2022 Pac-12 Women’s Championships Day 3 Finals: Regan Smith, Kaitlyn Dobler Break Pac-12 Records

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The 2022 Pac-12 Women’s Championship continued with the Day 3 finals session from Federal Way, Washington.

The session includes platform diving, the 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 100 backstroke and the 400 medley relay.

Stanford took the early lead on Wednesday night by winning the 200 medley relay and 800 freestyle relay and continued that by winning the 200 free relay, plus the 200 IM and a tie for the 50 free.

Stanford comes into the day with 648.5 points. But USC is in second place after two days (549.5), ahead of Cal (486.5).

Regan Smith, Torri Huske sand Brooke Forde earned wins, while Stanford won the 400 medley relay to continue to lead.

Meanwhile, USC’s Kaitlyn Dobler broke the meet record in the 100 breaststroke as she continues her stellar season.

    Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 15                     
 
  1. Stanford University            1221.5   2. University of Southern Calif    993.5
  3. University of California- Berk  946.5   4. UC Los Angeles                    657
  5. University of Arizona           611.5   6. Arizona State University          439
  7. Utah, University of               432   8. Washington State University       262

Live Results

Day 1 Recap

Day 2 Recap

 

Pac-12 Women’s 400 IM

Stanford senior Brooke Forde dropped six seconds from her prelims time to cruise to a three-second victory in the 400 IM.

Forde touched the wall in 4:00.76 to hold off Cal freshman Leah Polonsky (4:03.90), who dropped more than eight seconds from prelims.

USC’s Calypso Sheridan took third after dropping six seconds and finishing in 4:07.18, holding off Cal’s Alicia Wilson (4:09.27).

Event 10  Women 400 Yard IM
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 3:54.60  3/16/2018 Ella Eastin, Stanford
       PAC-12: M 3:54.60  2018      Ella Eastin, Stanford
 PAC-12 Champ: P 3:56.53  2018      Katie Ledecky, Stanford
                 4:03.62  A Standard
                 4:17.30  B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Forde, Brooke    SR STAN              4:06.40    4:00.76 A       32  
     r:+0.60  25.93    29.61    31.92    30.28
       33.30    33.66    28.69    27.37
  2 Polonsky, Leah   FR CAL               4:12.36    4:03.90 B       28  
     r:+0.65  26.24    29.82    31.28    30.78
       33.91    35.00    29.22    27.65
  3 Sheridan, Calyp  5Y USC               4:13.68    4:07.18 B       27  
     r:+0.69  26.27    30.02    31.83    31.10
       34.76    34.54    29.66    29.00
  4 Wilson, Alicia   SR CAL               4:13.02    4:09.27 B       26  
     r:+0.64  26.11    30.16    32.03    31.70
       34.83    36.04    29.67    28.73
  5 Maceachern, Pai  FR UCLA              4:11.48    4:10.62 B       25  
     r:+0.71  26.67    30.45    31.96    31.16
       35.37    36.27    30.08    28.66
  6 McEnroe, Annika  FR CAL               4:11.93    4:12.51 B       24  
     r:+0.51  26.09    29.85    31.72    31.79
       35.27    36.43    31.01    30.35
  7 Looney, Lindsay  SO ASU               4:15.41    4:14.40 B       23  
     r:+0.68  26.27    29.56    33.77    32.52
       37.13    37.45    29.46    28.24
  8 McCoy, Taylor    SR WSU               4:15.07    4:17.08 B       22  
     r:+0.55  27.63    32.43    32.68    30.95
       36.73    37.12    30.23    29.31
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Tadder, Sam      FR STAN              4:16.52    4:14.24 B       20  
     r:+0.57  26.80    30.73    33.49    32.66
       35.38    36.30    29.97    28.91
 10 Kirschke, Ella   SR UCLA              4:18.49    4:14.54 B       17  
     r:+0.68  26.24    29.87    32.81    32.05
       36.09    36.66    31.61    29.21
 11 DiMeco, Sarah    JR CAL               4:16.09    4:15.85 B       16  
     r:+0.54  26.48    29.80    32.70    32.01
       37.45    38.72    29.75    28.94
 12 Brown, Charli    FR ASU               4:16.48    4:16.07 B       15  
     r:+0.71  26.89    30.44    32.63    32.50
       36.92    37.61    30.10    28.98
 13 Deleske, Nora    SR ASU               4:17.36    4:17.58         14  
     r:+0.69  27.27    31.26    33.82    32.57
       36.12    36.47    30.55    29.52
 14 Lindsay, Tia     SO Arizona           4:16.93    4:18.78         13  
     r:+0.66  26.31    30.20    33.24    31.83
       38.48    39.06    30.48    29.18
 15 Merckx, Axana    JR Arizona           4:18.46    4:19.31         12  
     r:+0.67  27.40    30.89    32.77    31.95
       38.56    38.78    30.16    28.80
 16 Pittard, Charit  JR Utah              4:17.58    4:24.64         11  
     r:+0.69  27.42    32.33    33.62    33.21
       36.51    37.11    32.43    32.01

