2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Championships: Day 3 Finals Live Recap

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Night three of the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Championships is in the books.

Georgia held the team lead with 285 points heading into the final day.  California (267.5), Stanford (265), Texas A&M (201.5) and Virginia (196) rounded out the top five.

                     Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 14                     
 
  1. Georgia                           285   2. California                      267.5
  3. Stanford                          265   4. Texas A&M                       201.5
  5. Virginia                          196   6. Louisville                        176
  7. Southern Cali                   156.5   8. Indiana                           153
  9. Missouri                          106   9. Arizona                           106
 11. NC State                           95  12. Tennessee                          79
 13. Michigan                           74  14. Ohio St                            69
 15. UCLA                               66  16. Texas                              53
 17. Nevada                             49  18. UNC                                47
 19. Florida                          35.5  20. Minnesota                          33
 20. Wisconsin                          33  20. Miami University (Ohio)            33
 23. Purdue                             32  24. Alabama                            20
 24. Kentucky                           20  26. South Carolina                     17
 27. Penn St                            13  28. Kansas                             11
 29. Auburn                             10  29. Denver                             10
 31. Iowa                                9  32. University of Nebraska-Lincoln      7
 33. Miami (Fl)                          6  33. Virginia Tech                       6
 33. Smu                                 6  36. Air Force (W)                       4
 36. University of Hawaii (W)            4  36. Pittsburgh                          4
 39. Eastern Mich                        3  39. Lsu                                 3
 41. Umbc (W)                            2  42. Rutgers                             1
 42. Florida Gulf                        1

Women’s 400 IM

Stanford’s Ella Eastin picked up her second title of the meet after setting the NCAA and American record in the 200-yard IM as she crushed the field in the women’s 400-yard IM at the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Eastin vaulted to sixth in the all time performers rankings with a 3:58.40.  That’s the sixth-fastest time ever in the event’s history.  Eastin was able to take a run at the NCAA and American records through 200 yards, but did not quite have the back half to match the top two swimmers of Katinka Hosszu and Caitlin Leverenz.

All Time 400 IM Performers:

1 3:56.54 Katinka Hosszu USC 3/15/12
2 3:57.89 Caitlin Leverenz California 3/15/12
3 3:58.12 Maya DiRado Stanford 3/20/14
4 3:58.23 Julia Smit Stanford Long Beach 2/26/10
5 3:58.35 Elizabeth Beisel Florida Knoxville. 2/15/12
6 3:58.40 Ella Eastin Stanford 3/18/16
7 3:59.85 Melanie Margalis Georgia 2/18/14
8 4:00.62 Dagny Knutson Minot Atlanta, Ga. 12/5/08
9 4:00.66 Katie Hoff NBAC Annapolis, Md. 12/8/07
10 4:01.41 Allysa Vavra Indiana 2/15/12

Eastin absolutely dominated the event, winning by 5.21 seconds.  While that’s impressive, it didn’t come close to the NCAA record in the event set by former Stanford swimmer Summer Sanders in 1992.  Sanders beat Erika Hansen of Texas by 8.32 seconds (4:02.28-4:10.60) that year.

Eastin pushed Stanford’s NCAA-record wins in the event to nine.

Previous Stanford Winners:

1989 Michelle Griglione, Stanford, 4:12.29
1990 Janet Evans, Stanford, 4:07.59
1991 Summer Sanders, Stanford, 4:05.19
1992 Summer Sanders, Stanford, 4:02.28
2008 Julia Smit, Stanford, 4:02.41
2009 Julia Smit, Stanford, 4:00.56
2010 Julia Smit, Stanford, 4:00.90
2014 Maya DiRado, Stanford 3:58.12

Ohio State’s Lindsey Clary powered her way to second overall with a time of 4:03.61, while Georgia’s Emily Cameron took third in 4:03.66.

Texas A&M’s Sydney Pickrem (4:04.26), Texas A&M’s Bethany Galat (4:05.17), Minnesota’s Brooke Zeiger (4:05.38),  Texas A&M’s Lisa Bratton (4:07.93) and Kansas’ Chelsie Miller (4:08.69) also swam in the finale.

