NCAA Division I Women’s Championships: Simone Manuel Reclaims American Record in 100 Free

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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.

Simone Manuel, Stanford

On her second title here and retaking the record
“Yeah, I was pretty excited and just wanted to put together a good race. The third day of this race is a little tough after swimming a lot of races and I put together a good race and I was happy with the outcomes.”

On squinting at the time and if she expected to see a record
“When I looked over to the right I saw my team cheering. That was all I could take away from it. I don’t have my glasses on so I couldn’t really see the time but when I did I was pretty shocked and excited.”

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

2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming & Diving, Live Results – Results

2 comments

  1. avatar
    Jacqueline

    Way to go. Simone!!! Job well done.

  2. avatar
    Jacqueline

    Simone #1 with a bullet!!!