Pac-12 Women’s Championships Day 1: Cal Opens With Relay Wins

Noemie Thomas. Photo Courtesy: Al Sermeno

The Cal women got off to a fast start at the Pac-12 Women’s Championships on Wednesday in Federal Way, Washington, winning the first two relays.

The Golden Bears lead the meet with 128 points. Stanford is second with 112, followed by USC (108), Arizona (104), UCLA (98), Arizona State (98), Washington State (92), Utah (88) and Oregon State (42).

Complete results.

200 Medley Relay

Kathleen Baker, Abbey Weitzeil, Noemie Thomas and Amy Bilquist won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:34.13, a conference meet record.

On their heels was Stanford. Ally Howe, Kim Williams, Janet Hu and Simone Manuel finished in 1:34.79.

USC’s Hannah Weiss, Riley Scott, Louise Hansson and Marta Ciesla finished third (1:35.36).

Event 1  Women 200 Yard Medley Relay
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NCAA: N 1:34.10  3/17/2017 California, CAL
K. Baker, A. Weitzeil, N. Thomas, F. Osman
Pac-12: M 1:34.10  2017      California, CAL
K. Baker, A. Weitzeil, N. Thomas, F. Osman
Pac-12 Champ: P 1:34.15  2016      Stanford, STAN
A. Howe, A. Haase, J. Hu, L. Neal
1:36.89  A Standard
1:37.51  B Standard
School                           Seed     Finals       Points
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1 CAL-PC  ‘A’                   1:35.04    1:34.13PA       64
1) Baker, Kathleen JR            2) Weitzeil, Abbey SO
3) Thomas, Noemie SR             4) Bilquist, Amy JR
23.59        50.17 (26.58)
1:12.91 (22.74)     1:34.13 (21.22)
2 STAN-PC  ‘A’                  1:36.79    1:34.79 A       56
1) Howe, Ally SR                 2) Williams, Kim JR
3) Hu, Janet SR                  4) Manuel, Simone SR
24.05        50.78 (26.73)
1:13.65 (22.87)     1:34.79 (21.14)
3 USC-CA  ‘A’                   1:36.89    1:35.36 A       54
1) Weiss, Hannah SR              2) Scott, Riley JR
3) Hansson, Louise SO            4) Ciesla, Marta FR
24.47        51.50 (27.03)
1:13.88 (22.38)     1:35.36 (21.48)
4 UA-AZ  ‘A’                    1:37.86    1:37.80         52
1) Georges, Daniela JR           2) Korenwinder, Mallory SO
3) Rumrill, Mackenzie JR         4) Konopka, Katrina JR
25.16        52.61 (27.45)
1:16.19 (23.58)     1:37.80 (21.61)
5 ASU-AZ  ‘A’                   1:40.14    1:38.72         50
1) Isleta, Chloe Kennedy SO      2) Kansakoski, Silja SO
3) Teijonsalo, Fanny JR          4) Fisch, Claire SO
25.03        52.65 (27.62)
1:16.51 (23.86)     1:38.72 (22.21)
6 UCLA-CA  ‘A’                  1:40.22    1:38.89         48
1) Schanz, Emma JR               2) Kaunitz, Sarah SR
3) Okada, Amy SO                 4) Grover, Katie SR
25.19        53.09 (27.90)
1:16.92 (23.83)     1:38.89 (21.97)
7 WSU-IE  ‘A’                   1:39.62    1:39.43         46
1) Cook, Emily FR                2) Lindberg, Elsa JR
3) Brolin, Anna SR               4) Larson, Chloe FR
24.56        52.71 (28.15)
1:16.71 (24.00)     1:39.43 (22.72)
8 UTAH-UT  ‘A’                  1:39.45    1:40.01         44
1) Broome, Emma FR               2) Robertson, Genny JR
3) St. John, Gillian JR          4) Marsh, Jenna SR
25.53        53.28 (27.75)
1:17.24 (23.96)     1:40.01 (22.77)

 

800 Free Relay

The Golden Bears continued their strong start, stunning Stanford in the 800 free relay.

Robin Neumann, Baker, Katie McLaughlin and Bilquist won the race in 6:52.62.

Stanford’s Katie Drabot, Ella Eastin, Brooke Forde and Katie Ledecky took second (6;53.86).

USC’s Hansson, Tatum Wade, Lexie Malazdrewicz and Scott took third (6:56.85).

