California Smashes NCAA Record, Stanford Resets American Record in 200 Free Relay

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The NCAA record that was set this morning by Stanford was expected to be short lived going into the finals session. Stanford reset their American record from this morning, but they did not touch first. California won its third straight 200 free relay title with a 1:25.59 for a new NCAA record. It will not stand as the American Record because of anchor Farida Osman, who is Egyptian.

Abbey Weitzeil, Maddie Murphy, Amy Bilquist and Osman comprised of the new record setting relay. They out-touched Stanford, who will keep their American Record title with a 1:25.91. Osman anchored the relay in a 20.91, the fastest in the field.

Simone Manuel, Lia Neal, Janet Hu and Ally Howe swam for the Cardinal. Georgia was third at 1:26.49 with Olivia Smoliga, Veronica Burchill, Emily Cameron and Chantal Van Landeghem. Smoliga had the fastest leadoff split at 21.32, faster than anyone from this morning.

NC State (1:27.25), Arizona (1:27.39), Louisville (1:27.52), Auburn (1:27.73) and Wisconsin (1:28.01) rounded out the podium.

 Event 2  Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
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         NCAA: N 1:26.15  3/16/2017 Stanford
                          S Manuel, L Neal, J Hu, A Howe
         Meet: C 1:26.15  3/16/2017 Stanford
                          S Manuel, L Neal, J Hu, A Howe
     American: A 1:26.15  3/16/2017 Stanford
                          S Manuel, L Neal, J Hu, A Howe
    U.S. Open: O 1:26.15  3/16/2017 Stanford
                          S Manuel, L Neal, J Hu, A Howe
         Pool: P 1:26.15  3/16/2017 Stanford
                          S Manuel, L Neal, J Hu, A Howe
    School                        Prelims     Finals NISCA Points
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                                === A - Final ===                                 
 
  1 California                    1:26.67    1:25.59N  588   40  
     1) Abbey Weitzeil FR             2) r:0.25 Maddie Murphy FR      
     3) r:0.18 Amy Bilquist SO        4) r:0.35 Farida Osman SR       
    r:+0.64  10.40        21.59 (21.59)
          32.15 (10.56)       43.42 (21.83)
          53.53 (10.11)     1:04.68 (21.26)
        1:14.73 (10.05)     1:25.59 (20.91)
  2 Stanford                      1:26.15    1:25.91N  582   34  
     1) Simone Manuel SO              2) r:0.39 Lia Neal SR           
     3) r:0.23 Janet Hu JR            4) r:0.15 Ally Howe JR          
    r:+0.69  10.49        21.47 (21.47)
          31.72 (10.25)       42.82 (21.35)
          53.18 (10.36)     1:04.62 (21.80)
        1:14.74 (10.12)     1:25.91 (21.29)
  3 Georgia                       1:26.90    1:26.49   573   32  
     1) Olivia Smoliga SR             2) r:0.16 Veronica Burchill FR  
     3) r:0.27 Emily Cameron SR       4) r:0.28 Chantal Van Langhem SR
    r:+0.72  10.28        21.32 (21.32)
          31.52 (10.20)       43.06 (21.74)
          53.52 (10.46)     1:05.25 (22.19)
        1:15.33 (10.08)     1:26.49 (21.24)
  4 NC STATE                      1:27.32    1:27.25   561   30  
     1) Ky-lee Perry FR               2) r:0.33 Courtney Caldwell SO  
     3) r:0.02 Natalie Labonge SR     4) r:0.22 Krista Duffield JR    
    r:+0.68  10.66        21.90 (21.90)
          32.43 (10.53)       43.75 (21.85)
          53.97 (10.22)     1:05.49 (21.74)
        1:15.76 (10.27)     1:27.25 (21.76)
  5 Arizona                       1:27.88    1:27.39   558   28  
     1) Katrina Konopka SO            2) r:0.27 Annie Ochitwa SO      
     3) r:0.14 Morgan Ginnis JR       4) r:-0.02 Taylor Garcia SO     
    r:+0.70  10.51        21.82 (21.82)
          32.06 (10.24)       43.74 (21.92)
          53.80 (10.06)     1:05.71 (21.97)
        1:15.72 (10.01)     1:27.39 (21.68)
  6 Louisville                    1:27.65    1:27.52   558   26  
     1) Lainey Visscher FR            2) r:0.22 Mallory Comerford SO  
     3) r:0.23 Avery Braunecker FR    4) r:0.08 Casey Fanz FR         
    r:+0.60  10.81        22.37 (22.37)
          32.41 (10.04)       43.58 (21.21)
          53.97 (10.39)     1:05.71 (22.13)
        1:15.99 (10.28)     1:27.52 (21.81)
  7 Auburn                        1:27.51    1:27.73   552   24  
     1) Aly Tetzloff SO               2) r:0.20 Ashton Ellzey JR      
     3) r:0.11 Julie Meynen FR        4) r:0.23 Allyx Purcell SR      
    r:+0.61  10.51        22.16 (22.16)
          32.47 (10.31)       44.31 (22.15)
          54.62 (10.31)     1:05.98 (21.67)
        1:16.19 (10.21)     1:27.73 (21.75)
  8 Wisconsin                     1:27.88    1:28.01   549   22  
     1) Chase Kinney SR               2) r:0.23 Emmy Sehmann SO       
     3) r:0.15 Jess Unicomb SO        4) r:0.17 Marissa Berg JR       
    r:+0.71  10.60        22.06 (22.06)
          32.34 (10.28)       44.03 (21.97)
          54.41 (10.38)     1:06.17 (22.14)
        1:16.41 (10.24)     1:28.01 (21.84)

2 comments

  1. avatar
    Michael Maloney

    Manuel 3rd fastest split on her team of four …almost shameful..just saying

    • avatar
      Daniel

      But she went from a flat start. Would’ve been fastest if she had been from a relay start.