2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming Championships: Stanford Wins Third Straight Team Title

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The final night of the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships saw two new NCAA records fall on Saturday night in Austin, Texas with Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson breaking the 200 back record and Cal’s 400 free relay breaking the record as well.

Stanford Cardinal won their third straight team title with 456.5 points over second place Cal (419). Michigan was third with 314 and Louisville fourth at 235.

Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 21                     
 
  1. Stanford                        456.5   2. California                        419
  3. Michigan                          314   4. Louisville                        235
  5. Texas                           190.5   6. Virginia                          188
  7. NC State                        187.5   8. Tennessee                         185
  9. Indiana                           179  10. Southern Cali                     159
 11. Minnesota                       158.5  12. Auburn                            146
 13. Texas A&M                       142.5  14. Arizona                         101.5
 15. Kentucky                        100.5  16. Wisconsin                         100
 17. UCLA                               75  18. Georgia                            66
 19. Arkansas                           63  20. Arizona St                         61
 21. South Carolina                   53.5  22. Missouri                           51
 23. Duke                               47  24. Florida                            44
 25. Ohio St                            43  26. Purdue                             31
 27. Northwestern                       27  27. Penn St                            27
 29. Kansas                             22  30. Lsu                                20
 31. University of Miami                19  32. Eastern Mich                       17
 33. Nebraska                           16  34. Alabama                            14
 34. Florida St                         14  34. Hawaii                             14
 37. Florida Int'l                      11  38. San Diego St                        9
 39. Akron                               6  40. Virginia Tech                       5
 41. Notre Dame                          4  42. UNC                                 2
 43. U.S. Navy                           1  43. Univeristy of Conneticut            1

1650 Free

Penn State senior Ally McHugh won the first ever NCAA title for the Nittany Lions on Saturday night in the 1650 with a 15:39.22 to win the fastest seeded heat in Austin, Texas at the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. McHugh took control of the race early and remained calm throughout as she pulled away each 50. She finished ahead of two Big Ten swimmers in Ohio State’s Molly Kowal (15:44.61) and Minnesota’s Mackenzie Padington (15:47.16) rounding out the top three.

McHugh and Kowal finished first and second in the fastest seeded heat while Padington swam in an earlier heat. Stanford’s Leah Stevens (15:47.31) finished in third place in the fastest heat but ended up fourth on the podium. She picked up valuable points for the Stanford Cardinal.

Hawaii’s Phoebe Hines, who was the fastest seeded swimmer coming into the meet, placed fifth at 15:50.13. Michigan’s Sierra Schmidt (15:50.19) and Alabama’s Kensey McMahon (15:53.18) also swam in the earlier heats and placed sixth and seventh. Arizona State’s Cierra Runge (15:53.72) finished in eighth.

McHugh is Penn State’s first ever national champion in women’s swimming and diving. She was slightly off her best time of 15:36 from last year but was still good enough for the win.