                           === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Eastin, Ella     FR Stanford          4:03.28    3:58.40P        20  
    r:+0.72  25.71        54.84 (29.13)
        1:25.07 (30.23)     1:54.95 (29.88)
        2:28.88 (33.93)     3:03.14 (34.26)
        3:31.38 (28.24)     3:58.40 (27.02)
  2 Clary, Lindsey   JR Ohio St           4:05.71    4:03.61         17  
    r:+0.79  27.13        57.58 (30.45)
        1:28.88 (31.30)     1:58.98 (30.10)
        2:33.52 (34.54)     3:08.24 (34.72)
        3:36.39 (28.15)     4:03.61 (27.22)
  3 Cameron, Emily   JR Georgia           4:07.22    4:03.66         16  
    r:+0.70  26.47        56.46 (29.99)
        1:28.69 (32.23)     2:00.17 (31.48)
        2:34.28 (34.11)     3:08.27 (33.99)
        3:36.58 (28.31)     4:03.66 (27.08)
  4 Pickrem, Sydney  FR Tex AM            4:05.61    4:04.26         15  
    r:+0.75  27.00        57.32 (30.32)
        1:28.45 (31.13)     1:58.89 (30.44)
        2:33.56 (34.67)     3:08.16 (34.60)
        3:37.09 (28.93)     4:04.26 (27.17)
  5 Galat, Bethany   SO Tex AM            4:05.41    4:05.17         14  
    r:+0.58  26.04        55.95 (29.91)
        1:28.42 (32.47)     1:59.67 (31.25)
        2:33.65 (33.98)     3:07.80 (34.15)
        3:36.98 (29.18)     4:05.17 (28.19)
  6 Zeiger, Brooke   SO Minnesota         4:05.74    4:05.38         13  
    r:+0.79  27.51        57.94 (30.43)
        1:28.49 (30.55)     1:58.51 (30.02)
        2:33.24 (34.73)     3:08.46 (35.22)
        3:37.52 (29.06)     4:05.38 (27.86)
  7 Bratton, Lisa    SO Tex AM            4:07.50    4:07.93         12  
    r:+0.73  26.98        57.45 (30.47)
        1:28.40 (30.95)     1:58.83 (30.43)
        2:34.33 (35.50)     3:10.21 (35.88)
        3:39.52 (29.31)     4:07.93 (28.41)
  8 Miller, Chelsie  SR Kansas            4:07.60    4:08.69         11  
    r:+0.72  26.34        56.26 (29.92)
        1:28.17 (31.91)     1:59.70 (31.53)
        2:35.16 (35.46)     3:10.95 (35.79)
        3:40.29 (29.34)     4:08.69 (28.40)
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Cox, Madisyn     JR Texas             4:07.84    4:05.78          9  
    r:+0.79  26.05        55.98 (29.93)
        1:27.36 (31.38)     1:58.07 (30.71)
        2:32.62 (34.55)     3:08.15 (35.53)
        3:37.27 (29.12)     4:05.78 (28.51)
 10 Andison, Bailey  FR Denver            4:08.02    4:06.91          7  
    r:+0.81  26.23        56.52 (30.29)
        1:29.20 (32.68)     2:01.16 (31.96)
        2:35.95 (34.79)     3:11.10 (35.15)
        3:40.24 (29.14)     4:06.91 (26.67)
 11 Naze, Kelly      SR California        4:07.71    4:07.29          6  
    r:+0.84  25.37        54.89 (29.52)
        1:26.93 (32.04)     1:57.52 (30.59)
        2:33.54 (36.02)     3:10.15 (36.61)
        3:39.33 (29.18)     4:07.29 (27.96)
 12 Nonnenberg, Mia  SO Alabama           4:08.20    4:08.02          5  
    r:+0.68  26.49        56.39 (29.90)
        1:27.44 (31.05)     1:57.48 (30.04)
        2:33.93 (36.45)     3:10.46 (36.53)
        3:39.41 (28.95)     4:08.02 (28.61)
 13 Carner, Amanda   SR Tennessee         4:08.79    4:08.24          4  
    r:+0.76  27.01        57.77 (30.76)
        1:29.28 (31.51)     2:00.24 (30.96)
        2:35.96 (35.72)     3:12.02 (36.06)
        3:40.79 (28.77)     4:08.24 (27.45)
 14 Zhu, Annie       SR Georgia           4:09.16    4:08.48          3  
    r:+0.77  26.48        56.46 (29.98)
        1:28.71 (32.25)     2:00.62 (31.91)
        2:35.59 (34.97)     3:10.54 (34.95)
        3:40.34 (29.80)     4:08.48 (28.14)
 15 Driscoll, Laure  SR Tennessee         4:08.05    4:08.68          2  
    r:+0.80  27.16        57.83 (30.67)
        1:29.53 (31.70)     2:00.40 (30.87)
        2:36.16 (35.76)     3:12.15 (35.99)
        3:41.15 (29.00)     4:08.68 (27.53)
 16 Moore, Hannah    SO NC State          4:08.87    4:08.78          1  
    r:+0.77  27.04        57.29 (30.25)
        1:28.54 (31.25)     1:59.23 (30.69)
        2:35.75 (36.52)     3:12.52 (36.77)
        3:41.39 (28.87)     4:08.78 (27.39)
                 Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 8                 
 
  1. Georgia                           193   2. Texas A&M                       151.5
  3. California                      150.5   4. Stanford                          130
  5. Southern Cali                   121.5   6. Virginia                          118
  7. Louisville                         94   8. Arizona                            71
  9. NC State                           67  10. Indiana                            66
 11. Tennessee                          60  12. Ohio St                            59
 13. Michigan                           54  14. Texas                              48
 15. Missouri                           40  16. UCLA                               37
 17. Nevada                             29  18. Wisconsin                          25
 19. UNC                                22  20. Florida                          19.5
 21. South Carolina                     17  22. Miami University (Ohio)            16
 23. Minnesota                          15  24. Alabama                            13
 25. Kansas                             11  26. Kentucky                           10
 26. Denver                             10  28. Purdue                              8
 29. University of Nebraska-Lincoln      7  30. Penn St                             6
 30. Virginia Tech                       6  32. University of Hawaii (W)            4
 32. Air Force (W)                       4

Women’s 100 fly

Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell demolished her NCAA, U.S. Open and American record in the women’s 100-yard fly at the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Worrell, who went out in 23.09, came home in 26.34 to win in 49.43.  That performance obliterated her previous record of 49.81 to win NCAAs last year.  To think, it was amazing just a year ago when Worrell became the first person to crack Natalie Coughlin’s record of 50.01.  Within a year, Worrell is on the other side of being halfway to breaking 49 seconds.

Worrell is the only swimmer ever to break 50 seconds, and that’s the fourth time she’s done it.  Her splits for her now-former record for comparison’s sake: 23.58, 49.81 (26.23)

Her victory was nearly record breaking in terms of how dominant it was.  She won by 1.18 seconds, nearly beating the record of 1.35 seconds set by Stanford’s Misty Hyman in 1998 when she beat North Carolina’s Richelle Fox (51.34 to 52.69).