Pac-12 Women’s 100 Butterfly

The anticipated showdown between Stanford freshmen Torri Huske and Regan Smith did not disappoint in the 100 butterfly.

Huske dropped nearly a full second from prelims to earn the victory in 49.43 seconds, nearly overtaking the Pac-12 record of 49.26 set by Louise Hansson.

Smith was second in 49.87 just a little behind as she started her double (100 backstroke later). Again Huske started strong and held on, while Smith finished strong, and they finished less than a half second apart.

Stanford junior Emma Wheal took third in 52.02, giving the Cardinal a 1-2-3 finish.

USC’s Anicka Delgado took fourth in 52.25, followed by Cal junior Rachel Klinker (52.32).

Event 11  Women 100 Yard Butterfly
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 48.89  3/19/2021 Maggie MacNeil, Michigan
       PAC-12: M 49.26  2019      Louise Hansson, USC
 PAC-12 Champ: P 49.34  2019      Louise Hansson, USC
                 50.92  A Standard
                 53.76  B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Huske, Torri     FR STAN                50.50      49.43 A       32  
     r:+0.63  10.21    12.56    12.92    13.74
  2 Smith, Regan     FR STAN                50.32      49.87 A       28  
              10.65    12.82    12.99    13.41
  3 Wheal, Emma      JR STAN                52.45      52.02 B       27  
     r:+0.70  10.98    12.99    13.52    14.53
  4 Delgado, Anicka  SO USC                 52.42      52.25 B       26  
     r:+0.63  11.05    13.34    13.91    13.95
  5 Klinker, Rachel  JR CAL                 52.33      52.32 B       25  
     r:+0.67  11.38    13.21    13.68    14.05
  6 Dang, Gabby      JR UCLA                52.39      52.37 B       24  
     r:+0.66  11.23    13.38    13.66    14.10
  7 Heimstead, Juli  SO Arizona             52.37      52.51 B       23  
     r:+0.60  11.17    13.72    13.84    13.78
  8 Baron, Sam       SO UCLA                52.50      52.83 B       22  
     r:+0.61  11.19    13.29    13.65    14.70
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Kragh, Mia       FR CAL                 52.76      52.10 B       20  
     r:+0.60  10.94    13.06    13.56    14.54
 10 Foelske, Jade    SO ASU                 53.16      52.93 B       17  
     r:+0.53  11.59    13.44    13.77    14.13
 11 Kinsey, Hallie   SR USC                 53.29      53.11 B       16  
     r:+0.65  11.69    13.51    13.76    14.15
 12 Goeders, Anya    SR STAN                53.15      53.32 B       15  
     r:+0.65  10.70    13.26    13.93    15.43
 13 Lawless, Emma    SR Utah                53.04      53.38 B       14  
     r:+0.63  11.57    13.40    14.02    14.39
 14 Stone, Mckenna   FR CAL                 53.33      53.43 B       13  
     r:+0.65  11.30    13.59    14.07    14.47
 15 Passon, Felicit  SR Arizona             53.23      53.58 B       12  
     r:+0.65  11.53    13.15    13.99    14.91
 16 Sasseville, Gen  FR USC                 53.58      53.67 B       11  
     r:+0.68  11.23    13.42    14.10    14.92