 Event 15  Women 1650 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
         NCAA: I 15:03.31  18-Nov-17 Katie Ledecky, Stanford
         Meet: M 15:07.57  17-Mar-18 Katie Ledecky, Stanford
     American: A 15:03.31  18-Nov-17 Katie Ledecky, Stanford
      US Open: O 15:03.31  18-Nov-17 Katie Ledecky, Stanford
         Pool: P 15:28.36  29-Nov-12 Katie Ledecky
                 15:53.50  AUTO NCAA A Standard
                 16:30.59  CONS NCAA B Standard
    Name           Year School               Seed     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
  1 Ally McHugh      SR PSU              15:41.36   15:39.22         20  
    r:+0.81  26.62        55.15 (28.53)
        1:23.89 (28.74)     1:52.92 (29.03)
        2:21.96 (29.04)     2:50.92 (28.96)
        3:19.84 (28.92)     3:48.76 (28.92)
        4:17.55 (28.79)     4:46.36 (28.81)
        5:14.84 (28.48)     5:43.35 (28.51)
        6:11.84 (28.49)     6:40.50 (28.66)
        7:09.20 (28.70)     7:37.78 (28.58)
        8:06.36 (28.58)     8:34.98 (28.62)
        9:03.49 (28.51)     9:31.93 (28.44)
       10:00.35 (28.42)    10:28.77 (28.42)
       10:57.11 (28.34)    11:25.46 (28.35)
       11:53.99 (28.53)    12:22.58 (28.59)
       12:51.08 (28.50)    13:19.37 (28.29)
       13:47.66 (28.29)    14:15.97 (28.31)
       14:44.19 (28.22)    15:12.49 (28.30)    15:39.22 (26.73)
  2 Molly Kowal      JR Ohio St          15:49.53   15:44.61         17  
    r:+0.95  27.03        55.45 (28.42)
        1:24.23 (28.78)     1:53.04 (28.81)
        2:22.01 (28.97)     2:50.91 (28.90)
        3:19.73 (28.82)     3:48.52 (28.79)
        4:17.36 (28.84)     4:46.28 (28.92)
        5:15.10 (28.82)     5:43.90 (28.80)
        6:12.71 (28.81)     6:41.55 (28.84)
        7:10.51 (28.96)     7:39.50 (28.99)
        8:08.39 (28.89)     8:37.15 (28.76)
        9:05.94 (28.79)     9:34.72 (28.78)
       10:03.21 (28.49)    10:31.75 (28.54)
       11:00.20 (28.45)    11:28.66 (28.46)
       11:57.14 (28.48)    12:25.65 (28.51)
       12:54.06 (28.41)    13:22.58 (28.52)
       13:51.15 (28.57)    14:19.75 (28.60)
       14:48.17 (28.42)    15:16.77 (28.60)    15:44.61 (27.84)
  3 Mackenzie Padin  SO Minnesota        16:03.13   15:47.16         16  
    r:+0.73  25.92        54.08 (28.16)
        1:22.57 (28.49)     1:51.15 (28.58)
        2:19.74 (28.59)     2:48.62 (28.88)
        3:17.45 (28.83)     3:46.34 (28.89)
        4:15.22 (28.88)     4:44.16 (28.94)
        5:13.00 (28.84)     5:41.65 (28.65)
        6:10.40 (28.75)     6:39.25 (28.85)
        7:08.16 (28.91)     7:37.05 (28.89)
        8:05.97 (28.92)     8:34.81 (28.84)
        9:03.50 (28.69)     9:32.37 (28.87)
       10:01.44 (29.07)    10:30.21 (28.77)
       10:59.10 (28.89)    11:28.06 (28.96)
       11:57.08 (29.02)    12:25.98 (28.90)
       12:54.97 (28.99)    13:23.79 (28.82)
       13:52.71 (28.92)    14:21.74 (29.03)
       14:50.62 (28.88)    15:19.80 (29.18)    15:47.16 (27.36)
  4 Leah Stevens     SR Stanford         15:51.26   15:47.31         15  
    r:+0.69  26.78        55.92 (29.14)
        1:25.33 (29.41)     1:54.54 (29.21)
        2:23.71 (29.17)     2:52.91 (29.20)
        3:22.01 (29.10)     3:51.05 (29.04)
        4:20.32 (29.27)     4:49.41 (29.09)
        5:18.29 (28.88)     5:47.11 (28.82)
        6:15.64 (28.53)     6:44.43 (28.79)
        7:13.16 (28.73)     7:41.76 (28.60)
        8:10.40 (28.64)     8:38.96 (28.56)
        9:07.74 (28.78)     9:36.33 (28.59)
