NCAA Division I Women’s Championships: California Golden Bears Claim 4th NCAA Women’s Title

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California won its fourth NCAA women’s team championship with a dominant three days of competition at the NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

The Golden Bears delivered head coach Teri McKeever her fourth career coaching title with a 513-452 victory against defending champion Georgia, and sent Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin off to professional swimming as a winner.

McKeever now stands fourth all time for the most career women’s coaching titles.  Richard Quick (12), Jack Bauerle (6) and David Marsh (5) are the only coaches ahead of her.  She broke a tie with Mark Schubert, who had three.

Georgia, meanwhile, became the highest finishing team to not win an individual event at the women’s NCAA championships.

That broke a seven-way tie for the previous NCAA record of third-place held by 1985 Stanford, 1988 Stanford, 1993 Texas, 1995 Texas, 1996 Michigan, 2000 Stanford and 2003 Southern California.

Stanford wound up taking third overall with 363 points, while Texas A&M clipped Virginia for fourth, 231-229.

                    Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 21                     
 
  1. California                        513   2. Georgia                           452
  3. Stanford                          363   4. Texas A&M                         231
  5. Virginia                          229   6. Louisville                        197
  7. Texas                             164   8. Southern California               163
  9. Florida                           129  10. Indiana                           126
 11. Tennessee                         125  12. Minnesota                         118
 13. Wisconsin                         103  14. Missouri                          100
 15. Arizona                          99.5  16. Kentucky                           95
 17. NC State                           79  18. Auburn                             66
 19. UNC                              56.5  20. Penn State                         56
 21. Notre Dame                         55  22. Michigan                           49
 23. UCLA                               47  24. Florida State                      45
 25. University of Miami (Florida)      42  26. Florida Gulf Coast               37.5
 27. Virginia Tech                      36  28. Denver                             33
 29. Alabama                            31  30. Purdue                             29
 31. So. Methodist                      27  32. Miami University (Ohio)            24
 33. Nevada                             16  34. Lsu                                15
 34. Arizona St                         15  36. Oregon State                       12
 36. Illinois State University          12  38. Iowa                               10
 39. San Diego State                     9  40. Ohio State                          5
 41. Kansas                              4  41. Hawaii (W)                          4
 43. Umbc (W)                          2.5  44. Arkansas                            2
 44. Pittsburgh                          2  46. Cincinnati                          1

Women’s 1650 free

Virginia’s Leah Smith added the 1650-yard freestyle title to her win in the 500-yard free at the NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Smith uncorked a dominant time of 15:34.46 for the victory.  That’s Virginia’s third title in the mile with Cara Lane going back to back in 2000 and 2001.  Before Smith’s 500-yard free title, those had been the only NCAA titles for the female Cavaliers.

Smith vaulted to fifth all time in the event’s history. She had been 11th all time with a 15:42.04 last year.

All Time 1650 Free

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Smith won the title by exactly 12 seconds as California’s Cierra Runge finished second in 15:46.66.  Florida’s Jessica Thielmann managed to take third in 15:46.68 in what proved to be a close battle for second.

Smith’s 12-second victory is pretty impressive, but doesn’t come close to Janet Evans’ NCAA record for the largest margin of victory.

In 1990, Evans of Stanford threw down a 15:39.14, still ranking her eighth all time, to beat Texas’ Andrea Hayes (16:04.08) by 24.94 seconds.

Surprisingly, defending NCAA champion and NCAA record holder Brittany MacLean wound up taking ninth overall in 15:59.12.

California held the team lead 400.5-335.5 over Georgia following the 1650.