Pac-12 Women’s 200 Freestyle

Cal senior Isabel Ivey threw down a strong back half of the race to win the 200 freestyle in 1:42.29 and hold off USC senior Laticia Transom by just two tenths of a second.

Both swimmers were two seconds ahead of the rest of the field.

Stanford’s Morgan Tankersley finished third in 1:44.28, followed by Cal junior Mia Motekaitis (1:44.48), Arizona State senior Erica Laning (1:44.67), Stanford freshman Lillie Norman (1:44.85), Cal junior Ayla Spitz (1:45.11) and Cal fifth-year Robin Neumann (1:46.81).

 Event 12  Women 200 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 1:39.10  3/20/2015 Missy Franklin, CAL
       PAC-12: M 1:39.10  2015      Missy Franklin, CAL
 PAC-12 Champ: P 1:40.37  2017      Simone Manuel, Stanford
                 1:42.98  A Standard
                 1:47.12  B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Ivey, Isabel     SR CAL               1:43.41    1:42.29 A       32  
     r:+0.72  23.85    25.66    26.20    26.58
  2 Transom, Latici  SR USC               1:42.58    1:42.49 A       28  
     r:+0.60  23.53    25.50    26.31    27.15
  3 Tankersley, Mor  SR STAN              1:45.63    1:44.28 B       27  
     r:+0.71  25.19    26.37    26.63    26.09
  4 Motekaitis, Mia  JR CAL               1:45.19    1:44.48 B       26  
     r:+0.60  24.24    26.36    27.06    26.82
  5 Laning, Erica    SR ASU               1:45.94    1:44.67 B       25  
     r:+0.71  24.70    26.37    26.82    26.78
  6 Nordmann, Lilli  FR STAN              1:45.69    1:44.85 B       24  
     r:+0.62  24.80    26.73    26.71    26.61
  7 Spitz, Ayla      JR CAL               1:45.38    1:45.11 B       23  
     r:+0.71  24.53    26.55    26.95    27.08
  8 Neumann, Robin   5Y CAL               1:46.50    1:46.81 B       22  
     r:+0.64  24.99    27.16    27.37    27.29
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Roghair, Aurora  FR STAN              1:46.57    1:45.72 B       20  
     r:+0.58  25.39    26.89    26.74    26.70
 10 Davidson, Emma   JR CAL               1:46.94    1:45.90 B       17  
     r:+0.65  24.16    26.59    27.61    27.54
 11 Pearson, Samant  FR STAN              1:47.09    1:46.34 B       16  
     r:+0.68  24.74    26.54    27.07    27.99
 12 Shaw, Anna       FR STAN              1:47.10    1:46.51 B       15  
     r:+0.71  24.63    26.83    27.32    27.73
 13 Cook, Lizzy      FR CAL               1:47.03    1:46.80 B       14  
     r:+0.52  25.24    26.85    27.37    27.34
 14 Nordin, Emma     SR ASU               1:46.75    1:47.01 B       13  
     r:+0.69  25.20    27.10    27.59    27.12
 15 Sand, Adair      SO USC               1:47.32    1:47.22         12  
     r:+0.64  24.77    26.89    27.90    27.66
 16 Gantriis, Emily  SO CAL               1:47.57    1:48.55         11  
     r:+0.63  24.47    27.07    27.92    29.09

Pac-12 Women’s Platform Diving

Arizona senior Delaney Schnell claimed a victory in the platform diving. She was the only one in the field to break 300 points and won with a score of 312.55.

