California Breaks NCAA, US Open Record in 200 Medley Relay — Video Interview

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California got its redemption after the DQ in the 400 medley relay last night with an NCAA and US Open Record in the 200 medley relay tonight. Kathleen Baker (23.62), Abbey Weitzeil (26.67), Noemie Thomas (22.70) and Farida Osman (21.11) swam a 1:34.10 to break Stanford’s record from last year at 1:34.15. That time will stand as the American Record because of Thomas’ Canadian nationality and Osman’s Egyptian nationality. Texas A&M was second at 1:34.85 and Stanford was third at 1:34.90.

Kathleen Baker and Farida Osman’s joint interview can be viewed here

Cal got some serious pressure from Texas A&M, who was searching for its first NCAA relay title in school history. Beryl Gastaldello (23.85), Jorie Caneta (26.40), Sarah Gibson (22.43) and Kristin Malone (22.17) swam for the Aggies. Stanford raced to a third place finish from lane 8 with Ally Howe (24.08), Kim Williams (27.12), Janet Hu (22.75) and Simone Manuel (20.95).

Baker had the fastest backstroke split at 23.62. Indiana’s Lilly King had the fastest breaststroke split at 25.62, the only swimmer under 26. Gibson swam the fastest fly split and Manuel had the fastest anchor split.

This is the 5th time California has won the NCAA title in the 200 medley, joining the teams from 2015, 2012, 2011 and 2000 as champions. The Pac-12 has now won nine of the last eleven NCAA titles in the 200 medley relay.

Event 14  Women 200 Yard Medley Relay
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         NCAA: N 1:34.15  2/24/2016 Stanford
                          A Howe, S Haase, J Hu, L Neal
         Meet: C 1:34.24  3/16/2012 California
                          C Tran, C Leverenz, C Fotsch, L Jensen
     American: A 1:34.15  2/24/2016 Stanford
                          A Howe, S Haase, J Hu, L Neal
    U.S. Open: O 1:34.15  2/24/2016 Stanford
                          A Howe, S Haase, J Hu, L Neal
         Pool: P 1:34.95            Tennessee
    School                        Prelims     Finals NISCA Points
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                                === A - Final ===                                 
 
  1 California                    1:35.93    1:34.10N  594   40  
     1) Kathleen Baker SO             2) r:0.16 Abbey Weitzeil FR     
     3) r:0.28 Noemie Thomas JR       4) r:0.47 Farida Osman SR       
    r:+0.61  11.71        23.62 (23.62)
          35.36 (11.74)       50.29 (26.67)
        1:00.47 (10.18)     1:12.99 (22.70)
        1:23.12 (10.13)     1:34.10 (21.11)
  2 TAMU                          1:35.59    1:34.85P  585   34  
     1) Beryl Gastaldello JR          2) r:0.04 Jorie Caneta JR       
     3) r:0.04 Sarah Gibson SR        4) r:0.20 Kristin Malone JR     
    r:+0.56  11.83        23.85 (23.85)
          35.67 (11.82)       50.25 (26.40)
        1:00.31 (10.06)     1:12.68 (22.43)
        1:23.25 (10.57)     1:34.85 (22.17)
  3 Stanford                      1:36.24    1:34.90P  582   32  
     1) Ally Howe JR                  2) r:0.18 Kim Williams SO       
     3) r:0.15 Janet Hu JR            4) r:0.31 Simone Manuel SO      
    r:+0.63  11.93        24.08 (24.08)
          36.19 (12.11)       51.20 (27.12)
        1:01.32 (10.12)     1:13.95 (22.75)
         1:23.86 (9.91)     1:34.90 (20.95)
  4 Indiana                       1:36.06    1:35.26   576   30  
     1) Ally Rockett JR               2) r:0.13 Lilly King SO         
     3) r:0.26 Gia Dalesandro SR      4) r:0.14 Holly Spears JR       
    r:+0.72  11.96        24.05 (24.05)
          35.54 (11.49)       49.67 (25.62)
        1:00.24 (10.57)     1:12.79 (23.12)
        1:23.43 (10.64)     1:35.26 (22.47)
  5 Southern Cali                 1:36.18    1:35.52   573   28  
     1) Hanni Leach SO                2) r:0.15 Riley Scott SO        
     3) r:0.25 Louise Hansson FR      4) r:0.19 Anika Apostalon SR    
    r:+0.56  11.99        24.05 (24.05)
          36.16 (12.11)       51.37 (27.32)
        1:01.52 (10.15)     1:13.97 (22.60)
        1:24.05 (10.08)     1:35.52 (21.55)
  6 Arizona                       1:36.02    1:35.63   573   26  
     1) Taylor Garcia SO              2) r:0.08 Kennedy Lohman FR     
     3) r:0.32 Annie Ochitwa SO       4) r:0.32 Katrina Konopka SO    
    r:+0.57  12.04        24.30 (24.30)
          36.43 (12.13)       51.15 (26.85)
        1:01.53 (10.38)     1:14.22 (23.07)
        1:24.40 (10.18)     1:35.63 (21.41)
  7 NC STATE                      1:35.77    1:35.70   570   24  
     1) Elise Haan SO                 2) r:0.34 Kayla Brumbaum SR     
     3) r:0.25 Natalie Labonge SR     4) r:0.33 Ky-lee Perry FR       
    r:+0.61  12.07        24.24 (24.24)
          36.51 (12.27)       51.21 (26.97)
        1:01.86 (10.65)     1:14.34 (23.13)
        1:24.55 (10.21)     1:35.70 (21.36)
  8 Missouri                      1:36.17    1:35.88   567   22  
     1) Nadine Laemmler SR            2) r:0.35 Katharine Ross SR     
     3) r:0.09 Maddie Gehrke SO       4) r:0.18 Hannah Stevens JR     
    r:+0.53  11.84        23.95 (23.95)
          36.13 (12.18)       51.01 (27.06)
         1:00.88 (9.87)     1:14.08 (23.07)
        1:24.45 (10.37)     1:35.88 (21.80)

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