NCAA Division I Women’s Championships: California Offsets Typical Day Three Georgia Run

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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. This morning will tell the tale of who will win tonight. Hit refresh for the latest coverage.

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.

With the 1650 free and platform diving still to go, California managed to offset the bulk of the typically monster day three Georgia tends to have with each team claiming six A and three B final swims.

Total A/B Finalists (The top 16 swimmers all score points for their teams):

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Women’s 200 back

The last time Missy Franklin was in the center lanes with a heavy-hitter next to her, she blasted the 1:40 barrier in the 200-yard free last night.

She will have another chance like that tonight in the 200-yard back as she will battle teammate Elizabeth Pelton.  Pelton led the way this morning with a 1:50.31, while Franklin qualified second in 1:50.32.

The two will be vying for Pelton’s NCAA, U.S. Open and American standard of 1:47.84 set back in 2013.  The way Franklin is going this week, we might just see a 1:46 for the win.

California wound up with three A finalists in the event as Melanie Klaren qualified eighth with a 1:52.25.

Denver’s Sam Corea (1:50.56) and Kentucky’s Danielle Galyer (1:50.86) also cleared 1:51 this morning.

Corea jumped to 12th all time in the event’s history with her swim, while Galyer just missed the top 15.

  1 Pelton, Elizabe  JR California-PC     1:49.00    1:50.31PqD1-A  
    r:+0.61  25.80        53.28 (27.48)
        1:21.59 (28.31)     1:50.31 (28.72)
  2 Franklin, Missy  SO California-PC     1:49.23    1:50.32PqD1-A  
    r:+0.70  26.39        54.26 (27.87)
        1:22.39 (28.13)     1:50.32 (27.93)
  3 Corea, Sam       SR Denver-CO         1:52.68    1:50.56PqD1-A  
    r:+0.57  26.84        54.91 (28.07)
        1:22.60 (27.69)     1:50.56 (27.96)
  4 Galyer, Daniell  SO Kentucky-KY       1:50.95    1:50.86PqD1-A  
    r:+0.58  26.36        54.26 (27.90)
        1:22.60 (28.34)     1:50.86 (28.26)
  5 Bartholomew, Co  JR Virginia-VA       1:49.87    1:51.16PqD1-A  
    r:+0.61  26.00        54.04 (28.04)
        1:22.42 (28.38)     1:51.16 (28.74)
  6 Stewart, Kylie   FR Georgia-GA        1:52.20    1:51.76 qD1-A  
    r:+0.66  26.43        54.59 (28.16)
        1:23.33 (28.74)     1:51.76 (28.43)
  7 Snodgrass, Broo  JR Indiana-IN        1:50.60    1:51.96 qD1-A  
    r:+0.70  27.09        55.00 (27.91)
        1:23.32 (28.32)     1:51.96 (28.64)
  8 Klaren, Melanie  SR California-PC     1:52.55    1:52.25 qD1-A  
    r:+0.64  26.34        54.61 (28.27)
        1:23.14 (28.53)     1:52.25 (29.11)

A/B Finalists (The top 16 swimmers all score points for their teams):

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Women’s 100 free

Stanford’s Simone Manuel downed the meet record in the 100-yard free with a sizzling effort of 46.68.

That time cleared the 46.82 set by Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace back in 2011, and is just off the 46.61 set by Vanderpool-Wallace as the NCAA record at the 2012 Southeastern Conference Championships.

Manuel will likely take a run at Abbey Weitzeil’s American record of 46.29 set last December as well.

Manuel’s time this morning is the fourth-fastest effort all time, and there’s little doubt she’s probably going to crush the field this evening.

Florida’s Natalie Hinds hit the wall second in prelims with a 47.24 to move into a tie for 11th all time with Kara Lynn Joyce.

Ivy Martin qualified third with a 47.53.

  1 Manuel, Simone   FR Stanford-PC         46.62      46.68CqD1-A  
    r:+0.71  22.66        46.68 (24.02)
  2 Hinds, Natalie   JR Florida-FL          47.26      47.24PqD1-A  
    r:+0.73  22.51        47.24 (24.73)
  3 Martin, Ivy      SR Wisconsin-WI        47.58      47.53PqD1-A  
    r:+0.71  22.78        47.53 (24.75)
  4 Van Landeghem,   JR Georgia-GA          47.95      47.58PqD1-A  
    r:+0.73  22.93        47.58 (24.65)
  5 Neal, Lia        SO Stanford-PC         47.16      47.62PqD1-A  
    r:+0.75  23.21        47.62 (24.41)
  6 Locus, Madeline  SR Georgia-GA          48.16      47.75PqD1-A  
    r:+0.71  22.95        47.75 (24.80)
  7 Osman, Farida    SO California-PC       47.93      47.79PqD1-A  
    r:+0.76  23.04        47.79 (24.75)
  8 Gastaldello, Be  FR Texas A&M-GU        47.59      47.81PqD1-A  
    r:+0.68  23.01        47.81 (24.80)

A/B Finalists (The top 16 swimmers all score points for their teams):

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Women’s 200 breast

Minnesota’s Kierra Smith sent a message this morning with the ninth-fastest time ever in the 200-yard breast.