USC junior Nike Agunbiade took second with 295.15, followed by Stanford’s Daria Lenz (273.05) and Julia Wortman (256.10).

Event 9  Women Platform Diving
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 396.75  3/23/2013 Haley Ishimatsu, Indiana
       PAC-12: M 383.35  2021      Delaney Schnell, ARIZ
 PAC-12 Champ: P 383.35  2021      Delaney Schnell, ARIZ-AZ
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Schnell, Delane  SR Arizona            308.60     312.55         32  
  2 Agunbiade, Nike  JR USC                296.45     295.15         28  
  3 Lenz, Daria      SR STAN               247.40     273.05         27  
  4 Wortman, Julia   JR STAN               238.30     256.10         26  
  5 Huitt, Madison   SO USC                239.10     246.75         25  
  6 Stocker, Savann  JR USC                225.45     224.00         24  
  7 Lee, Grace       FR USC                235.40     217.70         23  
  8 Mills, Lexi      JR Utah               233.85     186.10         22  
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Waxman, Holly    FR Utah               223.90     233.85         20  
 10 Gariepy-Regan,   FR Arizona            208.30     231.30         17  
 11 DeCecco, Lizzy   JR Utah               204.75     219.75         16  
 12 Burch, Lauren    FR STAN               216.10     207.20         15  
 13 Salvitti, Maya   FR UCLA               192.20     183.95         14  
 14 Jespergaard, Zo  FR UCLA               187.65     180.85         13  
 15 Butler, Hannah   JR UCLA               185.95     137.55         12  

Pac-12 Women’s 100 Breaststroke

USC sophomore Kaitlyn Dobler dropped nearly three tenths from her prelims time and broke the Pac-12 conference record to win the 100 breaststroke.

Dobler touched the wall in 57.31 to break the previous record of 57.36 set by Stanford’s Sarah Haase in 2016.

It also broke her own meet record of 57.68 set in prelims.

She finished more than two seconds ahead of the field.

Stanford senior Allie Raab was second in 59.49, followed by UCLA’s Claire Grover (59.64), and USC senior Isabelle Odgers (59.72).

Event 13  Women 100 Yard Breaststroke
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 55.73  3/22/2019 Lilly King, Indiana
       PAC-12: M 57.36  2016      Sarah Haase, Stanford
 PAC-12 Champ: P 57.80  2021      Kaitlyn Dobler, USC
                 58.46  A Standard
               1:01.84  B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Dobler, Kaitlyn  SO USC                 57.68      57.31MA       32  
     r:+0.51  12.22    14.70    14.99    15.40
  2 Raab, Allie      SR STAN              1:00.14      59.49 B       28  
     r:+0.56  12.93    15.16    15.45    15.95
  3 Grover, Claire   SR UCLA              1:00.12      59.64 B       27  
     r:+0.66  12.62    15.37    15.76    15.89
  4 Odgers, Isabell  SR USC               1:00.01      59.72 B       26  
     r:+0.71  13.15    15.32    15.35    15.90
  5 Pavlopoulou, Ni  JR USC               1:00.30      59.86 B       25  
     r:+0.66  12.86    15.30    15.77    15.93
  6 Neser, Jade      JR Arizona           1:00.50      59.88 B       24  
     r:+0.63  12.66    15.43    15.82    15.97
  7 Carlson, Eva     FR UCLA              1:00.17      59.90 B       23  
     r:+0.66  12.83    15.46    15.58    16.03
  8 Rajic, Ema       SR CAL               1:00.42      59.92 B       22  
     r:+0.66  12.86    15.30    15.68    16.08
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Henry, Alicia    FR CAL               1:01.15    1:00.52 B       20  
     r:+0.67  13.18    15.26    15.62    16.46
 10 Ward, Maddie     5Y CAL               1:01.21    1:00.73 B       17  
     r:+0.69  13.05    15.59    15.66    16.43
 11 Adame, Iza       FR ASU               1:00.55    1:01.29 B       16  
     r:+0.55  12.76    15.42    16.08    17.03
 12 Jih-Schiff, Ana  FR UCLA              1:01.46    1:01.50 B       15  
     r:+0.67  13.14    15.65    16.22    16.49
 13 Grotte, Hailey   SO WSU               1:02.01    1:02.01         14  
     r:+0.56  12.92    15.76    16.41    16.92
 14 Herbert, Bailey  SO UCLA              1:01.88    1:02.27         13  
     r:+0.73  13.14    15.99    16.14    17.00
 15 Vartiainen, Ale  SO WSU               1:02.24    1:02.30         12  
     r:+0.68  13.59    16.00    16.12    16.59
 16 Kijkanakorn, Ni  FR USC               1:02.43    1:02.80         11  
     r:+0.69  13.35    15.60    16.46    17.39

