California Wins 200 Free Relay Following Stunning Stanford DQ

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In a stunning turn of events, Stanford lost an NCAA title to California in the women’s 200-yard free relay with a disqualification at the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Stanford initially touched in 1:26.71 to win what the Cardinal believed to be its eighth victory in program history.  However, Stanford wound up being disqualified after a lengthy video review, handing the title to California for its fourth team win ever in the event.

California’s Farida Osman (21.60), Kristen Vredeveld (21.71), Valerie Hull (21.85) and Amy Bilquist (21.64) wound up with the overall trophy in a time of 1:26.80.

Previous California’s Previous Wins:

2000 California (Anya Kolbisen, Haley Cope, Nicole Omphroy, Joscelin Yeo), 1:40.18 *
2011 California (Hannah Wilson, Colleen Fotsch, Erica Dagg, Liv Jensen), 1:27.36
2015 California (Kaylin Bing, Missy Franklin, Rachel Bootsma, Farida Osman) 1:26.41

Tennessee’s Faith Johnson (22.13), Harper Bruens (21.48), Maddy Banic (21.67) and Kira Toussaint (22.14) claimed second overall in 1:27.42, while Georgia’s Olivia Smoliga (21.46), Kylie Stewart (22.16), Meaghan Raab (22.08) and Emily Cameron (21.83) finished third in 1:27.53.

Smoliga’s 21.46 moved her into a sixth-ranked tie all time with Natalie Coughlin in the 50-yard free.

USC (1:27.57), Arizona (1:27.81), Virginia (1:27.85) and NC State (1:28.04) rounded out the championship finalists that put up official times.

                                === A - Final ===                                 
 
  1 California                    1:27.76    1:26.80P        40  
     1) *Osman, Farida JR             2) r:0.18 Vredeveld, Kristen JR 
     3) r:0.25 *Hull, Valerie SO      4) r:0.29 Bilquist, Amy FR      
    r:+0.71  21.60        43.31 (21.71)
        1:05.16 (21.85)     1:26.80 (21.64)
  2 Tennessee                     1:27.20    1:27.42         34  
     1) Johnson, Faith SR             2) r:0.83 Bruens, Harper SR     
     3) r:0.32 Banic, Maddy FR        4) r:0.34 *Toussaint, Kira JR   
    r:+0.66  22.13        43.61 (21.48)
        1:05.28 (21.67)     1:27.42 (22.14)
  3 Georgia                       1:27.53    1:27.53         32  
     1) Smoliga, Olivia JR            2) r:0.32 Stewart, Kylie SO     
     3) r:0.17 Raab, Meaghan SO       4) r:0.14 Cameron, Emily JR     
    r:+0.73  21.46        43.62 (22.16)
        1:05.70 (22.08)     1:27.53 (21.83)
  4 USC                           1:27.84    1:27.57         30  
     1) *Wilk, Kasia FR               2) r:0.27 Apostalon, Anika JR   
     3) r:0.34 Stewart, Kendyl SR     4) r:0.31 Swenson, Evan JR      
    r:+0.75  22.12        43.48 (21.36)
        1:05.33 (21.85)     1:27.57 (22.24)
  5 Arizona                       1:27.67    1:27.81         28  
     1) Konopka, Katrina FR           2) r:0.36 Ochitwa, Annie FR     
     3) r:0.26 Schick, Taylor SR      4) r:0.30 *Kremer, Paige SO     
    r:+0.70  22.16        43.77 (21.61)
        1:05.53 (21.76)     1:27.81 (22.28)
  6 Virginia                      1:28.15    1:27.85         26  
     1) Moroney, Megan FR             2) r:0.29 *Thomas, Ellen JR     
     3) r:0.21 Cooper, Caitlin SO     4) r:0.09 Bartholomew, Cotney SR
    r:+0.92  22.41        43.97 (21.56)
        1:06.02 (22.05)     1:27.85 (21.83)
  7 NC State                      1:28.19    1:28.04         24  
     1) Bonnema, Riki SR              2) r:0.22 Koletic, Ashlyn SR    
     3) r:0.20 Labonge, Natalie JR    4) r:0.25 Duffield, Krista SO   
    r:+0.72  22.30        44.25 (21.95)
        1:06.18 (21.93)     1:28.04 (21.86)
 -- Stanford                      1:27.82         DQ        
      10.11 Swimmer #4 feet lost touch with starting place before preceding team-mate touches
     1) Neal, Lia JR                  2) r:0.24 Hu, Janet SO          
     3) r:0.44 Howe, Ally SO          4) r:-0.05 Ama, Julia SR        
    r:+0.70  21.80        43.25 (21.45)
        1:05.03 (21.78)          DQ (21.68)
 