Worrell also joined another short list of names as a multiple winner in the 100 fly:

4 – Natalie Coughlin, California
2 – Crissy Ahmann-Leighton, Arizona
2 – Mary DeScenza, Georgia
2 – Misty Hyman, Stanford
2 – Jenna Johnson, Stanford
2 – Mary T. Meagher, California
2 – Amanda Sims, California
2 – Jenny Thompson, Stanford

Texas A&M’s Sarah Gibson took second overall in 50.61, moving up to seventh in the all time rankings, while California’s Farida Osman placed third in 50.76.  Osman missed her sixth-ranked lifetime best of 50.53 from Pac 12s.

Stanford’s Janet Hu (51.03), North Carolina’s Hellen Moffitt (51.16), California’s Noemie Thomas (51.39), California’s Rachel Bootsma (51.40) and Georgia’s Kylie Stewart (51.68) closed out the rest of the top eight.

Notably, Arizona’s Annie Ochitwa threw down a 51.02 to win the B final.

                           === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Worrell, Kelsi   SR Louisville          49.88      49.43N        20  
    r:+0.63  23.09        49.43 (26.34)
  2 Gibson, Sarah    JR Tex AM              50.84      50.61         17  
    r:+0.67  23.89        50.61 (26.72)
  3 Osman, Farida    JR California          51.30      50.76         16  
    r:+0.69  23.83        50.76 (26.93)
  4 Hu, Janet        SO Stanford            51.13      51.03         15  
    r:+0.67  24.09        51.03 (26.94)
  5 Moffitt, Hellen  JR UNC                 51.44      51.16         14  
    r:+0.75  23.94        51.16 (27.22)
  6 Thomas, Noemie   SO California          50.79      51.39         13  
    r:+0.61  23.44        51.39 (27.95)
  7 Bootsma, Rachel  SR California          51.56      51.40         12  
    r:+0.65  24.24        51.40 (27.16)
  8 Stewart, Kylie   SO Georgia             51.58      51.68         11  
    r:+0.73  24.54        51.68 (27.14)
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Ochitwa, Annie   FR Arizona             52.20      51.02          9  
    r:+0.74  23.54        51.02 (27.48)
 10 Stewart, Kendyl  SR USC                 51.96      51.23          7  
    r:+0.82  23.81        51.23 (27.42)
 11 Erasmus, Marne   JR SMU                 51.98      51.47          6  
    r:+0.72  24.38        51.47 (27.09)
 12 Engel, Lindsey   SO Stanford            52.05      51.84          5  
    r:+0.66  24.07        51.84 (27.77)
 13 Gastaldello, Be  SO Tex AM              52.10      52.01          4  
    r:+0.66  24.32        52.01 (27.69)
 14 Dalesandro, Gia  JR Indiana             52.04      52.12          3  
    r:+0.64  24.28        52.12 (27.84)
 15 Banic, Maddy     FR Tennessee           51.90      52.62          2  
    r:+0.73  24.55        52.62 (28.07)
 16 Labonge, Natali  JR NC State            52.39      52.81          1  
    r:+0.71  24.51        52.81 (28.30)
                Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 9                 
 
  1. Georgia                           204   2. California                      191.5
  3. Texas A&M                       172.5   4. Stanford                          150
  5. Southern Cali                   128.5   6. Virginia                          118
  7. Louisville                        114   8. Arizona                            80
  9. Indiana                            69  10. NC State                           68
 11. Tennessee                          62  12. Ohio St                            59
 13. Michigan                           54  14. Texas                              48
 15. Missouri                           40  16. UCLA                               37
 17. UNC                                36  18. Nevada                             29
 19. Wisconsin                          25  20. Florida                          19.5
 21. South Carolina                     17  22. Miami University (Ohio)            16
 23. Minnesota                          15  24. Alabama                            13
 25. Kansas                             11  26. Denver                             10
 26. Kentucky                           10  28. Purdue                              8
 29. University of Nebraska-Lincoln      7  30. Virginia Tech                       6
 30. Smu                                 6  30. Penn St                             6
 33. Air Force (W)                       4  33. University of Hawaii (W)            4

Women’s 200 free

Georgia’s Brittany MacLean held off a stacked field to win the women’s 200-yard free at the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

MacLean, who had to come back from the middle of the pack at the halfway mark, turned up the heat down the stretch to win in 1:42.42.  That swim moved her up to 10th all time in the event’s history, and delivered Georgia an NCAA-record tying seventh victory in the event’s history.

Previous Georgia Winners:

2000 Maritza Correia, Georgia, 1:57.33 *
2006 Kara Lynn Joyce, Georgia, 1:43.96
2010 Allison Schmitt, Georgia, 1:42.84
2011 Allison Schmitt, Georgia, 1:42.08
2012 Megan Romano, Georgia, 1:41.21
2013 Allison Schmitt, Georgia, 1:41.85

MacLean returned to the top of the podium for the first time since winning the 500 and 1650 free her sophomore year.

Louisville’s Mallory Comerford nearly gave the Cardinals a second title in a row with a 1:42.54 for second.  That’s just .12 back of MacLean.  That’s not the record for the closest 200 free in NCAA meet history, however, as North Carolina’s Jessi Perruquet and Auburn’s Heather Kemp tied for the title with 1:45.01s in 2003.

Stanford’s Lia Neal claimed third in 1:42.58 with Georgia’s Hali Flickinger picking up fourth in 1:43.32.

Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey (1:43.35), Virginia’s Leah Smith (1:43.50), Indiana’s Haley Lips (1:43.72) and Indiana’s Kennedy Goss (1:44.75) turned in the rest of the championship final finishes.

                           === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 MacLean, Britta  SR Georgia           1:43.31    1:42.42P        20  
    r:+0.72  24.51        50.54 (26.03)
        1:16.64 (26.10)     1:42.42 (25.78)
  2 Comerford, Mall  FR Louisville        1:43.63    1:42.54P        17  
    r:+0.74  24.37        50.26 (25.89)
        1:16.45 (26.19)     1:42.54 (26.09)
  3 Neal, Lia        JR Stanford          1:43.56    1:42.58P        16  
    r:+0.76  23.36        49.00 (25.64)
        1:15.40 (26.40)     1:42.58 (27.18)
  4 Flickinger, Hal  SR Georgia           1:43.45    1:43.32         15  
    r:+0.71  24.12        49.77 (25.65)
        1:16.35 (26.58)     1:43.32 (26.97)
  5 Haughey, Siobha  FR Michigan          1:44.01    1:43.35         14  
    r:+0.73  24.30        50.77 (26.47)
        1:17.16 (26.39)     1:43.35 (26.19)
  6 Smith, Leah      JR Virginia          1:43.89    1:43.50         13  
    r:+0.75  24.89        51.12 (26.23)
        1:17.42 (26.30)     1:43.50 (26.08)
  7 Lips, Haley      SR Indiana           1:43.79    1:43.72         12  
    r:+0.68  25.01        51.30 (26.29)
        1:17.81 (26.51)     1:43.72 (25.91)
  8 Goss, Kennedy    SO Indiana           1:44.29    1:44.75         11  
    r:+0.63  25.19        52.10 (26.91)
        1:18.57 (26.47)     1:44.75 (26.18)
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Raab, Meaghan    SO Georgia           1:44.91    1:44.62          9  
    r:+0.77  24.88        51.69 (26.81)
        1:18.58 (26.89)     1:44.62 (26.04)
 10 Ackman, Alyson   SR Penn St           1:44.72    1:44.78          7  
    r:+0.69  24.83        51.29 (26.46)
        1:18.09 (26.80)     1:44.78 (26.69)
 11 Moroney, Megan   FR Virginia          1:44.32    1:44.89          6  
    r:+0.63  24.93        51.73 (26.80)
        1:18.28 (26.55)     1:44.89 (26.61)
 12 Chenault, Chels  JR USC               1:44.62    1:44.93          5  
    r:+0.78  24.80        51.53 (26.73)
        1:18.29 (26.76)     1:44.93 (26.64)
 13 Votava, Lauren   SR Minnesota         1:45.13    1:45.09          4  
    r:+0.73  24.92        51.81 (26.89)
        1:18.60 (26.79)     1:45.09 (26.49)
 14 Pelton, Elizabe  SR California        1:44.90    1:45.19          3  
    r:+0.76  24.60        51.05 (26.45)
        1:18.08 (27.03)     1:45.19 (27.11)
 15 Muller, Rachel   JR NC State          1:45.17    1:45.34          2  
             24.89        51.67 (26.78)
        1:18.47 (26.80)     1:45.34 (26.87)
 16 Rasmus, Claire   FR Tex AM            1:44.52    1:45.63          1  
    r:+0.73  25.34        52.81 (27.47)
        1:19.41 (26.60)     1:45.63 (26.22)
               Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 10                 
 
  1. Georgia                           248   2. California                      194.5
  3. Texas A&M                       173.5   4. Stanford                          166
  5. Virginia                          137   6. Southern Cali                   133.5
  7. Louisville                        131   8. Indiana                            92
  9. Arizona                            80  10. NC State                           70
 11. Michigan                           68  12. Tennessee                          62
 13. Ohio St                            59  14. Texas                              48
 15. Missouri                           40  16. UCLA                               37
 17. UNC                                36  18. Nevada                             29
 19. Wisconsin                          25  20. Florida                          19.5
 21. Minnesota                          19  22. South Carolina                     17
 23. Miami University (Ohio)            16  24. Penn St                            13
 24. Alabama                            13  26. Kansas                             11
 27. Kentucky                           10  27. Denver                             10
 29. Purdue                              8  30. University of Nebraska-Lincoln      7
 31. Smu                                 6  31. Virginia Tech                       6
 33. Air Force (W)                       4  33. University of Hawaii (W)            4

Women’s 100 breast

Indiana’s Lilly King stunned the collegiate swimming community by breaking the 57-second barrier to blast her NCAA, U.S. Open and American record in the women’s 100-yard breast at the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

King went out in 26.44, and came back in 30.41 to blast by 57 seconds with a 56.85.  This morning, she downed Breeja Larson’s NCAA and American record of 57.15 from prelims.

King, just a freshman, set herself up to potentially become only the second person ever to post a career sweep of the 100 breast.  Tara Kirk won the event from 2001-04 for Stanford, and had owned the record with a long-standing 57.77 from 2006.

King became just the third Indiana swimmer to win an NCAA title, joining Kate Fesenko and Brooklynn Snodgrass (who both won 200 back previously).  King also made Indiana the first Big Ten women’s team to boast an NCAA titlist in three straight NCAA meets (Snodgrass in the 200 back in 2014, Jessica Parratto in diving in 2015).

Stanford’s Sarah Haase blasted her previous personal best of 57.73 with a 57.36 for second, keeping her fourth in the all time rankings behind King, Larson and Alia Atkinson (57.29).  King’s teammate, Miranda Tucker, finished third in 58.10.

