Pac-12 Women’s Champs, Day Three Prelims: Isabel Ivey and Brooke Forde Chasing Doubles

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Pac-12 Women’s Champs, Day Three Prelims: Isabel Ivey and Brooke Forde Chasing Doubles

Day Three Prelims, Houston Texas

On the strength of a one-two finish by Brooke Forde and Morgan Tankersley in the 500 freestyle and contributions up and down the lineup, Stanford took the lead in the team standings on Night Two. Now, the Cardinal will try to maintain momentum and fend off a Cal squad that has the talent to make a run from its current 45.5-point deficit. Here is a look at how the prelims unfolded on Day Three.

Team Standings

Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 8                      
 
  1. Stanford           592   
  2. California         546.5
  3. USC                413.5   
  4. UCLA               389
  5. Utah               369   
  6. Arizona            362
  7. Washington State   189

Up-Mid-Down

  • California 13-3-6
  • Stanford 12-4-0
  • USC 5-4-1
  • UCLA 4-11-6
  • Arizona 3-8-6
  • Utah 2-5-11
  • Washington State 1-5-6

400 Individual Medley

Southern California’s Isabelle Odgers nailed down the top seed in the 400 individual medley following a morning outing of 4:09.16 and was joined by two other athletes under 4:10. Cal’s Alicia Wilson, who won the 200 medley on Thursday night, qualified second in 4:09.21, while Brooke Forde was third in 4:09.61. Forde was the 500 freestyle champ on Thursday and will be favored to claim victory in this event during finals.

As it seeks to maintain its lead in the team standings, Stanford placed three other swimmers in the championship final, as Hannah Kukurugya was fourth in 4:11.46, with Isabel Gormley (4:14.54) in sixth and Katie Glavinovich in eighth. Cal’s Sarah Dimeco was fifth in 4:13.32.

 Event 10  Women 400 Yard IM
==================================================================
         NCAA: N 3:54.60  3/16/2018 Ella Eastin, Stanford
       PAC-12: M 3:54.60  2018      Ella Eastin, Stanford
 PAC-12 Champ: P 3:56.53  2018      Katie Ledecky, Stanford
                 4:03.62  A Standard
                 4:17.30  B Standard
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Odgers, Isabell  JR USC               4:11.16    4:09.16 B      
             25.78        55.20 (29.42)
        1:27.88 (32.68)     2:00.34 (32.46)
        2:34.96 (34.62)     3:10.10 (35.14)
        3:39.96 (29.86)     4:09.16 (29.20)
  2 Wilson, Alicia   JR CAL               4:04.10    4:09.21 B      
             25.96        56.57 (30.61)
        1:28.44 (31.87)     1:59.59 (31.15)
        2:34.62 (35.03)     3:09.95 (35.33)
        3:40.31 (30.36)     4:09.21 (28.90)
  3 Forde, Brooke    SR STAN              4:02.90    4:09.61 B      
             27.22        57.19 (29.97)
        1:29.83 (32.64)     2:01.05 (31.22)
        2:35.84 (34.79)     3:10.85 (35.01)
        3:40.82 (29.97)     4:09.61 (28.79)
  4 Kukurugya, Hann  SR STAN              4:13.55    4:11.46 B      
             26.49        56.46 (29.97)
        1:29.09 (32.63)     2:01.02 (31.93)
        2:36.51 (35.49)     3:12.70 (36.19)
        3:42.66 (29.96)     4:11.46 (28.80)
  5 Dimeco, Sarah    SO CAL               4:14.98    4:13.32 B      
             26.72        56.33 (29.61)
        1:28.29 (31.96)     1:59.85 (31.56)
        2:37.20 (37.35)     3:15.18 (37.98)
        3:44.74 (29.56)     4:13.32 (28.58)
  6 Gormley, Isabel  FR STAN              4:16.84    4:14.54 B      
             27.25        57.78 (30.53)
        1:29.95 (32.17)     2:00.92 (30.97)
        2:38.28 (37.36)     3:15.92 (37.64)
        3:45.72 (29.80)     4:14.54 (28.82)
  7 McCoy, Taylor    SR WSU               4:15.17    4:15.07 B      
             27.80        59.78 (31.98)
        1:32.23 (32.45)     2:02.74 (30.51)
        2:39.85 (37.11)     3:16.83 (36.98)
        3:46.56 (29.73)     4:15.07 (28.51)
  8 Glavinovich, Ka  SR STAN              4:17.66    4:15.68 B      
             27.26        58.08 (30.82)
        1:30.63 (32.55)     2:02.50 (31.87)
        2:39.60 (37.10)     3:17.01 (37.41)
        3:47.03 (30.02)     4:15.68 (28.65)

100 Butterfly

Southern Cal’s Jemma Schlict narrowly eked out the fastest qualifying time in the 100 fly, as her mark of 51.88 was slightly quicker than the 51.92 of Cal’s Isabel Ivey and the 51.95 of the Bears’ Rachel Klinker. The meet has been relatively quiet for Ivey to this point, with the 100 fly her first individual event. Her presence is expected to boost Cal as it chases Stanford in the team standings.