       10:04.80 (28.47)    10:33.38 (28.58)
       11:01.99 (28.61)    11:30.86 (28.87)
       11:59.50 (28.64)    12:28.08 (28.58)
       12:56.91 (28.83)    13:25.32 (28.41)
       13:53.67 (28.35)    14:21.96 (28.29)
       14:50.23 (28.27)    15:18.62 (28.39)    15:47.31 (28.69)
  5 Phoebe Hines     JR Hawaii           15:41.35   15:50.13         14  
    r:+0.77  25.99        54.93 (28.94)
        1:24.05 (29.12)     1:53.26 (29.21)
        2:22.52 (29.26)     2:51.65 (29.13)
        3:20.86 (29.21)     3:50.03 (29.17)
        4:19.08 (29.05)     4:48.06 (28.98)
        5:16.68 (28.62)     5:45.45 (28.77)
        6:13.97 (28.52)     6:42.64 (28.67)
        7:11.19 (28.55)     7:39.88 (28.69)
        8:08.52 (28.64)     8:37.22 (28.70)
        9:06.04 (28.82)     9:34.82 (28.78)
       10:03.66 (28.84)    10:32.68 (29.02)
       11:01.55 (28.87)    11:30.62 (29.07)
       11:59.70 (29.08)    12:28.59 (28.89)
       12:57.60 (29.01)    13:26.63 (29.03)
       13:55.55 (28.92)    14:24.26 (28.71)
       14:53.16 (28.90)    15:21.90 (28.74)    15:50.13 (28.23)
  6 Sierra Schmidt   SO Michigan         16:01.78   15:50.19         13  
    r:+0.71  26.15        54.50 (28.35)
        1:23.15 (28.65)     1:51.90 (28.75)
        2:20.44 (28.54)     2:49.24 (28.80)
        3:17.93 (28.69)     3:46.73 (28.80)
        4:15.69 (28.96)     4:44.66 (28.97)
        5:13.39 (28.73)     5:42.10 (28.71)
        6:10.75 (28.65)     6:39.49 (28.74)
        7:08.31 (28.82)     7:37.08 (28.77)
        8:05.92 (28.84)     8:34.74 (28.82)
        9:03.60 (28.86)     9:32.51 (28.91)
       10:01.50 (28.99)    10:30.30 (28.80)
       10:59.24 (28.94)    11:28.34 (29.10)
       11:57.36 (29.02)    12:26.48 (29.12)
       12:55.65 (29.17)    13:24.85 (29.20)
       13:54.09 (29.24)    14:23.25 (29.16)
       14:52.51 (29.26)    15:21.70 (29.19)    15:50.19 (28.49)
  7 Kensey McMahon   FR Alabama          15:59.46   15:53.18         12  
    r:+0.74  27.17        55.91 (28.74)
        1:24.86 (28.95)     1:54.03 (29.17)
        2:23.28 (29.25)     2:52.51 (29.23)
        3:21.61 (29.10)     3:50.54 (28.93)
        4:19.56 (29.02)     4:48.50 (28.94)
        5:17.35 (28.85)     5:46.17 (28.82)
        6:15.09 (28.92)     6:44.17 (29.08)
        7:13.19 (29.02)     7:41.98 (28.79)
        8:10.85 (28.87)     8:39.88 (29.03)
        9:08.65 (28.77)     9:37.62 (28.97)
       10:06.65 (29.03)    10:35.82 (29.17)
       11:04.87 (29.05)    11:33.80 (28.93)
       12:02.45 (28.65)    12:31.30 (28.85)
       13:00.14 (28.84)    13:29.17 (29.03)
       13:58.10 (28.93)    14:27.13 (29.03)
       14:56.14 (29.01)    15:25.02 (28.88)    15:53.18 (28.16)
  8 Cierra Runge     JR ASU              15:51.72   15:53.72         11  
    r:+0.81  26.08        54.58 (28.50)
        1:23.36 (28.78)     1:52.72 (29.36)
        2:22.10 (29.38)     2:51.43 (29.33)
        3:20.57 (29.14)     3:49.90 (29.33)
        4:19.05 (29.15)     4:48.18 (29.13)
        5:17.46 (29.28)     5:46.61 (29.15)
        6:15.67 (29.06)     6:44.68 (29.01)
        7:13.67 (28.99)     7:42.80 (29.13)
        8:11.86 (29.06)     8:40.81 (28.95)
        9:09.53 (28.72)     9:38.52 (28.99)
       10:07.61 (29.09)    10:36.53 (28.92)
       11:05.40 (28.87)    11:34.40 (29.00)
       12:03.38 (28.98)    12:32.20 (28.82)
       13:01.13 (28.93)    13:29.86 (28.73)
       13:58.73 (28.87)    14:27.61 (28.88)
       14:56.62 (29.01)    15:25.75 (29.13)    15:53.72 (27.97)