Missouri’s Katharine Ross (58.22), Missouri’s Abby Duncan (58.41), Louisville’s Andee Cottrell (58.78), Virginia’s Laura Simon (58.91) and Purdue’s Emily Fogle (59.20) also competed in the finale.

                           === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 King, Lilly      FR Indiana             57.15      56.85N        20  
    r:+0.75  26.44        56.85 (30.41)
  2 Haase, Sarah     SR Stanford            57.73      57.36         17  
    r:+0.80  26.85        57.36 (30.51)
  3 Tucker, Miranda  FR Indiana             58.91      58.10         16  
    r:+0.69  27.62        58.10 (30.48)
  4 Ross, Katharine  JR Missouri            58.15      58.22         15  
    r:+0.69  27.30        58.22 (30.92)
  5 Duncan, Abby     SR Missouri            58.41      58.50         14  
    r:+0.67  27.41        58.50 (31.09)
  6 Cottrell, Andee  JR Louisville          59.09      58.78         13  
    r:+0.87  27.40        58.78 (31.38)
  7 Simon, Laura     JR Virginia            59.00      58.91         12  
    r:+0.71  27.82        58.91 (31.09)
  8 Fogle, Emily     SR Purdue              59.24      59.20         11  
    r:+0.99  27.78        59.20 (31.42)
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Sougstad, Emma   JR Iowa                59.58      59.00          9  
    r:+0.76  27.42        59.00 (31.58)
 10 Blood, Bridget   JR Alabama             59.96      59.05          7  
    r:+0.79  27.88        59.05 (31.17)
 11 Lloyd, Natasha   JR Auburn              59.73      59.81          6  
    r:+0.71  28.01        59.81 (31.80)
 12 Scott, Riley     FR USC                 59.92      59.85          5  
    r:+0.73  28.20        59.85 (31.65)
 13 Lazor, Annie     SR Auburn              59.94      59.95          4  
    r:+0.70  28.26        59.95 (31.69)
 14 Duncan, Delaney  FR Eastern Mich        59.90    1:00.03          3  
    r:+0.78  27.85      1:00.03 (32.18)
 15 Escobedo, Emily  JR UMBC                59.71    1:00.08          2  
    r:+0.69  28.65      1:00.08 (31.43)
 16 Surhoff, Jordan  JR Texas             1:00.20    1:00.55          1  
    r:+0.72  28.15      1:00.55 (32.40)
               Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 11                 
 
  1. Georgia                           248   2. California                      194.5
  3. Stanford                          183   4. Texas A&M                       173.5
  5. Virginia                          149   6. Louisville                        144
  7. Southern Cali                   138.5   8. Indiana                           128
  9. Arizona                            80  10. NC State                           70
 11. Missouri                           69  12. Michigan                           68
 13. Tennessee                          62  14. Ohio St                            59
 15. Texas                              49  16. UCLA                               37
 17. UNC                                36  18. Nevada                             29
 19. Wisconsin                          25  20. Alabama                            20
 21. Florida                          19.5  22. Minnesota                          19
 22. Purdue                             19  24. South Carolina                     17
 25. Miami University (Ohio)            16  26. Penn St                            13
 27. Kansas                             11  28. Denver                             10
 28. Kentucky                           10  28. Auburn                             10
 31. Iowa                                9  32. University of Nebraska-Lincoln      7
 33. Smu                                 6  33. Virginia Tech                       6
 35. Air Force (W)                       4  35. University of Hawaii (W)            4
 37. Eastern Mich                        3  38. Umbc (W)                            2

Women’s 100 back

California’s Rachel Bootsma captured her third NCAA title in the women’s 100-yard back at the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Bootsma, who came home blazing in 25.75, touched first in a time of 50.28.  That swim is the sixth-best of all time.  She now owns three of the top 10 times ever.

All Time 100 Back Performances:

1 49.97 Natalie Coughlin California Austin, Texas 3/22/02
2 50.01r Courtney Bartholomew Virginia 12/5/14
3 50.03 Rachel Bootsma, California, 3/20/15
4 50.13 Rachel Bootsma California 3/21/13
5 50.19r Courtney Bartholomew, Virginia, 3/19/15
6 50.28 Rachel Bootsma California 3/18/2016
7 50.31 Cindy Tran California 3/15/12
8 50.39 Courtney Bartholomew Virginia 12/6/14
9 50.42 Cindy Tran California 11/30/12
10 50.45 Natalie Coughlin California Athens, Ga. 12/2/11

Bootsma also became just the sixth swimmer with three 100 back wins in a career:

3-Time 100 Back Winners:

4 – Natalie Coughlin, California
3 – Lea Loveless, Stanford
3 – Betsy Mitchell, Texas
3 – Gemma Spofforth, Florida
3 – Sue Walsh, North Carolina

Virginia’s Courtney Bartholomew was unable to replicate her lifetime best speed of 50.01 from 2014 and wound up taking second overall in 50.73, while Stanford’s Ally Howe took third in 50.86.

California’s Amy Bilquist (51.01), Stanford’s Janet Hu (51.06), NC State’s Alexis Zevnik (51.31), Missouri’s Nadine Laemmler (51.82) and Tennessee’s Kira Toussaint (51.86) placed fourth through eighth.

Georgia’s Olivia Smoliga showed how important prelims are as she swam the second fastest time of the night, but wound up ninth in the B final.

