Pac-12 Saturday Recap: Stanford Tops Arizona; Cal Beats ASU

Stanford's Lia Neal. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

By Dan D’Addona.

Stanford continued its strong weekend showing with a second consecutive road victory.

Junior Janet Hu won four events and senior Kassidy Cook swept the diving events to lead No. 2 Stanford women’s swimming and diving to a 190-104 victory at No. 17 Arizona on Saturday.

Hu swept the backstroke events, and also claimed the top spot in the 100-yard butterfly. She won the 100 back with a finish of 52.90. Later, she touched the wall at 1:55.34 and edged freshman teammate Allie Szekely (1:55.90) for the backstroke sweep. She then capped her day with a first-place finish of 52.50 in the fly.

Hu was also part of Stanford’s winning 200 medley relay as the Cardinal was tops in both relays for the second straight day. Ally Howe, Heidi Poppe, Hu and Simone Manuel finished the 200 MR in 1:39.05, while Lia Neal, Manuel, Howe and Lindsey Engel raced to stop the clock at 1:31.17 in the 200 free relay.

Neal was first in the 200-yard freestyle (1:46.39), Poppe touched first in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.12), and Manuel claimed first in the 50 free (22.79). Manuel also won the 100 free at 48.98.

Meanwhile, on the diving boards, Cook and Haley Farnsworth were 1-2 on the 1-meter with scores of 300.08 and 290.55, respectively. Cook then made it a clean sweep when she totaled 283.58 on 3-meter.

Sophomore Ella Eastin won twice with victories in the 200 breast (2:16.82) and the 200 fly (1:57.47).

Freshman Katie Ledecky made it a perfect 5-for-5 for her collegiate career in the 500 free. The American record holder won by 14 seconds with a time of 4:36.97. Ledecky swam exhibition in the 400 individual medley and topped the field at 4:11.74.

Arizona freshman Hannah Cox took second in the 200 free (1:48.06), behind Neal. Cox was then runner-up in the 500 free with 4:50.58, second to Ledecky.

In the men’s meet, No. 8 Stanford completed a perfect road trip with a 170-118 win against No. 18 Arizona.

Jimmy Yoder (1:39.70) won the 200-yard freestyle. Abrahm DeVine (3:55.83) claimed the top spot in the 400-yard individual medley. Matt Anderson (55.84) won the 100-yard breaststroke.

Arizona’s Chatham Dobbs first won the 50 free with a time of 20.43 and the 100 fly with a time of 48.61.

Cal sweeps Arizona State

The Cal men beat Arizona State 160-130 to win their second dual meet in as many days.

Sophomore Nick Norman won the 1,000 freestyle in 9:14.05. Long Gutierrez won the 200 freestyle in 1:35.34.

Ryan Murphy picked up the first of two backstroke wins with a dominant effort in the 100, cruising to a time of 46.42. He won the 200 with a time of 1:41.22, a pool record.

In the women’s meet, Cal won 181-111.

Sophomore Amy Bilquist, who captured two backstroke events against Arizona, came through with a pair of victories in the free at the 100- and 200-yard distances. Sophomore Kathleen Baker, an Olympic silver medalist in the 100-meter back, won the 100 and 200 back, while sophomore Katie McLaughlin won in both the 200 butterfly and 500 free.

Olympic medalist Abbey Weitzeil won the 50 free and junior Noemie Thomas won the 100 fly, as she remained undefeated in the event this season. In addition, senior Celina Li captured the 400 individual medley and the Bears won the 200 free relay.

Arizona State’s Silja Kansakoski won the 100 breast (1:01.30).

Check out the full results here.

Utah sweeps BYU

Utah swimming and diving won big today over rival BYU. The men came out on top with a score of 189-109 and the women were victorious, 181-112.

On senior day, it was freshman Matteo Sogne who got things started for the Utes. He took first in the 1,000 free touching in at 9:35.18. Sogne would later take first in the 500 free (4:38.95). Ethan Dillard claimed the top spot in the 200 IM, as he touched in at 1:51.59.

Daniel McArthur took first in the 100 back (49.25) as well as the 200 back (1:49.48). Jack Burton took first in the 100 breast (56.88) and in the 200 breast (2:06.01).

Rounding out the individual wins for the Utes was Colten Montgomery in the 100 fly. He came away with a time of 49.17.

On the women’s side, it started with Shayla Archer, Genevieve Robertson, Kristine Pataray and Gillian St. John taking first in the 200 medley relay. They touched in at 1:43.68.

Utah also captured first place in the 400 free relay as Dorien Butter, Sarah Lott, Darby Wayner and St. John won with a time of 3:30.50.

Individually, Butter took first in both the 200 free (1:54.12) and the 100 free (52.11). Mallori Allen claimed the top spot in the 100 back, touching in at 58.11 and also took first in the 200 back (2:05.36).

Idaho tops Oregon State

Oregon State women’s swimming started the meet and ended the meet on a high note with a first place in both the 200-yard medley relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay, but came up short against Idaho Saturday morning at the Osborn Aquatic Center. The Beavers fell 136.5-124.5.

In the first event, Oregon State’s 200-yard medley relay grabbed a first place finish with a time of 1:45.81 to take an early lead. The relay team was made up of Felicia Anderson, Corrine Shigeta, Andrea Young and Sophie MacEwan.

Anderson ended the regular season with a pair of first place finishes in the backstroke. Anderson finished the 200 with a time of 2:03.69 and the 100 in 56.22.

The Beavers finished the meet with a dominating first-place performance in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:32.48 – four seconds faster than second place. The relay team was made up of Anni Hecker, Young, Anderson and MacEwan.


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    Dan D'Addona is the lead college swim writer for Swimming World. He has covered swimming at all levels since 2003, including the NCAA championships, USA nationals, Duel in the Pool and Olympic trials. He is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a graduate of Central Michigan University. He currently lives in Holland, Michigan, where he also is the Sports Editor at The Holland Sentinel.

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