Smith crushed the rest of prelims with a ridiculously fast time of 2:04.95.

All Time Top 10

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Reaney, the American and NCAA record holder with a 2:04.06, qualified second in 2:07.18 with Virginia’s Laura Simon also clocking a 2:07.18 this morning.

  1 Smith, Kierra    JR Minnesota-MN      2:05.12    2:04.95 qD1-A  
    r:+0.82  28.94      1:00.56 (31.62)
        1:32.75 (32.19)     2:04.95 (32.20)
  2 Reaney, Emma     SR Notre Dame-IN     2:07.69    2:07.18 qD1-A  
    r:+0.73  29.04      1:01.31 (32.27)
        1:33.99 (32.68)     2:07.18 (33.19)
  2 Simon, Laura     SO Virginia-VA       2:06.90    2:07.18 qD1-A  
    r:+0.77  29.04      1:01.17 (32.13)
        1:33.65 (32.48)     2:07.18 (33.53)
  4 Olsen, Katie     SR Stanford-PC       2:09.36    2:07.38 qD1-A  
    r:+0.82  29.31      1:01.71 (32.40)
        1:34.05 (32.34)     2:07.38 (33.33)
  5 Paluszek, Weron  JR Virginia Tech-VA  2:08.57    2:07.83 qD1-B  
    r:+0.82  30.25      1:02.38 (32.13)
        1:34.45 (32.07)     2:07.83 (33.38)
  6 Burchell, Kayli  SR Alabama-SE        2:08.08    2:08.56 qD1-B  
    r:+0.70  29.39      1:01.95 (32.56)
        1:35.50 (33.55)     2:08.56 (33.06)
  7 Hannis, Molly    SR Tennessee-SE      2:06.98    2:08.66 qD1-B  
    r:+0.70  29.36      1:02.42 (33.06)
        1:35.38 (32.96)     2:08.66 (33.28)
  8 McGregor, Ashle  JR Texas A&M-GU      2:08.89    2:08.79 qD1-B  
    r:+0.71  29.42      1:02.14 (32.72)
        1:35.28 (33.14)     2:08.79 (33.51)

A/B Finalists (The top 16 swimmers all score points for their teams):

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Women’s 200 fly

Georgia’s Hali Flickinger put up the top time of the morning in the women’s 200-yard fly as the Bulldogs snared a pair of A final spots.

Flickinger clocked a time of 1:52.97 this morning, just off her 13th-ranked personal best of 1:52.88 from SECs last month.

Kelsi Worrell of Louisville, who became the first woman to break 50 seconds in the 100-yard fly yesterday and did it twice to show it wasn’t a fluke, cruised in with a second-seeded 1:53.24.  She was near American record pace at the 100 with a 52.92 before saving some fuel in the tank.

Kentucky’s Christina Bechtel qualified third in 1:53.49 with Georgia’s Lauren Harrington posting a fourth-seeded 1:53.76.

  1 Flickinger, Hal  JR Georgia-GA        1:52.88    1:52.97PqD1-A  
    r:+0.77  25.89        54.45 (28.56)
        1:23.78 (29.33)     1:52.97 (29.19)
  2 Worrell, Kelsi   JR Louisville-KY     1:54.29    1:53.24PqD1-A  
    r:+0.69  24.74        52.92 (28.18)
        1:22.08 (29.16)     1:53.24 (31.16)
  3 Bechtel, Christ  SR Kentucky-KY       1:52.36    1:53.49PqD1-A  
    r:+0.74  25.13        53.84 (28.71)
        1:23.15 (29.31)     1:53.49 (30.34)
  4 Harrington, Lau  SR Georgia-GA        1:54.27    1:53.76PqD1-A  
    r:+0.71  25.87        55.46 (29.59)
        1:24.72 (29.26)     1:53.76 (29.04)
  5 Kylliainen, Tan  SR Louisville-KY     1:53.19    1:54.18PqD1-A  
    r:+0.67  25.70        55.00 (29.30)
        1:24.40 (29.40)     1:54.18 (29.78)
  6 Britt, Chelsea   SO Florida State-FL  1:53.68    1:54.49 qD1-B  
    r:+0.69  24.85        53.60 (28.75)
        1:23.09 (29.49)     1:54.49 (31.40)
  7 Thomas, Noemie   FR California-PC     1:54.10    1:54.80 qD1-B  
    r:+0.66  25.62        55.03 (29.41)
        1:24.46 (29.43)     1:54.80 (30.34)
  8 Dalesandro, Gia  SO Indiana-IN        1:55.10    1:54.93 qD1-B  
    r:+0.68  25.80        54.68 (28.88)
        1:24.20 (29.52)     1:54.93 (30.73)

A/B Finalists (The top 16 swimmers all score points for their teams):

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Women’s 400 free relay

Defending champion Stanford put up the top time of the morning with a 3:11.96.  That’s just a second off the 3:10.83 they used to win the title just a year ago.

