NCAA Division I Women’s Championships: California Leads By Nearly 100 Points After Day Two

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The California Golden Bears took a huge lead after day two of the NCAA Division I Women’s Championships after an amazing day that featured several NCAA and American records.

California leads Georgia by a whopping 383.5-299.5 margin following the second day of competition.

Stanford (264), Virginia (168) and Texas A&M (153.5) comprise the rest of the top five.

                     Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 14                     
 
  1. California                      383.5   2. Georgia                         299.5
  3. Stanford                          264   4. Virginia                          168
  5. Texas A&M                       153.5   6. Louisville                        151
  7. Southern California               128   8. Texas                             115
  9. Tennessee                         110  10. Missouri                           90
 11. Indiana                            82  12. Arizona                            81
 13. Florida                            66  13. Minnesota                          66
 15. Wisconsin                          59  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
 25. So. Methodist                    25.5  26. Miami University (Ohio)            24
 26. Purdue                             24  28. UCLA                               22
 29. Alabama                            17  29. Denver                             17
 31. Nevada                             16  32. Michigan                           13
 32. Virginia Tech                      13  34. Illinois State University          12
 35. Lsu                                 8  36. Ohio State                          5
 37. Hawaii (W)                          4  37. Kansas                              4
 37. Iowa                                4  37. San Diego State                     4
 41. Arkansas                            2  42. Cincinnati                          1

Women’s 200 medley relay

California kicked off the night with a sizzling performance in the 200 medley relay at the NCAA Division I Women’s Championship.

California, which DQed this event last year to likely cost them an NCAA championship, put up a 1:35.15 for the win from Rachel Bootsma, Marina Garcia, Noemie Thomas and Farida Osman.

That’s California’s fourth victory in the event ever.

Other California wins:

2000 California (Haley Cope, Staciana Stitts, Waen Minpraphal, Joscelin Yeo), 1:49.23 *SCM
2011 California (Cindy Tran, Caitlin Leverenz, Colleen Fotsch, Liv Jensen), 1:35.03
2012 California (Cindy Tran, Caitlin Leverenz, Colleen Fotsch, Liv Jensen), 1:34.24

Kelsi Worrell, who popped a 22.07 butterfly split this morning and broke the 100-yard fly NCAA and American record with a 49.89, went even faster for the Cardinals tonight with a 21.96 split as Tanja Kylliainen, Andee Cottrell, Worrell and Andrea Kneppers took second in 1:35.75.

Tennessee’s Amanda Carner, Molly Hannis, Harper Bruens and Faith Johnson placed third in 1:36.29.

In the team hunt, Georgia’s Olivia Smoliga, Meaghan Raab, Kylie Stewart and Chantal Van Landeghem took fifth in 1:36.90.

The stunner of the morning proved to be defending champion Stanford missing the A final.  Ally Howe, Sarah Haase, Janet Hu and Lia Neal put up the top time of the night with a 1:35.10, but settled for ninth-place points.

