NCAA Division I Women’s Championships: Georgia Builds 10-Point Lead in Day 1

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Georgia put together an epic night to take a 10-point day one lead over California at the NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.  Georgia lead California, 172-162, heading into day two.

Meanwhile, Simone Manuel put on an epic show in the finale with a 50 free win followed by one of the most outstanding anchors all time.

  1. Georgia                           172   2. California                        162
  3. Stanford                          111   4. Texas A&M                        82.5
  5. Virginia                           76   5. Louisville                         76
  7. Wisconsin                          54   8. Tennessee                          52
  9. Southern California                46  10. Arizona                            44
 11. Texas                              42  12. NC State                           41
 13. Auburn                             32  14. Missouri                           30
 15. Florida                            27  16. UNC                                24
 16. Notre Dame                         24  18. Kentucky                           21
 19. Penn State                         19  19. Minnesota                          19
 21. Purdue                             14  22. Illinois State University          12
 23. Florida State                      11  24. So. Methodist                       8
 25. Miami University (Ohio)             7  25. Indiana                             7
 27. University of Miami (Florida)       6  28. Florida Gulf Coast                4.5
 29. Iowa                                4  29. San Diego State                     4
 31. Hawaii (W)                          3  31. Michigan                            3
 33. Ohio State                          2

Women’s 200 free relay

With Stanford looking like it was going to easily defend its title heading into the anchor leg, California’s Farida Osman turned in a stunning time of 21.17 on the anchor leg as the Golden Bears won the title.

The foursome of Kaylin Bing (22.36), Missy Franklin (21.28), Rachel Bootsma (21.60) and Osman (21.17) clocked a top time of 1:26.41 for the victory.

That’s California’s first win in the event since 2011, and just the third victory for the Golden Bears in the event all time.  Previously, Cal won the short course meter event in 2000.

Previous California 200 free relay winners:

2000 California (Anya Kolbisen, Haley Cope, Nicole Omphroy, Joscelin Yeo), 1:40.18 *SCM
2011 California (Hannah Wilson, Colleen Fotsch, Erica Dagg, Liv Jensen), 1:27.36

Stanford finished just .11 seconds behind Cal with a 1:26.52 from Simone Manuel (21.68), Lia Neal (21.34), Janet Hu (21.59) and Ally Howe (21.91).

That’s not the closest finish in the event’s history at NCAAs.  Georgia owns that record with a .08 second triumph against Auburn, 1:28.96-1:29.04, in 2003.

Georgia’s Madeline Locus (22.05), Chantal Van Landeghem (21.42), Olivia Smoliga (21.61) and Lauren Harrington (21.85) touched third in 1:26.93.

