2017 NCAA D1 Women’s Swimming Championships: Stanford Uncorks 200 Free Relay American, NCAA Records

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

NCAA DI editorial coverage is proudly sponsored by Adidas. Visit adidasswimming.com for more information on our sponsor. For all the latest coverage, check out our event coverage page. 650x90 CLICK FOR FULL RESULTS

After getting off to a record-breaking start in night one of the 2017 NCAA D1 Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships, Stanford continued their momentum into the 200 free relay. There the Cardinal once again took down the American, U.S. Open, NCAA, and Meet records setting themselves up for a run at another relay gold.

Top individual seeds include Stanford’s Katie Ledecky (4:28.37) in the 500 free, Texas’ Madisyn Cox (1:53.38) in the 200 IM, and Ohio State’s Liz Li (21.52) in the 50 free.

2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Championships, Day 2 Prelims Results – Results

Events:

  • 200 Free Relay
  • 500 Free
  • 200 IM
  • 50 Free
  • 400 Medley Relay
  • 1-Meter Diving

Hit refresh for all the latest results.

200 Free Relay

American Record: 1:26.20 – Arizona (2009) 1:26.15 – Stanford (2017)

U.S. Open Record: 1:26.20 – Arizona (2009) 1:26.15 – Stanford (2017)

NCAA Record: 1:26.20 – Arizona (2009) 1:26.15 – Stanford (2017)

Meet Record: 1:26.20 – Arizona (2009) 1:26.15 – Stanford (2017)

The Stanford Cardinal continued to flex their dominance by slashing the American, U.S. Open, NCAA, and Meet records in the 200 free relay. The relay team of Simone Manuel (21.44), Lia Neal (21.30), Janet Hu (21.78), and Ally Howe (21.63) delivered a combined time of 1:26.15 to slide past Arizona’s 2009 records of 1:26.20.

Cal’s Farida Osman (21.61), Amy Bilquist (21.68), Valerie Hull (21.63), and Kristen Vredeveld (21.75) finished second overall in prelims with a 1:26.67.

The Georgia Bulldogs, led by senior Olivia Smoliga (21.43) picked up the third place seed for tonight’s final. She was joined by teammates Veronica Burchill (21.88), Emily Cameron (22.25), and Chantal van Langhem (21.34) for a combined 1:26.90.

NC State grabbed the fourth place seed with a 1:27.32, followed by close qualifying times from Auburn (1:27.51) and Louisville (1:27.65).

Wisconsin and Arizona round out the top eight qualifiers with a tie for seventh as both teams turned in times of 1:27.88.

North Carolina suffered a disqualification.

