Stanford Claims Second Straight Women’s Swimming and Diving Team Title: Full Finals Recap

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The last night of the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships was a historic one for the Stanford Cardinal as they grabbed their second straight team title with 593 points over second place Cal.

Ella Eastin was named swimmer of the meet and Greg Meehan was coach of the meet. Northwestern’s Olivia Rosendahl was diver of the meet while her coach Alik Sarkisian was diving coach of the year.

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      Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 21                     
 
  1. Stanford                          593   2. California                        373
  3. Texas A&M                         299   4. Michigan                          267
  5. Louisville                        232   6. Texas                           221.5
  7. Tennessee                       180.5   8. Indiana                           169
  9. Virginia                          161  10. Minnesota                         157
 11. Georgia                           135  12. Southern Cal                      127
 13. Ohio St                           123  14. Kentucky                           97
 15. Missouri                           86  16. Auburn                           82.5
 17. Wisconsin                          78  18. NC State                           70
 19. Purdue                             51  20. Arizona                            46
 20. South Carolina                     46  22. Northwestern                       40
 23. Arizona St                         34  24. University of Nevada               33
 25. UNC                                32  26. UCLA                               31
 27. Arkansas                           30  28. Hawaii                           29.5
 29. Penn St                            26  30. Alabama                            23
 31. Denver                             20  32. Eastern Mich                       18
 33. Virginia Tech                      14  33. Miami University                   14
 35. Nebraska                           11  35. Florida                            11
 37. Wyoming                             9  38. Louisiana State University          8
 39. Akron                               6  39. Rutgers                             6
 41. Notre Dame                          4  42. Duke                                3
 42. Florida St                          3  44. West Virginia                       2
 44. University of Miami                 2

1650 Free

Katie Ledecky went out fast. At one point she was four seconds under American Record pace. Could she hold on? The fans at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion held their collective breath as she went lap by lap.

The magical 15 minute barrier has seemed untouchable by a woman, but with Katie, anything is possible.

As the race went on, she fell off pace, but ended up winning the final in a 15:07.57, a little off her American Record of 15:03.31 that she set earlier this season.

Ledecky was well ahead of second place Ally McHugh of Penn State who swam a 15:36.27, good for eighth all-time.

NC State senior Hannah Moore finished third at 15:40.68 as she is just outside the top 15 all-time performers in the event. Flavia Rigamonti sits 15th all-time with a 15:40.41 from 2003.

Stanford’s Megan Byrnes (15:43.68), Stanford’s Leah Stevens (15:49.07), Michigan’s G Ryan (15:50.95), Ohio State’s Molly Kowal (15:52.80) and NC State’s Tamila Holub (15:54.44) also placed in the top eight.

Ledecky successfully defends her title she won last year in this event. This is Stanford’s seventh NCAA title in the 1650 as they now have the most titles of any school. Ledecky joins Marybeth Linzemeier (1982-1984) and Janet Evans (1990, 1991) as winners for the Cardinal