  1 Smith, Leah      SO Virginia-VA      15:42.75   15:34.46 D1-A    20  
      r:+0.81  25.61        53.20 (27.59)
        1:21.34 (28.14)     1:49.58 (28.24)
        2:17.89 (28.31)     2:46.31 (28.42)
        3:14.55 (28.24)     3:43.10 (28.55)
        4:11.45 (28.35)     4:39.99 (28.54)
        5:08.33 (28.34)     5:36.73 (28.40)
        6:05.19 (28.46)     6:33.85 (28.66)
        7:02.59 (28.74)     7:31.37 (28.78)
        8:00.08 (28.71)     8:28.53 (28.45)
        8:57.33 (28.80)     9:26.06 (28.73)
        9:54.87 (28.81)    10:23.68 (28.81)
       10:52.41 (28.73)    11:21.18 (28.77)
       11:49.82 (28.64)    12:18.51 (28.69)
       12:46.97 (28.46)    13:15.33 (28.36)
       13:43.71 (28.38)    14:12.16 (28.45)
       14:40.43 (28.27)    15:08.32 (27.89)    15:34.46 (26.14)
  2 Runge, Cierra    FR California-PC    15:40.17   15:46.46 D1-A    17  
    r:+0.82  25.96        54.17 (28.21)
        1:22.64 (28.47)     1:51.12 (28.48)
        2:19.59 (28.47)     2:48.14 (28.55)
        3:16.67 (28.53)     3:45.33 (28.66)
        4:14.00 (28.67)     4:42.71 (28.71)
        5:11.30 (28.59)     5:39.85 (28.55)
        6:08.43 (28.58)     6:37.18 (28.75)
        7:05.85 (28.67)     7:34.55 (28.70)
        8:03.44 (28.89)     8:32.40 (28.96)
        9:01.12 (28.72)     9:30.18 (29.06)
        9:59.26 (29.08)    10:28.32 (29.06)
       10:57.20 (28.88)    11:26.25 (29.05)
       11:55.18 (28.93)    12:24.20 (29.02)
       12:53.31 (29.11)    13:22.63 (29.32)
       13:51.97 (29.34)    14:21.18 (29.21)
       14:50.23 (29.05)    15:19.09 (28.86)    15:46.46 (27.37)
  3 Thielmann, Jess  JR Florida-FL       15:47.95   15:46.68 D1-A    16  
    r:+0.77  26.75        55.10 (28.35)
        1:23.76 (28.66)     1:52.40 (28.64)
        2:21.20 (28.80)     2:50.11 (28.91)
        3:19.01 (28.90)     3:47.93 (28.92)
        4:16.62 (28.69)     4:45.37 (28.75)
        5:14.24 (28.87)     5:43.02 (28.78)
        6:11.80 (28.78)     6:40.57 (28.77)
        7:09.50 (28.93)     7:38.26 (28.76)
        8:06.99 (28.73)     8:35.99 (29.00)
        9:04.78 (28.79)     9:33.60 (28.82)
       10:02.28 (28.68)    10:30.89 (28.61)
       10:59.79 (28.90)    11:28.40 (28.61)
       11:57.38 (28.98)    12:26.03 (28.65)
       12:54.71 (28.68)    13:23.59 (28.88)
       13:52.62 (29.03)    14:21.66 (29.04)
       14:50.71 (29.05)    15:19.66 (28.95)    15:46.68 (27.02)
  4 Henry, Sarah     SR Texas A&M-GU     15:53.43   15:46.83 D1-A    15  
    r:+0.83  26.85        55.30 (28.45)
        1:23.97 (28.67)     1:52.84 (28.87)
        2:21.66 (28.82)     2:50.67 (29.01)
        3:19.55 (28.88)     3:48.45 (28.90)
        4:17.41 (28.96)     4:46.29 (28.88)
        5:15.06 (28.77)     5:44.01 (28.95)
        6:12.71 (28.70)     6:41.36 (28.65)
        7:10.28 (28.92)     7:39.41 (29.13)
        8:08.29 (28.88)     8:37.31 (29.02)
        9:06.29 (28.98)     9:35.39 (29.10)
       10:04.40 (29.01)    10:33.44 (29.04)
       11:02.56 (29.12)    11:31.41 (28.85)
       12:00.31 (28.90)    12:29.31 (29.00)
       12:58.03 (28.72)    13:26.67 (28.64)
       13:55.28 (28.61)    14:24.12 (28.84)
       14:52.81 (28.69)    15:20.29 (27.48)    15:46.83 (26.54)
  5 McDermott, Ambe  SR Georgia-GA       15:49.79   15:53.19 D1-A    14  
    r:+0.92  25.69        53.97 (28.28)
        1:22.39 (28.42)     1:51.19 (28.80)
        2:19.80 (28.61)     2:48.58 (28.78)
        3:17.32 (28.74)     3:46.03 (28.71)
        4:14.75 (28.72)     4:43.57 (28.82)
        5:12.46 (28.89)     5:41.31 (28.85)
        6:10.13 (28.82)     6:39.21 (29.08)
        7:08.19 (28.98)     7:37.09 (28.90)
        8:06.30 (29.21)     8:35.62 (29.32)
        9:04.73 (29.11)     9:33.90 (29.17)
       10:03.07 (29.17)    10:32.22 (29.15)
       11:01.48 (29.26)    11:30.68 (29.20)
       11:59.87 (29.19)    12:29.16 (29.29)
       12:58.48 (29.32)    13:27.80 (29.32)
       13:57.15 (29.35)    14:26.41 (29.26)
       14:55.55 (29.14)    15:24.83 (29.28)    15:53.19 (28.36)
  6 Zilinskas, Rach  SO Georgia-GA       16:08.58   15:55.22 D1-A    13  
    r:+0.81  27.20        56.22 (29.02)
        1:25.19 (28.97)     1:54.23 (29.04)