Pac-12 Women’s 100 Backstroke

After finishing second in the 100 fly earlier in the evening, Stanford freshman Regan Smith surged to a Pac-12 Conference record in the 100 backstroke.

Smith won the race in 49.50, bettering her prelims time by 26 hundredths of a second. It broke the Pac-12 record of 46.69 set by Stanford’s Ally Howe in 49.69 in 2017.

Smith was more than a second ahead of the field. Cal sophomore Isabelle Stadden dropped a half second from prelims to take second in 51.08.

Stanford junior Taylor Ruck dropped three tenths and finished third in 51.21, finishing ahead of Arizona senior Aria Bernal (52.05), and Stanford’s Lucie Nordmann (52.17).

Event 14  Women 100 Yard Backstroke
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 49.18  3/22/2019 Beata Nelson, Wisconsin
       PAC-12: M 49.69  2017      Ally Howe, Stanford
 PAC-12 Champ: P 49.69  2017      Ally Howe, Stanford
                 50.93  A Standard
                 53.94  B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Smith, Regan     FR STAN                49.76      49.50MA       32  
     r:+0.67  11.79    12.26    12.64    12.81
  2 Stadden, Isabel  SO CAL                 51.62      51.08 B       28  
     r:+0.68  12.30    12.67    13.04    13.07
  3 Ruck, Taylor     JR STAN                51.50      51.21 B       27  
     r:+0.90  12.07    12.68    13.15    13.31
  4 Bernal, Aria     SR Arizona             52.05      52.05 B       26  
     r:+0.71  12.25    12.80    13.40    13.60
  5 Nordmann, Lucie  JR STAN                51.94      52.17 B       25  
     r:+0.71  12.19    12.93    13.64    13.41
  6 Crisera, Alex    JR STAN                52.90      52.53 B       24  
     r:+0.59  12.34    13.08    13.49    13.62
  7 Famous, Carolin  SO USC                 53.07      52.77 B       23  
     r:+0.72  12.38    12.94    13.56    13.89
  8 Kosturos, Sophi  JR UCLA                52.52      53.27 B       22  
     r:+0.68  12.28    12.77    13.53    14.69
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Hannah, Jade     SO USC                 53.32      52.77 B       20  
     r:+0.70  12.39    13.33    13.73    13.32
 10 Lawless, Emma    SR Utah                53.17      53.14 B       17  
     r:+0.64  12.85    13.52    13.62    13.15
 11 Tang, Amy        FR STAN                53.26      53.17 B       16  
     r:+0.62  12.55    13.18    13.85    13.59
 12 Henderson, Hann  SO USC                 53.64      53.54 B       15  
     r:+0.71  12.65    13.49    13.77    13.63
 13 Rudolph, Janell  SO STAN                53.35      53.67 B       14  
     r:+0.68  12.60    13.34    13.83    13.90
 14 Janvier, Aela    JR USC                 54.09      53.74 B       13  
     r:+0.67  12.70    13.44    13.91    13.69
 15 Passon, Felicit  SR Arizona             53.34      53.91 B       12  
     r:+0.74  12.83    13.28    13.89    13.91
 16 Gebhart, Mandy   SR Utah                54.02      53.92 B       11  
     r:+0.74  12.90    13.49    13.87    13.66

Pac-12 Women’s 400 Medley Relay

Stanford put together another dominant relay to claim another Pac-12 title. In the 400 medley relay, Regan Smith, Allie Raab, Torri Huske and Taylor Ruck won the event in 3:25.54, an NCAA “A” cut. Smith reset her conference record set earlier in the session.