200 Back

Wisconsin junior Beata Nelson won her third event of the meet at the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships with a new NCAA Record in the 200 back final on Saturday night in Austin, Texas. Nelson swam a 1:47.24 to take down the NCAA Record of 1:47.30 that Kathleen Baker set last year. Nelson broke her second NCAA record of the meet after getting the 100 back record last night. She just missed the American Record set by Regan Smith (1:47.16) two weeks ago.

Nelson used a huge last wall to get by Stanford freshman Taylor Ruck (1:47.59), who took the race out in the lead through the 150. Ruck ended up finishing second, picking up huge points for Stanford as the Cardinal had Erin Voss (1:50.92) and Lucie Nordmann (1:51.10) place fourth and fifth. Stanford has overtaken the lead in the team standings.

Nelson moved to second all-time and Ruck moved to fourth. Kentucky junior Asia Seidt (1:48.65) was third and moved to ninth all-time with her swim.

Auburn’s Sonnele Oeztuerk (1:51.22), Virginia’s Megan Moroney (1:51.28) and Kentucky’s Ali Galyer (1:51.62) also swam in the A-Final.

Wisconsin now has two 200 back titles and four titles overall. Nelson joins Maggie Meyer (2011) as winners of the event for the Badgers.

All-Time List:

  1. Regan Smith, Riptide, 1:47.16 (2019)
  2. Beata Nelson, Wisconsin, 1:47.24 (2019)
  3. Kathleen Baker, Cal, 1:47.30 (2018)
  4. Taylor Ruck, Stanford, 1:47.59 (2019)
  5. Elizabeth Pelton, Cal, 1:47.84 (2013)
  6. Missy Franklin, Cal, 1:47.91 (2015)
  7. Gemma Spofforth, Florida, 1:48.34 (2009)
  8. Ella Eastin, Stanford, 1:48.53 (2019)
  9. Asia Seidt, Kentucky, 1:48.65 (2019)
 Event 16  Women 200 Yard Backstroke
=========================================================================
         NCAA: I 1:47.30  17-Mar-18 Kathleen Baker, California
         Meet: M 1:47.30  17-Mar-18 Kathleen Bater, California
     American: A 1:47.16  10-Mar-19 Regan Smith, Riptide
      US Open: O 1:47.16  10-Mar-19 Regan Smith, Riptide
         Pool: P 1:48.74  23-Mar-19 Beata Nelson, Wisconsin-WI
                 1:50.50  AUTO NCAA A Standard
                 1:57.11  CONS NCAA B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Beata Nelson     JR Wisconsin         1:48.74    1:47.24I        20  
    r:+0.74  25.24        52.44 (27.20)
        1:19.88 (27.44)     1:47.24 (27.36)
  2 Taylor Ruck      FR Stanford          1:48.84    1:47.59P        17  
    r:+0.71  25.25        52.14 (26.89)
        1:19.65 (27.51)     1:47.59 (27.94)
  3 Asia Seidt       JR Kentucky          1:49.70    1:48.65P        16  
    r:+0.70  25.32        52.91 (27.59)
        1:20.63 (27.72)     1:48.65 (28.02)
  4 Erin Voss        JR Stanford          1:50.78    1:50.92         15  
    r:+0.76  26.65        54.46 (27.81)
        1:22.66 (28.20)     1:50.92 (28.26)
  5 Lucie Nordmann   FR Stanford          1:50.70    1:51.10         14  
    r:+0.74  25.99        54.06 (28.07)
        1:22.57 (28.51)     1:51.10 (28.53)
  6 Sonnele Oeztuer  SO Auburn            1:51.13    1:51.22         13  
    r:+0.76  26.79        55.04 (28.25)
        1:23.24 (28.20)     1:51.22 (27.98)
  7 Megan Moroney    JR Virginia          1:51.50    1:51.28         12  
    r:+0.62  26.79        55.03 (28.24)
        1:23.10 (28.07)     1:51.28 (28.18)
  8 Ali Galyer       JR Kentucky          1:50.74    1:51.62         11  
    r:+0.71  26.33        54.47 (28.14)
        1:23.01 (28.54)     1:51.62 (28.61)

100 Free

Louisville senior Mallory Comerford won her second title of the meet in the 100 free on Saturday night at the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas. About 24 hours after winning the 200 free, Comerford ran down Arkansas’ Anna Hopkin to take her fourth NCAA title in her career with a 46.26.

Hopkin was the early leader through the 75 but was caught at the finish, claiming runner-up at 46.56. Hopkin moved up to sixth all-time with her swim. She was aiming to be the first swimmer from Arkansas to win an NCAA title after the Razorbacks claimed two 3m diving titles in their history.

Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey (46.64) lowered her best time and moved up to eighth all-time in the event. Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil, who swam the final with a wrapped arm, placed fourth for the Golden Bears at 46.97. She was a heavy favorite coming in as the third fastest performer ever. She still has the 400 free relay left for Cal as the Bears are coming down to the wire with Stanford in the team race.

Cal also picked up points from Amy Bilquist in sixth place at 47.42. Stanford picked up four points from Amalie Fackenthal (48.23) in the B-Final. Cal also had Robin Neumann get three points with a 48.24 in the B-Final.

Tennessee’s Erika Brown (46.99), NC State’s Ky-lee Perry (47.43) and Michigan’s Catie DeLoof (47.59) also swam in the A-Final.

