2019 Pac-12 Women’s Championship Day 3 Finals: Stanford Builds Lead

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Stanford leads by over 100 points going into the third day of the 2019 Women’s Pac-12 Championships. Cal goes into today seeded second with ASU in third.

Stanford got off to a strong start with Ella Eastin, Brooke Forde and Allie Szekely in the 400 IM and built the Cardinal lead. USC’s Louise Hansson broke the NCAA mark in the 100 fly and Cal got wins from Abbey Weitzeil and Amy Bilquist.

Day 3 results

                     Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 14                     
 
  1. Stanford University            1154.5   
  2. University of California- Berk  964.5
  3. University of Southern Calif      724   
  4. Arizona State University          644
  5. University of Arizona             576   
  6. University of California - LA     557
  7. Utah, University of               357   
  8. Washington State University       189
  9. Oregon State University           110                                           

400 IM

Ella Eastin made it 2-for-2 by winning the 400 IM on Friday to kick off the session, leading a 1-2-4-5-6 finish for Stanford.

Brooke Forde was seconds in 4:00.27, also an NCAA automatic cut, and Allie Szekely took fourth in 4:06.63, a “B” cut, following Cal’s Sarah Darcel (4:05.55). Stanford’s Leah Stevens was fifth in 4:08.31 and Hannah Kukurugya was sixth in 4:08.53.

Utah’s Jordan Anderson was seventh (4:08.75) and Arizona State’s Nora Deleske was eighth (4:11.83).

Event 8  Women 400 Yard IM
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         NCAA: N 3:54.60  3/16/2018 Ella Eastin, Stanford
       Pac-12: M 3:54.60  2018      Ella Eastin, STAN
 Pac-12 Champ: P 3:56.53  2018      Katie Ledecky, STAN
                 4:04.16  A Standard
                 4:17.30  B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Eastin, Ella     SR STAN-PC           4:03.87    3:57.75 A       32  
                 25.92        54.80 (28.88)
        1:25.08 (30.28)     1:54.51 (29.43)
        2:28.49 (33.98)     3:02.79 (34.30)
        3:30.80 (28.01)     3:57.75 (26.95)
  2 Forde, Brooke    SO STAN-PC           4:03.36    4:00.27 A       28  
                 25.84        54.90 (29.06)
        1:26.27 (31.37)     1:56.56 (30.29)
        2:31.05 (34.49)     3:05.71 (34.66)
        3:33.59 (27.88)     4:00.27 (26.68)
  3 Darcel, Sarah    SO CAL-PC            4:08.99    4:05.55 B       27  
                 25.70        54.96 (29.26)
        1:26.04 (31.08)     1:56.30 (30.26)
        2:31.49 (35.19)     3:07.74 (36.25)
        3:36.72 (28.98)     4:05.55 (28.83)
  4 Szekely, Allie   JR STAN-PC           4:05.93    4:06.63 B       26  
                 25.99        55.46 (29.47)
        1:25.78 (30.32)     1:55.76 (29.98)
        2:31.29 (35.53)     3:07.22 (35.93)
        3:37.18 (29.96)     4:06.63 (29.45)
  5 Stevens, Leah    SR STAN-PC           4:09.36    4:08.31 B       25  
                 27.53        58.50 (30.97)
        1:30.59 (32.09)     2:01.74 (31.15)
        2:36.60 (34.86)     3:11.80 (35.20)
        3:40.16 (28.36)     4:08.31 (28.15)
  6 Kukurugya, Hann  SO STAN-PC           4:11.32    4:08.53 B       24  
                 26.62        56.15 (29.53)
        1:28.63 (32.48)     1:59.60 (30.97)
        2:34.56 (34.96)     3:10.26 (35.70)
        3:39.93 (29.67)     4:08.53 (28.60)
  7 Anderson, Jorda  SR UTAH-UT           4:09.13    4:08.75 B       23  
                 26.37        55.88 (29.51)
        1:27.63 (31.75)     1:58.55 (30.92)
        2:33.91 (35.36)     3:10.05 (36.14)
        3:40.12 (30.07)     4:08.75 (28.63)
  8 Deleske, Nora    JR ASU-AZ            4:12.86    4:11.83 B       22  
                 26.44        56.47 (30.03)
        1:29.71 (33.24)     2:02.31 (32.60)
        2:37.75 (35.44)     3:13.22 (35.47)
        3:42.88 (29.66)     4:11.83 (28.95)

100 Fly

USC junior Louise Hansson also made it 2-for-2 on Friday, winning the 100 fly in 49.34, breaking the NCAA record set by Kelsi Worrell in 2016 of 49.43.