Simone Manuel (47.39), Ally Howe (49.13), Janet Hu (48.10) and Lia Neal (47.34) put up the top time this morning for the Cardinal.

Georgia’s Madeline Locus, Olivia Smoliga, Meaghan Raab and Chantal Van Landeghem qualified second in 3:12.76 with California’s Rachael Acker, Camille Cheng, Caroline Piehl and Missy Franklin putting up a third-seeded 3:12.98.

  1 Stanford-PC  'A'              3:10.69    3:11.96PqD1-A  
     1) Manuel, Simone FR             2) r:0.29 Howe, Ally FR         
     3) r:0.33 Hu, Janet FR           4) r:0.24 Neal, Lia SO          
    r:+0.73  23.13        47.39 (47.39)
        1:10.71 (23.32)     1:36.52 (49.13)
        1:59.42 (22.90)     2:24.62 (48.10)
        2:47.43 (22.81)     3:11.96 (47.34)
  2 Georgia-GA  'A'               3:12.72    3:12.76PqD1-A  
     1) Locus, Madeline SR            2) r:0.26 Smoliga, Olivia SO    
     3) r:0.29 Raab, Meaghan FR       4) r:0.21 Van Landeghem, ntal JR
    r:+0.74  23.37        48.45 (48.45)
        1:11.28 (22.83)     1:36.76 (48.31)
        2:00.04 (23.28)     2:25.15 (48.39)
        2:47.82 (22.67)     3:12.76 (47.61)
  3 California-PC  'A'            3:11.15    3:12.98PqD1-A  
     1) Acker, Rachael JR             2) r:0.34 Cheng, Camille SR     
     3) r:0.26 Piehl, Caroline SR     4) r:0.46 Franklin, Missy SO    
    r:+0.78  23.96        49.07 (49.07)
        1:12.34 (23.27)     1:37.37 (48.30)
        2:00.50 (23.13)     2:25.75 (48.38)
        2:48.36 (22.61)     3:12.98 (47.23)
  4 Wisconsin-WI  'A'             3:12.96    3:13.00PqD1-A  
     1) Kinney, Chase SO              2) r:0.31 Martin, Ivy SR        
     3) r:0.28 Van Hout, Aja SR       4) r:0.30 Tamblyn, Anne JR      
    r:+0.76  23.19        48.37 (48.37)
        1:10.69 (22.32)     1:35.60 (47.23)
        1:58.83 (23.23)     2:24.20 (48.60)
        2:47.50 (23.30)     3:13.00 (48.80)
  5 Florida-FL  'A'               3:14.12    3:13.53PqD1-A  
     1) Maughan, Amelia FR            2) r:0.27 Hinds, Natalie JR     
     3) r:0.14 Linn, Ashlee JR        4) r:0.32 McKnight, Lindsey JR  
    r:+0.73  23.84        49.49 (49.49)
        1:11.61 (22.12)     1:36.16 (46.67)
        1:59.03 (22.87)     2:24.60 (48.44)
        2:47.78 (23.18)     3:13.53 (48.93)
  6 NC State-NC  'A'              3:14.57    3:13.87PqD1-A  
     1) Zevnik, Alexia SO             2) r:0.45 Bonnema, Riki JR      
     3) r:0.22 Labonge, Natalie SO    4) r:0.30 Duffield, Krista FR   
    r:+0.79  23.77        48.59 (48.59)
        1:11.55 (22.96)     1:37.16 (48.57)
        2:00.17 (23.01)     2:25.75 (48.59)
        2:48.37 (22.62)     3:13.87 (48.12)
  7 Texas A&M-GU  'A'             3:13.84    3:14.41 qD1-A  
     1) Bosma, Sammie SR              2) r:0.43 Ibanez, Lili SR       
     3) r:0.22 Malone, Kristin FR     4) r:0.39 Gastaldello, Beryl FR 
    r:+0.77  23.67        48.59 (48.59)
        1:11.99 (23.40)     1:37.47 (48.88)
        2:00.96 (23.49)     2:26.47 (49.00)
        2:49.50 (23.03)     3:14.41 (47.94)
  8 Auburn-SE  'A'                3:15.38    3:15.56 qD1-A  
     1) Hull, Valerie FR              2) r:0.17 Fonteno, Megan SR     
     3) r:0.22 Purcell, Allyx SO      4) r:0.26 Merritt, Alexandria JR
    r:+0.77  23.68        49.23 (49.23)
        1:12.22 (22.99)     1:38.25 (49.02)
        2:00.72 (22.47)     2:26.36 (48.11)
        2:49.72 (23.36)     3:15.56 (49.20)

A/B Finalists (The top 16 swimmers all score points for their teams):

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Total A/B Finalists (The top 16 swimmers all score points for their teams):

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SCHEDULED EVENTS

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

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