 Event 15  Women 1650 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 15:03.31  11/18/2017Katie Ledecky, Stanford
     American: A 15:03.31  11/18/2017Katie Ledecky, Stanford
    U.S. Open: O 15:03.31  11/18/2017Katie Ledecky, Stanford
         Meet: C 15:07.70  3/17/2017 Katie Ledecky, Stanford
         Pool: P 15:03.92  11/20/2016Katie Ledecky, Stanford
                 15:53.50  AUTO NCAA A Standard
                 16:30.59  CONS NCAA B Standard
    Name           Year School               Seed     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
  1 Katie Ledecky    SO Stanford         15:03.31   15:07.57C        20  
    r:+0.67  25.27        52.19 (26.92)
        1:19.62 (27.43)     1:47.02 (27.40)
        2:14.49 (27.47)     2:41.95 (27.46)
        3:09.44 (27.49)     3:36.98 (27.54)
        4:04.50 (27.52)     4:31.87 (27.37)
        4:59.12 (27.25)     5:26.44 (27.32)
        5:53.80 (27.36)     6:21.10 (27.30)
        6:48.52 (27.42)     7:15.89 (27.37)
        7:43.38 (27.49)     8:10.90 (27.52)
        8:38.27 (27.37)     9:05.89 (27.62)
        9:33.33 (27.44)    10:00.82 (27.49)
       10:28.31 (27.49)    10:56.10 (27.79)
       11:23.74 (27.64)    11:51.60 (27.86)
       12:19.68 (28.08)    12:47.93 (28.25)
       13:16.15 (28.22)    13:44.25 (28.10)
       14:12.48 (28.23)    14:40.60 (28.12)    15:07.57 (26.97)
  2 Ally McHugh      JR Penn St          15:43.34   15:36.27         17  
    r:+0.75  26.75        55.30 (28.55)
        1:24.14 (28.84)     1:53.11 (28.97)
        2:22.05 (28.94)     2:51.02 (28.97)
        3:19.93 (28.91)     3:48.92 (28.99)
        4:17.76 (28.84)     4:46.49 (28.73)
        5:14.66 (28.17)     5:42.97 (28.31)
        6:11.28 (28.31)     6:39.59 (28.31)
        7:07.79 (28.20)     7:36.08 (28.29)
        8:04.51 (28.43)     8:33.16 (28.65)
        9:01.69 (28.53)     9:30.09 (28.40)
        9:58.13 (28.04)    10:26.41 (28.28)
       10:54.90 (28.49)    11:23.46 (28.56)
       11:51.90 (28.44)    12:20.24 (28.34)
       12:48.59 (28.35)    13:16.71 (28.12)
       13:44.76 (28.05)    14:12.84 (28.08)
       14:41.16 (28.32)    15:09.25 (28.09)    15:36.27 (27.02)
  3 Hannah Moore     SR NC State         15:48.37   15:40.68         16  
    r:+0.69  26.22        54.63 (28.41)
        1:23.15 (28.52)     1:51.99 (28.84)
        2:20.78 (28.79)     2:49.64 (28.86)
        3:18.47 (28.83)     3:47.20 (28.73)
        4:15.98 (28.78)     4:44.81 (28.83)
        5:13.53 (28.72)     5:42.24 (28.71)
        6:10.89 (28.65)     6:39.65 (28.76)
        7:08.21 (28.56)     7:36.74 (28.53)
        8:05.33 (28.59)     8:33.86 (28.53)
        9:02.32 (28.46)     9:30.98 (28.66)
        9:59.51 (28.53)    10:28.07 (28.56)
       10:56.53 (28.46)    11:25.02 (28.49)
       11:53.31 (28.29)    12:21.78 (28.47)
       12:50.10 (28.32)    13:18.54 (28.44)
       13:47.07 (28.53)    14:15.78 (28.71)
       14:44.61 (28.83)    15:13.26 (28.65)    15:40.68 (27.42)
  4 Megan Byrnes     SO Stanford         15:49.38   15:43.68         15  
    r:+0.76  27.14        55.92 (28.78)
        1:24.75 (28.83)     1:53.78 (29.03)
        2:22.74 (28.96)     2:51.65 (28.91)
        3:20.57 (28.92)     3:49.45 (28.88)
        4:18.27 (28.82)     4:47.11 (28.84)
        5:15.69 (28.58)     5:44.35 (28.66)
        6:12.95 (28.60)     6:41.63 (28.68)
        7:10.23 (28.60)     7:38.78 (28.55)
        8:07.51 (28.73)     8:36.13 (28.62)
        9:04.63 (28.50)     9:33.26 (28.63)
