Manuel Edges Weitzeil in 50; Stanford Surges Into Lead at Pac-12s

Simone Manuel. Photo Courtesy: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

The Stanford women’s swim team took over the lead in the Pac-12 Women’s Championships on Thursday in Federal Way, Washington.

The Cardinal came into the day trailing Cal, but are now more than 100 points ahead with two days remaining.

Stanford leads with 611.5 points, followed by Cal (510.5), Arizona State (354), Arizona (302.5), UCLA (288.5), USC (270), Utah (155), Washington State (142) and Oregon State (87).

Complete Day 2 results.

500 Free

Stanford’s Katie Ledecky won the 500-yard freestyle to lead off night two. She finished in 4:26.09, leading a 1-2-3 Stanford finish with Ella Eastin (4:34.04) and Lauren Pitzer (4:36.61). The Cardinal also took the No. 5 and No. 7 spots with Megan Byrnes (4:39.05) and Erin Voss (4:40.70), respectively.

Arizona’s Kirsten Jacobsen was fourth (4:37.47). Cal’s Chenoa Devine was sixth (4:40.62) and teammate Robin Neumann was eighth (4:40.92).

Event 4  Women 500 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
NCAA: N 4:24.06  3/16/2017 Katie Ledecky, STAN
Pac-12: M 4:24.06  2017      Katie Ledecky, STAN
Pac-12 Champ: P 4:25.15  2017      Katie Ledecky, STAN
4:36.30  A Standard
4:47.79  B Standard
Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points
=========================================================================
=== A – Final ===

1 Ledecky, Katie   SO STAN-PC           4:35.90    4:26.09 A       32
24.93        51.54 (26.61)
1:18.53 (26.99)     1:45.65 (27.12)
2:12.47 (26.82)     2:39.27 (26.80)
3:06.14 (26.87)     3:33.10 (26.96)
3:59.96 (26.86)     4:26.09 (26.13)
2 Eastin, Ella     JR STAN-PC           4:40.30    4:34.04 A       28
25.83        53.68 (27.85)
1:21.67 (27.99)     1:49.56 (27.89)
2:17.70 (28.14)     2:45.55 (27.85)
3:13.27 (27.72)     3:40.80 (27.53)
4:07.84 (27.04)     4:34.04 (26.20)
3 Pitzer, Lauren   FR STAN-PC           4:39.69    4:36.61 B       27
25.42        53.02 (27.60)
1:21.13 (28.11)     1:49.28 (28.15)
2:17.62 (28.34)     2:45.70 (28.08)
3:13.90 (28.20)     3:41.96 (28.06)
4:09.55 (27.59)     4:36.61 (27.06)
4 Jacobsen, Kirst  SO UA-AZ             4:39.98    4:37.47 B       26
25.51        53.26 (27.75)
1:21.50 (28.24)     1:50.22 (28.72)
2:18.38 (28.16)     2:46.60 (28.22)
3:14.62 (28.02)     3:42.53 (27.91)
4:10.38 (27.85)     4:37.47 (27.09)
5 Byrnes, Megan    SO STAN-PC           4:41.06    4:39.05 B       25
26.40        54.20 (27.80)
1:22.23 (28.03)     1:50.38 (28.15)
2:18.65 (28.27)     2:47.04 (28.39)
3:15.22 (28.18)     3:43.14 (27.92)
4:11.45 (28.31)     4:39.05 (27.60)
6 Devine, Chenoa   SO CAL-PC            4:42.30    4:40.62 B       24
25.68        53.58 (27.90)
1:21.90 (28.32)     1:50.48 (28.58)
2:19.09 (28.61)     2:47.53 (28.44)
3:15.91 (28.38)     3:44.31 (28.40)
4:12.85 (28.54)     4:40.62 (27.77)
7 Voss, Erin       SO STAN-PC           4:42.84    4:40.70 B       23
26.21        54.60 (28.39)
1:23.29 (28.69)     1:51.93 (28.64)
2:20.49 (28.56)     2:49.12 (28.63)
3:17.58 (28.46)     3:45.85 (28.27)
4:13.89 (28.04)     4:40.70 (26.81)
8 Neumann, Robin   FR CAL-PC            4:41.18    4:40.92 B       22
25.83        54.24 (28.41)
1:22.72 (28.48)     1:51.39 (28.67)
2:19.96 (28.57)     2:48.66 (28.70)
3:16.96 (28.30)     3:45.17 (28.21)
4:13.43 (28.26)     4:40.92 (27.49)

200 IM

Cal’s Kathleen Baker won the 200 IM in 1:52.70, holding the top seed from the prelims. She went 1-2 with teammate Sarah Darcel (1:54.50).