  1 California-PC  'A'            1:36.18    1:35.15PD1-A    40  
     1) Bootsma, Rachel JR            2) r:0.13 Garcia, Marina SO     
     3) r:0.30 Thomas, Noemie FR      4) r:0.35 Osman, Farida SO      
    r:+0.56  11.58        23.39 (23.39)
          35.76 (12.37)       50.85 (27.46)
        1:01.26 (10.41)     1:14.06 (23.21)
        1:24.21 (10.15)     1:35.15 (21.09)
  2 Louisville-KY  'A'            1:35.56    1:35.75 D1-A    34  
     1) Kylliainen, Tanja SR          2) r:0.34 Cottrell, Andee SO    
     3) r:0.14 Worrell, Kelsi JR      4) r:0.25 Kneppers, Andrea SO   
    r:+0.53  12.25        24.81 (24.81)
          36.64 (11.83)       51.36 (26.55)
         1:01.00 (9.64)     1:13.32 (21.96)
        1:23.93 (10.61)     1:35.75 (22.43)
  3 Tennessee-SE  'A'             1:36.84    1:36.29 D1-A    32  
     1) Carner, Amanda JR             2) r:0.22 Hannis, Molly SR      
     3) r:0.12 Bruens, Harper JR      4) r:0.32 Johnson, Faith JR     
    r:+0.59  12.71        25.12 (25.12)
          36.80 (11.68)       51.54 (26.42)
        1:01.79 (10.25)     1:14.52 (22.98)
        1:24.83 (10.31)     1:36.29 (21.77)
  4 Virginia-VA  'A'              1:36.59    1:36.84 D1-A    30  
     1) Bartholomew, Courtney JR      2) r:0.33 Simon, Laura SO       
     3) r:0.42 Williamson, Ellen SR   4) r:0.15 Thomas, Ellen SO      
    r:+0.63  12.11        23.91 (23.91)
          36.50 (12.59)       51.09 (27.18)
        1:02.09 (11.00)     1:14.95 (23.86)
        1:25.31 (10.36)     1:36.84 (21.89)
  5 Georgia-GA  'A'               1:36.55    1:36.90 D1-A    28  
     1) Smoliga, Olivia SO            2) r:0.32 Raab, Meaghan FR      
     3) r:0.29 Stewart, Kylie FR      4) r:0.27 Van Landeghem, ntal JR
    r:+0.67  12.33        24.60 (24.60)
          37.25 (12.65)       52.47 (27.87)
        1:02.90 (10.43)     1:15.63 (23.16)
        1:25.70 (10.07)     1:36.90 (21.27)
  6 Texas-ST  'A'                 1:37.17    1:36.93 D1-A    26  
     1) Denninghoff, Sarah SR         2) r:0.18 Jaques, Gretchen SR   
     3) r:0.26 Wong, Brynne SO        4) r:0.14 Millard, Rebecca FR   
    r:+0.61  12.28        24.75 (24.75)
          36.93 (12.18)       51.53 (26.78)
        1:02.17 (10.64)     1:15.16 (23.63)
        1:25.43 (10.27)     1:36.93 (21.77)
  7 Missouri-MV  'A'              1:37.08    1:37.35 D1-A    24  
     1) Stevens, Hannah FR            2) r:0.41 Ross, Katharine SO    
     3) r:0.24 Barbiea, Dani SR       4) r:0.13 Patterson, Anna JR    
    r:+0.63  12.43        24.70 (24.70)
          37.36 (12.66)       52.29 (27.59)
        1:02.69 (10.40)     1:15.19 (22.90)
        1:25.81 (10.62)     1:37.35 (22.16)
  8 Florida Gulf-FL  'A'          1:37.05    1:37.55 D1-A    22  
     1) Toussaint, Kira SO            2) r:0.35 Armitage, Katie FR    
     3) r:0.46 Svensson, Emma SR      4) r:0.20 Julien, Kristin FR    
    r:+3.84  12.06        24.24 (24.24)
          36.62 (12.38)       51.69 (27.45)
        1:02.03 (10.34)     1:14.91 (23.22)
        1:25.73 (10.82)     1:37.55 (22.64)
 
                                === B - Final ===                                 
 
  9 Stanford-PC  'A'              1:37.30    1:35.10PD1-A    18  
     1) Howe, Ally FR                 2) r:0.30 Haase, Sarah JR       
     3) r:0.24 Hu, Janet FR           4) r:0.05 Neal, Lia SO          
    r:+3.39  12.13        24.35 (24.35)
          36.46 (12.11)       50.90 (26.55)
        1:01.17 (10.27)     1:13.80 (22.90)
        1:23.85 (10.05)     1:35.10 (21.30)
  1. California                        202   2. Georgia                           200
  3. Stanford                          129   4. Louisville                        110
  5. Virginia                          106   6. Texas A&M                        94.5
  7. Tennessee                          84   8. Texas                              68
  9. Southern California                60  10. Wisconsin                          58
 11. Missouri                           54  12. NC State                           51
 13. Arizona                            44  14. Auburn                             34
 15. Florida                            27  16. Florida Gulf Coast               26.5
 17. Notre Dame                         24  17. UNC                                24
 19. Kentucky                           21  20. Florida State                      19
 20. Minnesota                          19  20. Penn State                         19
 23. Purdue                             14  24. Illinois State University          12
 25. So. Methodist                       8  26. Indiana                             7
 26. Miami University (Ohio)             7  28. University of Miami (Florida)       6
 28. UCLA                                6  30. San Diego State                     4
 30. Iowa                                4  32. Michigan                            3
 32. Hawaii (W)                          3  34. Ohio State                          2

Women’s 400 IM

Texas A&M’s Sarah Henry put an exclamation mark on her oft-injured career by joining a handful of other Aggie NCAA champions with a 400-yard IM victory at the NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Henry, a senior who has battled through multiple ACL tears in her career, overtook the field with a 4:02.47 to win the NCAA title this evening.

