Stanford Is On Fire! Felicia Lee Joins Sub-51 Club With 100 Fly Triumph

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, March 21. THE Stanford Cardinal is having one of the top team sessions in the history of the NCAA Division I Women’s Championships as senior Felicia Lee gave the Cardinal its third straight win of the night with a triumph in the 100-yard fly.

Lee blasted her way to the sub-51 club with a 50.89 for the win. That time vaulted her to seventh all time in the event, bettering her 14th-ranked 51.26 coming into today. It gave Stanford a third straight win tonight, having already topped the 200 medley relay and Maya DiRado winning the 400 IM.

The win gave Stanford its 10th victory in the event all time, tying California for the record. Lee joins Jenna Johns (1986, 1989), Janel Jorgensen (1990, 1993), Jenny Thompson (1994, 1995), Misty Hyman (1998, 1999) and Elaine Breeden (2010) as winners in the event.

Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell, who joined the sub-51 club this morning with a 50.95, took second in 51.09 tonight, while SMU’s Marne Erasmus moved to 10th all time in the event with a third-place time of 51.10.

UCSB’s Andrea Ward (51.47), Florida’s Ellese Zalewski (51.50), California’s Cindy Tran (51.64), Princeton’s Elizabeth Boyce (51.66) and California’s Farida Osman (52.25) also competed in the A final.

Denver’s Sam Corea wound up winning the consolation heat in 51.62, while Liberty’s Jess Reinhardt touched second in 51.72. UNLV’s Katelyne Herrington snared third in 51.90.

Penn State’s Mackenzie Powers (52.01), Missouri’s Dani Barbiea (52.06), Minnesota’s Becca Weiland (52.46), UCLA’s Ting Wen Quah (52.54) and California’s Sophie Batchelor (53.08) comprised the rest of the B final.

Splits
1 Lee, Felicia SR Stanford 51.27 50.89 20
r:+0.70 24.22 50.89 (26.67)
2 Worrell, Kelsi SO Louisville 50.95 51.09 17
r:+0.67 24.07 51.09 (27.02)

Team Standings
1. Georgia 262
2. Stanford 219
3. California 162
4. Texas A&M 145.5
5. USC 133
6. Florida 120
7. Tennessee 108
8. Arizona 80
9. Texas 62
10. Minnesota 54.5

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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