Julia Smit Downs American, NCAA Record at Pacific 10 Championships

LONG BEACH, California, February 25. TONIGHT at the Pacific 10 Championships held in Long Beach, Calif., Stanford's Julia Smit lowered her American and NCAA records in the women's 200-yard IM.

Smit, who is Swimming World's featured cover personality in the March issue coming out next week, posted a sterling time of 1:52.31 to win the event going away at the conference championships.

Smit held the previous American and NCAA record with a 1:52.79 set at the 2009 NCAA Championships held in College Station. Incidentally, she also beat her Pacific 10 Championships standard of 1:53.11 set last year.

Here are the splits from tonight's swim:

Event 4 Women 200 Yard IM
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Pac 10: P 1:52.79 2009 Julia Smit, Stanford
Pac 10 Meet: M 1:53.11 2009 Julia Smit, STAN
NCAA: N 1:52.79 3/19/2009 Julia Smit, Stanford
1:56.13 NCAA
2:01.93 CONS
Name Year School Prelims Finals Points
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=== A – Final ===

1 Smit, Julia E SR STAN 1:54.48 1:52.31PNCAA 32
24.27 52.95 (28.68)
1:25.06 (32.11) 1:52.31 (27.25)

For extended coverage of the meet, and full results, click here.