                       === Preliminaries ===                        
 
  1 Stanford                      1:26.44    1:26.15N q579  
     1) Simone Manuel SO              2) r:0.10 Lia Neal SR           
     3) r:0.26 Janet Hu JR            4) r:0.30 Ally Howe JR          
    r:+0.69  10.41        21.44 (21.44)
          31.47 (10.03)       42.74 (21.30)
          53.17 (10.43)     1:04.52 (21.78)
        1:14.75 (10.23)     1:26.15 (21.63)
  2 California                    1:26.31    1:26.67P q570  
     1) Farida Osman SR               2) r:0.31 Amy Bilquist SO       
     3) r:0.30 Valerie Hull JR        4) r:0.29 Kristen Vredeveld SR  
    r:+0.66  10.53        21.61 (21.61)
          31.94 (10.33)       43.29 (21.68)
          53.51 (10.22)     1:04.92 (21.63)
        1:15.23 (10.31)     1:26.67 (21.75)
  3 Georgia                       1:26.79    1:26.90P q567  
     1) Olivia Smoliga SR             2) r:0.20 Veronica Burchill FR  
     3) r:0.24 Emily Cameron SR       4) r:0.33 Chantal Van Langhem SR
    r:+0.68  10.41        21.43 (21.43)
          31.78 (10.35)       43.31 (21.88)
          53.76 (10.45)     1:05.56 (22.25)
        1:15.68 (10.12)     1:26.90 (21.34)
  4 NC STATE                      1:27.31    1:27.32  q561  
     1) Ky-lee Perry FR               2) r:0.28 Courtney Caldwell SO  
     3) r:0.01 Natalie Labonge SR     4) r:0.23 Krista Duffield JR    
    r:+0.66  10.76        22.09 (22.09)
          32.49 (10.40)       43.79 (21.70)
          54.14 (10.35)     1:05.59 (21.80)
        1:15.74 (10.15)     1:27.32 (21.73)
  5 Auburn                        1:27.86    1:27.51  q558  
     1) Aly Tetzloff SO               2) r:0.18 Ashton Ellzey JR      
     3) r:0.11 Julie Meynen FR        4) r:0.18 Allyx Purcell SR      
    r:+0.63  10.60        22.19 (22.19)
          32.46 (10.27)       44.12 (21.93)
          54.32 (10.20)     1:05.77 (21.65)
        1:15.95 (10.18)     1:27.51 (21.74)
  6 Louisville                    1:28.48    1:27.65  q555  
     1) Lainey Visscher FR            2) r:0.29 Mallory Comerford SO  
     3) r:0.24 Avery Braunecker FR    4) r:0.18 Casey Fanz FR         
    r:+0.62  10.77        22.38 (22.38)
          32.48 (10.10)       43.65 (21.27)
          54.06 (10.41)     1:05.87 (22.22)
        1:16.04 (10.17)     1:27.65 (21.78)
  7 Wisconsin                     1:27.90    1:27.88  q552  
     1) Jess Unicomb SO               2) r:0.20 Chase Kinney SR       
     3) r:0.04 Emmy Sehmann SO        4) r:0.16 Marissa Berg JR       
    r:+0.66  10.92        22.61 (22.61)
          32.66 (10.05)       44.15 (21.54)
          54.26 (10.11)     1:05.90 (21.75)
        1:16.30 (10.40)     1:27.88 (21.98)
  7 Arizona                       1:27.67    1:27.88  q552  
     1) Katrina Konopka SO            2) r:0.40 Annie Ochitwa SO      
     3) r:0.11 Morgan Ginnis JR       4) r:0.33 Laura Kurki JR        
    r:+0.68  10.65        21.84 (21.84)
          32.27 (10.43)       43.82 (21.98)
          54.06 (10.24)     1:05.76 (21.94)
        1:16.33 (10.57)     1:27.88 (22.12)

500 Free

American Record: 4:25.15 – Katie Ledecky, Stanford (2017)

U.S. Open Record: 4:25.15 – Katie Ledecky, Stanford (2017)

NCAA Record: 4:25.15 – Katie Ledecky, Stanford (2017)

Meet Record: 4:30.37 – Leah Smith, Virginia (2015) 4:28.37 – Katie Ledecky, Stanford (2017)

Stanford freshman Katie Ledecky surprised no one by grabbing the top seed in the 500 free with a dominant lead over her heat. Ledecky, the current American, U.S. Open, and NCAA record holder, downed Leah Smith’s meet record of 4:30.37 with a qualifying time of 4:28.37.

Smith picked up the second place seed with a 4:31.10, also swimming away from the competition in her heat. Both Ledecky and Smith swam under the previous pool record of 4:34.66, set by USC’s Haley Anderson. 

Michigan’s G Ryan picked up the third place seed with a 4:36.46, followed closely by Louisville’s Mallory Comerford and her time of 4:36.91.

Hannah Moore of NC State turned in a 4:37.12 for the fifth place seed, while Michigan’s Rose Bi grabbed sixth with a 4:37.81.

Wisconsin’s Danielle Valley and Indiana’s Kennedy Goss rounded out the top eight qualifiers with times of 4:38.07 and 4:38.09.