        2:23.30 (29.07)     2:52.39 (29.09)
        3:21.49 (29.10)     3:50.42 (28.93)
        4:19.44 (29.02)     4:48.26 (28.82)
        5:17.26 (29.00)     5:46.31 (29.05)
        6:15.35 (29.04)     6:44.34 (28.99)
        7:13.36 (29.02)     7:42.21 (28.85)
        8:11.22 (29.01)     8:40.17 (28.95)
        9:09.10 (28.93)     9:37.84 (28.74)
       10:06.68 (28.84)    10:35.30 (28.62)
       11:03.96 (28.66)    11:32.76 (28.80)
       12:01.51 (28.75)    12:30.65 (29.14)
       12:59.73 (29.08)    13:28.99 (29.26)
       13:58.22 (29.23)    14:27.58 (29.36)
       14:57.03 (29.45)    15:26.47 (29.44)    15:55.22 (28.75)
  7 Harrison, Sammy  JR Oregon State-OR  15:54.61   15:56.01 D1-A    12  
    r:+0.76  26.33        54.90 (28.57)
        1:23.86 (28.96)     1:53.01 (29.15)
        2:21.92 (28.91)     2:50.87 (28.95)
        3:19.93 (29.06)     3:49.10 (29.17)
        4:18.14 (29.04)     4:47.26 (29.12)
        5:16.31 (29.05)     5:45.48 (29.17)
        6:14.74 (29.26)     6:43.81 (29.07)
        7:12.94 (29.13)     7:41.93 (28.99)
        8:11.14 (29.21)     8:40.48 (29.34)
        9:09.49 (29.01)     9:38.80 (29.31)
       10:07.79 (28.99)    10:36.60 (28.81)
       11:05.59 (28.99)    11:34.44 (28.85)
       12:03.58 (29.14)    12:32.41 (28.83)
       13:01.54 (29.13)    13:30.90 (29.36)
       14:00.32 (29.42)    14:29.75 (29.43)
       14:59.13 (29.38)    15:28.09 (28.96)    15:56.01 (27.92)
  8 Brandon, Bonnie  JR Arizona-AZ       15:48.35   15:56.60 D1-B    11  
    r:+0.79  25.76        54.21 (28.45)
        1:22.97 (28.76)     1:51.70 (28.73)
        2:20.67 (28.97)     2:49.64 (28.97)
        3:18.73 (29.09)     3:47.62 (28.89)
        4:16.70 (29.08)     4:45.75 (29.05)
        5:14.80 (29.05)     5:43.82 (29.02)
        6:12.92 (29.10)     6:42.25 (29.33)
        7:11.57 (29.32)     7:40.96 (29.39)
        8:10.27 (29.31)     8:39.76 (29.49)
        9:08.93 (29.17)     9:38.18 (29.25)
       10:07.26 (29.08)    10:36.24 (28.98)
       11:05.35 (29.11)    11:34.41 (29.06)
       12:03.63 (29.22)    12:32.71 (29.08)
       13:01.82 (29.11)    13:31.23 (29.41)
       14:00.63 (29.40)    14:29.66 (29.03)
       14:58.95 (29.29)    15:28.17 (29.22)    15:56.60 (28.43)
  1. California                      400.5   2. Georgia                         335.5
  3. Stanford                          264   4. Virginia                          188
  5. Texas A&M                       168.5   6. Louisville                        151
  7. Southern California               128   8. Texas                             120
  9. Tennessee                         110  10. Arizona                            93
 11. Missouri                           90  12. Indiana                            82
 12. Florida                            82  14. Minnesota                          66
 15. Wisconsin                          62  16. NC State                           51
 17. Penn State                         50  18. UNC                              45.5
 19. Kentucky                           44  20. Notre Dame                         40
 21. Florida Gulf Coast               37.5  22. Auburn                             34
 23. Florida State                      30  24. University of Miami (Florida)      26
 24. UCLA                               26  26. So. Methodist                    25.5
 27. Purdue                             24  27. Miami University (Ohio)            24
 29. Michigan                           20  30. Denver                             17
 30. Alabama                            17  32. Nevada                             16
 33. Virginia Tech                      13  34. Oregon State                       12
 34. Illinois State University          12  36. Iowa                               10
 37. Lsu                                 8  38. Ohio State                          5
 39. San Diego State                     4  39. Kansas                              4
 39. Hawaii (W)                          4  42. Arkansas                            2
 42. Pittsburgh                          2  44. Cincinnati                          1