                                === B - Final ===                                 
 
  9 Wisconsin                     1:28.85    1:28.86         18  
     1) Kinney, Chase JR              2) r:0.17 Unicomb, Jessica FR   
     3) r:0.25 Berg, Marissa SO       4) r:0.18 Tamblyn, Annie SR     
    r:+0.72  22.08        44.23 (22.15)
        1:06.49 (22.26)     1:28.86 (22.37)
 10 Missouri                      1:28.85    1:28.87         14  
     1) Patterson, Anna SR            2) r:0.95 Stevens, Hannah SO    
     3) r:0.24 Gehrke, Maddie FR      4) r:0.25 Hayden, Rachel SO     
    r:+0.67  22.47        44.26 (21.79)
        1:06.45 (22.19)     1:28.87 (22.42)
 11 Ohio St                       1:28.75    1:28.97         12  
     1) *Li, Liz SO                   2) r:0.25 Jongekrijg, Annie SR  
     3) r:0.26 Dzierzak, Rachael SR   4) r:0.15 McNichols, Macie SO   
    r:+0.74  21.62        43.83 (22.21)
        1:06.69 (22.86)     1:28.97 (22.28)
 12 Louisville                    1:28.28    1:29.24         10  
     1) Comerford, Mallory FR         2) r:0.08 Worrell, Kelsi SR     
     3) r:0.29 *Kneppers, Andrea SR   4) r:0.39 Magnuson, Hannah SO   
    r:+0.70  22.50        43.69 (21.19)
        1:06.49 (22.80)     1:29.24 (22.75)
 13 Tex AM                        1:29.15    1:29.28          8  
     1) *Gastaldello, Beryl SO        2) r:0.13 Brandt, Claire SR     
     3) r:0.14 Lupton, Lexie FR       4) r:0.18 Malone, Kristin SO    
    r:+0.71  22.01        44.15 (22.14)
        1:06.52 (22.37)     1:29.28 (22.76)
 14 Texas                         1:29.02    1:29.33          6  
     1) Schneider, Mimi SO            2) r:0.26 Millard, Rebecca SO   
     3) r:0.24 Hansen, Brooke FR      4) r:0.14 Rule, Remedy FR       
    r:+0.65  22.75        44.80 (22.05)
        1:06.92 (22.12)     1:29.33 (22.41)
 15 UNC                           1:29.36    1:29.38          4  
     1) Baldwin, Caroline SO          2) r:0.35 Hitchens, Sarah JR    
     3) r:0.28 Hardesty, Allyn SR     4) r:0.31 *Earp, Lauren SR      
    r:+0.70  22.45        44.80 (22.35)
        1:07.19 (22.39)     1:29.38 (22.19)
 16 Michigan                      1:29.16    1:29.60          2  
     1) *Haughey, Siobhan FR          2) r:0.40 Deloof, Ali SR        
     3) r:0.37 Frost, Maddy JR        4) r:0.25 Deloof, Catie FR      
    r:+0.71  22.59        44.48 (21.89)
        1:07.12 (22.64)     1:29.60 (22.48)
                   Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 2                      
 
  1. California                         72   1. Georgia                            72
  3. Southern Cali                      64   4. Virginia                           56
  5. Arizona                            46   6. Texas A&M                          36
  7. NC State                           34   7. Louisville                         34
  7. Tennessee                          34  10. Stanford                           26
 11. Indiana                            22  12. Texas                              20
 13. Wisconsin                          18  14. Missouri                           14
 14. Michigan                           14  16. Ohio St                            12
 16. UNC                                12  18. Penn St                             6
 19. Kentucky                            4  20. Florida                             2

3 comments

    • Jenoa Olson

      Anchor leg false started?

      Does anyone know what year did they begin to use video to determine disqualifications?