The time was less than half a second away from the Pac-12 record.

USC’s Jade Hannah, Kaitlyn Dobler, Calypso Sheridan and Anicka Delgado also claimed an “A” cut to finish second in 3:29.09.

Cal’s Isabelle Stadden, Ema Rajic, Mia Kragh and Isabel Ivey took third in 3:29.68, also an “A” cut.

Event 15  Women 400 Yard Medley Relay
==================================================================================
         NCAA: N 3:24.59  3/18/2021 NC State
                          K. Berkoff, S. Hansson, K. Alons, J. Poole
       PAC-12: M 3:25.09  2018      Stanford University
                          A. Howe, K. Williams, J. Hu, S. Manuel
 PAC-12 Champ: P 3:25.15  2018      Stanford Univesity
                          A. Howe, K. Williams, J. Hu, S.Manuel
                 3:31.66  A Standard
                 3:33.78  B Standard
    School                           Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 STAN  'A'                     3:28.76    3:25.54 A       64  
     1) Smith, Regan FR               2) Raab, Allie SR               
     3) Huske, Torri FR               4) Ruck, Taylor JR              
       23.84    49.23    27.51    59.18
       23.00    50.28    22.23    46.85
  2 USC  'A'                      3:29.07    3:29.09 A       56  
     1) Hannah, Jade SO               2) Dobler, Kaitlyn SO           
     3) Sheridan, Calypso 5Y          4) Delgado, Anicka SO           
       25.83    53.06    26.56    57.04
       23.23    51.46    22.56    47.53
  3 CAL  'A'                      3:30.70    3:29.68 A       54  
     1) Stadden, Isabelle SO          2) Rajic, Ema SR                
     3) Kragh, Mia FR                 4) Ivey, Isabel SR              
       25.25    51.81    27.62    59.88
       23.63    51.46    22.00    46.53
  4 UCLA  'A'                     3:33.17    3:32.53 B       52  
     1) Kosturos, Sophia JR           2) Carlson, Eva FR              
     3) Dang, Gabby JR                4) Grover, Claire SR            
       25.42    52.71    27.42    58.96
       23.89    51.96    22.92    48.90
  5 Arizona  'A'                  3:30.95    3:33.05 B       50  
     1) Bernal, Aria SR               2) Neser, Jade JR               
     3) Heimstead, Julia SO           4) Duchsherer, Lexi FR          
       25.24    51.91    27.40    59.66
       24.01    52.27    23.21    49.21
  6 ASU  'A'                      3:36.59    3:37.13         48  
     1) Brown, Charli FR              2) Adame, Iza FR                
     3) Foelske, Jade SO              4) Laning, Erica SR             
       26.47    54.20    27.94  1:01.08
       24.38    52.43    23.94    49.42
  7 Utah  'A'                     3:40.29    3:40.17         46  
     1) Gebhart, Mandy SR             2) Pittard, Charity JR          
     3) Lawless, Emma SR              4) Casarin, Leyre SR            
       26.64    54.63    29.04  1:02.57
       24.71    54.00    23.41    48.97
  8 WSU  'A'                      3:40.83    3:42.69         44  
     1) McCoy, Taylor SR              2) Grotte, Hailey SO            
     3) Takashige, Kaya SO            4) Larson, Chloe SR             
       27.29    55.42    28.68  1:02.58
       25.72    55.41    23.17    49.28