Women’s 200 back

California’s Missy Franklin managed to capture her third individual title of the meet with a 200-yard back triumph at the NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Franklin raced her way to a 1:47.91, just missing teammate Elizabeth Pelton’s NCAA and American record title of 1:47.84 set in 2013.

With her 200 IM and 200 free wins, Franklin is the first woman to win three individual titles since Katinka Hosszu did it for Southern California in 2011.

Franklin is just the second person to ever break 1:48 as she leapfrogged Gemma Spofforth (1:48.34) into second all time.

That’s California’s sixth win in the event’s history. Previous wins:

2001 Natalie Coughlin, California, 1:51.02
2002 Natalie Coughlin, California, 1:49.52
2003 Natalie Coughlin, California, 1:50.86
2006 Helen Silver, California, 1:53.01
2013 Elizabeth Pelton, California, 1:47.84

Virginia’s Courtney Bartholomew touched second in 1:49.35, just beating her previous personal best of 1:49.87 to move to fourth all time in the event’s history.

Denver’s Sam Corea took third in 1:50.87, while Pelton finished a surprising seventh in 1:52.08.  Defending champion Brooklynn Snodgrass of Indiana wound up eighth in 1:52.23.

  1 Franklin, Missy  SO California-PC     1:50.32    1:47.91PD1-A    20  
    r:+0.66  26.26        53.73 (27.47)
        1:20.86 (27.13)     1:47.91 (27.05)
  2 Bartholomew, Co  JR Virginia-VA       1:51.16    1:49.35PD1-A    17  
    r:+0.61  25.84        53.51 (27.67)
        1:21.30 (27.79)     1:49.35 (28.05)
  3 Corea, Sam       SR Denver-CO         1:50.56    1:50.87 D1-A    16  
    r:+0.56  26.84        55.36 (28.52)
        1:23.00 (27.64)     1:50.87 (27.87)
  4 Galyer, Daniell  SO Kentucky-KY       1:50.86    1:51.68 D1-A    15  
    r:+0.57  26.56        54.58 (28.02)
        1:23.20 (28.62)     1:51.68 (28.48)
  5 Stewart, Kylie   FR Georgia-GA        1:51.76    1:51.70 D1-A    14  
    r:+0.68  26.62        54.70 (28.08)
        1:23.21 (28.51)     1:51.70 (28.49)
  6 Klaren, Melanie  SR California-PC     1:52.25    1:51.83 D1-A    13  
    r:+0.62  26.36        54.84 (28.48)
        1:23.46 (28.62)     1:51.83 (28.37)
  7 Pelton, Elizabe  JR California-PC     1:50.31    1:52.08 D1-A    12  
    r:+0.65  26.47        54.23 (27.76)
        1:22.88 (28.65)     1:52.08 (29.20)
  8 Snodgrass, Broo  JR Indiana-IN        1:51.96    1:52.23 D1-A    11  
    r:+0.70  26.51        54.74 (28.23)
        1:23.43 (28.69)     1:52.23 (28.80)
  1. California                      445.5   2. Georgia                         349.5
  3. Stanford                          264   4. Virginia                          206
  5. Texas A&M                       174.5   6. Louisville                        151
  7. Southern California               130   8. Texas                             125
  9. Tennessee                         110  10. Arizona                            93
 10. Indiana                            93  12. Missouri                           90
 13. Florida                            89  14. Minnesota                          66
 15. Kentucky                           63  16. Wisconsin                          62
 17. NC State                           51  18. Penn State                         50
 19. UNC                              45.5  20. Notre Dame                         40
 21. Florida Gulf Coast               37.5  22. Auburn                             37
 23. Denver                             33  24. Florida State                      30
 25. Michigan                           29  26. UCLA                               26
 26. University of Miami (Florida)      26  28. So. Methodist                    25.5
 29. Purdue                             24  29. Miami University (Ohio)            24
 31. Alabama                            17  32. Nevada                             16
 33. Virginia Tech                      13  34. Illinois State University          12
 34. Oregon State                       12  36. Iowa                               10
 37. Lsu                                 8  38. Ohio State                          5
 39. San Diego State                     4  39. Kansas                              4
 39. Hawaii (W)                          4  42. Pittsburgh                          2
 42. Arkansas                            2  44. Cincinnati                          1

Women’s 100 free

Stanford’s Simone Manuel reclaimed the 100-yard freestyle American record at the NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Manuel blasted her way to a stunning 46.09 for the win to match her victory in the 50-yard freestyle earlier this week.

Her time beat Abbey Weitzeil’s American record of 46.29 set as a relay leadoff for Canyons Aquatics in December, while also downing Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace’s 2012 NCAA record of 46.61.

Manuel’s teammate Lia Neal claimed second tonight in 47.13 to move to seventh all time, while Florida’s Natalie Hinds picked up third in 47.19 to jump to 11th all time.

That’s Stanford’s eighth victory in the 100 freestyle all time, but first since 1996. Here are the Stanford wins:

1986 Jenna Johnson, Stanford, 49.03
1987 Jenna Johnson, Stanford, 48.82
1992 Jenny Thompson, Stanford, 47.61
1993 Jenny Thompson, Stanford, 48.03
1994 Jenny Thompson, Stanford, 47.74
1995 Jenny Thompson, Stanford, 48.38
1996 Claudia Franco, Stanford, 49.04

  1 Manuel, Simone   FR Stanford-PC         46.68      46.09AD1-A    20  
    r:+0.69  22.31        46.09 (23.78)
  2 Neal, Lia        SO Stanford-PC         47.62      47.13 D1-A    17  
    r:+0.73  22.92        47.13 (24.21)
  3 Hinds, Natalie   JR Florida-FL          47.24      47.19 D1-A    16  
    r:+0.69  22.47        47.19 (24.72)
  4 Martin, Ivy      SR Wisconsin-WI        47.53      47.24 D1-A    15  
    r:+0.70  22.48        47.24 (24.76)
  5 Van Landeghem,   JR Georgia-GA          47.58      47.48 D1-A    14  
    r:+0.69  22.88        47.48 (24.60)
  6 Gastaldello, Be  FR Texas A&M-GU        47.81      47.73 D1-A    13  
    r:+0.68  23.08        47.73 (24.65)
  7 Osman, Farida    SO California-PC       47.79      47.88 D1-B    11.5
    r:+0.77  23.08        47.88 (24.80)
  7 Locus, Madeline  SR Georgia-GA          47.75      47.88 D1-B    11.5
    r:+0.79  23.13        47.88 (24.75)
  1. California                        460   2. Georgia                           384
  3. Stanford                          301   4. Virginia                          206
  5. Texas A&M                         189   6. Louisville                        151
  7. Southern California               137   8. Texas                             125
  9. Tennessee                         110  10. Florida                           105
 11. Arizona                            93  11. Indiana                            93
 13. Missouri                           90  14. Wisconsin                          77
 15. Minnesota                          66  16. Kentucky                           63
 17. Penn State                         56  18. NC State                           51
 19. UNC                              45.5  20. Notre Dame                         40
 21. Florida Gulf Coast               37.5  22. Auburn                             37
 23. Florida State                      34  24. Denver                             33
 25. Michigan                           29  26. So. Methodist                      27
 27. University of Miami (Florida)      26  27. UCLA                               26
 29. Purdue                             24  29. Miami University (Ohio)            24
 31. Alabama                            17  32. Nevada                             16
 33. Virginia Tech                      13  34. Illinois State University          12
 34. Oregon State                       12  36. Iowa                               10
 37. San Diego State                     9  38. Lsu                                 8
 39. Ohio State                          5  40. Kansas                              4
 40. Hawaii (W)                          4  42. Pittsburgh                          2
 42. Arkansas                            2  44. Cincinnati                          1