                           === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Bootsma, Rachel  SR California          50.85      50.28P        20  
    r:+0.59  24.53        50.28 (25.75)
  2 Bartholomew, Co  SR Virginia            50.60      50.73         17  
    r:+0.67  24.61        50.73 (26.12)
  3 Howe, Ally       SO Stanford            50.85      50.86         16  
    r:+0.70  24.89        50.86 (25.97)
  4 Bilquist, Amy    FR California          50.96      51.01         15  
    r:+0.72  24.95        51.01 (26.06)
  5 Hu, Janet        SO Stanford            51.16      51.06         14  
    r:+0.64  25.04        51.06 (26.02)
  6 Zevnik, Alexia   JR NC State            51.13      51.31         13  
    r:+0.63  25.13        51.31 (26.18)
  7 Laemmler, Nadin  JR Missouri            51.14      51.82         12  
    r:+0.68  25.14        51.82 (26.68)
  8 Toussaint, Kira  JR Tennessee           50.97      51.86         11  
    r:+0.62  24.67        51.86 (27.19)
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Smoliga, Olivia  JR Georgia             51.23      50.58P         9  
    r:+0.75  24.51        50.58 (26.07)
 10 Mack, Linnea     JR UCLA                51.60      51.24          7  
    r:+0.61  24.72        51.24 (26.52)
 11 Deloof, Ali      SR Michigan            51.21      51.37          6  
    r:+0.61  24.66        51.37 (26.71)
 12 Galyer, Daniell  JR Kentucky            51.62      51.44          5  
    r:+0.64  25.11        51.44 (26.33)
 13 Baker, Kathleen  FR California          51.79      51.54          4  
    r:+0.62  24.69        51.54 (26.85)
 14 Stevens, Hannah  SO Missouri            51.89      51.60          3  
    r:+0.70  24.91        51.60 (26.69)
 15 Stewart, Kylie   SO Georgia             51.95      51.67          2  
    r:+0.64  25.41        51.67 (26.26)
 16 Haan, Elise      FR FGCU                51.76      52.33          1  
    r:+0.64  25.53        52.33 (26.80)
               Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 12                 
 
  1. Georgia                           259   2. California                      233.5
  3. Stanford                          213   4. Texas A&M                       173.5
  5. Virginia                          166   6. Louisville                        144
  7. Southern Cali                   138.5   8. Indiana                           128
  9. Missouri                           84  10. NC State                           83
 11. Arizona                            80  12. Michigan                           74
 13. Tennessee                          73  14. Ohio St                            59
 15. Texas                              49  16. UCLA                               44
 17. UNC                                36  18. Nevada                             29
 19. Wisconsin                          25  20. Alabama                            20
 21. Florida                          19.5  22. Minnesota                          19
 22. Purdue                             19  24. South Carolina                     17
 25. Miami University (Ohio)            16  26. Kentucky                           15
 27. Penn St                            13  28. Kansas                             11
 29. Denver                             10  29. Auburn                             10
 31. Iowa                                9  32. University of Nebraska-Lincoln      7
 33. Virginia Tech                       6  33. Smu                                 6
 35. Air Force (W)                       4  35. University of Hawaii (W)            4
 37. Eastern Mich                        3  38. Umbc (W)                            2
 39. Florida Gulf                        1

Women’s three-meter diving

Nevada’s Sharae Zheng swept the springboard diving events as the one-meter winner claimed the three-meter title at the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Zheng won the three-meter with 404.70 points.  That’s Nevada’s 5th NCAA title now.  Previously, Limin Liu won the women’s 100-meter fly in 2000 and went back-to-back in the 200 fly in 1999 and 2000.

She joins several divers to have won both the one and three-meter events, last done by Georgia’s Laura Ryan in 2014.

Miami (Ohio)’s Pei Lin suffered a balk that wound up costing her the title as she settled for second with 399.40 points.

Florida’s Kahlia Warner finished third overall with 387.20 points.

UCLA’s Maria Polyakova (381.95), Minnesota’s Zhou Yu (364.45), Purdue’s Mary-Beth Dunnichay (331.90), Stanford’s Gracia Leydon-Mahoney (329.45) and Indiana’s Lacey Houser (297.60) completed the championship finale.

                           === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Zheng, Sharae    FR Nevada             367.10     404.70         20  
  2 Lin, Pei         JR Miami (OH)         344.35     399.40         17  
  3 Warner, Kahlia   SR Florida            381.20     387.20         16  
  4 Polyakova, Mari  SO UCLA               347.40     381.95         15  
  5 Zhou, Yu         JR Minnesota          337.35     365.45         14  
  6 Dunnichay, Mary  SR Purdue             321.85     331.90         13  
  7 Leydon-Mahoney,  SO Stanford           328.70     329.45         12  
  8 Houser, Lacey    SR Indiana            333.70     297.60         11  
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Dawson, Elisa    SO UNC                321.40     378.40          9  
 10 Belanger, Elois  FR UCLA               312.15     340.75          7  
 11 Layland, Wally   SO Miami (FL)         308.15     329.20          6  
 12 Hamperian, Rebe  JR Kentucky           317.90     315.45          5  
 13 Sharp, Meme      SO Pittsburgh         309.80     309.40          4  
 14 Cui, Lizzie      FR LSU                316.00     278.55          3  
 15 Ball, Olivia     SO Georgia            318.80     276.00          2  
 16 Black, Alyssa    JR Rutgers            317.05     255.40          1
                Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 13                 
 