       10:01.83 (28.57)    10:30.52 (28.69)
       10:59.31 (28.79)    11:27.86 (28.55)
       11:56.42 (28.56)    12:24.99 (28.57)
       12:53.66 (28.67)    13:22.23 (28.57)
       13:50.89 (28.66)    14:19.42 (28.53)
       14:47.95 (28.53)    15:16.34 (28.39)    15:43.68 (27.34)
  5 Leah Stevens     JR Stanford         15:52.54   15:49.07         14  
    r:+0.66  26.80        55.94 (29.14)
        1:25.20 (29.26)     1:54.25 (29.05)
        2:23.46 (29.21)     2:52.40 (28.94)
        3:21.39 (28.99)     3:50.33 (28.94)
        4:19.25 (28.92)     4:48.36 (29.11)
        5:17.22 (28.86)     5:46.07 (28.85)
        6:14.97 (28.90)     6:43.68 (28.71)
        7:12.45 (28.77)     7:41.28 (28.83)
        8:10.30 (29.02)     8:39.23 (28.93)
        9:08.35 (29.12)     9:37.52 (29.17)
       10:06.22 (28.70)    10:34.86 (28.64)
       11:03.42 (28.56)    11:32.04 (28.62)
       12:00.63 (28.59)    12:29.37 (28.74)
       12:58.00 (28.63)    13:26.85 (28.85)
       13:55.49 (28.64)    14:24.09 (28.60)
       14:52.57 (28.48)    15:21.02 (28.45)    15:49.07 (28.05)
  6 G Ryan           SR Michigan         15:59.72   15:50.95         13  
    r:+0.71  27.34        56.69 (29.35)
        1:26.31 (29.62)     1:55.72 (29.41)
        2:25.11 (29.39)     2:54.33 (29.22)
        3:23.84 (29.51)     3:53.15 (29.31)
        4:22.47 (29.32)     4:51.60 (29.13)
        5:20.50 (28.90)     5:49.57 (29.07)
        6:18.57 (29.00)     6:47.43 (28.86)
        7:16.32 (28.89)     7:45.04 (28.72)
        8:13.93 (28.89)     8:42.79 (28.86)
        9:11.65 (28.86)     9:40.56 (28.91)
       10:08.97 (28.41)    10:37.39 (28.42)
       11:05.97 (28.58)    11:34.70 (28.73)
       12:03.32 (28.62)    12:31.76 (28.44)
       13:00.38 (28.62)    13:29.13 (28.75)
       13:57.86 (28.73)    14:26.55 (28.69)
       14:55.09 (28.54)    15:23.56 (28.47)    15:50.95 (27.39)
  7 Molly Kowal      SO Ohio State       15:53.11   15:52.80         12  
    r:+0.87  26.93        55.34 (28.41)
        1:24.39 (29.05)     1:53.44 (29.05)
        2:22.74 (29.30)     2:51.93 (29.19)
        3:21.06 (29.13)     3:50.06 (29.00)
        4:19.22 (29.16)     4:48.28 (29.06)
        5:17.27 (28.99)     5:46.29 (29.02)
        6:15.24 (28.95)     6:44.40 (29.16)
        7:13.37 (28.97)     7:42.34 (28.97)
        8:11.50 (29.16)     8:40.43 (28.93)
        9:09.41 (28.98)     9:38.31 (28.90)
       10:07.21 (28.90)    10:36.00 (28.79)
       11:04.80 (28.80)    11:33.58 (28.78)
       12:02.42 (28.84)    12:31.26 (28.84)
       13:00.02 (28.76)    13:28.78 (28.76)
       13:57.83 (29.05)    14:26.96 (29.13)
       14:56.00 (29.04)    15:25.20 (29.20)    15:52.80 (27.60)
  8 Tamila Holub     FR NC State         16:00.14   15:54.44         11  
    r:+0.81  26.79        55.94 (29.15)
        1:25.22 (29.28)     1:54.41 (29.19)
        2:23.69 (29.28)     2:52.87 (29.18)
        3:21.74 (28.87)     3:50.90 (29.16)
        4:20.14 (29.24)     4:49.32 (29.18)
        5:17.97 (28.65)     5:46.99 (29.02)
        6:15.85 (28.86)     6:44.73 (28.88)
        7:13.46 (28.73)     7:42.17 (28.71)
        8:10.86 (28.69)     8:39.57 (28.71)
        9:08.38 (28.81)     9:37.27 (28.89)
       10:06.20 (28.93)    10:35.00 (28.80)
       11:04.04 (29.04)    11:33.28 (29.24)
       12:02.34 (29.06)    12:31.69 (29.35)
       13:00.73 (29.04)    13:29.96 (29.23)
       13:58.96 (29.00)    14:28.27 (29.31)
       14:57.44 (29.17)    15:26.72 (29.28)    15:54.44 (27.72)

