its third title in the mile at NCAAs. Previous winners were Erika Hansen in 1989 and Julie Varozza in 1999. Every decade seems to be a good bet that a Georgia Bulldog will win the mile. However, with Trott's ability, it might not be more than just next year.
Princeton's Alicia Aemisegger clocked a third-place time of 15:50.60 to complete the podium.
In a barn-burner for the team race, Georgia pushed out to the lead with 329.5 points, while California sat second with 302 points. Arizona remained in striking distance with 282.5 points for third. Stanford (213.5) and Auburn (210) completed the top five.