==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Katie Ledecky    FR Stanford          4:25.15    4:28.37C q190  
    r:+0.70  25.05        51.68 (26.63)
        1:18.89 (27.21)     1:45.81 (26.92)
        2:13.16 (27.35)     2:40.54 (27.38)
        3:07.84 (27.30)     3:35.21 (27.37)
        4:02.56 (27.35)     4:28.37 (25.81)
  2 Leah Smith       SR Virginia          4:30.81    4:31.10P q184  
    r:+0.71  24.77        51.45 (26.68)
        1:18.64 (27.19)     1:46.07 (27.43)
        2:13.45 (27.38)     2:41.03 (27.58)
        3:08.75 (27.72)     3:36.66 (27.91)
        4:04.20 (27.54)     4:31.10 (26.90)
  3 G Ryan           JR Michigan          4:34.28    4:36.46  q174  
    r:+0.71  25.99        54.10 (28.11)
        1:22.20 (28.10)     1:50.40 (28.20)
        2:18.45 (28.05)     2:46.56 (28.11)
        3:14.42 (27.86)     3:42.45 (28.03)
        4:10.05 (27.60)     4:36.46 (26.41)
  4 Mallory Comerfo  SO Louisville        4:37.47    4:36.91  q173  
    r:+0.74  25.23        52.58 (27.35)
        1:20.31 (27.73)     1:48.40 (28.09)
        2:16.35 (27.95)     2:44.47 (28.12)
        3:12.76 (28.29)     3:41.01 (28.25)
        4:09.03 (28.02)     4:36.91 (27.88)
  5 Hannah Moore     JR NC STATE          4:38.07    4:37.12  q173  
    r:+0.75  25.81        53.60 (27.79)
        1:21.71 (28.11)     1:49.77 (28.06)
        2:17.94 (28.17)     2:46.09 (28.15)
        3:14.16 (28.07)     3:42.17 (28.01)
        4:09.93 (27.76)     4:37.12 (27.19)
  6 Rose Bi          SO Michigan          4:34.63    4:37.81  q171  
    r:+0.67  25.84        53.25 (27.41)
        1:20.91 (27.66)     1:48.70 (27.79)
        2:16.69 (27.99)     2:44.84 (28.15)
        3:13.04 (28.20)     3:41.37 (28.33)
        4:09.91 (28.54)     4:37.81 (27.90)
  7 Danielle Valley  SR Wisconsin         4:38.21    4:38.07  q171  
    r:+0.75  25.77        53.21 (27.44)
        1:21.05 (27.84)     1:48.93 (27.88)
        2:16.99 (28.06)     2:45.09 (28.10)
        3:13.40 (28.31)     3:41.77 (28.37)
        4:10.24 (28.47)     4:38.07 (27.83)
  8 Kennedy Goss     JR Indiana           4:41.64    4:38.09  q171  
    r:+0.62  25.78        53.36 (27.58)
        1:21.19 (27.83)     1:49.34 (28.15)
        2:17.50 (28.16)     2:45.74 (28.24)
        3:14.08 (28.34)     3:42.50 (28.42)
        4:10.89 (28.39)     4:38.09 (27.20)

200 IM

American Record: 1:51.65 – Ella Eastin, Stanford (2016)

U.S. Open Record: 1:51.65 – Ella Eastin, Stanford (2016)

NCAA Record: 1:51.65 – Ella Eastin, Stanford (2016)

Meet Record: 1:51.65 – Ella Eastin, Stanford (2016)

The southern state of Texas lit up the 200 IM prelims as Texas and Texas A&M posted the top three finishes.

Madisyn Cox of Texas, the Big 12 champion in this event, led the top eight qualifiers with a time of 1:53.38, setting a new pool record. The previous pool record was a 1:53.39 set by Cal’s Caitlin Leverenz.

Cox was followed closely by the Texas A&M duo of Sydney Pickrem and Bethany Galat. Pickrem posted a 1:53.69 for second, while Galat grabbed the third place seed with a 1:54.20.

The reigning NCAA champion, Stanford’s Ella Eastin, collected the fourth place seed with a 1:54.55, just ahead of Cal’s Kathleen Baker and her 1:54.61.

USC’s Louise Hansson (1:55.01), NC State’s Alexia Zevnik (1:55.30), and Kentucky’s Asia Seidt (1:55.59) completed the top eight qualifiers.

                     === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Madisyn Cox      SR Texas             1:52.82    1:53.38P q187  
    r:+0.71  24.52        53.47 (28.95)
        1:26.16 (32.69)     1:53.38 (27.22)
  2 Sydney Pickrem   SO Texas A&M         1:53.64    1:53.69  q185  
    r:+0.66  26.06        53.81 (27.75)
        1:26.84 (33.03)     1:53.69 (26.85)
  3 Bethany Galat    JR Texas A&M         1:54.86    1:54.20  q183  
    r:+0.60  25.72        55.33 (29.61)
        1:26.78 (31.45)     1:54.20 (27.42)
  4 Ella Eastin      SO Stanford          1:52.34    1:54.55  q181  
    r:+0.70  24.92        53.22 (28.30)
        1:27.27 (34.05)     1:54.55 (27.28)
  5 Kathleen Baker   SO California        1:52.74    1:54.61  q181  
    r:+0.72  24.54        53.20 (28.66)
        1:26.54 (33.34)     1:54.61 (28.07)
  6 Louise Hansson   FR Southern Cali     1:53.72    1:55.01  q179  
    r:+0.74  24.18        53.11 (28.93)
        1:26.89 (33.78)     1:55.01 (28.12)
  7 Alexia Zevnik    SR NC STATE          1:54.44    1:55.30  q178  
    r:+0.71  24.79        53.10 (28.31)
        1:28.83 (35.73)     1:55.30 (26.47)
  8 Asia Seidt       FR Kentucky          1:55.02    1:55.59  q177  
    r:+0.68  25.32        52.68 (27.36)
        1:27.63 (34.95)     1:55.59 (27.96)