Hansson won the 200 IM on Thursday, an event she decided on in the last minute. She kept up the pace in the fly and dropped more than a half second from her prelim time.

Cal’s Katie McLaughlin finished second in 50.67, followed by teammate Izzy Ivey (51.15).

Arizona’s Mackenzie Rumrill was fourth (52.10), followed by USC’s Jemma Schlicht (52.13), Maddie Wright (52.34) and Caitlyn Tycz (52.47). Utah’s Arya Fernandes was eighth (52.52).

Event 9  Women 100 Yard Butterfly
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         NCAA: N 49.43  3/18/2016 Kelsi Worrell, Louisville
       Pac-12: M 49.80            Louis  Hansson, USC
 Pac-12 Champ: P 50.17  2018      Louis Hansson, USC
                 51.03  A Standard
                 53.76  B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Hansson, Louise  JR USC-CA              49.90      49.34 A       32  
                 10.48        23.01 (12.53)
          36.23 (13.22)       49.34 (13.11)
  2 McLaughlin, Kat  SR CAL-PC              50.69      50.67 A       28  
                 10.97        23.97 (13.00)
          37.22 (13.25)       50.67 (13.45)
  3 Ivey, Izzy       FR CAL-PC              51.47      51.15 B       27  
                 10.89        23.83 (12.94)
          37.16 (13.33)       51.15 (13.99)
  4 Rumrill, Macken  SR UA-AZ               51.80      52.10 B       26  
                 11.36        24.05 (12.69)
          37.94 (13.89)       52.10 (14.16)
  5 Schlicht, Jemma  SO USC-CA              52.61      52.13 B       25  
                 11.08        24.33 (13.25)
          38.03 (13.70)       52.13 (14.10)
  6 Wright, Madison  SR USC-CA              52.58      52.34 B       24  
                 11.36        24.88 (13.52)
          38.55 (13.67)       52.34 (13.79)
  7 Tycz, Caitlin    SO USC-CA              52.19      52.47 B       23  
                 11.07        24.40 (13.33)
          38.23 (13.83)       52.47 (14.24)
  8 Fernandes, Arya  FR UTAH-UT             52.48      52.52 B       22  
                 11.47        24.57 (13.10)
          38.54 (13.97)       52.52 (13.98)

200 Free

Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil continued with the 2-for-2 theme on Friday and earned her second win, clocking a 1:41.97 in the 200 free.

She finished ahead of teammate Katie McLaughlin, who had just swam the 100 fly. McLaughlin finished in 1:43.04.

Cal’s Robin Neumann made it a 1-2-3 finish for the Bears, finishing in 1:43.25.

Stanford’s Lauren Pitzer was fourth (1:43.50) and teammate Morgan Tankersley was fifth (1:44.24).

Arizona State’s Cierra Runge was sixth (1:44.29), followed by Stanford’s Katie Drabot (1:45.16) and Cal’s Izzy Ivey (1:46.03), who also just swam the 100 fly.