200 Back

It hasn’t been the best week for Cal junior Kathleen Baker. Last year she won three individual NCAA titles. This year, she had yet to win an individual title. What is the best way to exorcise those demons and end the frustration?

An American Record.

Baker and many others had knocked on the door of that 200 back record for many years. Elizabeth Pelton originally set the record at the 2013 NCAA’s at 1:47.84.

Baker finally broke through and swam a 1:47.30 in the event, moving from third to first all-time.

Baker swam away from Kentucky’s Asia Seidt (1:49.24) and Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson (1:49.27) who finished second and third.

Seidt and Nelson moved up to sixth and seventh all-time in the event.

Texas A&M’s Lisa Bratton (1:50.74), Michigan’s Clara Smiddy (1:50.80), Kentucky’s Ali Galyer (1:51.15), Georgia’s Kylie Stewart (1:51.75) and Stanford’s Janet Hu (1:52.76) also swam in the championship final.

Cal now has eight total titles in the 200 back, breaking the tie with Texas. Baker joins Natalie Coughlin (2001-2003), Helen Silver (2006), Elizabeth Pelton (2013), Missy Franklin (2015) and herself (2017) as winners in the event for the Golden Bears.

 Event 16  Women 200 Yard Backstroke
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 1:47.84  3/21/2013 Elizabeth Pelton, California
     American: A 1:47.84  3/21/2013 Elizabeth Pelton, California
    U.S. Open: O 1:47.84  3/21/2013 Elizabeth Pelton, California
         Meet: C 1:47.84  3/21/2013 Elizabeth Pelton, California
         Pool: P 1:49.33  3/17/2018 Beata Nelson, Wisconsin-WI
                 1:50.99  AUTO NCAA A Standard
                 1:59.19  CONS NCAA B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Kathleen Baker   JR California        1:49.57    1:47.30N        20  
    r:+0.63  25.17        52.31 (27.14)
        1:19.47 (27.16)     1:47.30 (27.83)
  2 Asia Seidt       SO Kentucky          1:49.64    1:49.24P        17  
    r:+0.65  25.90        53.68 (27.78)
        1:21.56 (27.88)     1:49.24 (27.68)
  3 Beata Nelson     SO Wisconsin         1:49.33    1:49.27P        16  
    r:+0.67  25.56        53.20 (27.64)
        1:21.13 (27.93)     1:49.27 (28.14)
  4 Lisa Bratton     SR Texas A&M         1:51.18    1:50.74         15  
    r:+0.73  26.50        54.42 (27.92)
        1:22.55 (28.13)     1:50.74 (28.19)
  5 Clara Smiddy     SR Michigan          1:50.82    1:50.80         14  
    r:+0.62  26.20        53.98 (27.78)
        1:22.31 (28.33)     1:50.80 (28.49)
  6 Ali Galyer       SO Kentucky          1:50.16    1:51.15         13  
    r:+0.63  26.16        54.07 (27.91)
        1:22.54 (28.47)     1:51.15 (28.61)
  7 Kylie Stewart    SR Georgia           1:51.07    1:51.75         12  
    r:+0.65  26.18        54.36 (28.18)
        1:23.18 (28.82)     1:51.75 (28.57)
  8 Janet Hu         SR Stanford          1:50.13    1:52.76         11  
    r:+0.56  26.06        54.59 (28.53)
        1:23.53 (28.94)     1:52.76 (29.23)

100 Free

Stanford senior Simone Manuel swam the second fastest 100 free ever on Saturday night at the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. Manuel swam a 45.65 to get just off her 45.56 American Record she set last year at NCAA’s.