Stanford went 3-4-5-7 with Brooke Forde (1:54.98), Ally Howe (1:55.12), Katie Drabot (1:55.15) and Kim Williams (1:55.74), respectively.

Cal’s Keaton Blovad was sixth (1:55.72). UCLA’s Emma Schantz took eighth (1:56.53).

Event 5  Women 200 Yard IM
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 1:51.65  3/17/2016 Ella Eastin, STAN
       Pac-12: M 1:51.65  2016      Ella Eastin, STAN
 Pac-12 Champ: P 1:52.31  2012      Julia Smit, STAN
                 1:55.00  A Standard
                 2:01.59  B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Baker, Kathleen  JR CAL-PC            1:54.16    1:52.70 A       32  
                 24.22        51.57 (27.35)
        1:24.39 (32.82)     1:52.70 (28.31)
  2 Darcel, Sarah    FR CAL-PC            1:55.98    1:54.50 A       28  
                 24.68        53.18 (28.50)
        1:26.71 (33.53)     1:54.50 (27.79)
  3 Forde, Brooke    FR STAN-PC           1:56.30    1:54.98 A       27  
                 25.21        55.16 (29.95)
        1:27.82 (32.66)     1:54.98 (27.16)
  4 Howe, Ally       SR STAN-PC           1:56.00    1:55.12 B       26  
                 24.92        53.69 (28.77)
        1:27.87 (34.18)     1:55.12 (27.25)
  5 Drabot, Katie    SO STAN-PC           1:55.64    1:55.15 B       25  
                 24.60        53.07 (28.47)
        1:27.10 (34.03)     1:55.15 (28.05)
  6 Blovad, Keaton   SO CAL-PC            1:56.86    1:55.72 B       24  
                 24.59        52.20 (27.61)
        1:27.35 (35.15)     1:55.72 (28.37)
  7 Williams, Kim    JR STAN-PC           1:56.54    1:55.74 B       23  
                 25.66        55.17 (29.51)
        1:27.90 (32.73)     1:55.74 (27.84)
  8 Schanz, Emma     JR UCLA-CA           1:56.06    1:56.53 B       22  
                 26.39        55.11 (28.72)
        1:28.59 (33.48)     1:56.53 (27.94)

50 Free

After taking the second seed during prelims, Stanford’s Simone Manuel won the 50 free (21.20), edging Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil (21.41) and Amy Bilquist (21.74). Manuel’s time broke the Pac-12 Championship meet record.

Stanford’s Janet Hu took fourth (21.98), followed by USC’s Marta Ciesla (22.04), Cal’s Maddie Murphy (22.10), Arizona’s Katrina Konopka (22.17) and Jamie Stone (22.30).

Event 6  Women 50 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 21.17  3/16/2017 Simone Manuel, STAN
       Pac-12: M 21.17  2017      Simone Manuel, STAN
 Pac-12 Champ: P 21.29  2017      Simone Manuel, STAN
                 21.80  A Standard
                 22.99  B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Manuel, Simone   SR STAN-PC             21.67      21.20PA       32  
                 10.38        21.20 (10.82)
  2 Weitzeil, Abbey  SO CAL-PC              21.64      21.41 A       28  
                 10.31        21.41 (11.10)
  3 Bilquist, Amy    JR CAL-PC              22.09      21.74 A       27  
                 10.56        21.74 (11.18)
  4 Hu, Janet        SR STAN-PC             22.08      21.98 B       26  
                 10.58        21.98 (11.40)
  5 Ciesla, Marta    FR USC-CA              22.09      22.04 B       25  
                 10.64        22.04 (11.40)
  6 Murphy, Maddie   SO CAL-PC              22.30      22.10 B       24  
                 10.62        22.10 (11.48)
  7 Konopka, Katrin  JR UA-AZ               22.36      22.17 B       23  
                 10.76        22.17 (11.41)
  8 Stone, Jamie     FR UA-AZ               22.40      22.30 B       22  
                 11.02        22.30 (11.28)

1-Meter Diving

UCLA’s Eloise Belanger and Stanford’s Kassidy Cook were locked in a battle on the boards. Belanger won the 1-meter title at 324.40 points, edging Cook (320.90).

Arizona State’s Frida Kaellgren (302.90) was third, followed by teammate Ashley McCool (298.45). Arizona’s Delaney Schnell was fifth (285.70), followed by Cal’s Phoebe Lamay (280.00), UCLA’s Ciara Monahan (274.50) and Stanford’s Mia Paulsen (268.45).