50 Free

American Record: 21.12 – Abbey Weitzeil, Canyons Aquatics (2016)

U.S. Open Record: 21.12 – Abbey Weitzeil, Canyons Aquatics (2016)

NCAA Record: 21.21 – Olivia Smoliga, Georgia (2016)

Meet Record: 21.21 – Olivia Smoliga, Georgia (2016)

Liz Li of Ohio State dashed to the top seed of the 50 free prelims, leading a tightly packed field for tonight’s ‘A’ final. Li posted a 21.52 to lead three other swimmers beneath the previous pool record of 21.73, set by Arizona’s Margo Geer.

Reigning NCAA Champ Olivia Smoliga of Georgia picked up a close second place seed with a 21.56, just ahead of Stanford’s Simone Manuel and her time of 21.57.

Reigning American record holder Abbey Weitzeil delivered a fourth place seed time of 21.62.

UNC’s Caroline Baldwin turned in a 21.80 for the fifth place seed, followed closely by Georgia’s Chantal van Langhem’s 21.81.

The Cal duo of Farida Osman and Maddie Murphy picked up the seventh and eighth place seeds with times of 21.83 and 21.84 respectively.

                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Liz Li           JR Ohio St             21.48      21.52P q184  
    r:+0.67  10.41        21.52 (11.11)
  2 Olivia Smoliga   SR Georgia             21.56      21.56P q183  
    r:+0.73  10.49        21.56 (11.07)
  3 Simone Manuel    SO Stanford            21.29      21.57P q183  
    r:+0.70  10.50        21.57 (11.07)
  4 Abbey Weitzeil   FR California          21.40      21.62P q182  
    r:+0.63  10.35        21.62 (11.27)
  5 Caroline Baldwi  JR UNC                 21.78      21.80  q178  
    r:+0.71  10.61        21.80 (11.19)
  6 Chantal Van Lan  SR Georgia             21.76      21.81  q178  
    r:+0.73  10.53        21.81 (11.28)
  7 Farida Osman     SR California          21.49      21.83  q177  
    r:+0.72  10.69        21.83 (11.14)
  8 Maddie Murphy    FR California          21.96      21.84  q177  
    r:+0.72  10.56        21.84 (11.28)

400 Medley Relay

American Record: 3:25.60 – Team USA (2016)

U.S. Open Record: 3:25.60 – Team USA (2016)

NCAA Record: 3:26.14 – Stanford (2016)

Meet Record: 3:26.14 – Stanford (2016)

Cal grabbed the top seed in the 400 medley relay prelims after a strong lead from sophomore Kathleen Baker in the back. Baker, who picked up the silver medal in the 100 back at the Rio Games, posted the fastest split of the morning at a 50.81. Teammates Marina Garcia Unqui (59.53), Noemie Thomas (51.22), and Abbey Weitzeil (46.41) propelled Cal to the top seed with a combined time of 3:27.97.

Georgia picked up the second place seed, led by Olivia Smoliga’s back lead-off of 50.96. Her split in the back stands as the second fastest of the morning. Fellow Bulldogs Emily Cameron (59.55), Chelsea Britt (50.88), and Chantal van Langhem (46.61) combined to finish second in prelims with a 3:28.00.

Louisville qualified third overall for tonight’s final after Mallory Comerford delivered a scorching 46.18 in the anchor free leg. Her time stands as the fastest anchor split of the morning and propelled Louisville just ahead of Texas A&M. Alina Kendzior (52.53), Andrea Cottrell (58.38), Grace Oglesby (51.15), and Comerford finished with a time of 3:28.24.

Texas A&M settled for the fourth place seed and a 3:28.26, after being narrowly out-touched by Louisville.

Stanford delivered a 3:29.14 to qualify fifth overall in prelims, followed by Texas and their time of 3:29.50.