Manuel is still the only swimmer to break 46 seconds in the event as Mallory Comerford of Louisville was second in the final at 46.20 and Cal junior Abbey Weitzeil was third at 46.74.

Comerford is now second all-time in the event as she moves ahead of Weitzeil in the all-time rankings. Siobhan Haughey of Michigan was fourth in the race and is now tenth all-time with a 46.91. Texas A&M senior Beryl Gastaldello became the eleventh swimmer to break 47 seconds in the event as she was fifth at 46.98.

Tennessee’s Erika Brown (47.08), Auburn’s Aly Tetzloff (47.58) and Cal’s Amy Bilquist (47.82) also competed in the championship final.

Stanford now has ten titles in the 100 free. Manuel joins Jenna Johnson (1986, 1987), Jenny Thompson (1992-1995), Claudia Franco (1996) and herself (2015, 2017) as winners in the event.

Manuel also is the third swimmer to win the event three times, joining Texas’ Leigh Ann Fetter (1989-1991) and SMU’s Martina Moravcova (1997-1999) as three-time winners. Georgia’s Kara Lynn Joyce (2004-2007) and Thompson also won the event four times.

 Event 17  Women 100 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 45.56  3/18/2017 Simone Manuel, Stanford
     American: A 45.56  3/18/2017 Simone Manuel, Stanford
    U.S. Open: O 45.56  3/18/2017 Simone Manuel, Stanford
         Meet: C 45.56  3/18/2017 Simone Manuel, Stanford
         Pool: P 45.65  3/17/2018 Simone Manuel, Stanford-PC
                 47.53  AUTO NCAA A Standard
                 49.99  CONS NCAA B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Simone Manuel    SR Stanford            47.08      45.65P        20  
    r:+0.67  21.76        45.65 (23.89)
  2 Mallory Comerfo  JR Louisville          46.88      46.20         17  
    r:+0.65  22.44        46.20 (23.76)
  3 Abbey Weitzeil   SO California          47.28      46.74         16  
    r:+0.65  22.31        46.74 (24.43)
  4 Siobhan Haughey  JR Michigan            47.28      46.91         15  
    r:+0.70  22.63        46.91 (24.28)
  5 Beryl Gastaldel  SR Texas A&M           47.36      46.98         14  
    r:+0.61  22.61        46.98 (24.37)
  6 Erika Brown      SO Tennessee           47.29      47.08         13  
    r:+0.69  22.68        47.08 (24.40)
  7 Alyssa Tetzloff  JR Auburn              47.17      47.58         12  
    r:+0.61  22.51        47.58 (25.07)
  8 Amy Bilquist     JR California          47.45      47.82         11  
    r:+0.67  22.76        47.82 (25.06)

200 Breast

Last night, she said she was sick of seeing a 2:03.

Tonight, she didn’t see a 2:03. Indiana junior Lilly King roared through the 200 breast final with a 2:02.60. She was the first to break 2:04, and now she is the first to break 2:03.

Texas A&M senior and fellow Indiana native Bethany Galat almost joined her in the 2:02 club as she was second at 2:03.26. She also moves to second all-time in the event.

Texas A&M’s four finalists fared well with Galat getting second, Sydney Pickrem (2:05.79) getting third, Anna Belousova (2:07.26) getting sixth and Esther Gonzalez Medina (2:08.20) getting eighth.

Michigan’s Miranda Tucker (2:06.73), Kentucky’s Bailey Bonnett (2:07.22) and Minnesota’s Lindsey Kozelsky (2:07.69) also swam in the championship final.

King has now won three NCAA titles in the 200 breast as she joins Kristine Quance (1994, 1996, 1997) of USC, Kristy Kowal (1998-2000) of Georgia, Tara Kirk (2002-2004) of Stanford, and Rebecca Soni (2006-2009) of USC as winners of three.