All-Time List:

  1. Simone Manuel, Stanford, 45.56 (2017)
  2. Mallory Comerford, Louisville, 46.20 (2018)
  3. Abbey Weitzeil, Cal, 46.29 (2014)
  4. Olivia Smoliga, Georgia, 46.30 (2017)
  5. Erika Brown, Tennessee, 46.41 (2019)
  6. Anna Hopkin, Arkansas, 46.56 (2019)
  7. Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, Auburn, 46.61 (2012)
  8. Siobhan Haughey, Michigan, 46.64 (2019)
 Event 17  Women 100 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
         NCAA: I 45.56  18-Mar-17 Simone Manuel, Stanford
         Meet: M 45.56  17-Mar-17 Simone Manuel, Stanford
     American: A 45.56  18-Mar-17 Simone Manuel, Stanford
      US Open: O 45.56  18-Mar-17 Simone Manuel, Stanford
         Pool: P 46.47  06-Mar-16 Abbey Weitzeil
                 47.35  AUTO NCAA A Standard
                 49.51  CONS NCAA B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Mallory Comerfo  SR Louisville          46.57      46.26P        20  
    r:+0.64  22.27        46.26 (23.99)
  2 Anna Hopkin      FR Arkansas            46.61      46.56         17  
    r:+0.64  22.03        46.56 (24.53)
  3 Siobhan Haughey  SR Michigan            47.16      46.64         16  
    r:+0.72  22.56        46.64 (24.08)
  4 Abbey Weitzeil   JR California          47.28      46.97         15  
    r:+0.70  22.57        46.97 (24.40)
  5 Erika Brown      JR Tennessee           47.33      46.99         14  
    r:+0.67  22.66        46.99 (24.33)
  6 Amy Bilquist     SR California          47.38      47.42         13  
    r:+0.69  22.78        47.42 (24.64)
  7 Ky-lee Perry     JR NC State            47.51      47.43         12  
    r:+0.68  22.63        47.43 (24.80)
  8 Catie DeLoof     SR Michigan            47.47      47.59         11  
    r:+0.67  22.77        47.59 (24.82)

200 Breast

Indiana senior Lilly King won her fourth straight 200 breaststroke title on Saturday night at the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships with a 2:02.90. King just missed her NCAA and American Record of 2:02.60 that she set last season. King held off a hard charge from Texas A&M senior Sydney Pickrem, who finished second at 2:03.65.

King is now the first woman to ever in Division I to win the 100 and 200 breast four times in her career.

Pickrem moved up to fourth all-time with her swim as she dropped nearly a full second off her best time.

NC State freshman Sophie Hansson finished in third place at 2:06.18 as she picked up her second straight third place finish after this meet after doing so in the 100 on Friday night. There were three freshmen in the A-Final with Indiana’s Noelle Peplowski (2:06.94) and Virginia’s Kaki Christensen (2:08.74) placing sixth and eighth.

South Carolina’s Emma Barksdale (2:06.87), Kentucky’s Bailey Bonnett (2:06.91) and Texas A&M’s Anna Belousova (2:07.05) also competed in the A-Final.

Indiana now has four NCAA titles in the 200 breast, all from King. She joins USC’s Rebecca Soni (2006-09) as four-time winners of the event.

All-Time List:

