Ledecky Wins Twice, Stanford Breaks Record on Day 3 of Pac-12 Championships

Photo Courtesy: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Stanford women closed the third night of the Pac-12 Women’s Championships in record fashion in Federal Way, Washington.

Both Stanford and Cal broke the previous mark, but the win helped the Cardinal build their lead.

Stanford has 1,230.5 points to lead Cal (1,028), Arizona State (667), Arizona (605.5), USC (547.5), UCLA (526.5), Utah (322), Washington State (230) and Oregon State (150).

DAY 3 COMPLETE RESULTS

Events

400 IM

Stanford’s Katie Ledecky took down both the American and NCAA records in the women’s 400 IM at the Pac-12 championships Friday evening. Ledecky swam a time of 3:56.53, beating Katinka Hosszu’s NCAA record of 3:56.54 set back in 2012 by one hundredth.

Ledecky also crushed the American record of 3:57.57 set by teammate Ella Eastin last year. Eastin finished second in the race in 3:57.32, also under her previous American record. She now ranks as the third-fastest performer in history behind Ledecky and Hosszu.

Stanford’s Brooke Forde took third in 4:01.04, making it a 1-2-3 sweep for the Cardinal.

Cal freshman Sarah Darcel was fourth in 4:03.00. Next came three more Stanford swimmers, Allie Szekely (4:06.63), Leah Stevens (4:07.74) and Hannah Kukurugya (4:09.19). Eight went to ASU’s Marlies Ross (4:11.93).

Event 8  Women 400 Yard IM
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 3:56.54  3/16/2012 Katinka Hosszu, USC
       Pac-12: M 3:56.54  2012      Katinka Hosszu, USC
 Pac-12 Champ: P 3:57.68  2017      Katie Ledecky, STAN
                 4:04.70  A Standard
                 4:19.39  B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Ledecky, Katie   SO STAN-PC           4:00.68    3:56.53NA       32  
                 25.90        54.75 (28.85)
        1:25.09 (30.34)     1:54.04 (28.95)
        2:28.65 (34.61)     3:03.47 (34.82)
        3:30.55 (27.08)     3:56.53 (25.98)
  2 Eastin, Ella     JR STAN-PC           4:02.22    3:57.32PA       28  
                 26.13        55.38 (29.25)
        1:26.03 (30.65)     1:55.41 (29.38)
        2:29.39 (33.98)     3:03.17 (33.78)
        3:30.66 (27.49)     3:57.32 (26.66)
  3 Forde, Brooke    FR STAN-PC           4:04.27    4:01.04 A       27  
                 26.03        55.15 (29.12)
        1:26.45 (31.30)     1:56.77 (30.32)
        2:31.31 (34.54)     3:06.24 (34.93)
        3:34.30 (28.06)     4:01.04 (26.74)
  4 Darcel, Sarah    FR CAL-PC            4:06.56    4:03.00 A       26  
                 25.78        55.00 (29.22)
        1:25.97 (30.97)     1:55.96 (29.99)
        2:30.65 (34.69)     3:05.80 (35.15)
        3:34.79 (28.99)     4:03.00 (28.21)
  5 Szekely, Allie   SO STAN-PC           4:05.85    4:06.63 B       25  
                 26.34        55.93 (29.59)
        1:26.90 (30.97)     1:56.85 (29.95)
        2:32.09 (35.24)     3:08.16 (36.07)
        3:37.64 (29.48)     4:06.63 (28.99)
  6 Stevens, Leah    JR STAN-PC           4:08.63    4:07.74 B       24  
                 27.43        58.16 (30.73)
        1:30.41 (32.25)     2:01.42 (31.01)
        2:36.75 (35.33)     3:11.97 (35.22)
        3:40.25 (28.28)     4:07.74 (27.49)
  7 Kukurugya, Hann  FR STAN-PC           4:09.15    4:09.19 B       23  
                 26.73        56.67 (29.94)
        1:29.46 (32.79)     2:01.06 (31.60)
        2:36.52 (35.46)     3:12.19 (35.67)
        3:41.01 (28.82)     4:09.19 (28.18)
  8 Ross, Marlies    JR ASU-AZ            4:08.94    4:11.93 B       22  
                 26.40        56.93 (30.53)
        1:28.13 (31.20)     1:59.27 (31.14)
        2:34.77 (35.50)     3:11.24 (36.47)
        3:42.00 (30.76)     4:11.93 (29.93)

100 Fly

USC’s Louise Hansson put together a dominant 100 fly, recording a time of 50.17. That ranks her second in the nation this season behind Erika Brown (49.85) and sixth all-time in the event behind Kelsi Worrell, Brown, Natalie CoughlinFarida Osman and Rachel Komisarz.