  1. Georgia                           261   2. California                      233.5
  3. Stanford                          225   4. Texas A&M                       173.5
  5. Virginia                          166   6. Louisville                        144
  7. Indiana                           139   8. Southern Cali                   138.5
  9. Missouri                           84  10. NC State                           83
 11. Arizona                            80  12. Michigan                           74
 13. Tennessee                          73  14. UCLA                               66
 15. Ohio St                            59  16. Nevada                             49
 16. Texas                              49  18. UNC                                45
 19. Florida                          35.5  20. Miami University (Ohio)            33
 20. Minnesota                          33  22. Purdue                             32
 23. Wisconsin                          25  24. Kentucky                           20
 24. Alabama                            20  26. South Carolina                     17
 27. Penn St                            13  28. Kansas                             11
 29. Auburn                             10  29. Denver                             10
 31. Iowa                                9  32. University of Nebraska-Lincoln      7
 33. Miami (Fl)                          6  33. Virginia Tech                       6
 33. Smu                                 6  36. Air Force (W)                       4
 36. University of Hawaii (W)            4  36. Pittsburgh                          4
 39. Lsu                                 3  39. Eastern Mich                        3
 41. Umbc (W)                            2  42. Rutgers                             1
 42. Florida Gulf                        1

Women’s 200 medley relay

Stanford won an NCAA-record 13th time in the women’s 200-yard medley relay at the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Stanford’s Ally Howe, Sarah Haase, Janet Hu and Lia Neal clocked in with a winning time of 1:43.81.  That’s a bit off the same foursome’s NCAA and American record time of 1:34.15 from Pac 12s last month.

That’s the 13th 200 medley win for Stanford as the squad continues to try to comeback from a disqualification in the 200 free relay last night.

Previous Stanford Wins:

1983 Stanford (Kim Carlisle, Kathy Smith, Kelly Asplund, Krissie Bush), 1:43.03
1984 Stanford (Libby Kinkead, Kathy Smith, Diana Zock, Krissie Bush), 1:42.81
1986 Stanford (Jennifer Pokluda, Kathy Smith, Jenna Johnson, Diana Zock), 1:40.22
1992 Stanford (Lea Loveless, Lori Heisick, Summer Sanders, Jenny Thompson), 1:38.68
1993 Stanford (Lea Loveless, Lori Heisick, Becky Crowe, Jenny Thompson), 1:39.52
1995 Stanford (Jessica Tong, Kerry O’Hanoln, Jenny Thompson, Claudia Franco), 1:40.88
1996 Stanford (Jessica Tong, Elin Austevoll, Suzanne Toledo, Claudia Franco), 1:40.90
1998 Stanford (Catherine Fox, Elin Austevoll, Misty Hyman, Siobhan Cropper), 1:37.80
1999 Stanford (Shelly Ripple, Whitney Leatherwood, Misty Hyman, Gabrielle Rose), 1:37.77
2001 Stanford (Shelly Ripple, Tara Kirk, Misty Hyman, Siobhan Cropper), 1:38.43
2002 Stanford (Amy Wagner, Tara Kirk, Shelly Ripple, Lacey Boutwell), 1:37.79
2014 Stanford (Felicia Lee, Katie Olsen, Nicole Stafford, Maddy Schaefer) 1:34.95

California’s Rachel Bootsma, Maria Garcia, Noemie Thomas and Farida Osman hit the wall in second with a 1:35.11, while Louisville used a 22.55 fly split from Kelsi Worrell to take third by way of Alina Kendzior, Andee Cottrell, Worrell and Mallory Comerford posting a 1:35.36.

Virginia (1:35.80), Texas A&M (1:36.27), Arizona (1:36.44), Georgia (1:36.48) and Missouri (1:36.82) also competed in the finale.

USC’s Hannah Weiss, Riley Scott, Kendyl Stewart and Kasia Wilk won the B final in 1:35.94 that would have finished fifth in the A final.  Meanwhile, Lilly King unleashed a 26.05 breaststroke leg for Indiana to finish 10th in 1:36.83.

                               === A - Final ===                                 
 
  1 Stanford                      1:35.59    1:34.81P        40  
     1) Howe, Ally SO                 2) r:0.40 Haase, Sarah SR       
     3) r:0.27 Hu, Janet SO           4) r:0.31 Neal, Lia JR          
    r:+0.73  24.16        50.54 (26.38)
        1:13.33 (22.79)     1:34.81 (21.48)
  2 California                    1:36.12    1:35.11P        34  
     1) Bootsma, Rachel SR            2) r:0.33 Garcia Urzainqurina JR
     3) r:0.33 Thomas, Noemie SO      4) r:0.40 Osman, Farida JR      
    r:+0.54  23.36        51.31 (27.95)
        1:13.99 (22.68)     1:35.11 (21.12)
  3 Louisville                    1:36.45    1:35.36P        32  
     1) Kendzior, Alina FR            2) r:0.23 Cottrell, Andee JR    
     3) r:0.37 Worrell, Kelsi SR      4) r:0.07 Comerford, Mallory FR 
    r:+0.57  24.47        51.12 (26.65)
        1:13.67 (22.55)     1:35.36 (21.69)
  4 Virginia                      1:35.70    1:35.80         30  
     1) Bartholomew, Courtney SR      2) r:0.11 Simon, Laura JR       
     3) r:0.12 Thomas, Ellen JR       4) r:0.29 Cooper, Caitlin SO    
    r:+0.69  23.95        50.94 (26.99)
        1:14.10 (23.16)     1:35.80 (21.70)
  5 Tex AM                        1:36.22    1:36.27         28  
     1) Gastaldello, Beryl SO         2) r:0.12 McMahon, Sycerika JR  
     3) r:0.18 Gibson, Sarah JR       4) r:0.13 Lupton, Lexie FR      
    r:+0.69  24.12        51.20 (27.08)
        1:13.97 (22.77)     1:36.27 (22.30)
  6 Arizona                       1:36.83    1:36.44         26  
     1) Ochitwa, Annie FR             2) r:0.21 Schoettmer, Emma SR   
     3) r:0.28 Rumrill, Mackenzie FR  4) r:0.27 Konopka, Katrina FR   
    r:+0.73  23.91        51.06 (27.15)
        1:14.74 (23.68)     1:36.44 (21.70)
  7 Georgia                       1:36.88    1:36.48         24  
     1) Smoliga, Olivia JR            2) r:0.06 Cameron, Emily JR     
     3) r:0.27 Stewart, Kylie SO      4) r:0.24 Raab, Meaghan SO      
    r:+0.74  23.72        50.94 (27.22)
        1:14.26 (23.32)     1:36.48 (22.22)
  8 Missouri                      1:36.40    1:36.82         22  
     1) Laemmler, Nadine JR           2) r:0.27 Duncan, Abby SR       
     3) r:0.29 Gehrke, Maddie FR      4) r:0.24 Patterson, Anna SR    
    r:+0.69  24.50        51.39 (26.89)
        1:14.96 (23.57)     1:36.82 (21.86)
 