  1. Lilly King, Indiana, 2:02.60 (2018)
  2. Bethany Galat, Texas A&M, 2:03.26 (2018)
  3. Kierra Smith, Minnesota, 2:03.55 (2017)
  4. Sydney Pickrem, Texas A&M, 2:03.65 (2019)
  5. Emma Reaney, Notre Dame, 2:04.06 (2014)
  6. Breeja Larson, Texas A&M, 2:04.48 (2012)
  7. Rebecca Soni, USC, 2:04.75 (2009)
  8. Caitlin Leverenz, Cal, 2:04.76 (2012)
 Event 18  Women 200 Yard Breaststroke
=========================================================================
         NCAA: I 2:02.60  20-Mar-18 Lilly King, Indiana
         Meet: M 2:02.60  20-Mar-18 Lilly King, Indiana
     American: A 2:02.60  20-Mar-18 LIlly King, Indiana
      US Open: O 2:02.60  20-Mar-18 Lilly King, Indiana
         Pool: P 2:05.04  29-Nov-12 Laura Sogar
                 2:06.94  AUTO NCAA A Standard
                 2:13.97  CONS NCAA B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Lilly King       SR Indiana           2:05.65    2:02.90P        20  
    r:+0.67  27.39        58.62 (31.23)
        1:30.58 (31.96)     2:02.90 (32.32)
  2 Sydney Pickrem   SR TAMU              2:06.57    2:03.65P        17  
    r:+0.69  28.31        59.81 (31.50)
        1:31.79 (31.98)     2:03.65 (31.86)
  3 Sophie Hansson   FR NC State          2:06.87    2:06.18         16  
    r:+0.75  28.36      1:00.40 (32.04)
        1:33.10 (32.70)     2:06.18 (33.08)
  4 Emma Barksdale   SR South Carolina    2:07.71    2:06.87         15  
    r:+0.68  29.14      1:01.11 (31.97)
        1:33.68 (32.57)     2:06.87 (33.19)
  5 Bailey Bonnett   SO Kentucky          2:07.53    2:06.91         14  
    r:+0.65  28.60      1:00.77 (32.17)
        1:33.73 (32.96)     2:06.91 (33.18)
  6 Noelle Peplowsk  FR Indiana           2:07.72    2:06.94         13  
    r:+0.75  29.00      1:01.50 (32.50)
        1:33.83 (32.33)     2:06.94 (33.11)
  7 Anna Belousova   JR TAMU              2:07.92    2:07.05         12  
    r:+0.70  28.73      1:01.09 (32.36)
        1:33.98 (32.89)     2:07.05 (33.07)
  8 Kaki Christense  FR Virginia          2:08.42    2:08.74         11  
    r:+0.76  29.52      1:02.12 (32.60)
        1:35.42 (33.30)     2:08.74 (33.32)

200 Fly

USC junior Louise Hansson won her second NCAA title of the meet on Saturday night at the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas. Hansson swam a 1:50.28 and held off a hard charging Ella Eastin (1:50.46) of Stanford as she was going for her third straight win in the event.

Louisville’s Grace Oglesby (1:50.80) finished in third place as she had a hard charge on the last 50. Hansson moved up to third all-time with her swim tonight in the 200 fly, while Oglesby moved up to fifth and McLaughlin moved up to seventh.

Cal’s Katie McLaughlin, who was with Hansson at the 125, placed in fourth at 1:51.09.

Stanford’s Katie Drabot (1:51.94) finished fifth from lane eight as she helped Stanford distance its lead over Cal with two events remaining. The Cardinal officially clinched their third straight team title with that swim.

USC’s Maddie Wright (1:52.26), Georgia’s Olivia Carter (1:53.06) and Texas A&M’s Jing Quah (1:53.61) also swam in the final.

All-Time List:

  1. Ella Eastin, Stanford, 1:49.51 (2018)
  2. Elaine Breeden, Stanford, 1:49.92 (2009)
  3. Louise Hansson, USC, 1:50.28 (2019)
  4. Kelsi Worrell, Louisville, 1:50.61 (2016)
  5. Grace Oglesby, Louisville, 1:50.80 (2019)
  6. Katinka Hosszu, USC, 1:51.02 (2012)
  7. Katie McLaughlin, Cal, 1:51.09 (2019)
  8. Kathleen Hersey, Texas, 1:51.18 (2009)
 Event 19  Women 200 Yard Butterfly
=========================================================================
         NCAA: I 1:49.51  24-Feb-18 Ella Eastin, Stanford
         Meet: M 1:50.01  17-Mar-18 Ella Eastin, Stanford
     American: A 1:49.51  24-Feb-18 Ella Eastin, Stanford
      US Open: O 1:49.51  24-Feb-18 Ella Eastin, Stanford
         Pool: P 1:51.02  23-Mar-19 Ella Eastin, Stanford-PC
                 1:53.48  AUTO NCAA A Standard
                 1:59.23  CONS NCAA B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Louise Hansson   JR USC               1:51.70    1:50.28P        20  
    r:+0.75  24.42        51.81 (27.39)
        1:20.33 (28.52)     1:50.28 (29.95)
  2 Ella Eastin      SR Stanford          1:51.02    1:50.46P        17  
    r:+0.71  25.10        52.93 (27.83)
        1:21.20 (28.27)     1:50.46 (29.26)
  3 Grace Oglesby    JR Louisville        1:52.21    1:50.80P        16  
    r:+0.64  24.96        53.27 (28.31)
        1:21.77 (28.50)     1:50.80 (29.03)
  4 Katie McLaughli  SR California        1:52.63    1:51.09         15  
    r:+0.76  24.64        52.42 (27.78)
        1:20.79 (28.37)     1:51.09 (30.30)
  5 Katie Drabot     JR Stanford          1:53.64    1:51.94         14  
    r:+0.71  25.42        53.55 (28.13)
        1:22.37 (28.82)     1:51.94 (29.57)
  6 Maddie Wright    SR USC               1:52.90    1:52.26         13  
    r:+0.74  25.30        53.63 (28.33)
        1:22.66 (29.03)     1:52.26 (29.60)
  7 Olivia Carter    FR Georgia           1:52.70    1:53.06         12  
    r:+0.67  25.48        54.04 (28.56)
        1:23.33 (29.29)     1:53.06 (29.73)
  8 Jing Quah        SO TAMU              1:53.45    1:53.61         11  
    r:+0.62  25.26        53.98 (28.72)
        1:23.04 (29.06)     1:53.61 (30.57)