That swim tied her with Alecia Aemisegger of Princeton for 13th all time in the event’s history.

Henry also joined Julia Wilkinson, Alia Atkinson, Breeja Larson and Paige Miller as an NCAA titlist from Texas A&M.

Georgia had a really strong final with Hali Flickinger (4:02.73) and Amber McDermott (4:03.34) placing second and third.  Flickinger moved up to 15th all time in the event’s history with that second-place swim.

Henry’s .26 second margin of victory is the closest ever in NCAA history.

The previous record had been held by Texas’ Patty Sabo with a 4:16.58 to 4:16.87 (.29 second difference) victory against Florida’s Mary Wayte in 1986.

Georgia moved back into the lead, 239-209, against California following the event.

 1 Henry, Sarah     SR Texas A&M-GU      4:02.98    4:02.47PD1-A    20  
    r:+0.77  26.47        56.25 (29.78)
        1:27.23 (30.98)     1:57.69 (30.46)
        2:32.34 (34.65)     3:07.05 (34.71)
        3:34.73 (27.68)     4:02.47 (27.74)
  2 Flickinger, Hal  JR Georgia-GA        4:04.32    4:02.73PD1-A    17  
    r:+0.75  26.07        55.56 (29.49)
        1:26.60 (31.04)     1:56.97 (30.37)
        2:32.68 (35.71)     3:08.63 (35.95)
        3:36.21 (27.58)     4:02.73 (26.52)
  3 McDermott, Ambe  SR Georgia-GA        4:05.62    4:03.34 D1-A    16  
    r:+0.92  26.27        56.00 (29.73)
        1:26.00 (30.00)     1:55.61 (29.61)
        2:31.31 (35.70)     3:06.92 (35.61)
        3:35.36 (28.44)     4:03.34 (27.98)
  1. Georgia                           239   2. California                        209
  3. Stanford                          129   4. Louisville                        125
  5. Texas A&M                       116.5   6. Virginia                          106
  7. Tennessee                          96   8. Texas                              82
  9. Southern California                60  10. Wisconsin                          59
 10. Missouri                           59  12. NC State                           51
 13. Arizona                            44  14. Florida                            38
 15. Auburn                             34  16. Minnesota                          32
 17. Florida Gulf Coast               26.5  18. Notre Dame                         24
 18. UNC                                24  20. Kentucky                           21
 21. Florida State                      19  21. Penn State                         19
 23. Purdue                             14  24. Illinois State University          12
 25. Nevada                              9  26. So. Methodist                       8
 27. Indiana                             7  27. Miami University (Ohio)             7
 29. UCLA                                6  29. University of Miami (Florida)       6
 31. Ohio State                          5  32. San Diego State                     4
 32. Kansas                              4  32. Iowa                                4
 35. Michigan                            3  35. Hawaii (W)                          3

Women’s 100 fly

Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell lowered her own NCAA and American record from prelims in the women’s 100-yard fly at the NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Worrell, who broke the 13-year-old record of 50.01 set by Natalie Coughlin back in 2002 with a 49.89 this morning, took even more time off the record with a smoking effort of 49.81.

With the win, she’s the first female swimmer to ever win an NCAA title for Arthur Albiero’s Louisville Cardinals.

Worrell beat Denver’s Sam Corea by 1.05 seconds in a dominating victory.  Corea hit the wall second in 50.86 to move to seventh all time in the event’s history.

That’s not the most dominant win ever in the 100 fly in NCAA history.  Mistyfly herself, Misty Hyman of Stanford took the 1998 title with a 1.35-second victory.  Hyman clocked a 51.34, ahead of North Carolina’s Richelle Fox (52.69).

USC’s Kendyl Stewart put up a third-place time of 50.92 to take 11th all time, while California’s Farida Osman also broke 51-seconds for the first time with a fourth-place 50.94.