Stanford’s Ally Howe, taking a break from her typical backstroke events to swim the 100 fly, took second in 51.03, while Cal’s Noemie Thomas edged teammate Katie McLaughlin for third, 51.11 to 51.17.

Stanford’s Lindsey Engel (52.180, USC’s Catherine Sanchez (52.24), Cal’s Maddie Murphy (52.24) and USC’s Madison Wright (52.56) took fifth through eighth, respectively.

Event 9  Women 100 Yard Butterfly
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 49.43  3/18/2016 Kelsi Worrell, Louisville
       Pac-12: M 50.01  2002      Natalie Coughlin, CAL
 Pac-12 Champ: P 50.38  2017      Janet Hu, STAN
                 51.19  A Standard
                 54.49  B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Hansson, Louise  SO USC-CA              50.39      50.17 A       32  
                 10.62        22.99 (12.37)
          36.06 (13.07)       50.17 (14.11)
  2 Howe, Ally       SR STAN-PC             51.44      51.03 A       28  
                 10.93        23.76 (12.83)
          37.16 (13.40)       51.03 (13.87)
  3 Thomas, Noemie   SR CAL-PC              51.01      51.11 A       27  
                 10.67        23.34 (12.67)
          36.82 (13.48)       51.11 (14.29)
  4 McLaughlin, Kat  JR CAL-PC              51.84      51.17 A       26  
                 11.08        24.17 (13.09)
          37.45 (13.28)       51.17 (13.72)
  5 Engel, Lindsey   SR STAN-PC             52.00      52.18 B       25  
                 11.09        24.30 (13.21)
          37.92 (13.62)       52.18 (14.26)
  6 Sanchez, Cather  SO USC-CA              52.55      52.24 B       23.5
                 11.29        24.31 (13.02)
          38.19 (13.88)       52.24 (14.05)
  6 Murphy, Maddie   SO CAL-PC              52.37      52.24 B       23.5
                 10.91        24.15 (13.24)
          37.90 (13.75)       52.24 (14.34)
  8 Wright, Madison  JR USC-CA              52.52      52.56 B       22  
                 11.38        24.81 (13.43)
          38.48 (13.67)       52.56 (14.08)

200 Free

Ledecky swept her double on Friday, winning the 200 free in 1:40.71 to hold off teammate Simone Manuel (1:40.78) by seven hundredths of a second.

Cal’s Robin Neumann was third (1:43.64), followed by Stanford’s Katie Drabot (1:43.92), UCLA’s Katie Grover (1:44.18), Arizona’s Kirsten Jacobsen (1:44.88), Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil (1:45.00) and Stanford’s Lauren Pitzer was eighth (1:45.36).

Event 10  Women 200 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 1:39.10  3/20/2015 Missy Franklin, CAL
       Pac-12: M 1:39.10  2015      Missy Franklin, CAL
 Pac-12 Champ: P 1:40.37  2017      Simone Manuel, STAN
                 1:43.30  A Standard
                 1:47.99  B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Ledecky, Katie   SO STAN-PC           1:42.54    1:40.71 A       32  
                 24.18        49.71 (25.53)
        1:15.51 (25.80)     1:40.71 (25.20)
  2 Manuel, Simone   SR STAN-PC           1:42.59    1:40.78 A       28  
                 23.43        48.80 (25.37)
        1:14.68 (25.88)     1:40.78 (26.10)
  3 Neumann, Robin   FR CAL-PC            1:44.06    1:43.64 B       27  
                 24.45        50.96 (26.51)
        1:17.54 (26.58)     1:43.64 (26.10)
  4 Drabot, Katie    SO STAN-PC           1:45.20    1:43.92 B       26  
                 24.42        50.88 (26.46)
        1:17.59 (26.71)     1:43.92 (26.33)
  5 Grover, Katie    SR UCLA-CA           1:44.68    1:44.18 B       25  
                 24.78        51.08 (26.30)
        1:17.70 (26.62)     1:44.18 (26.48)
  6 Jacobsen, Kirst  SO UA-AZ             1:44.73    1:44.88 B       24  
                 24.55        50.85 (26.30)
        1:17.84 (26.99)     1:44.88 (27.04)
  7 Weitzeil, Abbey  SO CAL-PC            1:44.96    1:45.00 B       23  
                 23.90        50.28 (26.38)
        1:17.44 (27.16)     1:45.00 (27.56)
  8 Pitzer, Lauren   FR STAN-PC           1:44.77    1:45.36 B       22  
                 24.60        51.31 (26.71)
        1:18.42 (27.11)     1:45.36 (26.94)

100 Breast

After coasting into the finals during prelims, USC’s Riley Scott surged to the conference title in the 100 breast. The junior finished in 58.81, more than a second faster than her prelim time.

