Cal Ends NCAAs With New NCAA Record in 400 Free Relay

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The Cal Golden Bears finished the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships with a new NCAA 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. It will not count as an American Record because of Weitzeil’s wrapped arm.

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
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         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 
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                                === 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)
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

6 comments

  1. Bill Thompson

    Roll On You Bears! Great meet ladies. Great job Terri.

  2. Trevor Trimpe

    Didn’t they say it can’t be an American record since Weitzel had a wrap on?

    • Chip Holland

      Thats right. It’s an NCAA & U.S. Open record, but because of the wrap, was ineligible for the American record.

  3. Allison Hoffer

    Great job Bears!!! 🐻💙💛

  4. Mary Ann Jensen

    Great Meet Bears!! 💙💛Roll On!😘