Stanford’s Emma Wheal qualified fourth-fastest in 52.01, followed by the USC duo of Anicka Delgado (52.43) and Hallie Kinsey (52.44).

 Event 11  Women 100 Yard Butterfly
==================================================================
         NCAA: N 49.26  3/22/2019 Louise Hansson, USC
       PAC-12: M 49.26  2019      Louise Hansson, USC
 PAC-12 Champ: P 49.34  2019      Louise Hansson, USC
                 50.92  A Standard
                 53.76  B Standard
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Schlicht, Jemma  SR USC                 52.88      51.88 B      
             11.13        24.25 (13.12)
          38.17 (13.92)       51.88 (13.71)
  2 Ivey, Isabel     JR CAL                 51.54      51.92 B      
             10.95        23.77 (12.82)
          37.74 (13.97)       51.92 (14.18)
  3 Klinker, Rachel  SO CAL                 52.67      51.95 B      
             11.30        24.48 (13.18)
          38.02 (13.54)       51.95 (13.93)
  4 Wheal, Emma      SO STAN                52.88      52.01 B      
             11.03        24.08 (13.05)
          37.59 (13.51)       52.01 (14.42)
  5 Delgado, Anicka  FR USC                 53.45      52.43 B      
             11.18        24.47 (13.29)
          38.28 (13.81)       52.43 (14.15)
  6 Kinsey, Hallie   JR USC                 52.51      52.44 B      
             11.38        24.57 (13.19)
          38.42 (13.85)       52.44 (14.02)
  7 Baron, Sam       FR UCLA                52.18      52.67 B      
             11.76        24.76 (13.00)
          38.68 (13.92)       52.67 (13.99)
  8 Dang, Gabby      SO UCLA                52.82      52.71 B      
             11.53        24.98 (13.45)
          38.56 (13.58)       52.71 (14.15)

200 Freestyle

Cal’s Robin Neumann, who powered the Bears to the 800 freestyle relay title on the opening night of competition, generated plenty of clearance from the rest of the field with a top-seeded prelim effort of 1:43.88. Neumann paced four Cal swimmers into the final, as Ayla Spitz was third in 1:45.40 and Eloise Riley was sixth in 1:47.00. Gabbing the eighth slot was Emily Gantriis in 1:47.23.

Stanford saw Morgan Tankersley take the No. 2 seed in 1:45.06 and Brooke Forde qualify fourth in 1:45.46. Forde raced the 400 individual medley earlier in the session and is attempting a brutal double. But the Team USA member has shown grit in the past and her double dip could be critical to Stanford’s team-title hopes.

 Event 12  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, Stanford
                 1:42.98  A Standard
                 1:47.12  B Standard
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Neumann, Robin   SR CAL               1:44.01    1:43.88 B      
             23.94        50.45 (26.51)
        1:17.12 (26.67)     1:43.88 (26.76)
  2 Tankersley, Mor  JR STAN              1:46.84    1:45.06 B      
             24.66        50.86 (26.20)
        1:17.76 (26.90)     1:45.06 (27.30)
  3 Spitz, Ayla      SO CAL               1:45.93    1:45.40 B      
             24.32        50.79 (26.47)
        1:17.89 (27.10)     1:45.40 (27.51)
  4 Forde, Brooke    SR STAN              1:44.61    1:45.46 B      
             25.16        51.91 (26.75)
        1:18.80 (26.89)     1:45.46 (26.66)
  5 Mortensen, Amal  FR ARIZ              1:47.37    1:45.52 B      
             24.94        51.47 (26.53)
        1:18.35 (26.88)     1:45.52 (27.17)
  6 Riley, Eloise    SO CAL               1:48.01    1:47.00 B      
             24.05        50.74 (26.69)
        1:18.48 (27.74)     1:47.00 (28.52)
  7 Schaffer, Brook  SO UCLA              1:47.40    1:47.19        
             24.78        51.85 (27.07)
        1:19.51 (27.66)     1:47.19 (27.68)
  8 Gantriis, Emily  FR CAL               1:47.54    1:47.23        
             24.07        50.46 (26.39)
        1:18.15 (27.69)     1:47.23 (29.08)

100 Breaststroke

Southern California grabbed its third top seed of the session as freshman standout Kaitlyn Dobler delivered a performance of 57.80. The national high school record holder in the event, Dobler entered the collegiate ranks with lofty expectations and has come through for the Trojans. She was followed in qualifying by Cal junior Ema Rajic, who dipped under the 59-second barrier with a mark of 58.57.