Event 3  Women 1 mtr Diving
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 361.55  3/18/2007 Cassidy Krug, STAN
       Pac-12: M 366.75  2011      Victoria Ishimatsu, USC
 Pac-12 Champ: P 366.75  2011      Victoria Ishimatsu, USC
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                             === Finals ===                              
 
  1 Belanger, Elois  JR UCLA-CA            326.20     324.40         32  
  2 Cook, Kassidy    SR STAN-PC            296.45     320.90         28  
  3 Kaellgren, Frid  FR ASU-AZ             307.70     302.90         27  
  4 McCool, Ashley   FR ASU-AZ             296.00     298.45         26  
  5 Schnell, Delane     UA-AZ              285.20     285.70         25  
  6 Lamay, Phoebe       CAL-PC             291.70     280.00         24  
  7 Monahan, Ciara   SR UCLA-CA            293.15     274.50         23  
  8 Paulsen, Mia     FR STAN-PC            285.70     268.45         22

200 Free Relay

Cal closed Day 2 with a win in the 200 free relay. Murphy, Bilquist, Katie McLaughlin and Weitzeil won the event in 1:25.87, a Pac-12 Championships record and American record.

Stanford’s Hu, Manuel, Pitzer and Howe took second (1:26.81). USC’s Louise Hansson, Ciesla, Tatum Wade and Catherine Sanchez took third (1:28.43).

 

Event 7  Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
==================================================================================
         NCAA: N 1:25.59  3/16/2017 California, CAL
                          A. Weitzeil, M. Murphy, A. Bilquist, F. Osman
       Pac-12: M 1:25.59  2017      California, CAL
                          A. Weitzeil, M. Murphy, A. Bilquit, F. Osman
 Pac-12 Champ: P 1:26.44  2017      Stanford, STAN
                          S. Manuel, L. Neal, J. Hu, A. Howe
                 1:28.71  A Standard
                 1:29.57  B Standard
    School                           Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 CAL-PC  'A'                   1:27.10    1:25.87PA       64  
     1) Murphy, Maddie SO             2) Bilquist, Amy JR             
     3) McLaughlin, Katie JR          4) Weitzeil, Abbey SO           
                 21.96        43.20 (21.24)
        1:04.87 (21.67)     1:25.87 (21.00)
  2 STAN-PC  'A'                  1:28.52    1:26.81 A       56  
     1) Hu, Janet SR                  2) Manuel, Simone SR            
     3) Pitzer, Lauren FR             4) Howe, Ally SR                
                 22.28        43.50 (21.22)
        1:05.26 (21.76)     1:26.81 (21.55)
  3 USC-CA  'A'                   1:29.57    1:28.43 A       54  
     1) Hansson, Louise SO            2) Ciesla, Marta FR             
     3) Wade, Tatum SO                4) Sanchez, Catherine SO        
                 21.75        43.71 (21.96)
        1:06.35 (22.64)     1:28.43 (22.08)
  4 ASU-AZ  'A'                   1:31.04    1:29.35 B       52  
     1) Wagner, Katherine SO          2) Fisch, Claire SO             
     3) Teijonsalo, Fanny JR          4) Curry, Camryn FR             
                 22.54        44.53 (21.99)
        1:06.56 (22.03)     1:29.35 (22.79)
  5 UCLA-CA  'A'                  1:28.91    1:29.37 B       50  
     1) Liu, Kenisha SO               2) Grover, Katie SR             
     3) Kaunitz, Sarah SR             4) Okada, Amy SO                
                 22.53        44.39 (21.86)
        1:07.07 (22.68)     1:29.37 (22.30)
  6 UTAH-UT  'A'                  1:31.52    1:30.92         48  
     1) Butter, Dorien SR             2) St. John, Gillian JR         
     3) Marsh, Jenna SR               4) Jackson, Claire SO           
                 23.06        45.25 (22.19)
        1:07.62 (22.37)     1:30.92 (23.30)
  7 WSU-IE  'A'                   1:32.13    1:31.24         46  
     1) Morgan, Kelly FR              2) Larson, Chloe FR             
     3) Brolin, Anna SR               4) Fores, Alba FR               
                 23.09        45.76 (22.67)
        1:08.59 (22.83)     1:31.24 (22.65)
  8 OSU-OR  'A'                   1:36.74    1:34.30         44  
     1) Anderson, Felicia SO          2) Letrari, Arianna JR          
     3) Hofmann, Brooke FR            4) Jackman, Callan FR           
                 23.57        47.20 (23.63)
        1:10.52 (23.32)     1:34.30 (23.78)

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