Women’s 200 breast

Minnesota’s Kierra Smith demolished the field in the women’s 200-yard breast at the NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Smith threw down a scorching time of 2:04.56 for the win.  That swim made her the third-fastest swimmer all time behind only Emma Reaney and Breeja Larson.

All Time 200 Breast

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Smith joined Haley Spencer as the only other 200-yard breaststroke winner from Minnesota.  Spencer won in 2011 with a 2:06.12.

Smith won the event by 2.09 seconds with Virginia’s Laura Simon taking second overall with a 2:06.65.

That’s a pretty big margin of victory, but not yet near the NCAA record.  Jeanne Childs of Hawaii clocked a 2:13.35 to beat Florida’s Kathy Treible (2:16.62) by 3.27 seconds in back 1983.

Stanford’s Katie Olsen finished third tonight in 2:07.07 with defending champion Reaney placing fourth in 2:07.10.

  1 Smith, Kierra    JR Minnesota-MN      2:04.95    2:04.56 D1-A    20  
    r:+0.82  28.50      1:00.05 (31.55)
        1:32.24 (32.19)     2:04.56 (32.32)
  2 Simon, Laura     SO Virginia-VA       2:07.18    2:06.65 D1-A    17  
    r:+0.78  28.92      1:00.41 (31.49)
        1:32.93 (32.52)     2:06.65 (33.72)
  3 Olsen, Katie     SR Stanford-PC       2:07.38    2:07.06 D1-A    16  
    r:+0.83  29.01      1:00.94 (31.93)
        1:33.64 (32.70)     2:07.06 (33.42)
  4 Reaney, Emma     SR Notre Dame-IN     2:07.18    2:07.10 D1-A    15  
    r:+0.73  28.57      1:00.61 (32.04)
        1:33.42 (32.81)     2:07.10 (33.68)
  5 Burchell, Kayli  SR Alabama-SE        2:08.56    2:07.75 D1-B    14  
    r:+0.66  29.22      1:01.72 (32.50)
        1:34.88 (33.16)     2:07.75 (32.87)
  6 Hannis, Molly    SR Tennessee-SE      2:08.66    2:07.90 D1-B    13  
    r:+0.69  28.89      1:01.13 (32.24)
        1:34.45 (33.32)     2:07.90 (33.45)
  7 McGregor, Ashle  JR Texas A&M-GU      2:08.79    2:08.67 D1-B    12  
    r:+0.73  29.86      1:02.04 (32.18)
        1:35.17 (33.13)     2:08.67 (33.50)
  8 Paluszek, Weron  JR Virginia Tech-VA  2:07.83    2:08.95 D1-B    11  
    r:+0.77  30.01      1:02.76 (32.75)
        1:35.82 (33.06)     2:08.95 (33.13)
  1. California                        461   2. Georgia                           388
  3. Stanford                          317   4. Virginia                          223
  5. Texas A&M                         201   6. Louisville                        151
  7. Southern California               137   8. Texas                             130
  9. Tennessee                         123  10. Florida                           105
 11. Missouri                           96  12. Arizona                          95.5
 13. Indiana                            93  14. Minnesota                          86
 15. Wisconsin                          77  16. Kentucky                           63
 17. Penn State                         56  18. Notre Dame                         55
 19. NC State                           51  20. UNC                              45.5
 21. Auburn                             44  22. Michigan                           38
 23. Florida Gulf Coast               37.5  24. Florida State                      34
 25. Denver                             33  26. Alabama                            31
 27. So. Methodist                      27  28. University of Miami (Florida)      26
 28. UCLA                               26  30. Virginia Tech                      24
 30. Purdue                             24  30. Miami University (Ohio)            24
 33. Nevada                             16  34. Oregon State                       12
 34. Illinois State University          12  36. Iowa                               10
 37. San Diego State                     9  38. Lsu                                 8
 39. Ohio State                          5  40. Kansas                              4
 40. Hawaii (W)                          4  42. Umbc (W)                          2.5
 43. Arkansas                            2  43. Pittsburgh                          2
 45. Cincinnati                          1

Women’s 200 fly

Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell is now Louisville’s first two-time NCAA champion after sweeping the butterfly events with a 200-yard fly victory at the NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Worrell uncorked a smoking time of 1:51.11 for the win.  That swim vaulted her to third ever in the 200-yard fly.