Arizona State’s Silja Kansakoski took second (59.04), followed by Stanford’s Kim Williams (59.07), USC’s Maggie Aroesty (59.35), Cal’s Ali Harrison (59.52), Stanford’s Grace Zhao (1:00.04), Arizona’s Mallory Korenwinder (1:00.08) and Cal’s Maija Roses.

 Event 11  Women 100 Yard Breaststroke
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 56.30  3/18/2016 Lilly King, Indiana
       Pac-12: M 58.02  2016      Sarah Haase, STAN
 Pac-12 Champ: P 58.02  2016      Sarah Haase, STAN
                 58.85  A Standard
               1:02.49  B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Scott, Riley     JR USC-CA              59.99      58.81 A       32  
                 12.56        27.66 (15.10)
          43.06 (15.40)       58.81 (15.75)
  2 Kansakoski, Sil  SO ASU-AZ              59.22      59.04 B       28  
                 12.86        27.93 (15.07)
          43.34 (15.41)       59.04 (15.70)
  3 Williams, Kim    JR STAN-PC             59.90      59.07 B       27  
                 12.82        27.90 (15.08)
          43.29 (15.39)       59.07 (15.78)
  4 Aroesty, Maggie  FR USC-CA              59.53      59.35 B       26  
                 12.85        28.09 (15.24)
          43.63 (15.54)       59.35 (15.72)
  5 Harrison, Ali    FR CAL-PC            1:00.34      59.52 B       25  
                 12.78        28.01 (15.23)
          43.51 (15.50)       59.52 (16.01)
  6 Zhao, Grace      FR STAN-PC           1:00.10    1:00.04 B       24  
                 12.95        28.46 (15.51)
          44.07 (15.61)     1:00.04 (15.97)
  7 Korenwinder, Ma  SO UA-AZ             1:00.16    1:00.08 B       23  
                 13.09        28.37 (15.28)
          44.32 (15.95)     1:00.08 (15.76)
  8 Roses, Maija     SR CAL-PC            1:00.94    1:00.42 B       22  
                 13.11        28.66 (15.55)
          44.30 (15.64)     1:00.42 (16.12)

100 Back

Last year, Stanford’s Ally Howe won the Pac-12 title in the 100 back, breaking the NCAA and American record. This year, her teammate Janet Hu was swimming the event, swapping the 100 fly and 100 back from last year.

Hu won the event this time in 49.93, edging Cal’s Kathleen Baker (50.13). Baker led a 2-3-4-6 finish for the Golden Bears as Amy Bilquist was third (51.28), Keaton Blovad was fourth (51.83) and Sophia Krivokapic-Zhou was sixth (52.56).

USC’s Hannah Weiss took fifth (51.91). UCLA’s Emma Schanz was seventh (53.07) and Arizona’s Katrina Konopka took eighth (53.47).

 

 Event 12  Women 100 Yard Backstroke
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 49.69  2/24/2017 Ally Howe, STAN
       Pac-12: M 49.69  2017      Ally Howe, STAN
 Pac-12 Champ: P 49.69  2017      Ally Howe, STAN
                 51.16  A Standard
                 55.09  B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Hu, Janet        SR STAN-PC             50.36      49.93 A       32  
                 11.96        24.47 (12.51)
          37.38 (12.91)       49.93 (12.55)
  2 Baker, Kathleen  JR CAL-PC              50.96      50.13 A       28  
                 11.69        24.12 (12.43)
          37.12 (13.00)       50.13 (13.01)
  3 Bilquist, Amy    JR CAL-PC              51.69      51.28 B       27  
                 12.18        24.93 (12.75)
          38.19 (13.26)       51.28 (13.09)
  4 Blovad, Keaton   SO CAL-PC              51.90      51.83 B       26  
                 12.22        25.17 (12.95)
          38.37 (13.20)       51.83 (13.46)
  5 Weiss, Hannah    SR USC-CA              51.81      51.91 B       25  
                 12.00        24.66 (12.66)
          38.21 (13.55)       51.91 (13.70)
  6 Krivokapic-Zhou  FR CAL-PC              53.07      52.56 B       24  
                 12.56        25.32 (12.76)
          38.80 (13.48)       52.56 (13.76)
  7 Schanz, Emma     JR UCLA-CA             53.10      53.07 B       23  
                 12.64        25.97 (13.33)
          39.53 (13.56)       53.07 (13.54)
  8 Konopka, Katrin  JR UA-AZ               53.18      53.47 B       22  
                 12.61        25.94 (13.33)
          39.72 (13.78)       53.47 (13.75)

3-Meter Diving

UCLA’s Eloise Belanger made it two-for-two on the boards, winning 3-meter with 369.75 points. She won 1-meter on Thursday.