  1 California-PC  'A'            1:27.60    1:26.41PD1-A    40  
     1) Bing, Kaylin SR               2) r:0.28 Franklin, Missy SO    
     3) r:0.31 Bootsma, Rachel JR     4) r:0.28 Osman, Farida SO      
    r:+4.00  10.69        22.36 (22.36)
          32.52 (10.16)       43.64 (21.28)
          53.86 (10.22)     1:05.24 (21.60)
        1:15.37 (10.13)     1:26.41 (21.17)
  2 Stanford-PC  'A'              1:27.24    1:26.52PD1-A    34  
     1) Manuel, Simone FR             2) r:0.23 Neal, Lia SO          
     3) r:0.25 Hu, Janet FR           4) r:0.30 Howe, Ally FR         
    r:+3.93  10.62        21.68 (21.68)
          31.78 (10.10)       43.02 (21.34)
          53.20 (10.18)     1:04.61 (21.59)
        1:14.91 (10.30)     1:26.52 (21.91)
  3 Georgia-GA  'A'               1:26.94    1:26.93 D1-A    32  
     1) Locus, Madeline SR            2) r:0.23 Van Landeghem, ntal JR
     3) r:0.31 Smoliga, Olivia SO     4) r:0.37 Harrington, Lauren SR 
    r:+3.19  10.73        22.05 (22.05)
          32.21 (10.16)       43.47 (21.42)
          53.74 (10.27)     1:05.08 (21.61)
        1:15.59 (10.51)     1:26.93 (21.85)
  4 Wisconsin-WI  'A'             1:26.86    1:26.98 D1-A    30  
     1) Martin, Ivy SR                2) r:0.16 Kinney, Chase SO      
     3) r:0.06 Van Hout, Aja SR       4) r:0.11 Tamblyn, Anne JR      
    r:+2.51  10.41        21.61 (21.61)
           31.60 (9.99)       43.16 (21.55)
          53.36 (10.20)     1:04.91 (21.75)
        1:15.36 (10.45)     1:26.98 (22.07)
  5 Texas A&M-GU  'A'             1:27.85    1:27.85 D1-A    28  
     1) Gastaldello, Beryl FR         2) r:0.31 Ibanez, Lili SR       
     3) r:0.30 Galat, Bethany FR      4) r:0.16 Bosma, Sammie SR      
    r:+4.34  10.71        21.76 (21.76)
          32.37 (10.61)       43.84 (22.08)
          54.32 (10.48)     1:06.00 (22.16)
        1:16.41 (10.41)     1:27.85 (21.85)
  6 Auburn-SE  'A'                1:27.72    1:27.88 D1-A    26  
     1) Purcell, Allyx SO             2) r:0.20 Fonteno, Megan SR     
     3) r:0.20 Ellzey, Ashton FR      4) r:0.11 Hull, Valerie FR      
    r:+0.71  10.84        22.33 (22.33)
          32.66 (10.33)       44.26 (21.93)
          54.62 (10.36)     1:06.42 (22.16)
        1:16.48 (10.06)     1:27.88 (21.46)
  7 NC State-NC  'A'              1:27.98    1:28.13 D1-A    24  
     1) Poli, Lauren SR               2) r:0.19 Koletic, Ashlyn JR    
     3) r:0.27 Duffield, Krista FR    4) r:0.25 Bonnema, Riki JR      
    r:+1.95  10.96        22.68 (22.68)
          32.87 (10.19)       44.63 (21.95)
          54.88 (10.25)     1:06.56 (21.93)
        1:16.65 (10.09)     1:28.13 (21.57)
  8 Louisville-KY  'A'            1:28.05    1:28.90 D1-A    22  
     1) Kneppers, Andrea SO           2) r:0.29 Worrell, Kelsi JR     
     3) r:0.15 Patterson, Maggie      4) r:0.26 Kylliainen, Tanja SR  
    r:+0.79  11.10        22.71 (22.71)
           32.66 (9.95)       43.96 (21.25)
          54.65 (10.69)     1:06.60 (22.64)
        1:16.99 (10.39)     1:28.90 (22.30)
  1. California                         40   2. Stanford                           34
  3. Georgia                            32   4. Wisconsin                          30
  5. Texas A&M                          28   6. Auburn                             26
  7. NC State                           24   8. Louisville                         22
  9. Tennessee                          18  10. Southern California                14
 11. Arizona                            12  12. Penn State                         10
 13. Texas                               8  14. Virginia                            6
 15. UNC                                 4  16. San Diego State                     2

Women’s 500 free

Virginia’s Leah Smith wasn’t able to break her preliminary NCAA record of 4:30.37, but she had enough in the tank to smoke the rest of the field to win the 500-yard free.

Smith clocked a time of 4:31.54, the 10th-fastest effort all time, to win the event.

She joins Cara Lane as the only Virginia Cavaliers to ever win an NCAA title. Lane went back to back in the 1500/1650 free titles in 2000 and 2001.

2000 Cara Lane, Virginia, 16:03.59 *1500 SCM
2001 Cara Lane, Virginia, 15:53.86

California’s Cierra Runge, who had owned the NCAA record with a 4:31.90 from the Pacific 12 Championships, wound up taking second overall in 4:33.82.

Texas A&M’s Sarah Henry edged Georgia’s Amber McDermott, 4:34.34 to 4:35.31, for third place overall.

Georgia still managed to gain plenty of team points with Hali Flickinger (4:37.40), Brittany MacLean (4:38.05), Rachel Zilinskas (4:39.22) and Jordan Mattern (4:36.49) going 6-7-8-9.

