Kelsi Worrell Unleashes 20.84 Free Split in 200 Free Relay

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Kelsi Worrell’s unreal 20.84 split for Louisville wasn’t enough to get the Louisville Cardinals into the top eight of the women’s 200-yard free relay as Louisville wound up ninth in 1:28.28.

Worrell’s split is the second-fastest in history, behind only Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace’s 20.80 from the 2012 Southeastern Conference Championships.

The Tennessee Lady Vols foursome of Faith Johnson (22.15), Harper Bruens (21.47), Madeline Banic (21.39) and Kira Toussaint (22.19) unleashed a pool record time of 1:27.20 in the women’s 200-yard free relay.

The Lady Volunteers are looking to win the 200 free for the first time since the program had a phenomenal 2013 meet winning most of the relays.  That year, Caroline Simmons, Faith Johnson, Lindsay Gendron and Kelsey Floyd stunned NCAAs with a winning 1:27.14.  Stanford and California have traded the past two wins since then.

Georgia’s Olivia Smoliga unleashed a blistering 21.47 to move up to seventh in the all-time rankings as Smoliga (21.47), Kylie Stewart (22.07), Meaghan Raab (22.11) and Emily Cameron (21.88) initially broke the pool record with a 1:27.53 in an earlier heat than Tennessee.  NC State previously held the record with a 1:28.18 from last year.

Arizona’s Katrina Konopka, Annie Ochitwa, Taylor Schick and Paige Kremer raced their way into third overall in 1:27.67.

Stanford (1:27.82), USC (1:27.84), Virginia (1:28.15) and NC State (1:28.19) also made the top eight. Notably, the entire top seven cleared the previous pool record.