Arizona State’s Ashley McCool took second (367.95), followed by Stanford’s Kassidy Cook (343.95).

Arizona State’s Frida Kaellgren was fourth (329.30), followed by Arizona’s Delaney Schnell (318.60), Stanford’s Haley Farnsworth (306.50) and Arizona State’s Mara Aiacoboae (304.50).

 
 Event 13  Women 3 mtr Diving
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 361.55  3/18/2007 Cassidy Krug, STAN
       Pac-12: M 387.75  2006      Blythe Hartley, USC
 Pac-12 Champ: P 387.75  2006      Blythe Hartley, USC
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                             === Finals ===                              
 
  1 Belanger, Elois  JR UCLA-CA            308.10     369.75N        32  
  2 McCool, Ashley   FR ASU-AZ             328.90     367.95N        28  
  3 Cook, Kassidy    SR STAN-PC            296.80     343.95         27  
  4 Kaellgren, Frid  FR ASU-AZ             320.70     329.30         26  
  5 Schnell, Delane     UA-AZ              348.85     318.60         25  
  6 Paulsen, Mia     FR STAN-PC            292.45     313.10         24  
  7 Farnsworth, Hal  SO STAN-PC            314.80     306.50         23  
  8 Aiacoboae, Mara  SR ASU-AZ             313.40     304.50         22

400 Medley Relay

The Stanford women’s 400 medley relay won  in an NCAA-record 3:25.15.

Ally Howe, Kim Williams, Janet Hu and Simone Manuel won the event, bettering their prelims time by four seconds.

Cal’s Kathleen Baker, Ali Harrison, Noemie Thomas and Abbey Weitzeil were second in 3:25.50, also bettering the previous NCAA record set by Stanford in 2016.

 