  1 Smith, Leah      SO Virginia-VA       4:30.37    4:31.54 D1-A    20  
    r:+0.81  24.99        51.71 (26.72)
        1:18.89 (27.18)     1:46.15 (27.26)
        2:13.41 (27.26)     2:40.95 (27.54)
        3:08.51 (27.56)     3:36.33 (27.82)
        4:04.15 (27.82)     4:31.54 (27.39)
  2 Runge, Cierra    FR California-PC     4:35.28    4:33.82 D1-A    17  
    r:+0.79  25.36        52.41 (27.05)
        1:19.98 (27.57)     1:47.60 (27.62)
        2:15.55 (27.95)     2:43.07 (27.52)
        3:10.94 (27.87)     3:38.84 (27.90)
        4:06.73 (27.89)     4:33.82 (27.09)
  3 Henry, Sarah     SR Texas A&M-GU      4:36.13    4:34.34 D1-A    16  
    r:+0.76  25.66        53.27 (27.61)
        1:20.86 (27.59)     1:48.40 (27.54)
        2:15.99 (27.59)     2:43.68 (27.69)
        3:11.68 (28.00)     3:39.74 (28.06)
        4:07.29 (27.55)     4:34.34 (27.05)
  1. Georgia                            92   2. California                         58
  3. Texas A&M                          44   4. Wisconsin                          35
  5. Stanford                           34   6. Auburn                             26
  6. Virginia                           26   8. NC State                           24
  9. Louisville                         22  10. Southern California                21
 11. Tennessee                          18  12. Arizona                            14
 12. Florida                            14  14. UNC                                10
 14. Penn State                         10  16. Texas                               8
 17. Iowa                                4  18. Indiana                             3
 19. San Diego State                     2

Women’s 200 IM

California’s Missy Franklin, who will turn professional Saturday night upon completion of the NCAA Division I Women’s Championships, claimed her second NCAA title of the night.

Following a splendid split to help Cal to the 200 free relay win, Franklin turned in a lifetime best 1:52.11 to win the women’s 200-yard IM this evening.

That time beat her previous best of 1:52.99 from December 2014, and moved her from seventh all time to third in the event’s history.

All Time 200 IM

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Elizabeth Pelton gave the Golden Bears a 1-2 finish with a 1:52.80, which bettered her sixth-ranked lifetime best of 1:52.93.  The time is the 11th-fastest all time.

Texas’ Madisyn Cox hit the wall third with a 1:54.43 to round out the top three.

California jumped into the lead, 115-112, ahead of Georgia following the event.

  1 Franklin, Missy  SO California-PC     1:53.62    1:52.11PD1-A    20  
    r:+0.78  24.89        51.98 (27.09)
        1:25.57 (33.59)     1:52.11 (26.54)
  2 Pelton, Elizabe  JR California-PC     1:54.08    1:52.80PD1-A    17  
    r:+0.86  24.89        52.67 (27.78)
        1:26.48 (33.81)     1:52.80 (26.32)
  3 Cox, Madisyn     SO Texas-ST          1:54.88    1:54.43 D1-A    16  
    r:+0.70  25.67        54.74 (29.07)
        1:27.48 (32.74)     1:54.43 (26.95)
  1. California                        115   2. Georgia                           112
  3. Texas A&M                          59   4. Virginia                           42
  5. Wisconsin                          35   6. Stanford                           34
  6. Louisville                         34   8. Auburn                             26
  9. Texas                              24   9. NC State                           24
 11. Southern California                21  12. Tennessee                          18
 13. Notre Dame                         15  14. Florida                            14
 14. Arizona                            14  16. Penn State                         10
 16. UNC                                10  18. Iowa                                4
 19. Indiana                             3  19. Michigan                            3
 21. San Diego State                     2  22. Ohio State                          1

Women’s 50 free

Stanford’s Simone Manuel become the second-fastest swimmer all time in the 50-yard free at the NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Manuel crushed the rest of the finale with a time of 21.32.  That swim pushed her to second behind only Arizona’s Lara Jackson, who clocked an NCAA and American record time of 21.27 in 2009.

All Time 50 Free

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The win put Stanford ahead of Georgia for most 50 free wins as a program with nine. But it is Stanford’s first win since three-straight from Catherine Fox in 1997-99.

