Stanford Breaks NCAA Record in 200 Free Relay; Simone Manuel Splits 20.89

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The Stanford Cardinal broke the NCAA Record to start off Thursday night at the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships with a 1:25.43 in the 200 free relay. They held off a formidable challenge from Cal who swam a 1:25.50 for second. Both teams were under the NCAA record that Cal set last year.

Janet Hu (21.65), Simone Manuel (20.89), Lauren Pitzer (21.62) and Ally Howe (21.27) swam for Stanford as they re-broke the American Record they set this morning at 1:25.68.

Cal was second with Maddie Murphy (21.94), Amy Bilquist (21.08), Katie McLaughlin (21.47) and Abbey Weitzeil (21.01) swimming for the Golden Bears.

Tennessee (1:27.10), Virginia (1:27.13), Louisville (1:27.19), Michigan (1:27.78), Ohio State (1:28.17) and Texas (1:28.41) also swam in the championship final.

Stanford broke Cal’s three year winning streak in the event as they captured their first NCAA title in the 200 free relay since 2014. It is also their eighth title overall in the relay.

 Event 2  Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
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         NCAA: N 1:25.59  3/16/2017 California
                          A Weitzeil, M Murphy, A Bilquist, F Osman
     American: A 1:25.68  3/15/2018 Stanford, Stanford-PC
                          J Hu, S Manuel, L Pitzer, A Howe
    U.S. Open: O 1:25.59  3/16/2017 California
                          A Weitzeil, M Murphy, A Bilquist, F Osman
         Meet: C 1:25.59  3/16/2017 California
                          A Weitzeil, M Murphy, A Bilquist, F Osman
         Pool: P 1:26.90  3/16/2008 Arizona
                          L Jackson, Lacey Nymeyer, A Turner, T Baughman
                 1:28.71  AUTO NCAA A Standard
                 1:29.57  CONS NCAA B Standard
    School                        Prelims     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
                                === A - Final ===                                 
 
  1 Stanford                      1:25.68    1:25.43N        40  
     1) Janet Hu SR                   2) r:0.27 Simone Manuel SR      
     3) r:0.22 Lauren Pitzer FR       4) r:0.24 Ally Howe SR          
    r:+0.58  10.50        21.65 (21.65)
           31.58 (9.93)       42.54 (20.89)
          52.87 (10.33)     1:04.16 (21.62)
        1:14.39 (10.23)     1:25.43 (21.27)
  2 California                    1:26.93    1:25.50N        34  
     1) Maddie Murphy SO              2) r:0.19 Amy Bilquist JR       
     3) r:0.33 Katie McLaughlin JR    4) r:0.15 Abbey Weitzeil SO     
    r:+0.65  10.59        21.94 (21.94)
           31.92 (9.98)       43.02 (21.08)
          53.33 (10.31)     1:04.49 (21.47)
         1:14.43 (9.94)     1:25.50 (21.01)
  3 Tennessee                     1:26.85    1:27.10         32  
     1) Erika Brown SO                2) r:0.30 Maddie Banic JR       
     3) r:0.13 Stanzi Moseley SO      4) r:0.23 Bailey Grinter FR     
    r:+0.71  10.63        21.61 (21.61)
          32.00 (10.39)       43.47 (21.86)
          53.76 (10.29)     1:05.21 (21.74)
        1:15.72 (10.51)     1:27.10 (21.89)
  4 Virginia                      1:27.60    1:27.13         30  
     1) Morgan Hill SO                2) r:0.24 Anna Pang FR          
     3) r:0.23 Laine Reed SR          4) r:0.26 Caitlin Cooper SR     
    r:+0.66  10.85        22.22 (22.22)
          32.73 (10.51)       44.30 (22.08)
          54.68 (10.38)     1:05.86 (21.56)
        1:16.02 (10.16)     1:27.13 (21.27)
  5 Louisville                    1:27.11    1:27.19         28  
     1) Lainey Visscher SO            2) r:0.07 Mallory Comerford JR  
     3) r:0.31 Avery Braunecker SO    4) r:0.21 Casey Fanz SO         
    r:+0.68  10.83        22.28 (22.28)
           32.24 (9.96)       43.32 (21.04)
          53.83 (10.51)     1:05.50 (22.18)
        1:15.71 (10.21)     1:27.19 (21.69)
  6 Michigan                      1:27.87    1:27.78         26  
     1) Catie Deloof JR               2) r:0.27 Gabby Deloof SR       
     3) r:0.30 *Siobhan Haughey JR    4) r:0.20 Daria Pyshnenko FR    
    r:+0.65  10.89        22.48 (22.48)
          32.87 (10.39)       44.21 (21.73)
          54.67 (10.46)     1:05.95 (21.74)
        1:16.24 (10.29)     1:27.78 (21.83)
  7 OSU                           1:27.38    1:28.17         24  
     1) *Liz Li SR                    2) r:0.27 *Freya Rayner FR      
     3) r:0.29 Macie McNichols SR     4) r:0.30 Maria Coy JR          
    r:+0.71  10.39        21.61 (21.61)
          32.02 (10.41)       43.61 (22.00)
          54.31 (10.70)     1:06.00 (22.39)
        1:16.41 (10.41)     1:28.17 (22.17)
  8 Texas                         1:28.03    1:28.41         22  
     1) Rebecca Millard SR            2) r:0.32 Claire Adams SO       
     3) r:0.16 Brooke Hansen JR       4) r:0.21 Remedy Rule JR        
    r:+0.70  10.79        22.07 (22.07)
          32.52 (10.45)       44.11 (22.04)
          54.67 (10.56)     1:06.40 (22.29)
        1:16.77 (10.37)     1:28.41 (22.01)
Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 2                      
 
  1. Stanford                           80   2. California                         66
  3. Tennessee                          62   4. Michigan                           60
  5. Virginia                           54   5. Louisville                         54
  7. Texas                              50   8. Georgia                            32
  9. Ohio St                            24  10. Minnesota                          22
 11. Southern Cal                       20  12. Texas A&M                          18
 13. UNC                                14  14. Kentucky                           12
 14. Arizona                            12  16. Missouri                           10
 17. Wisconsin                           8  18. UCLA                                6
 18. NC State                            6  20. Alabama                             4
 20. Auburn                              4  22. Indiana                             2
24 Comments

24 comments

  1. Alexander B Gallant

    Olympic Champion Simone Manuel swam 50m in 20.89, everyone was blazing.

    • Dale Sprosty

      Wasn’t meters. Short course yards.

    • Alexander B Gallant

      Correction facts do matter. 200 Yard freestyle relay. Thank you Dale.

  2. Errich Oberlander

    With one of the slowest reaction times in the field too!

  3. Kara Muscillo

    Karen Berkes Graeber 20.89 50 free WOW!!

  4. avatar
    Anonymous

    LIGHTNING!

  5. Janet Ellis-Cranmer

    Jim Gee, this is the girl I was talking about from First Colony.

  6. Joyce Nordeman Rivers

    I took my 11 year old daughter to see the meet tonight. So fun to watch! Really psyched her up for her championship meet! Inspiring the next generation.

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