Event 14  Women 400 Yard Medley Relay
==================================================================================
         NCAA: N 3:26.14  3/17/2016 Stanford, STAN
                          A. Howe, S. Haase, J. Hu, L. Neal
       Pac-12: M 3:26.14  2016      Stanford, STAN
                          A. Howe, S. Haase, J. Hu, L. Neal
 Pac-12 Champ: P 3:26.25  2016      Stanford, STAN
                          A. Howe, S. Haase, J. Hu, L. Neal
                 3:32.67  A Standard
                 3:34.48  B Standard
    School                           Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 STAN-PC  'A'                  3:29.54    3:25.15NA       64  
     1) Howe, Ally SR                 2) Williams, Kim JR             
     3) Hu, Janet SR                  4) Manuel, Simone SR            
                 24.29        50.21 (50.21)
        1:17.54 (27.33)     1:48.82 (58.61)
        2:11.85 (23.03)     2:39.20 (50.38)
        3:01.43 (22.23)     3:25.15 (45.95)
  2 CAL-PC  'A'                   3:30.45    3:25.50NA       56  
     1) Baker, Kathleen JR            2) Harrison, Ali FR             
     3) Thomas, Noemie SR             4) Weitzeil, Abbey SO           
                 24.07        50.24 (50.24)
        1:17.79 (27.55)     1:49.30 (59.06)
        2:12.05 (22.75)     2:39.50 (50.20)
        3:01.02 (21.52)     3:25.50 (46.00)
  3 UA-AZ  'A'                    3:33.52    3:32.85 B       54  
     1) Konopka, Katrina JR           2) Korenwinder, Mallory SO      
     3) Rumrill, Mackenzie JR         4) Stone, Jamie FR              
                 25.43        53.38 (53.38)
        1:21.24 (27.86)   1:53.52 (1:00.14)
        2:16.94 (23.42)     2:44.84 (51.32)
        3:07.63 (22.79)     3:32.85 (48.01)
  4 ASU-AZ  'A'                   3:37.05    3:33.43 B       52  
     1) Isleta, Chloe Kennedy SO      2) Kansakoski, Silja SO         
     3) Teijonsalo, Fanny JR          4) Fisch, Claire SO             
                 25.40        53.20 (53.20)
        1:21.03 (27.83)     1:52.01 (58.81)
        2:15.95 (23.94)     2:44.89 (52.88)
        3:07.51 (22.62)     3:33.43 (48.54)
  5 UCLA-CA  'A'                  3:37.50    3:36.58         50  
     1) Schanz, Emma JR               2) Kaunitz, Sarah SR            
     3) Okada, Amy SO                 4) Liu, Kenisha SO              
                 25.83        53.36 (53.36)
        1:21.46 (28.10)   1:54.38 (1:01.02)
        2:19.01 (24.63)     2:47.37 (52.99)
        3:10.65 (23.28)     3:36.58 (49.21)
  6 UTAH-UT  'A'                  3:37.73    3:38.27         48  
     1) Broome, Emma FR               2) Robertson, Genny JR          
     3) Wayner, Darby JR              4) Butter, Dorien SR            
                 26.30        54.36 (54.36)
        1:22.78 (28.42)   1:55.41 (1:01.05)
        2:20.39 (24.98)     2:49.46 (54.05)
        3:12.61 (23.15)     3:38.27 (48.81)
  7 WSU-IE  'A'                   3:39.81    3:41.83         46  
     1) Cook, Emily FR                2) Peseux, Clothilde JR         
     3) Fores, Alba FR                4) Morgan, Kelly FR             
                 26.45        54.41 (54.41)
        1:23.68 (29.27)   1:57.94 (1:03.53)
        2:22.20 (24.26)     2:52.05 (54.11)
        3:15.28 (23.23)     3:41.83 (49.78)
  8 OSU-OR  'A'                   3:45.25    3:44.00         44  
     1) Anderson, Felicia SO          2) Hofmann, Brooke FR           
     3) Letrari, Arianna JR           4) Jackman, Callan FR           
                 26.43        54.46 (54.46)
        1:24.22 (29.76)   1:58.35 (1:03.89)
        2:23.28 (24.93)     2:52.46 (54.11)
        3:17.23 (24.77)     3:44.00 (51.54)
 -- UTAH-UT  'B'                  3:46.00   x3:45.36        
     1) Allen, Mallori SO             2) Marsh, Jenna SR              
     3) St. John, Gillian JR          4) Jackson, Claire SO           
                 27.82        56.65 (56.65)
        1:25.34 (28.69)   1:59.34 (1:02.69)
        2:24.26 (24.92)     2:54.65 (55.31)
        3:18.58 (23.93)     3:45.36 (50.71)
 -- UTAH-UT  'C'                  3:47.75   x3:53.05        
     1) Zeiger, Rebecca FR            2) Smith, Marah SO              
     3) Horvath, Grace FR             4) Fagan, Gabby FR              
                 29.05        59.55 (59.55)
        1:29.14 (29.59)   2:04.66 (1:05.11)
        2:31.01 (26.35)     3:01.45 (56.79)
        3:25.83 (24.38)     3:53.05 (51.60)
 -- UCLA-CA  'D'                  4:01.33         DQ        
     1) Dunn, Faith FR                2) Honng, Emily FR              
     3) Burnham, Maddy SR             4) Reid, Carly JR               
                 28.12        58.45 (58.45)
        1:27.95 (29.50)   2:02.05 (1:03.60)
        2:27.90 (25.85)     2:58.32 (56.27)
        3:22.11 (23.79)          DQ (50.94)
 -- USC-CA  'A'                   3:29.96         DQ        
     1) Weiss, Hannah SR              2) Scott, Riley JR              
     3) Hansson, Louise SO            4) Ciesla, Marta FR             
                 24.94        52.25 (52.25)
        1:19.75 (27.50)     1:51.61 (59.36)
        2:14.47 (22.86)     2:42.00 (50.39)
        3:04.64 (22.64)          DQ (48.86)
 -- WSU-IE  'B'                   3:45.33         DQ        
     1) McCoy, Taylor FR              2) Duarte, Mackenzie FR         
     3) Brolin, Anna SR               4) Thompson, Rachel SR          
                 27.41        56.04 (56.04)
        1:25.62 (29.58)   1:59.24 (1:03.20)
        2:24.21 (24.97)     2:53.88 (54.64)
        3:17.54 (23.66)          DQ (50.43)
 
                     Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 14                     
 
  1. Stanford University            1230.5   2. University of California- Berk   1028
  3. Arizona State University          667   4. University of Arizona           605.5
  5. University of Southern Calif    547.5   6. University of California - LA   526.5
  7. Utah, University of               322   8. Washington State University       230
  9. Oregon State University           150                                           
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