  1 Worrell, Kelsi   JR Louisville-KY       49.89      49.81ND1-A    20  
    r:+0.65  23.58        49.81 (26.23)
  2 Corea, Sam       SR Denver-CO           51.01      50.86 D1-A    17  
    r:+0.63  24.06        50.86 (26.80)
  3 Stewart, Kendyl  JR Southern Cali-CA    51.03      50.92 D1-A    16  
    r:+0.82  24.14        50.92 (26.78)
  4 Osman, Farida    SO California-PC       51.00      50.94 D1-A    15  
    r:+0.78  24.11        50.94 (26.83)
  5 Hinds, Natalie   JR Florida-FL          51.46      51.30 D1-A    14  
    r:+0.72  23.94        51.30 (27.36)
  6 Bechtel, Christ  SR Kentucky-KY         51.24      51.68 D1-A    13  
    r:+0.75  24.26        51.68 (27.42)
  7 Barbiea, Dani    SR Missouri-MV         51.77      51.73 D1-B    12  
    r:+0.69  24.18        51.73 (27.55)
  8 Britt, Chelsea   SO Florida State-FL    51.86      52.49 D1-B    11  
    r:+0.70  24.30        52.49 (28.19)
  1. Georgia                           246   2. California                        237
  3. Louisville                        145   4. Stanford                          140
  5. Texas A&M                       116.5   6. Virginia                          106
  7. Tennessee                          96   8. Texas                              82
  9. Southern California                76  10. Missouri                           71
 11. Wisconsin                          59  12. Florida                            52
 13. NC State                           51  14. Arizona                            44
 15. Auburn                             34  15. Kentucky                           34
 17. Minnesota                          32  18. Florida State                      30
 19. Florida Gulf Coast               26.5  20. UNC                              25.5
 21. Notre Dame                         24  22. Penn State                         19
 23. Denver                             17  24. Purdue                             14
 25. Illinois State University          12  26. So. Methodist                     9.5
 27. Nevada                              9  28. Indiana                             7
 28. Miami University (Ohio)             7  30. University of Miami (Florida)       6
 30. UCLA                                6  32. Ohio State                          5
 33. Kansas                              4  33. Iowa                                4
 33. San Diego State                     4  36. Michigan                            3
 36. Lsu                                 3  36. Hawaii (W)                          3

Women’s 200 free

California’s Missy Franklin absolutely demolished her NCAA, U.S. Open and American record in the women’s 200-yard free at the NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Franklin put on what ESPNU commentator Rowdy Gaines said was the most impressive yards swim of all time as she obliterated her record of 1:40.31 with a ridiculous time of 1:39.10.

Not only did Franklin blow through the 1:40 barrier, she broke her record by a full 1.21 seconds and nearly jumped into the 1:38 range.

That’s California’s fourth title ever in the 200 free:

1986 Conny Van Bentum, California, 1:46.45
2009 Dana Vollmer, California, 1:42.01
2014 Missy Franklin, California, 1:40.31

Franklin led a huge scoring event for the Golden Bears with Cierra Runge (1:43.23) and Caroline Piehl (1:44.30) going fourth and eighth as California took a 294-252 lead over Georgia after the race.

Stanford’s Simone Manuel, who had been touted as a potential challenger for Franklin after clocking a 1:41.15 at the Pacific 12 Championships, wound up taking second tonight in 1:41.45.

Stanford’s Lia Neal finished third overall in 1:42.65 to move to 15th all time in the event’s history.