USC and Indiana rounded out the top eight qualifiers with times of 3:29.77 and 3:30.18 respectively.

                       === Preliminaries ===                        
 
  1 California                    3:27.38    3:27.97     q  
     1) Kathleen Baker SO             2) r:0.21 Marina Garcia Unqui SR
     3) r:0.36 Noemie Thomas JR       4) r:-0.01 Abbey Weitzeil FR    
    r:+0.63  24.63        50.81 (50.81)
        1:18.32 (27.51)     1:50.34 (59.53)
        2:13.53 (23.19)     2:41.56 (51.22)
        3:03.39 (21.83)     3:27.97 (46.41)
  2 Georgia                       3:29.94    3:28.00     q  
     1) Olivia Smoliga SR             2) r:0.11 Emily Cameron SR      
     3) r:0.34 Chelsea Britt JR       4) r:0.23 Chantal Van Langhem SR
    r:+0.63  24.54        50.96 (50.96)
        1:18.67 (27.71)     1:50.51 (59.55)
        2:13.99 (23.48)     2:41.39 (50.88)
        3:03.60 (22.21)     3:28.00 (46.61)
  3 Louisville                    3:30.26    3:28.24     q  
     1) Alina Kendzior SO             2) r:0.11 Andrea Cottrell SR    
     3) r:0.24 Grace Oglesby FR       4) r:0.10 Mallory Comerford SO  
    r:+0.56  25.39        52.53 (52.53)
        1:19.50 (26.97)     1:50.91 (58.38)
        2:15.06 (24.15)     2:42.06 (51.15)
        3:04.10 (22.04)     3:28.24 (46.18)
  4 Texas A&M                     3:29.81    3:28.26     q  
     1) Lisa Bratton JR               2) r:0.36 Jorie Caneta JR       
     3) r:0.04 Sarah Gibson SR        4) r:0.18 Beryl Gastaldello JR  
    r:+0.55  25.28        51.72 (51.72)
        1:18.93 (27.21)     1:50.51 (58.79)
        2:13.58 (23.07)     2:40.67 (50.16)
        3:03.18 (22.51)     3:28.26 (47.59)
  5 Stanford                      3:26.74    3:29.14     q  
     1) Janet Hu JR                   2) r:0.32 Kim Williams SO       
     3) r:0.12 Lindsey Engel JR       4) r:0.07 Lia Neal SR           
    r:+0.53  24.46        51.37 (51.37)
        1:19.01 (27.64)     1:51.04 (59.67)
        2:14.74 (23.70)     2:42.66 (51.62)
        3:04.82 (22.16)     3:29.14 (46.48)
  6 Texas                         3:29.77    3:29.50     q  
     1) Claire Adams FR               2) r:0.30 Madisyn Cox SR        
     3) r:0.10 Remedy Rule SO         4) r:0.15 Rebecca Millard JR    
    r:+0.64  25.43        51.92 (51.92)
        1:19.59 (27.67)     1:50.83 (58.91)
        2:14.71 (23.88)     2:42.70 (51.87)
        3:05.01 (22.31)     3:29.50 (46.80)
  7 Southern Cali                 3:27.88    3:29.77     q  
     1) Hanni Leach SO                2) r:0.27 Riley Scott SO        
     3) r:0.19 Louise Hansson FR      4) r:0.14 Anika Apostalon SR    
    r:+0.58  25.44        52.49 (52.49)
        1:20.22 (27.73)     1:52.03 (59.54)
        2:15.08 (23.05)     2:42.61 (50.58)
        3:04.87 (22.26)     3:29.77 (47.16)
  8 Indiana                       3:28.89    3:30.18     q  
     1) Ally Rockett JR               2) r:0.16 Lilly King SO         
     3) r:0.18 Gia Dalesandro SR      4) r:0.03 Kennedy Goss JR       
    r:+0.61  25.87        53.46 (53.46)
        1:19.81 (26.35)     1:50.58 (57.12)
        2:15.04 (24.46)     2:42.08 (51.50)
        3:05.23 (23.15)     3:30.18 (48.10)

1 Comment

1 comment

  1. avatar
    Judy

    ,The Georgia relay was Smoliga,Burchill, Cameron,Van Landeghem

Author: Taylor Brien

avatar
Taylor Brien is the Circulation and Operations Manager at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Current Swimming World Issue


Trouble Viewing on Smart Phones, Tablets or iPads? Click Here