                                === B - Final ===                                 
 
  9 USC                           1:37.31    1:35.94         18  
     1) Weiss, Hannah SO              2) r:0.22 Scott, Riley FR       
     3) r:0.27 Stewart, Kendyl SR     4) r:0.10 Wilk, Kasia FR        
    r:+0.60  24.16        51.61 (27.45)
        1:14.40 (22.79)     1:35.94 (21.54)
 10 Indiana                       1:36.93    1:36.83         14  
     1) Chamberlain, Marie SO         2) r:0.22 King, Lilly FR        
     3) r:0.33 Dalesandro, Gia JR     4) r:0.25 Vertigans, Grace SO   
    r:+0.51  24.51        50.56 (26.05)
        1:14.68 (24.12)     1:36.83 (22.15)
 11 NC State                      1:37.39    1:36.92         12  
     1) Koletic, Ashlyn SR            2) r:0.30 Brumbaum, Kayla JR    
     3) r:0.27 Labonge, Natalie JR    4) r:0.22 Bonnema, Riki SR      
    r:+0.58  24.43        51.72 (27.29)
        1:15.17 (23.45)     1:36.92 (21.75)
 12 Ohio St                       1:37.52    1:37.14         10  
     1) Rabold, Camey SR              2) r:0.26 Dzierzak, Rachael SR  
     3) r:0.25 Li, Liz SO             4) r:0.20 Jongekrijg, Annie SR  
    r:+0.65  24.96        52.39 (27.43)
        1:15.00 (22.61)     1:37.14 (22.14)
 13 Wisconsin                     1:37.17    1:37.43          8  
     1) Unicomb, Jessica FR           2) r:0.17 Meinholz, Anna SR     
     3) r:0.23 Grindall, Dana JR      4) r:0.16 Kinney, Chase JR      
    r:+0.55  24.65        52.57 (27.92)
        1:16.10 (23.53)     1:37.43 (21.33)
 14 Tennessee                     1:37.05    1:37.46          6  
     1) Toussaint, Kira JR            2) r:0.97 Banic, Maddy FR       
     3) r:0.15 Bruens, Harper SR      4) r:0.13 Johnson, Faith SR     
    r:+0.57  24.12        52.81 (28.69)
        1:15.89 (23.08)     1:37.46 (21.57)
 15 Texas                         1:37.49    1:37.72          4  
     1) Karosas, Tasija JR            2) r:0.25 Surhoff, Jordan JR    
     3) r:0.24 Schneider, Mimi SO     4) r:0.15 Millard, Rebecca SO   
    r:+0.57  25.01        52.62 (27.61)
        1:16.17 (23.55)     1:37.72 (21.55)
 16 UNC                           1:37.60    1:37.77          2  
     1) Baldwin, Caroline SO          2) r:0.26 Canty, Rachel SR      
     3) r:0.33 Moffitt, Hellen JR     4) r:0.30 Hitchens, Sarah JR    
    r:+0.55  24.54        52.54 (28.00)
        1:15.75 (23.21)     1:37.77 (22.02)
                     Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 14                     
 
  1. Georgia                           285   2. California                      267.5
  3. Stanford                          265   4. Texas A&M                       201.5
  5. Virginia                          196   6. Louisville                        176
  7. Southern Cali                   156.5   8. Indiana                           153
  9. Missouri                          106   9. Arizona                           106
 11. NC State                           95  12. Tennessee                          79
 13. Michigan                           74  14. Ohio St                            69
 15. UCLA                               66  16. Texas                              53
 17. Nevada                             49  18. UNC                                47
 19. Florida                          35.5  20. Minnesota                          33
 20. Wisconsin                          33  20. Miami University (Ohio)            33
 23. Purdue                             32  24. Alabama                            20
 24. Kentucky                           20  26. South Carolina                     17
 27. Penn St                            13  28. Kansas                             11
 29. Auburn                             10  29. Denver                             10
 31. Iowa                                9  32. University of Nebraska-Lincoln      7
 33. Miami (Fl)                          6  33. Virginia Tech                       6
 33. Smu                                 6  36. Air Force (W)                       4
 36. University of Hawaii (W)            4  36. Pittsburgh                          4
 39. Eastern Mich                        3  39. Lsu                                 3
 41. Umbc (W)                            2  42. Rutgers                             1
 42. Florida Gulf                        1

SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • 400 IM
  • 100 fly
  • 200 free
  • 100 breast
  • 100 back
  • Three-meter diving
  • 200 medley relay

1 comment

  1. Niles Keeran

    Georgia or Stanford or California.