Platform Diving

Texas senior Murphy Bromberg won the platform diving title on Saturday night at the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships with 391.60 points. Bromberg won the title in her home pool for her first diving title in her career. Bromberg won over Purdue junior Emily Meaney (336.15) and Indiana senior Jessica Parratto (332.90).

Bromberg was not far off the meet record of 396.75 by Haley Ishimatsu of USC from 2013.

Two-time defending champion Olivia Rosendahl of Northwestern placed seventh at 290.40 and was out of contention.

Arizona’s Delaney Schnell (321.45) placed fourth for the Wildcats. Nebraska’s Abigail Knapton (316.75), Texas A&M’s Alais Kalonji (305.30) and Florida International’s Maha Gouda (270.55) also competed in the final.

Texas now has five NCAA titles in platform diving. Bromberg joins the likes of Laura Wilkinson (1997, 99), Nicole Pohorenec (2004) and Jessica Livingston (2007) as winners of the event for the Longhorns.

 Event 20  Women Platform Diving
=========================================================================
         Meet: M 396.75  23-Mar-13 Haley Ishimatsu, Southern Cal
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Murphy Bromberg  SR Texas              339.80     391.60         20  
  2 Emily Meaney     JR Purdue             275.70     336.15         17  
  3 Jessica Parratt  SR Indiana            316.40     332.90         16  
  4 Delaney Schnell  SO Arizona            345.80     321.45         15  
  5 Abigail Knapton  JR NEB                315.25     316.75         14  
  6 Alais Kalonji    SR TAMU               311.60     305.30         13  
  7 Olivia Rosendah  SR Northwestern       328.40     290.40         12  
  8 Maha Gouda       FR FIU                282.15     270.55         11

400 Free Relay

The Cal Golden Bears finished the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships with a new NCAA & American Record in the 400 free relay on Saturday night in Austin, Texas. The team of Izzy Ivey (47.79), Katie McLaughlin (46.62), Amy Bilquist (46.48) and Abbey Weitzeil (46.07) swam a 3:06.96 to take down the record they set at Pac-12’s at 3:07.41.

Cal was trailing the whole race behind Michigan as the Wolverines finished in second at 3:08.07. The team of Maggie MacNiel (47.04), Siobhan Haughey (46.44), Catie DeLoof (46.91) and Daria Pyshnenko (47.68) swam for the Wolverines in their highest relay finish of the meet. They were also second in the 200 free relay as the Wolverines placed third as a team.

Stanford officially won the team title and finished third in the relay. The team of Lauren Pitzer (48.29), Ella Eastin (47.54), Amalie Fackenthal (48.25) and Taylor Ruck (45.65) swam for the Cardinal and were third at 3:09.73.

The quickest splits outside the top three came from Louisville’s Mallory Comerford (46.78), Tennessee’s Erika Brown (47.28), Auburn’s Aly Tetzloff (47.32) and Texas’ Grace Ariola (47.50).

Texas (3:10.89), Louisville (3:11.24), Auburn (3:11.64), Tennessee (3:12.20) and Virginia (3:12.85) also swam in the A-Final.

Cal now has three NCAA titles in the 400 free relay. The 2019 team joins the teams from 2007 and 2009 as winners of the event for the Golden Bears.