All Time 200 Fly

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Entering the meet, Louisville had never had a female NCAA champion, and now Worrell is a two-time victor after becoming the first person to break 50 seconds in the 100-yard fly.

Kentucky’s Christina Bechtel hit the wall second in 1:52.08 to jump to seventh in the all time history, while Georgia’s Hali Flickinger placed third in 1:52.73.

Notably, even though prelims basically clinched it anyway, California officially clinched its fourth NCAA team title after the 200 fly as Georgia cannot make up the 479-420 gap in diving or with a 400 free relay disqualification.

  1 Worrell, Kelsi   JR Louisville-KY     1:53.24    1:51.11PD1-A    20  
    r:+0.70  24.99        53.55 (28.56)
        1:21.92 (28.37)     1:51.11 (29.19)
  2 Bechtel, Christ  SR Kentucky-KY       1:53.49    1:52.08PD1-A    17  
    r:+0.79  25.86        53.99 (28.13)
        1:22.87 (28.88)     1:52.08 (29.21)
  3 Flickinger, Hal  JR Georgia-GA        1:52.97    1:52.73PD1-A    16  
    r:+0.80  25.94        54.60 (28.66)
        1:23.51 (28.91)     1:52.73 (29.22)
  4 Harrington, Lau  SR Georgia-GA        1:53.76    1:53.92 D1-A    15  
    r:+0.71  25.94        55.11 (29.17)
        1:24.45 (29.34)     1:53.92 (29.47)
  5 Kylliainen, Tan  SR Louisville-KY     1:54.18    1:54.62 D1-B    14  
    r:+0.65  25.63        54.95 (29.32)
        1:24.24 (29.29)     1:54.62 (30.38)
  6 Dalesandro, Gia  SO Indiana-IN        1:54.93    1:54.66 D1-B    13  
    r:+0.69  25.60        54.43 (28.83)
        1:24.37 (29.94)     1:54.66 (30.29)
  7 Thomas, Noemie   FR California-PC     1:54.80    1:54.94 D1-B    12  
    r:+0.68  25.79        54.84 (29.05)
        1:24.26 (29.42)     1:54.94 (30.68)
  8 Britt, Chelsea   SO Florida State-FL  1:54.49    1:55.98 D1-B    11  
    r:+0.67  24.76        53.37 (28.61)
        1:23.35 (29.98)     1:55.98 (32.63)
  1. California                        479   2. Georgia                           420
  3. Stanford                          319   4. Virginia                          223
  5. Texas A&M                         201   6. Louisville                        185
  7. Southern California               146   8. Texas                             130
  9. Tennessee                         123  10. Indiana                           106
 11. Florida                           105  12. Missouri                          100
 13. Arizona                          95.5  14. Minnesota                          86
 15. Kentucky                           80  16. Wisconsin                          77
 17. Penn State                         56  18. Notre Dame                         55
 19. NC State                           51  20. UNC                              45.5
 21. Florida State                      45  22. Auburn                             44
 23. Michigan                           38  24. Florida Gulf Coast               37.5
 25. Denver                             33  25. UCLA                               33
 27. Alabama                            31  28. Virginia Tech                      27
 28. So. Methodist                      27  30. University of Miami (Florida)      26
 31. Miami University (Ohio)            24  31. Purdue                             24
 33. Nevada                             16  34. Lsu                                13
 35. Illinois State University          12  35. Oregon State                       12
 37. Iowa                               10  38. San Diego State                     9
 39. Ohio State                          5  40. Kansas                              4
 40. Hawaii (W)                          4  42. Umbc (W)                          2.5
 43. Pittsburgh                          2  43. Arkansas                            2
 45. Cincinnati                          1

Platform Diving

Indiana’s Jessica Parratto dominated the women’s platform diving title at the NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Parratto is the first Hoosier to win the title in 10 years, joining the only other Hoosier to win the title – Cassandra Cardinell.

Parratto tallied 367.00 points to unseat two-time defending champion Haley Ishimatsu of Southern California.   Ishimatsu took second with 339.65 points.

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Indiana has won a platform title with Drew Johansen now the head diving coach at IU.  He came over from Duke where he led Nick McCrory to four titles on the 10-meter.

Miami of Florida’s Cheyenne Cousineau claimed third overall tonight with 318.05 points.