  1 Franklin, Missy  SO California-PC     1:41.92    1:39.10ND1-A    20  
    r:+0.77  22.98        47.74 (24.76)
        1:12.91 (25.17)     1:39.10 (26.19)
  2 Manuel, Simone   FR Stanford-PC       1:41.93    1:41.45PD1-A    17  
    r:+0.73  23.70        49.12 (25.42)
        1:15.03 (25.91)     1:41.45 (26.42)
  3 Neal, Lia        SO Stanford-PC       1:43.77    1:42.65 D1-A    16  
    r:+0.74  24.31        50.02 (25.71)
        1:16.37 (26.35)     1:42.65 (26.28)
  4 Runge, Cierra    FR California-PC     1:43.71    1:43.23 D1-A    15  
    r:+0.81  24.53        50.68 (26.15)
        1:17.24 (26.56)     1:43.23 (25.99)
  5 Goss, Kennedy    FR Indiana-IN        1:43.37    1:43.52 D1-A    14  
    r:+0.64  24.61        50.90 (26.29)
        1:17.32 (26.42)     1:43.52 (26.20)
  6 Chenault, Chels  SO Southern Cali-CA  1:42.53    1:43.90 D1-A    13  
    r:+0.82  24.12        50.38 (26.26)
        1:16.72 (26.34)     1:43.90 (27.18)
  7 Smith, Leah      SO Virginia-VA       1:43.80    1:44.00 D1-B    12  
    r:+0.79  24.67        50.96 (26.29)
        1:17.51 (26.55)     1:44.00 (26.49)
  8 Piehl, Caroline  SR California-PC     1:43.78    1:44.30 D1-B    11  
    r:+0.75  24.82        51.66 (26.84)
        1:18.00 (26.34)     1:44.30 (26.30)
  1. California                        294   2. Georgia                           252
  3. Stanford                          173   4. Louisville                        145
  5. Virginia                          118   6. Texas A&M                       116.5
  7. Tennessee                          96   8. Southern California                89
  9. Texas                              82  10. Missouri                           71
 11. Wisconsin                          59  12. Florida                            52
 13. NC State                           51  14. Arizona                            48
 15. Auburn                             34  15. Kentucky                           34
 17. Minnesota                          32  18. UNC                              30.5
 19. Florida State                      30  20. Florida Gulf Coast               26.5
 21. Penn State                         26  22. Indiana                            24
 22. Notre Dame                         24  24. Denver                             17
 25. Purdue                             14  26. Illinois State University          12
 27. So. Methodist                     9.5  28. Nevada                              9
 29. Miami University (Ohio)             7  30. UCLA                                6
 30. University of Miami (Florida)       6  32. Ohio State                          5
 33. San Diego State                     4  33. Kansas                              4
 33. Iowa                                4  36. Michigan                            3
 36. Hawaii (W)                          3  36. Lsu                                 3
 39. Cincinnati                          1

Women’s 100 breast

In one of the closest NCAA 100-yard breast finishes ever, Stanford’s Sarah Haase touched out Alabama’s Kaylin Burchell at the NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Haase earned Stanford’s seventh 100-yard breast title of all time with a 58.32-58.38 victory over Burchell.  That’s a .06 second triumph, just off the NCAA record for the smallest margin of victory.

SMU’s Susan Lipscomb downed Texas’ Dorsey Tierney, 1:01.28 to 1:01.31, back in 1992.

Haase put up a lifetime best of 58.19 this morning to stand ninth all time, but still had enough in the tank for the win this evening.

Previous Stanford wins:

1991 Lori Heisick, Stanford, 1:01.37
2001 Tara Kirk, Stanford, 59.18
2002 Tara Kirk, Stanford, 59.03
2003 Tara Kirk, Stanford, 58.62
2004 Tara Kirk, Stanford, 1:04.79 *
2005 Caroline Bruce, Stanford, 59.55

Burchell’s time moved her to 13th all time in the event’s history, while Notre Dame’s Emma Reaney, the 200-yard breast American record holder, took third in 58.43.

California held a 294-252 lead over Georgia following the race.