Event 2  Women 800 Yard Freestyle Relay
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NCAA: N 6:45.91  3/15/2017 Stanford, STAN
S. Manuel, L. Neal, E. Eastin, K. Ledecky
Pac-12: M 6:45.91  2017      Stanford, STAN
S. Manuel, L. Neal, E. Easton, K. Ledecky
Pac-12 Champ: P 6:49.42  2017      Stanford, STAN
L. Neal, K. Drabot, E. Eastin, K. Ledecky
7:03.86  A Standard
7:07.86  B Standard
School                           Seed     Finals       Points
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1 CAL-PC  ‘A’                   6:59.38    6:52.62 A       64
1) Neumann, Robin FR             2) Baker, Kathleen JR
3) McLaughlin, Katie JR          4) Bilquist, Amy JR
23.97        49.85 (49.85)
1:16.59 (1:16.59)   1:43.38 (1:43.38)
2:06.70 (23.32)     2:32.67 (49.29)
2:59.17 (1:15.79)   3:26.67 (1:43.29)
3:50.07 (23.40)     4:16.67 (50.00)
4:43.40 (1:16.73)   5:09.96 (1:43.29)
5:32.90 (22.94)     5:58.99 (49.03)
6:25.98 (1:16.02)   6:52.62 (1:42.66)
2 STAN-PC  ‘A’                  6:57.36    6:53.86 A       56
1) Drabot, Katie SO              2) Eastin, Ella JR
3) Forde, Brooke FR              4) Ledecky, Katie SO
24.69        51.49 (51.49)
1:18.64 (1:18.64)   1:45.88 (1:45.88)
2:10.04 (24.16)     2:36.42 (50.54)
3:02.49 (1:16.61)   3:28.65 (1:42.77)
3:52.90 (24.25)     4:19.46 (50.81)
4:46.13 (1:17.48)   5:12.65 (1:44.00)
5:35.98 (23.33)     6:01.55 (48.90)
6:27.62 (1:14.97)   6:53.86 (1:41.21)
3 USC-CA  ‘A’                   7:00.40    6:56.85 A       54
1) Hansson, Louise SO            2) Wade, Tatum SO
3) Malazdrewicz, Lexie           4) Scott, Riley JR
23.75        49.51 (49.51)
1:15.51 (1:15.51)   1:41.81 (1:41.81)
2:05.63 (23.82)     2:31.79 (49.98)
2:58.85 (1:17.04)   3:25.63 (1:43.82)
3:50.29 (24.66)     4:17.02 (51.39)
4:43.78 (1:18.15)   5:10.07 (1:44.44)
5:35.37 (25.30)     6:02.45 (52.38)
6:29.60 (1:19.53)   6:56.85 (1:46.78)
4 UA-AZ  ‘A’                    7:02.92    7:02.11 A       52
1) Jacobsen, Kirsten SO          2) Cox, Hannah SO
3) McHugh, Cameron SR            4) Georges, Daniela JR
24.38        50.58 (50.58)
1:17.31 (1:17.31)   1:44.28 (1:44.28)
2:09.52 (25.24)     2:37.01 (52.73)
3:04.04 (1:19.76)   3:30.55 (1:46.27)
3:54.60 (24.05)     4:21.04 (50.49)
4:47.90 (1:17.35)   5:14.99 (1:44.44)
5:39.74 (24.75)     6:06.87 (51.88)
6:34.69 (1:19.70)   7:02.11 (1:47.12)
5 UCLA-CA  ‘A’                  7:09.74    7:04.64 B       50
1) Liu, Kenisha SO               2) Grover, Katie SR
3) Soe, Sandra JR                4) Verger Gourson, Margaux SR
24.46        51.06 (51.06)
1:17.69 (1:17.69)   1:44.71 (1:44.71)
2:08.44 (23.73)     2:35.07 (50.36)
3:02.09 (1:17.38)   3:29.28 (1:44.57)
3:53.93 (24.65)     4:21.28 (52.00)
4:49.08 (1:19.80)   5:17.03 (1:47.75)
5:42.16 (25.13)     6:09.54 (52.51)
6:37.28 (1:20.25)   7:04.64 (1:47.61)
6 ASU-AZ  ‘A’                   7:12.40    7:05.61 B       48
1) Dawson, Kendall SO            2) Nordin, Emma FR
3) Laning, Erica FR              4) Ross, Marlies JR
24.85        51.28 (51.28)
1:18.32 (1:18.32)   1:45.94 (1:45.94)
2:10.62 (24.68)     2:37.53 (51.59)
3:04.53 (1:18.59)   3:31.40 (1:45.46)
3:55.74 (24.34)     4:22.69 (51.29)
4:50.39 (1:18.99)   5:18.43 (1:47.03)
5:43.06 (24.63)     6:10.04 (51.61)
6:37.53 (1:19.10)   7:05.61 (1:47.18)
7 WSU-IE  ‘A’                   7:22.06    7:12.87         46
1) Fores, Alba FR                2) Thompson, Rachel SR
3) Margetts, Jasmine JR          4) Falk, Ryan SO
24.88        51.74 (51.74)
1:19.43 (1:19.43)   1:47.52 (1:47.52)
2:12.13 (24.61)     2:39.50 (51.98)
3:07.36 (1:19.84)   3:35.44 (1:47.92)
4:00.41 (24.97)     4:27.79 (52.35)
4:55.98 (1:20.54)   5:24.95 (1:49.51)
5:50.10 (25.15)     6:17.52 (52.57)
6:45.27 (1:20.32)   7:12.87 (1:47.92)
8 UTAH-UT  ‘A’                  7:20.88    7:17.12         44
1) Butter, Dorien SR             2) Lott, Sarah SO
3) Casarin, Ianire JR            4) Gebhart, Mandy FR
24.85        52.18 (52.18)
1:19.63 (1:19.63)   1:46.71 (1:46.71)
2:11.58 (24.87)     2:39.26 (52.55)
3:07.90 (1:21.19)   3:37.05 (1:50.34)
4:01.48 (24.43)     4:29.01 (51.96)
4:56.88 (1:19.83)   5:24.98 (1:47.93)
5:50.74 (25.76)     6:18.82 (53.84)
6:47.86 (1:22.88)   7:17.12 (1:52.14)
9 OSU-OR  ‘A’                   7:39.58    7:37.50         42
1) Midrez, Noemie SR             2) Osowski, Emma SR
3) Neal, Riley FR                4) Jackman, Callan FR
25.93        54.30 (54.30)
1:23.62 (1:23.62)   1:53.29 (1:53.29)
2:20.17 (26.88)     2:49.92 (56.63)
3:20.76 (1:27.47)   3:51.54 (1:58.25)
4:17.80 (26.26)     4:46.63 (55.09)
5:16.24 (1:24.70)   5:45.10 (1:53.56)
6:10.43 (25.33)     6:39.23 (54.13)
7:08.66 (1:23.56)   7:37.50 (1:52.40)

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    Drabot, Katie SO ……like a LEAD BALLOON……yes that’s lead like as in a HEAVY weight..not lead…like WINNING…wow…just saying…do another belly flop wed…while your at it….oh…you did…

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