 Event 21  Women 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
==================================================================================
         NCAA: I 3:07.41  01-Mar-19 California
                          R Neumann, K McLaughlin, A Bilquist, A Weitzeil
         Meet: M 3:07.61  17-Mar-17 Stanford
                          S Manuel, K Ledecky, J Hu, L Neal
     American: A 3:07.61  18-Mar-17 Stanford
                          S Manuel, K Ledecky, J Hu, L Neal
      US Open: O 3:07.41  01-Mar-19 California
                          R Neumann, K McLaughlin, A Bilquist, A Weitzeil
         Pool: P 3:09.56  01-Dec-18 Texas
                          C Adams, G Ariola, J Cook, A Diener
                 3:14.97  AUTO NCAA A Standard
                 3:16.82  CONS NCAA B Standard
    School                        Prelims     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
                                === A - Final ===                                 
 
  1 California                    3:10.64    3:06.96I        40  
     1) Izzy Ivey FR                  2) r:0.27 Katie McLaughlin SR   
     3) r:0.25 Amy Bilquist SR        4) r:0.19 Abbey Weitzeil JR     
    r:+0.72  22.84        47.79 (47.79)
        1:10.19 (22.40)     1:34.41 (46.62)
        1:56.36 (21.95)     2:20.89 (46.48)
        2:42.32 (21.43)     3:06.96 (46.07)
  2 Michigan                      3:09.64    3:08.07P        34  
     1) *Maggie MacNeil FR            2) r:0.47 *Siobhan Haughey SR   
     3) r:0.22 Catie DeLoof SR        4) r:0.29 Daria Pyshnenko SO    
    r:+0.63  22.56        47.04 (47.04)
        1:09.37 (22.33)     1:33.48 (46.44)
        1:55.75 (22.27)     2:20.39 (46.91)
        2:42.74 (22.35)     3:08.07 (47.68)
  3 Stanford                      3:11.17    3:09.73         32  
     1) Lauren Pitzer SO              2) r:0.22 Ella Eastin SR        
     3) r:0.34 Amalie Fackenthal FR   4) r:0.05 *Taylor Ruck FR       
    r:+0.71  23.05        48.29 (48.29)
        1:11.34 (23.05)     1:35.83 (47.54)
        1:58.64 (22.81)     2:24.08 (48.25)
        2:45.53 (21.45)     3:09.73 (45.65)
  4 Texas                         3:10.89    3:10.89         30  
     1) Claire Adams JR               2) r:0.19 Julia Cook FR         
     3) r:0.24 Anelise Diener SR      4) r:0.29 Grace Ariola FR       
    r:+0.68  22.93        47.87 (47.87)
        1:10.24 (22.37)     1:35.45 (47.58)
        1:57.99 (22.54)     2:23.39 (47.94)
        2:45.89 (22.50)     3:10.89 (47.50)
  5 Louisville                    3:12.01    3:11.24         28  
     1) Mallory Comerford SR          2) r:0.19 *Arina Openysheva SO  
     3) r:0.21 Casey Fanz JR          4) r:0.26 Lainey Visscher JR    
    r:+0.67  22.57        46.78 (46.78)
        1:09.36 (22.58)     1:35.12 (48.34)
        1:57.62 (22.50)     2:23.01 (47.89)
        2:45.61 (22.60)     3:11.24 (48.23)
  6 Auburn                        3:11.66    3:11.64         26  
     1) Claire Fisch JR               2) r:0.35 *Julie Meynen JR      
     3) r:0.15 Aly Tetzloff SR        4) r:0.44 Erin Falconer SR      
    r:+0.70  22.58        47.90 (47.90)
        1:10.53 (22.63)     1:35.69 (47.79)
        1:57.96 (22.27)     2:23.01 (47.32)
        2:46.44 (23.43)     3:11.64 (48.63)
  7 Tennessee                     3:12.24    3:12.20         24  
     1) Erika Brown JR                2) r:0.34 Meghan Small JR       
     3) r:0.36 Madeline Banic SR      4) r:0.25 Stanzi Moseley JR     
    r:+0.66  22.75        47.28 (47.28)
        1:10.45 (23.17)     1:35.89 (48.61)
        1:58.67 (22.78)     2:24.09 (48.20)
        2:46.93 (22.84)     3:12.20 (48.11)
  8 Virginia                      3:12.58    3:12.85         22  
     1) Morgan Hill JR                2) r:0.12 *Anna Pang SO         
     3) r:0.19 Megan Moroney JR       4) r:0.31 Eryn Eddy SR          
    r:+0.66  23.01        47.93 (47.93)
        1:10.94 (23.01)     1:36.47 (48.54)
        1:59.52 (23.05)     2:24.55 (48.08)
        2:47.48 (22.93)     3:12.85 (48.30)

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