  1 Haase, Sarah     JR Stanford-PC         58.19      58.32 D1-A    20  
    r:+0.71  27.66        58.32 (30.66)
  2 Burchell, Kayli  SR Alabama-SE          58.72      58.38 D1-A    17  
    r:+0.67  27.75        58.38 (30.63)
  3 Reaney, Emma     SR Notre Dame-IN       59.30      58.43 D1-A    16  
    r:+0.69  27.74        58.43 (30.69)
  4 Simon, Laura     SO Virginia-VA         58.69      58.53 D1-A    15  
    r:+0.76  27.70        58.53 (30.83)
  5 Hannis, Molly    SR Tennessee-SE        58.49      58.77 D1-A    14  
    r:+0.71  27.95        58.77 (30.82)
  6 Jaques, Gretche  SR Texas-ST            58.86      58.81 D1-A    13  
    r:+0.70  27.74        58.81 (31.07)
  7 Smith, Kierra    JR Minnesota-MN        59.00      59.02 D1-A    12  
    r:+0.81  28.03        59.02 (30.99)
  8 Nicol, Rachel    SR So. Methodist-NT    59.49      59.89 D1-B    11  
    r:+0.74  28.28        59.89 (31.61)
  1. California                        294   2. Georgia                           252
  3. Stanford                          202   4. Louisville                        151
  5. Virginia                          133   6. Texas A&M                       123.5
  7. Tennessee                         110   8. Texas                              95
  9. Southern California                89  10. Missouri                           78
 11. Wisconsin                          59  12. Florida                            52
 13. NC State                           51  14. Arizona                            48
 15. Minnesota                          44  16. Notre Dame                         40
 17. Kentucky                           34  17. Auburn                             34
 19. UNC                              30.5  20. Florida State                      30
 21. Florida Gulf Coast               26.5  22. Penn State                         26
 23. So. Methodist                    25.5  24. Indiana                            24
 25. Denver                             17  25. Alabama                            17
 27. Purdue                             14  28. Illinois State University          12
 29. Nevada                              9  30. Miami University (Ohio)             7
 30. UCLA                                7  32. University of Miami (Florida)       6
 33. Ohio State                          5  34. San Diego State                     4
 34. Kansas                              4  34. Iowa                                4
 37. Hawaii (W)                          3  37. Lsu                                 3
 37. Michigan                            3  40. Arkansas                            2
 41. Cincinnati                          1

Women’s 100 back

California’s Rachel Bootsma reclaimed her NCAA title in the women’s 100-yard back at the NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Bootsma threw down the third-fastest time ever in the event with a time of 50.03.  That beat her previous personal best of 50.13 she used to win the 2013 NCAA title.

Last year, Bootsma was unseated as the NCAA champion by Texas A&M’s Paige Miller, but Bootsma came back this year with a vengeance for California’s NCAA record ninth 100 back title.

All Time 100 Back

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Previous California wins:

1999 Marylyn Chiang, California, 52.36
2000 Courtney Shealy, Georgia, 58.66 *SCM
2001 Natalie Coughlin, California, 51.23
2002 Natalie Coughlin, California, 49.97
2003 Natalie Coughlin, California, 50.92
2004 Natalie Coughlin, California, 57.51 *SCM
2011 Cindy Tran, California, 51.30
2012 Cindy Tran, California, 50.31
2013 Rachel Bootsma, California, 50.13

Virginia’s Courtney Bartholomew managed to put up a 50.51 to take second tonight.  That’s the 10th-fastest time ever.

California dropped the hammer in the 100 back as Melanie Klaren (51.31) and Elizabeth Pelton (51.67) took third and fifth as the Golden Bears jumped out to a 343.5-267.5 lead.

  1 Bootsma, Rachel  JR California-PC       50.96      50.03PD1-A    20  
    r:+0.56  24.59        50.03 (25.44)
  2 Bartholomew, Co  JR Virginia-VA         50.67      50.51PD1-A    17  
    r:+0.60  24.91        50.51 (25.60)
  3 Klaren, Melanie  SR California-PC       51.62      51.31 D1-A    16  
    r:+0.62  24.91        51.31 (26.40)
  4 Snodgrass, Broo  JR Indiana-IN          51.63      51.39 D1-A    15  
    r:+0.68  24.95        51.39 (26.44)
  5 Smoliga, Olivia  SO Georgia-GA          51.45      51.67 D1-B    13.5
    r:+0.69  25.07        51.67 (26.60)
  5 Pelton, Elizabe  JR California-PC       51.65      51.67 D1-B    13.5
    r:+0.62  25.44        51.67 (26.23)
  7 Howe, Ally       FR Stanford-PC         51.63      51.69 D1-B    12  
    r:+0.63  25.24        51.69 (26.45)
  8 Toussaint, Kira  SO Florida Gulf-FL     51.73      52.92 D1-B    11  
    r:+0.59  25.61        52.92 (27.31)
  1. California                      343.5   2. Georgia                         267.5
  3. Stanford                          214   4. Louisville                        151
  5. Virginia                          150   6. Texas A&M                       123.5
  7. Tennessee                         110   8. Texas                             103
  9. Southern California                98  10. Missouri                           81
 11. Wisconsin                          59  12. Florida                            52
 13. NC State                           51  14. Arizona                            48
 15. Indiana                            44  15. Minnesota                          44
 17. Notre Dame                         40  17. Kentucky                           40
 19. Florida Gulf Coast               37.5  20. Auburn                             34
 21. UNC                              30.5  22. Florida State                      30
 23. Penn State                         26  24. So. Methodist                    25.5
 25. Denver                             17  25. Alabama                            17
 27. Purdue                             14  28. Illinois State University          12
 29. Nevada                              9  30. Miami University (Ohio)             7
 30. UCLA                                7  30. Michigan                            7
 33. University of Miami (Florida)       6  34. Ohio State                          5
 35. Kansas                              4  35. Iowa                                4
 35. San Diego State                     4  38. Hawaii (W)                          3
 38. Lsu                                 3  40. Arkansas                            2
 41. Cincinnati                          1