                      === Preliminaries ===                        
 
  1 Tennessee                     1:27.36    1:27.20Pq      
     1) Johnson, Faith SR             2) r:0.99 Bruens, Harper SR     
     3) r:0.30 Banic, Maddy FR        4) r:0.45 Toussaint, Kira JR    
    r:+0.73  22.15        43.62 (21.47)
        1:05.01 (21.39)     1:27.20 (22.19)
  2 Georgia                       1:28.70    1:27.53Pq      
     1) Smoliga, Olivia JR            2) r:0.21 Stewart, Kylie SO     
     3) r:0.98 Raab, Meaghan SO       4) r:0.09 Cameron, Emily JR     
    r:+0.77  21.47        43.54 (22.07)
        1:05.65 (22.11)     1:27.53 (21.88)
  3 Arizona                       1:28.18    1:27.67Pq      
     1) Konopka, Katrina FR           2) r:0.33 Ochitwa, Annie FR     
     3) r:0.33 Schick, Taylor SR      4) r:0.29 Kremer, Paige SO      
    r:+0.71  22.01        43.62 (21.61)
        1:05.50 (21.88)     1:27.67 (22.17)
  4 California                    1:26.77    1:27.76Pq      
     1) Osman, Farida JR              2) r:0.34 Vredeveld, Kristen JR 
     3) r:0.17 Hull, Valerie SO       4) r:0.30 Bilquist, Amy FR      
    r:+0.74  21.82        43.87 (22.05)
        1:05.70 (21.83)     1:27.76 (22.06)
  5 Stanford                      1:27.92    1:27.82Pq      
     1) Neal, Lia JR                  2) r:0.26 Hu, Janet SO          
     3) r:0.29 Howe, Ally SO          4) r:0.28 Ama, Julia SR         
    r:+0.72  21.88        43.33 (21.45)
        1:05.25 (21.92)     1:27.82 (22.57)
  6 USC                           1:28.57    1:27.84Pq      
     1) Apostalon, Anika JR           2) r:0.10 Wilk, Kasia FR        
     3) r:0.34 Stewart, Kendyl SR     4) r:0.36 Swenson, Evan JR      
    r:+0.68  22.15        43.64 (21.49)
        1:05.58 (21.94)     1:27.84 (22.26)
  7 Virginia                      1:28.05    1:28.15Pq      
     1) Moroney, Megan FR             2) r:0.26 Thomas, Ellen JR      
     3) r:0.12 Cooper, Caitlin SO     4) r:0.26 Bartholomew, Cotney SR
    r:+0.63  22.47        44.30 (21.83)
        1:06.21 (21.91)     1:28.15 (21.94)
  8 NC State                      1:27.50    1:28.19 q      
     1) Bonnema, Riki SR              2) r:0.21 Koletic, Ashlyn SR    
     3) r:0.15 Labonge, Natalie JR    4) r:0.31 Duffield, Krista SO   
    r:+0.72  22.44        44.20 (21.76)
        1:06.01 (21.81)     1:28.19 (22.18)
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  9 Louisville                    1:28.20    1:28.28 q      
     1) Kneppers, Andrea SR           2) r:0.13 Worrell, Kelsi SR     
     3) r:0.29 Comerford, Mallory FR  4) r:0.29 Cottrell, Andee JR    
    r:+0.75  22.93        43.77 (20.84)
        1:05.60 (21.83)     1:28.28 (22.68)
 10 Ohio St                       1:28.29    1:28.75 q      
     1) Li, Liz SO                    2) r:0.22 Jongekrijg, Annie SR  
     3) r:0.25 Dzierzak, Rachael SR   4) r:0.09 McNichols, Macie SO   
    r:+0.77  21.77        43.98 (22.21)
        1:06.46 (22.48)     1:28.75 (22.29)
 11 Wisconsin                     1:29.10    1:28.85 q      
     1) Kinney, Chase JR              2) r:0.08 Unicomb, Jessica FR   
     3) r:0.18 Berg, Marissa SO       4) r:0.11 Tamblyn, Annie SR     
    r:+0.71  22.05        44.37 (22.32)
        1:06.53 (22.16)     1:28.85 (22.32)
 11 Missouri                      1:29.22    1:28.85 q      
     1) Patterson, Anna SR            2) r:0.20 Stevens, Hannah SO    
     3) r:0.17 Gehrke, Maddie FR      4) r:0.17 Hayden, Rachel SO     
    r:+0.64  22.19        44.25 (22.06)
        1:06.49 (22.24)     1:28.85 (22.36)
 13 Texas                         1:28.69    1:29.02 q      
     1) Schneider, Mimi SO            2) r:0.12 Millard, Rebecca SO   
     3) r:0.29 Hansen, Brooke FR      4) r:0.24 Rule, Remedy FR       
    r:+0.72  22.55        44.42 (21.87)
        1:06.62 (22.20)     1:29.02 (22.40)
 14 TXAM                          1:29.07    1:29.15 q      
     1) Gastaldello, Beryl SO         2) r:0.10 Brandt, Claire SR     
     3) r:0.15 Lupton, Lexie FR       4) r:0.32 Galat, Bethany SO     
    r:+0.73  22.00        44.43 (22.43)
        1:06.53 (22.10)     1:29.15 (22.62)
 15 Michigan                      1:29.12    1:29.16 q      
     1) Haughey, Siobhan FR           2) r:0.13 Deloof, Ali SR        
     3) r:0.27 Frost, Maddy JR        4) r:0.10 Deloof, Catie FR      
    r:+0.71  22.58        44.26 (21.68)
        1:06.75 (22.49)     1:29.16 (22.41)
 16 UNC                           1:28.63    1:29.36 q      
     1) Baldwin, Caroline SO          2) r:0.15 Hitchens, Sarah JR    
     3) r:0.25 Hardesty, Allyn SR     4) r:0.34 Earp, Lauren SR       
    r:+0.72  22.51        44.46 (21.95)
        1:06.85 (22.39)     1:29.36 (22.51)
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 17 Minnesota                     1:29.72    1:29.46        
     1) Nack, Danielle SO             2) r:0.18 Avestruz, Zoe FR      
     3) r:0.24 Raatz, Abby JR         4) r:0.22 Votava, Lauren SR     
    r:+0.74  22.54        44.69 (22.15)
        1:07.06 (22.37)     1:29.46 (22.40)
 18 Auburn                        1:29.14    1:29.78        
     1) Tetzloff, Alyssa FR           2) r:0.22 Purcell, Aly JR       
     3) r:0.33 Ellzey, Ashton SO      4) r:0.19 McKernan, Shannon FR  
    r:+0.66  22.48        44.60 (22.12)
        1:06.91 (22.31)     1:29.78 (22.87)
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 19 Florida                       1:29.76    1:29.95        
     1) Hinds, Natalie SR             2) r:0.81 Linn, Ashlee SR       
     3) r:0.14 Pulte, Mollie FR       4) r:0.18 McKnight, Lindsey SR  
    r:+0.69  22.30        44.81 (22.51)
        1:07.46 (22.65)     1:29.95 (22.49)
 20 Akron                         1:29.80    1:30.04        
     1) Raspopovich, Hannah SR        2) r:0.16 Myers, Madison FR     
     3) r:0.00 Niznik, Ashley SR      4) r:0.19 Fazekas, Sadie FR     
    r:+0.67  22.66        45.12 (22.46)
        1:07.71 (22.59)     1:30.04 (22.33)
 21 Duke                          1:29.75    1:30.05        
     1) Hess, Maddie FR               2) r:0.02 Rusch, Madeline JR    
     3) r:0.04 Sutherland, Jessica JR 4) r:0.17 Goldman, Leah SO      
    r:+0.76  22.50        44.74 (22.24)
        1:07.52 (22.78)     1:30.05 (22.53)
 22 Boise St                      1:28.93    1:30.20        
     1) Aoyama, Brittany SR           2) r:0.19 Wicks, Sam SR         
     3) r:0.26 Martin, Katelyn JR     4) r:0.08 Sorensen, Abbey FR    
    r:+0.67  22.97        44.98 (22.01)
        1:07.39 (22.41)     1:30.20 (22.81)
 -- Penn St                       1:29.41         DQ        
     1) Ackman, Alyson SR             2) r:0.08 Saloky, Katie JR      
     3) r:-0.09 Sinatro, Haley SR     4) r:0.15 Jones, Kaitlin SR     
    r:+0.64  22.28        44.66 (22.38)
        1:07.22 (22.56)          DQ (22.55)

8 comments

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  2. Niles Keeran

    That’s some fast aquatic female!

  3. Sara Dunn

    Kerry Lindauer

    • Kerry Lindauer

      You’re speaking my love language Sara Dunn

    • Sara Dunn

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  4. Dave Milligan

    WTF…Worrell’s That Fast! Go girl!