  1 Parratto, Jessi  FR Indiana-IN         347.95     367.00         20  
  2 Ishimatsu, Hale  SR Southern Cali-CA   309.85     339.65         17  
  3 Cousineau, Chey  SR Miami (Fl)-FL      282.75     318.05         16  
  4 Aiacoboae, Mara  FR Arizona St-AZ      316.20     313.50         15  
  5 Zhou, Yu         SO Minnesota-MN       328.20     301.70         14  
  6 Bromberg, Saman  SO Texas-ST           332.15     297.55         13  
  7 Hamperian, Rebe  SO Kentucky-KY        285.45     296.40         12  
  8 Chen, Carey      SR Michigan-MI        282.80     251.05         11  
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Arnett, Kaylea   SR Virginia Tech-VA   281.70     296.25          9  
 10 Ivory-Ganja, Em  SR Texas-ST           279.50     296.20          7  
 11 Lenz, Annika     SO UCLA-CA            279.90     294.30          6  
 12 MacKenzie, Twea  SR Purdue-IN          282.05     294.15          5  
 13 Hinrichs, Lilli  JR Stanford-PC        282.45     287.25          4  
 14 Cabot, Christa   SR Kentucky-KY        271.25     279.60          3  
 15 Sthamann, Madis  FR LSU-LA             261.80     279.00          2  
 16 Dawson, Elissa   FR UNC-NC             267.05     274.40          1
  1. California                        479   2. Georgia                           420
  3. Stanford                          323   4. Virginia                          223
  5. Texas A&M                         201   6. Louisville                        185
  7. Southern California               163   8. Texas                             150
  9. Indiana                           126  10. Tennessee                         123
 11. Florida                           105  12. Missouri                          100
 12. Minnesota                         100  14. Arizona                          95.5
 15. Kentucky                           95  16. Wisconsin                          77
 17. Penn State                         56  18. Notre Dame                         55
 19. NC State                           51  20. Michigan                           49
 21. UNC                              46.5  22. Florida State                      45
 23. Auburn                             44  24. University of Miami (Florida)      42
 25. UCLA                               39  26. Florida Gulf Coast               37.5
 27. Virginia Tech                      36  28. Denver                             33
 29. Alabama                            31  30. Purdue                             29
 31. So. Methodist                      27  32. Miami University (Ohio)            24
 33. Nevada                             16  34. Arizona St                         15
 34. Lsu                                15  36. Illinois State University          12
 36. Oregon State                       12  38. Iowa                               10
 39. San Diego State                     9  40. Ohio State                          5
 41. Kansas                              4  41. Hawaii (W)                          4
 43. Umbc (W)                          2.5  44. Pittsburgh                          2
 44. Arkansas                            2  46. Cincinnati                          1

Women’s 400 free relay

Stanford’s Simone Manuel delivered another NCAA and American record with a scorching anchor during the 400-yard free relay at the NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Manuel threw down a 45.79 anchor as Lia Neal, Janet Hu, Lindsey Engel and Manuel turned in a stunning time of 3:08.54 for the NCAA and American record and the title.

That swim crushed the NCAA record of 3:09.40 set by Georgia in 2013 as well as the American record of 3:10.63 set by Arizona also in 2013.

That’s Stanford’s NCAA record 11th victory in the 400 free relay:

1982 Stanford (Marybeth Linzmeier, Isabel Reuss, Kelly Asplund, Barb Major), 3:20.98
1987 Stanford (Jenna Johnson, Laurie McLean, Susie Rapp, Aimee Berzins), 3:17.69
1992 Stanford (Mary Edwards, Summer Sanders, Janel Jorgensen, Jenny Thompson), 3:16.41
1994 Stanford (Michelle Jesperson, Mary Edwards, Jessica Tong, Jenny Thompson), 3:15.80
1995 Stanford (Claudia Franco, Becky Bicknell, Jessica Tong, Jenny Thompson), 3:17.17
1996 Stanford (Jessica Tong, Elin Austevoll, Lisa Jacob, Claudia Franco), 3:18.28
1997 Stanford (Gabrielle Rose, Jessica Amey, Claudia Franco, Catherine Fox), 3:16.72
2010 Stanford (Kate Dwelley, Samantha Woodward, Elizabeth Webb, Julia Smit), 3:12.32
2012 Stanford (Samantha Woodward, Madeline Schaefer, Andrea Murez, Elizabeth Webb) 3:10.77
2014 Stanford (Maddy Schaefer, Felicia Lee, Maya DiRado, Lia Neal) 3:10.83

California, with Missy Franklin swimming her final time collegiately, leadoff Cal with a 46.66 as Franklin, Rachel Bootsma, Camille Cheng and Farida Osman took second in 3:09.76.

Georgia’s Madeline Locus, Olivia Smoliga, Lauren Harrington and Chantal Van Landeghem placed third in 3:12.08.