Women’s three-meter diving

Minnesota claimed its first three-meter title since 2010 as Zhou Yu picked up the win at the NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Zhou put up a total tally of 410.25 for the win, Minnesota’s second win in the event all time.  She joins Kelci Bryant (415.50), who captured the title for the Golden Gophers in 2010.

Miami-Ohio’s Lin Pei claimed second tonight with 409.70 points, while Stanford’s Kassidy Cook snared third overall with 393.25 points.

  1 Zhou, Yu         SO Minnesota-MN       348.15     410.25         20  
  2 Lin, Pei         SO Miami (Ohio)-OH    366.85     409.70         17  
  3 Cook, Kassidy    SO Stanford-PC        368.70     393.25         16  
  4 Polyakova, Mari  FR UCLA-CA            380.60     392.00         15  
  5 Vock, Thea       SR Miami (Fl)-FL      348.30     371.20         14  
  6 Arnett, Kaylea   SR Virginia Tech-VA   370.50     360.60         13  
  7 Parratto, Jessi  FR Indiana-IN         348.15     340.95         12  
  8 Pickens, Samant  SR Arizona-AZ         369.70     318.00         11
  1. California                      343.5   2. Georgia                         267.5
  3. Stanford                          230   4. Louisville                        151
  5. Virginia                          150   6. Texas A&M                       123.5
  7. Tennessee                         110   8. Texas                             107
  9. Southern California               100  10. Missouri                           90
 11. Minnesota                          64  12. Wisconsin                          59
 12. Arizona                            59  14. Indiana                            56
 15. Florida                            52  16. NC State                           51
 17. Kentucky                           40  17. Notre Dame                         40
 19. Florida Gulf Coast               37.5  20. Auburn                             34
 21. UNC                              33.5  22. Florida State                      30
 23. University of Miami (Florida)      26  23. Penn State                         26
 25. So. Methodist                    25.5  26. Miami University (Ohio)            24
 27. UCLA                               22  28. Alabama                            17
 28. Denver                             17  30. Nevada                             16
 31. Purdue                             14  32. Virginia Tech                      13
 33. Illinois State University          12  34. Lsu                                 8
 35. Michigan                            7  36. Ohio State                          5
 37. Iowa                                4  37. Kansas                              4
 37. Hawaii (W)                          4  37. San Diego State                     4
 41. Arkansas                            2  42. Cincinnati                          1

Women’s 800 free relay

California ended the night with a bang as the Golden Bears defending the 800-yard free relay with an NCAA meet record at the NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Cal’s Cierra Runge (1:44.56), Camille Cheng (1:43.69), Elizabeth Pelton (1:42.69) and Missy Franklin (1:40.05) put up a time of 6:50.99 for the win.

That swim crushed the meet record of 6:52.69 set by California back in 2009, but came up a bit short of Cal’s NCAA record of 6:50.18 from the Pacific 12 Championships last month.

That’s the fifth time that the Golden Bears have hoisted the 800-yard free relay trophy.

Previous California wins:

2004 California (Natalie Coughlin, Erin Reilly, Ashley Chandler, Lauren Medina), 7:50.94*
2007 California (Dana Vollmer, Emily Silver, Blake Hayter, Erin Reilly), 7:00.89
2009 California (Sara Isakovic, Hannah Wilson, Liv Jensen, Dana Vollmer), 6:52.69
2014 California (Rachael Acker, Caroline Piehl, Elizabeth Pelton, Missy Franklin) 6:54.94

Stanford’s Lia Neal, Grace Carlson, Simone Manuel and Nicole Stafford took second overall in 6:54.68.