Former Stanford Cardinal wins:

1984 Krissie Bush, Stanford, 22.98
1986 Jenna Johnson, Stanford, 22.46
1987 Jenna Johnson, Stanford, 22.57
1992 Jenny Thompson, Stanford, 22.14
1993 Jenny Thompson, Stanford, 22.16
1997 Catherine Fox, Stanford, 22.01
1998 Catherine Fox, Stanford, 22.21
1999 Catherine Fox, Stanford, 22.13

Wisconsin’s Ivy Martin clinched second tonight in 21.61 with Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell placing third overall in 21.62.  Martin just missed her prelim personal best of 21.57, while Worrell moved up to a tie for 10th all time in the event’s history with Amanda Weir.

Georgia had another huge freestyle with three A finalists to take a 150-130 lead heading into diving.

  1 Manuel, Simone   FR Stanford-PC         21.54      21.32PD1-A    20  
    r:+0.68  10.50        21.32 (10.82)
  2 Martin, Ivy      SR Wisconsin-WI        21.57      21.61 D1-A    17  
    r:+0.69  10.43        21.61 (11.18)
  3 Worrell, Kelsi   JR Louisville-KY       21.70      21.62 D1-A    16  
    r:+0.66  10.38        21.62 (11.24)
  4 Osman, Farida    SO California-PC       21.63      21.68 D1-A    15  
    r:+0.72  10.79        21.68 (10.89)
  5 Locus, Madeline  SR Georgia-GA          21.92      21.80 D1-A    14  
    r:+0.69  10.55        21.80 (11.25)
  6 Van Landeghem,   JR Georgia-GA          21.78      21.97 D1-B    13  
    r:+0.72  10.76        21.97 (11.21)
  7 Bonnema, Riki    JR NC State-NC         21.97      22.03 D1-B    12  
    r:+0.76  10.70        22.03 (11.33)
  8 Smoliga, Olivia  SO Georgia-GA          21.96      22.09 D1-B    11  
    r:+0.79  10.78        22.09 (11.31)
  1. Georgia                           150   2. California                        130
  3. Texas A&M                        70.5   4. Stanford                           54
  5. Wisconsin                          52   6. Louisville                         50
  7. Virginia                           42   8. NC State                           36
  9. Auburn                             26  10. Texas                              24
 10. Tennessee                          24  12. Southern California                21
 13. Penn State                         19  14. Notre Dame                         15
 15. Florida                            14  15. Arizona                            14
 17. UNC                                10  18. Florida Gulf Coast                4.5
 19. Iowa                                4  19. San Diego State                     4
 21. Indiana                             3  21. Michigan                            3
 21. Minnesota                           3  24. Ohio State                          2

Women’s one-meter diving

Arizona’s Samantha Pickens captured the one-meter diving title at the NCAA Division I Women’s Championships with 34.90 points.

That’s Pickens’ second triumph in the event, first winning in 2013 with 348.45 points.

She’s just the seventh person to win more than one time in the one-meter at NCAAs.

Stanford’s Kassidy Cook tallied 340.20 points for second overall, while Minnesota’s Zhou Yu snared third overall with 338.00 points.

  1 Pickens, Samant  SR Arizona-AZ         330.05     345.90         20  
  2 Cook, Kassidy    SO Stanford-PC        323.60     340.20         17  
  3 Zhou, Yu         SO Minnesota-MN       317.25     338.00         16  
  4 Hamperian, Rebe  SO Kentucky-KY        317.35     326.65         15  
  5 Dunnichay, Mary  JR Purdue-IN          305.75     323.20         14  
  6 Warner, Kahlia   JR Florida-FL         305.95     321.75         13  
  7 Zhang, Wenting   SR Illinois State-I   311.20     314.10         12  
  8 Young, Katrina   SR Florida State-FL   311.45     297.70         11
  1. Georgia                           150   2. California                        130
  3. Stanford                           71   4. Texas A&M                        70.5
  5. Wisconsin                          52   6. Louisville                         50
  7. Virginia                           42   8. NC State                           41
  9. Arizona                            34  10. Florida                            27
 11. Auburn                             26  12. Texas                              24
 12. Notre Dame                         24  12. Tennessee                          24
 15. Southern California                22  16. Penn State                         19
 16. Minnesota                          19  18. Kentucky                           17
 19. Purdue                             14  20. Illinois State University          12
 21. Florida State                      11  22. UNC                                10
 23. Miami University (Ohio)             7  23. Indiana                             7
 25. University of Miami (Florida)       6  26. Florida Gulf Coast                4.5
 27. Iowa                                4  27. San Diego State                     4
 29. Hawaii (W)                          3  29. Michigan                            3
 31. Ohio State                          2

Women’s 400 medley relay

Through three legs, it looked like Virginia was well on its way to a banner night with the women’s 400-yard medley relay well in hand – until Stanford’s Simone Manuel entered the water.