Event 10  Women 200 Yard Freestyle
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         NCAA: N 1:39.10  3/20/2015 Missy Franklin, California
       Pac-12: M 1:39.10  2015      Missy Franklin, CAL
 Pac-12 Champ: P 1:40.37  2017      Simone Manuel, STAN
                 1:43.17  A Standard
                 1:47.12  B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Weitzeil, Abbey  JR CAL-PC            1:42.45    1:41.97 A       32  
                 36.17                     
            1:01.85 ( )           48.90 ( )
        1:28.56 (39.66)         1:15.06 ( )
        1:41.97 (26.91)                    
  2 McLaughlin, Kat  SR CAL-PC            1:43.34    1:43.04 A       28  
                 37.99                     
            1:04.16 ( )           51.05 ( )
        1:30.54 (39.49)         1:17.43 ( )
        1:43.04 (25.61)                    
  3 Neumann, Robin   SO CAL-PC            1:43.28    1:43.25 B       27  
                 37.46                     
            1:03.68 ( )           50.61 ( )
        1:30.35 (39.74)         1:16.96 ( )
        1:43.25 (26.29)                    
  4 Pitzer, Lauren   SO STAN-PC           1:43.99    1:43.50 B       26  
                 37.75                     
            1:04.20 ( )           50.98 ( )
        1:30.82 (39.84)         1:17.47 ( )
        1:43.50 (26.03)                    
  5 Tankersley, Mor  FR STAN-PC           1:44.59    1:44.24 B       25  
                 38.13                     
            1:04.49 ( )           51.24 ( )
        1:31.24 (40.00)         1:17.80 ( )
        1:44.24 (26.44)                    
  6 Runge, Cierra    JR ASU-AZ            1:44.20    1:44.29 B       24  
                 37.90                     
            1:04.54 ( )           51.32 ( )
        1:31.31 (39.99)         1:18.06 ( )
        1:44.29 (26.23)                    
  7 Drabot, Katie    JR STAN-PC           1:44.83    1:45.16 B       23  
                 38.05                     
            1:04.86 ( )           51.64 ( )
        1:31.95 (40.31)         1:18.31 ( )
        1:45.16 (26.85)                    
  8 Ivey, Izzy       FR CAL-PC            1:44.97    1:46.03 B       22  
                 38.12                     
            1:05.06 ( )           51.53 ( )
        1:32.55 (41.02)         1:18.78 ( )

100 Breast

Arizona State junior Silja Kansakoski held off former Pac-12 champion Riley Scott of USC to win the 100 breast on Friday.

Kansakoski finished in 59.12, ahead of Scott (59.37) and another Trojan, Kirsten Vose (59.43).

UCLA freshman Claire Grover took fourth (59.50), followed by Stanford freshman Allie Raab (59.60), Arizona junior Mallory Korenwinder (59.90), Stanford freshman Zoe Bartel (59.92) and Stanford sophomore Grace Zhao (1:00.23).

Event 11  Women 100 Yard Breaststroke
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 56.25  3/16/2018 Lilly King, Indiana
       Pac-12: M 57.36  2016      Sarah Haase, STAN
 Pac-12 Champ: P 57.36  2016      Sarah Haase, STAN
                 58.79  A Standard
               1:01.84  B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Kansakoski, Sil  JR ASU-AZ              59.41      59.12 B       32  
                 12.94        27.96 (15.02)
          43.31 (15.35)       59.12 (15.81)
  2 Scott, Riley     SR USC-CA              59.94      59.37 B       28  
                 12.56        27.79 (15.23)
          43.36 (15.57)       59.37 (16.01)
  3 Vose, Kirsten    JR USC-CA              59.89      59.43 B       27  
                 12.90        27.90 (15.00)
          43.52 (15.62)       59.43 (15.91)
  4 Grover, Claire   FR UCLA-CA             59.54      59.50 B       26  
                 12.56        27.93 (15.37)
          43.46 (15.53)       59.50 (16.04)
  5 Raab, Allie      FR STAN-PC             59.89      59.60 B       25  
                 13.09        28.31 (15.22)
          43.86 (15.55)       59.60 (15.74)
  6 Korenwinder, Ma  JR UA-AZ             1:00.02      59.90 B       24  
                 13.04        28.26 (15.22)
          44.04 (15.78)       59.90 (15.86)
  7 Bartel, Zoe      FR STAN-PC           1:00.07      59.92 B       23  
                 12.90        28.23 (15.33)
          44.02 (15.79)       59.92 (15.90)
  8 Zhao, Grace      SO STAN-PC           1:00.29    1:00.23 B       22  
                 12.97        28.43 (15.46)
          44.37 (15.94)     1:00.23 (15.86)

100 Back

Cal senior Amy Bilquist used an 11.95 starting split to hold off the field and win the 100 back in 50.46.