  1 Stanford-PC  'A'              3:11.96    3:08.54ND1-A    40  
     1) Neal, Lia SO                  2) r:0.23 Hu, Janet FR          
     3) r:0.12 Engel, Lindsey FR      4) r:0.35 Manuel, Simone FR     
    r:+0.72  22.62        46.84 (46.84)
        1:09.44 (22.60)     1:34.82 (47.98)
        1:57.29 (22.47)     2:22.75 (47.93)
        2:44.50 (21.75)     3:08.54 (45.79)
  2 California-PC  'A'            3:12.98    3:09.76PD1-A    34  
     1) Franklin, Missy SO            2) r:0.29 Bootsma, Rachel JR    
     3) r:0.17 Cheng, Camille SR      4) r:0.21 Osman, Farida SO      
    r:+0.78  22.66        46.66 (46.66)
        1:09.00 (22.34)     1:34.05 (47.39)
        1:56.73 (22.68)     2:22.26 (48.21)
        2:44.66 (22.40)     3:09.76 (47.50)
  3 Georgia-GA  'A'               3:12.76    3:12.08 D1-A    32  
     1) Locus, Madeline SR            2) r:0.34 Smoliga, Olivia SO    
     3) r:0.43 Harrington, Lauren SR  4) r:0.17 Van Landeghem, ntal JR
    r:+0.74  23.08        48.23 (48.23)
        1:10.86 (22.63)     1:35.89 (47.66)
        1:59.06 (23.17)     2:24.24 (48.35)
        2:46.81 (22.57)     3:12.08 (47.84)
  4 Texas A&M-GU  'A'             3:14.41    3:13.20 D1-A    30  
     1) Gastaldello, Beryl FR         2) r:0.42 Ibanez, Lili SR       
     3) r:0.29 Malone, Kristin FR     4) r:0.09 Bosma, Sammie SR      
    r:+2.67  23.44        48.25 (48.25)
        1:11.59 (23.34)     1:36.73 (48.48)
        1:59.90 (23.17)     2:25.20 (48.47)
        2:47.78 (22.58)     3:13.20 (48.00)
  5 NC State-NC  'A'              3:13.87    3:13.21 D1-A    28  
     1) Zevnik, Alexia SO             2) r:0.42 Bonnema, Riki JR      
     3) r:0.37 Labonge, Natalie SO    4) r:0.24 Duffield, Krista FR   
    r:+0.73  23.28        48.14 (48.14)
        1:10.69 (22.55)     1:36.19 (48.05)
        1:59.57 (23.38)     2:24.89 (48.70)
        2:47.60 (22.71)     3:13.21 (48.32)
  6 Wisconsin-WI  'A'             3:13.00    3:13.84 D1-A    26  
     1) Martin, Ivy SR                2) r:0.20 Kinney, Chase SO      
     3) r:0.26 Van Hout, Aja SR       4) r:0.28 Tamblyn, Anne JR      
    r:+2.47  22.58        47.89 (47.89)
        1:10.68 (22.79)     1:36.16 (48.27)
        1:59.02 (22.86)     2:24.53 (48.37)
        2:47.88 (23.35)     3:13.84 (49.31)
  7 Florida-FL  'A'               3:13.53    3:14.27 D1-A    24  
     1) Maughan, Amelia FR            2) r:0.27 Hinds, Natalie JR     
     3) r:0.31 Linn, Ashlee JR        4) r:0.33 McKnight, Lindsey JR  
    r:+0.76  23.85        49.69 (49.69)
        1:11.70 (22.01)     1:36.63 (46.94)
        1:59.82 (23.19)     2:25.45 (48.82)
        2:48.43 (22.98)     3:14.27 (48.82)
  8 Auburn-SE  'A'                3:15.56    3:15.49 D1-A    22  
     1) Purcell, Allyx SO             2) r:0.20 Fonteno, Megan SR     
     3) r:0.42 Merritt, Alexandria JR 4) r:0.31 Hull, Valerie FR      
    r:+0.72  23.16        48.98 (48.98)
        1:11.84 (22.86)     1:37.72 (48.74)
        2:01.14 (23.42)     2:26.63 (48.91)
        2:49.60 (22.97)     3:15.49 (48.86)
  1. California                        513   2. Georgia                           452
  3. Stanford                          363   4. Texas A&M                         231
  5. Virginia                          229   6. Louisville                        197
  7. Texas                             164   8. Southern California               163
  9. Florida                           129  10. Indiana                           126
 11. Tennessee                         125  12. Minnesota                         118
 13. Wisconsin                         103  14. Missouri                          100
 15. Arizona                          99.5  16. Kentucky                           95
 17. NC State                           79  18. Auburn                             66
 19. UNC                              56.5  20. Penn State                         56
 21. Notre Dame                         55  22. Michigan                           49
 23. UCLA                               47  24. Florida State                      45
 25. University of Miami (Florida)      42  26. Florida Gulf Coast               37.5
 27. Virginia Tech                      36  28. Denver                             33
 29. Alabama                            31  30. Purdue                             29
 31. So. Methodist                      27  32. Miami University (Ohio)            24
 33. Nevada                             16  34. Lsu                                15
 34. Arizona St                         15  36. Oregon State                       12
 36. Illinois State University          12  38. Iowa                               10
 39. San Diego State                     9  40. Ohio State                          5
 41. Kansas                              4  41. Hawaii (W)                          4
 43. Umbc (W)                          2.5  44. Arkansas                            2
 44. Pittsburgh                          2  46. Cincinnati                          1

SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Women’s 1650 free
  • Women’s 200 back
  • Women’s 100 free
  • Women’s 200 breast
  • Women’s 200 fly
  • Women’s platform diving
  • Women’s 400 free relay

HEAT SHEETS

LIVE RESULTS

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  1. Mark Schwartz

    Hey everyone, is there any race video anywhere? The live stream seemed to get stuck on day two

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