 Event 18  Women 200 Yard Breaststroke
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 2:03.18  3/18/2017 Lilly King, Indiana
     American: A 2:03.18  3/18/2017 Lilly King, Indiana
    U.S. Open: O 2:03.18  3/18/2017 Lilly King, Indiana
         Meet: C 2:03.18  3/18/2017 Lilly King, Indiana
         Pool: P 2:04.68  2/17/2018 Lillia King, Indiana
                 2:07.18  AUTO NCAA A Standard
                 2:15.99  CONS NCAA B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Lilly King       JR Indiana           2:05.49    2:02.60N        20  
    r:+0.65  26.96        58.39 (31.43)
        1:30.56 (32.17)     2:02.60 (32.04)
  2 Bethany Galat    SR Texas A&M         2:07.10    2:03.26P        17  
    r:+0.60  28.63      1:00.09 (31.46)
        1:31.58 (31.49)     2:03.26 (31.68)
  3 Sydney Pickrem   JR Texas A&M         2:06.61    2:05.79         16  
    r:+0.71  28.79      1:00.76 (31.97)
        1:33.07 (32.31)     2:05.79 (32.72)
  4 Miranda Tucker   SO Michigan          2:07.85    2:06.73         15  
    r:+0.65  28.87      1:01.20 (32.33)
        1:33.64 (32.44)     2:06.73 (33.09)
  5 Bailey Bonnett   FR Kentucky          2:07.68    2:07.22         14  
    r:+0.70  29.00      1:01.21 (32.21)
        1:34.19 (32.98)     2:07.22 (33.03)
  6 Anna Belousova   SO Texas A&M         2:07.99    2:07.26         13  
    r:+0.64  29.37      1:01.53 (32.16)
        1:34.51 (32.98)     2:07.26 (32.75)
  7 Lindsey Kozelsk  SO Minnesota         2:07.75    2:07.69         12  
    r:+0.68  28.22      1:00.73 (32.51)
        1:33.96 (33.23)     2:07.69 (33.73)
  8 Esther Gonzalez  SR Texas A&M         2:08.01    2:08.20         11  
    r:+0.70  29.73      1:02.18 (32.45)
        1:34.96 (32.78)     2:08.20 (33.24)

200 Fly

Stanford junior Ella Eastin has had herself quite an NCAA Championships. Eastin broke two American Records in the IM races, and added a third individual title with a win in the 200 fly on Saturday night at Ohio State.

Eastin swam a 1:50.01 which was a little off her 1:49.51 NCAA record from Pac-12’s last month. Eastin went 1-2 with Stanford teammate Katie Drabot, who has quietly had a phenomenal meet. Drabot was second in the final at 1:51.73, as she stays eighth all-time in the event.

Early leader Louise Hansson of USC was out blazing the first 100 but faded to third with a 1:52.25.

Cal’s Katie McLaughlin (1:52.64), Georgia’s Megan Kinglsey (1:52.66), USC’s Maddie Wright (1:53.40), Louisville’s Grace Oglesby (1:53.46) and Michigan’s Vanessa Krause (1:54.08) also competed in the championship final.

This is Stanford’s 12th overall 200 fly NCAA title as Eastin joins Janel Jorgensen (1990, 1993), Summer Sanders (1991, 1992), Misty Hyman (1998, 2001), Shelly Ripple (2002) and Elaine Breeden (2007, 2009, 2010) as winners for the Cardinal. This is Eastin’s second straight win in the event.