The time is an NCAA automatic qualifier and held off Stanford freshman Taylor Ruck (50.52), who also achieve an “A” cut.

Cal junior Keaton Blovad finished third (51.34) in a “B” cut.

Stanford freshman Lucie Nordmann finished fourth (51.47), followed by teammate Erin Voss (52.07).

Cal’s Sophie Krivokapic-Zhou was sixth (52.51), followed by Arizona’s Aria Bernal (52.83) and UCLA’s Emma Schanz (53.25).

 Event 12  Women 100 Yard Backstroke
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 49.67  12/1/2018 Beata Nelson, Wisconsin
       Pac-12: M 49.69  2017      Ally Howe, STAN
 Pac-12 Champ: P 49.69  2017      Ally Howe, STAN
                 50.99  A Standard
                 53.94  B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Bilquist, Amy    SR CAL-PC              51.34      50.46 A       32  
                 11.95        24.55 (12.60)
          37.53 (12.98)       50.46 (12.93)
  2 Ruck, Taylor     FR STAN-PC             51.61      50.52 A       28  
                 12.13        24.58 (12.45)
          37.55 (12.97)       50.52 (12.97)
  3 Blovad, Keaton   JR CAL-PC              51.97      51.34 B       27  
                 11.98        24.74 (12.76)
          38.01 (13.27)       51.34 (13.33)
  4 Nordmann, Lucie  FR STAN-PC             52.11      51.47 B       26  
                 12.26        25.01 (12.75)
          38.41 (13.40)       51.47 (13.06)
  5 Voss, Erin       JR STAN-PC             52.18      52.07 B       25  
                 12.69        25.76 (13.07)
          39.04 (13.28)       52.07 (13.03)
  6 Krivokapic-Zhou  SO CAL-PC              52.52      52.51 B       24  
                 12.39        25.14 (12.75)
          38.79 (13.65)       52.51 (13.72)
  7 Bernal, Aria     FR UA-AZ               52.61      52.83 B       23  
                 12.02        24.99 (12.97)
          38.49 (13.50)       52.83 (14.34)
  8 Schanz, Emma     SR UCLA-CA             53.28      53.25 B       22  
                 12.39        25.70 (13.31)
          39.36 (13.66)       53.25 (13.89)

3-Meter Diving

UCLA’s Maria Polyakova won the 3-meter board, sweeping the springboard events.

The senior finished with 350.70 points.

Event 13  Women 3 mtr Diving
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 361.55  3/18/2007 Cassidy Krug, Stanford
       Pac-12: M 420.90  2007      Cassidy Krug, STAN
 Pac-12 Champ: P 387.75  2006      Blythe Hartley, USC
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                             === Finals ===                              
 
  1 Polyakova, Mari  SR UCLA-CA            294.60     350.70         32  
  2 Schulti, Caroli     STAN-PC            294.50     346.45         28  
  3 Schnell, Delane  SO UA-AZ              337.70     335.10         27  
  4 Belanger, Elois  SR UCLA-CA            322.75     320.70         26  
  5 Farnsworth, Hal  JR STAN-PC            274.05     316.30         25  
  6 McCool, Ashley   JR ASU-AZ             304.60     305.90         24  
  7 Gowlett, Naomi      USC-CA             270.30     292.75         23  
  8 Paulsen, Mia     SO STAN-PC            269.90     243.80         22

400 Medley Relay

Cal’s Amy Bilquist, Ema Rajic, Katie McLaughlin and Abbey Weitzeil won the 400 medley relay in 3:26.41, an “A” cut.

USC’s Louise Hansen, Riley Scott, Jemma Schlicht and Marta Ciesla took second in 3:29.83.

Stanford’s Ella Eastin, Allie Raab, Amalie Fackenthal and Lauren Pitzer (3:31.04) took third.