Manuel showed her big-time anchor ability, first demonstrated with a huge victory for Team USA at the Duel in the Pool in 2013, as she pulled off a Lezakesque anchor of 45.45.

Virginia led Stanford by more than two seconds, 2:38.73 to 2:40.96, heading into the anchor leg.

In the end, Stanford’s Ally Howe (52.00), Katie Olsen (58.07), Janet Hu (50.89) and Manuel (45.45) finished the finale with an NCAA, U.S. Open and American record time of 3:26.41.

Just a hundredth behind, Virginia’s Courtney Bartholomew (50.19), Laura Simon (57.52), Ellen Williamson (51.02) and Ellen Thomas (47.69) collected second overall with 3:26.42.

California’s Rachel Bootsma (50.84), Marina Garcia (59.28), Farida Osman (51.07) and Missy Franklin (45.98) also cleared the previous NCAA and American record of 3:27.51 set by Stanford last year as California clocked a 3:27.17 tonight.

Those are the three fastest relays in history.

  1 Stanford-PC  'A'              3:29.89    3:26.41ND1-A    40  
     1) Howe, Ally FR                 2) r:0.24 Olsen, Katie SR       
     3) r:0.19 Hu, Janet FR           4) r:0.19 Manuel, Simone FR     
    r:+0.63  25.40        52.00 (52.00)
        1:19.25 (27.25)     1:50.07 (58.07)
        2:13.43 (23.36)     2:40.96 (50.89)
        3:02.74 (21.78)     3:26.41 (45.45)
  2 Virginia-VA  'A'              3:28.27    3:26.42ND1-A    34  
     1) Bartholomew, Courtney JR      2) r:0.35 Simon, Laura SO       
     3) r:0.26 Williamson, Ellen SR   4) r:0.24 Thomas, Ellen SO      
    r:+0.59  24.45        50.19 (50.19)
        1:17.22 (27.03)     1:47.71 (57.52)
        2:11.20 (23.49)     2:38.73 (51.02)
        3:00.88 (22.15)     3:26.42 (47.69)
  3 California-PC  'A'            3:30.63    3:27.17ND1-A    32  
     1) Bootsma, Rachel JR            2) r:0.04 Garcia, Marina SO     
     3) r:0.17 Osman, Farida SO       4) r:0.36 Franklin, Missy SO    
    r:+0.55  24.59        50.84 (50.84)
        1:18.44 (27.60)     1:50.12 (59.28)
        2:13.44 (23.32)     2:41.19 (51.07)
        3:03.32 (22.13)     3:27.17 (45.98)
 1. Georgia                           172   2. California                        162
  3. Stanford                          111   4. Texas A&M                        82.5
  5. Virginia                           76   5. Louisville                         76
  7. Wisconsin                          54   8. Tennessee                          52
  9. Southern California                46  10. Arizona                            44
 11. Texas                              42  12. NC State                           41
 13. Auburn                             32  14. Missouri                           30
 15. Florida                            27  16. UNC                                24
 16. Notre Dame                         24  18. Kentucky                           21
 19. Penn State                         19  19. Minnesota                          19
 21. Purdue                             14  22. Illinois State University          12
 23. Florida State                      11  24. So. Methodist                       8
 25. Miami University (Ohio)             7  25. Indiana                             7
 27. University of Miami (Florida)       6  28. Florida Gulf Coast                4.5
 29. Iowa                                4  29. San Diego State                     4
 31. Hawaii (W)                          3  31. Michigan                            3
 33. Ohio State                          2

 

SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Women’s 200 free relay
  • Women’s 500 free
  • Women’s 200 IM
  • Women’s 50 free
  • Women’s 400 medley relay
  • Women’s one-meter diving

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