That’s a 3.69-second victory for California, but that’s not even close to the largest margin of victory in the 800-yard free relay at NCAAs.

Florida owns that record with a 7:06.98-7:14.94 (7.96-seconds) victory against Southern California back in 1984.

Georgia’s Jordan Mattern, Amber McDermott, Brittany MacLean and Hali Flickinger placed third in 7:00.39.

  1 California-PC  'A'            6:50.18    6:50.99CD1-A    40  
     1) Runge, Cierra FR              2) r:0.34 Cheng, Camille SR     
     3) r:0.44 Pelton, Elizabeth JR   4) r:0.43 Franklin, Missy SO    
    r:+0.82  24.56        50.78 (50.78)
      1:17.74 (1:17.74)   1:44.56 (1:44.56)
        2:08.30 (23.74)     2:34.35 (49.79)
      3:01.13 (1:16.57)   3:28.25 (1:43.69)
        3:52.05 (23.80)     4:18.06 (49.81)
      4:44.36 (1:16.11)   5:10.94 (1:42.69)
        5:33.46 (22.52)     5:58.55 (47.61)
      6:24.60 (1:13.66)   6:50.99 (1:40.05)
  2 Stanford-PC  'A'              6:56.94    6:54.68PD1-A    34  
     1) Neal, Lia SO                  2) r:0.54 Carlson, Grace SO     
     3) r:0.39 Manuel, Simone FR      4) r:0.34 Stafford, Nicole SO   
    r:+3.75  23.97        50.03 (50.03)
      1:16.52 (1:16.52)   1:42.89 (1:42.89)
        2:07.30 (24.41)     2:34.28 (51.39)
      3:01.40 (1:18.51)   3:28.89 (1:46.00)
        3:52.11 (23.22)     4:17.65 (48.76)
      4:43.70 (1:14.81)   5:10.50 (1:41.61)
        5:34.48 (23.98)     6:00.52 (50.02)
      6:27.30 (1:16.80)   6:54.68 (1:44.18)
  3 Georgia-GA  'A'               6:55.69    7:00.39PD1-A    32  
     1) Mattern, Jordan SR            2) r:0.57 McDermott, Amber SR   
     3) r:0.38 MacLean, Brittany JR   4) r:0.35 Flickinger, Hali JR   
    r:+0.72  25.10        51.80 (51.80)
      1:18.42 (1:18.42)   1:44.85 (1:44.85)
        2:09.11 (24.26)     2:35.72 (50.87)
      3:03.08 (1:18.23)   3:30.58 (1:45.73)
        3:55.35 (24.77)     4:22.30 (51.72)
      4:49.61 (1:19.03)   5:16.42 (1:45.84)
        5:40.56 (24.14)     6:07.05 (50.63)
      6:33.91 (1:17.49)   7:00.39 (1:43.97)
                     Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 14                     
 
  1. California                      383.5   2. Georgia                         299.5
  3. Stanford                          264   4. Virginia                          168
  5. Texas A&M                       153.5   6. Louisville                        151
  7. Southern California               128   8. Texas                             115
  9. Tennessee                         110  10. Missouri                           90
 11. Indiana                            82  12. Arizona                            81
 13. Florida                            66  13. Minnesota                          66
 15. Wisconsin                          59  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
 25. So. Methodist                    25.5  26. Miami University (Ohio)            24
 26. Purdue                             24  28. UCLA                               22
 29. Alabama                            17  29. Denver                             17
 31. Nevada                             16  32. Michigan                           13
 32. Virginia Tech                      13  34. Illinois State University          12
 35. Lsu                                 8  36. Ohio State                          5
 37. Hawaii (W)                          4  37. Kansas                              4
 37. Iowa                                4  37. San Diego State                     4
 41. Arkansas                            2  42. Cincinnati                          1

SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Women’s 200 medley relay
  • Women’s 400 IM
  • Women’s 100 fly
  • Women’s 200 free
  • Women’s 100 breast
  • Women’s 100 back
  • Women’s three-meter diving
  • Women’s 800 free relay

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Author: Jason Marsteller

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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