Event 14  Women 400 Yard Medley Relay
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         NCAA: N 3:25.09  3/15/2018 Stanford, Stanford
                          A. Howe, K. Williams, J. Hu, S. Manuel
       Pac-12: M 3:25.09  2018      Stanford, STAN
                          A. Howe, K. Williams, J. Hu, S. Manuel
 Pac-12 Champ: P 3:25.15  2018      Stanford University, STAN
                          A Howe, K Williams, J Hu, S Manuel
                 3:32.20  A Standard
                 3:34.35  B Standard
    School                           Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 CAL-PC  'A'                   3:29.87    3:26.41 A       64  
     1) Bilquist, Amy SR              2) Rajic, Ema FR                
     3) McLaughlin, Katie SR          4) Weitzeil, Abbey JR           
                 24.78        50.64 (50.64)
        1:18.50 (27.86)     1:50.17 (59.53)
        2:13.56 (23.39)     2:40.31 (50.14)
        3:01.97 (21.66)     3:26.41 (46.10)
  2 USC-CA  'A'                   3:31.15    3:29.83 A       56  
     1) Hansson, Louise JR            2) Scott, Riley SR              
     3) Schlicht, Jemma SO            4) Ciesla, Marta SO             
                 24.42        50.74 (50.74)
        1:18.10 (27.36)     1:49.86 (59.12)
        2:13.74 (23.88)     2:41.73 (51.87)
        3:04.21 (22.48)     3:29.83 (48.10)
  3 STAN-PC  'A'                  3:32.28    3:31.04 A       54  
     1) Eastin, Ella SR               2) Raab, Allie FR               
     3) Fackenthal, Amalie FR         4) Pitzer, Lauren SO            
                 25.29        51.26 (51.26)
        1:19.11 (27.85)     1:50.82 (59.56)
        2:14.93 (24.11)     2:43.67 (52.85)
        3:06.13 (22.46)     3:31.04 (47.37)
  4 UA-AZ  'A'                    3:34.61    3:32.97 B       52  
     1) Bernal, Aria FR               2) Korenwinder, Mallory JR      
     3) Rumrill, Mackenzie SR         4) Konopka, Katrina SR          
                 25.96        52.86 (52.86)
        1:20.55 (27.69)   1:53.22 (1:00.36)
        2:16.77 (23.55)     2:44.97 (51.75)
        3:07.34 (22.37)     3:32.97 (48.00)
  5 ASU-AZ  'A'                   3:36.98    3:34.76         50  
     1) Isleta, Chloe Kennedy JR      2) Kansakoski, Silja JR         
     3) Teijonsalo, Fanny SR          4) Runge, Cierra JR             
                 25.67        53.93 (53.93)
        1:22.19 (28.26)     1:53.44 (59.51)
        2:17.57 (24.13)     2:46.16 (52.72)
        3:09.31 (23.15)     3:34.76 (48.60)
  6 UCLA-CA  'A'                  3:35.95    3:36.06         48  
     1) Schanz, Emma SR               2) Grover, Claire FR            
     3) Okada, Amy JR                 4) Liu, Kenisha JR              
                 25.80        53.67 (53.67)
        1:21.49 (27.82)   1:54.24 (1:00.57)
        2:18.74 (24.50)     2:47.09 (52.85)
        3:10.37 (23.28)     3:36.06 (48.97)
  7 UTAH-UT  'A'                  3:36.50    3:37.88         46  
     1) Reimer, Audrey FR             2) Robertson, Genny SR          
     3) Fernandes, Aryanna FR         4) St. John, Gillian SR         
                 26.10        53.85 (53.85)
        1:22.50 (28.65)   1:55.48 (1:01.63)
        2:19.91 (24.43)     2:48.29 (52.81)
        3:11.50 (23.21)     3:37.88 (49.59)
  8 WSU-IE  'A'                   3:42.52    3:46.71         44  
     1) McCoy, Taylor SO              2) Lindberg, Elsa SR            
     3) Barrier, Emily FR             4) Fountaine, Keiana FR         
                 27.57        56.32 (56.32)
        1:25.92 (29.60)   1:59.14 (1:02.82)
        2:24.59 (25.45)     2:55.20 (56.06)
        3:19.18 (23.98)     3:46.71 (51.51)