Stanford’s Allie Raab advanced to the final in third, thanks to a 59.19 swim, and was followed by UCLA’s Claire Grover, who went 59.65. Stanford also placed Zoe Bartel (59.90) and Grace Zhao in the final.

 Event 13  Women 100 Yard Breaststroke
==================================================================
         NCAA: N 55.73  3/22/2019 Lilly King, Indiana
       PAC-12: M 57.36  2016      Sarah Haase, Stanford
 PAC-12 Champ: P 58.02  2016      Sarah Haase, Stanford
                 58.60  A Standard
               1:01.84  B Standard
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Dobler, Kaitlyn  FR USC                 57.71      57.80PA      
             12.41        27.08 (14.67)
          42.32 (15.24)       57.80 (15.48)
  2 Rajic, Ema       JR CAL                 58.79      58.57 A      
             12.69        27.62 (14.93)
          42.93 (15.31)       58.57 (15.64)
  3 Raab, Allie      JR STAN                59.75      59.19 B      
             12.93        28.15 (15.22)
          43.63 (15.48)       59.19 (15.56)
  4 Grover, Claire   JR UCLA                59.91      59.65 B      
             12.62        27.94 (15.32)
          43.53 (15.59)       59.65 (16.12)
  5 Bartel, Zoe      JR STAN              1:00.84      59.90 B      
             13.32        28.78 (15.46)
          44.22 (15.44)       59.90 (15.68)
  6 Harrison, Ali    SR CAL               1:00.95    1:00.49 B      
             13.16        28.63 (15.47)
          44.18 (15.55)     1:00.49 (16.31)
  7 Zhao, Grace      SR STAN              1:00.73    1:00.58 B      
             13.04        28.76 (15.72)
          44.35 (15.59)     1:00.58 (16.23)
  8 Neser, Jade      SO ARIZ              1:01.04    1:01.16 B      
             12.77        28.33 (15.56)
          44.37 (16.04)     1:01.16 (16.79)

100 Backstroke

In need of a spark, Cal received a boost when Isabelle Stadden and Isabel Ivey went first and second in the prelims of the 100 backstroke, with Stadden leading the way in 51.55. Ivey, coming off the 100 butterfly earlier in the morning, was timed in 52.15 for the second seed. Ivey and Stanford’s Brooke Forde have opted for challenging doubles on Day Three, Forde’s chore featuring the 400 medley and 200 free.

Arizona’s Aria Bernal was third in 52.45 while Stanford’s Alex Crisera was fourth in 52.66.

 Event 14  Women 100 Yard Backstroke
==================================================================
         NCAA: N 49.18  3/22/2019 Beata Nelson, Wisconsin
       PAC-12: M 49.69  2017      Ally Howe, Stanford
 PAC-12 Champ: P 49.69  2017      Ally Howe, Stanford
                 50.93  A Standard
                 53.94  B Standard
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Stadden, Isabel  FR CAL                 51.24      51.55 B      
             12.17        24.88 (12.71)
          38.24 (13.36)       51.55 (13.31)
  2 Ivey, Isabel     JR CAL                 51.12      52.15 B      
             12.28        24.94 (12.66)
          38.53 (13.59)       52.15 (13.62)
  3 Bernal, Aria     JR ARIZ                55.11      52.45 B      
             12.31        25.14 (12.83)
          38.72 (13.58)       52.45 (13.73)
  4 Crisera, Alex    SO STAN                53.57      52.66 B      
             12.48        25.61 (13.13)
          39.09 (13.48)       52.66 (13.57)
  5 Broome, Emma     SR UTAH                54.37      52.78 B      
             12.46        25.58 (13.12)
          39.09 (13.51)       52.78 (13.69)
  6 Rudolph, Janell  FR STAN                53.41      52.90 B      
             12.45        25.64 (13.19)
          39.19 (13.55)       52.90 (13.71)
  7 Reimer, Audrey   JR UTAH                54.19      53.41 B      
             12.79        26.15 (13.36)
          39.81 (13.66)       53.41 (13.60)
  8 Laughlin, Tea    FR CAL                 52.92      53.47 B      
             12.55        25.77 (13.22)
          39.67 (13.90)       53.47 (13.80)

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