 Event 19  Women 200 Yard Butterfly
=========================================================================
         NCAA: N 1:49.51  2/24/2018 Ella Eastin, Stanford
     American: A 1:49.51  2/24/2018 Ella Eastin, Stanford
    U.S. Open: O 1:49.51  2/24/2018 Ella Eastin, Stanford
         Meet: C 1:50.61  3/19/2016 Kelsi Worrell, Louisville
         Pool: P 1:51.02  12/4/2010 Katinka Hosszu, Southern Cali
                 1:53.80  AUTO NCAA A Standard
                 1:59.59  CONS NCAA B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Ella Eastin      JR Stanford          1:51.76    1:50.01C        20  
    r:+0.70  25.21        53.32 (28.11)
        1:21.50 (28.18)     1:50.01 (28.51)
  2 Katie Drabot     SO Stanford          1:52.23    1:51.73         17  
    r:+0.72  25.05        53.50 (28.45)
        1:22.36 (28.86)     1:51.73 (29.37)
  3 Louise Hansson   SO USC               1:53.28    1:52.25         16  
    r:+0.72  24.52        52.54 (28.02)
        1:21.62 (29.08)     1:52.25 (30.63)
  4 Katie McLaughli  JR California        1:53.16    1:52.64         15  
    r:+0.70  25.38        53.68 (28.30)
        1:22.59 (28.91)     1:52.64 (30.05)
  5 Megan Kingsley   SR Georgia           1:53.14    1:52.66         14  
    r:+0.64  25.20        53.88 (28.68)
        1:22.84 (28.96)     1:52.66 (29.82)
  6 Maddie Wright    JR USC               1:53.17    1:53.40         13  
    r:+0.74  25.71        54.63 (28.92)
        1:24.09 (29.46)     1:53.40 (29.31)
  7 Grace Oglesby    SO Louisville        1:53.16    1:53.46         12  
    r:+0.65  25.76        54.62 (28.86)
        1:23.61 (28.99)     1:53.46 (29.85)
  8 Vanessa Krause   SO Michigan          1:53.31    1:54.08         11  
    r:+0.64  25.90        54.70 (28.80)
        1:24.28 (29.58)     1:54.08 (29.80)

Platform Diving

Northwestern junior Olivia Rosendahl won the platform diving title for the second year in a row with 346.15 points. Rosendahl’s win last year was the first ever for Northwestern Women’s Swimming and Diving, and she successfully defended her title in 2018 ahead of Texas’ Samantha Bromberg (335.30).

The impressive part? Northwestern doesn’t have a tower at their home pool.

That is like a swimmer winning an Olympic gold medal without having a 50m pool to train in.

UCLA’s Eloise Belanger (300.65), Purdue’s Lexi Vincent (297.90), Ohio State’s Lara Tarvit (296.80), Hawaii’s Madison Sthamann (292.60), Indiana’s Jessica Parratto (291.35) and Nebraska’s Abigail Knapton (286.15) also competed in the top eight championship final.

 Event 20  Women Platform Diving
=========================================================================
         Meet: C 396.75  3/23/2013 Haley Ishimatsu, Southern Cal
                 225.00  AUTO NCAA A Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Olivia Rosendahl JR Northwestern       293.60     346.15         20  
  2 Samantha Brombe  JR Texas              327.15     335.30         17  
  3 Eloise Belanger  JR UCLA               263.95     300.65         16  
  4 Alexis Vincent   JR Purdue             261.80     297.90         15  
  5 Lara Tarvit      SO Ohio State         276.40     296.80         14  
  6 Madison Sthaman  SR Hawaii             265.35     292.60         13  
  7 Jessica Parratto JR Indiana            353.30     291.35         12  
  8 Abigail Knapton  SO Nebraska           300.10     286.15         11

400 Free Relay

The Stanford Cardinal had history on the line as they had a chance to become only the third team to win all five relays at an NCAA Championships, as well as become the third school to win 13 total titles in a single NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships.

Stanford joins 2005 Georgia and 2008 Arizona as winners of all five relays, and joins Florida (1982-1988) and Stanford (1993) to win 13 total titles in a single meet.

The Stanford Cardinal capped off the historic meet with a 3:07.94 and a 45.47 anchor from Simone Manuel. They were a little off the record they set last year at 3:07.61. Janet Hu (47.49), Ella Eastin (47.13), Katie Drabot (47.85) and Manuel (45.47) swam for the Cardinal.

It wasn’t easy though as Cal gave them everything they could handle as they were second at 3:08.05.

Amy Bilquist (47.59), Abbey Weitzeil (46.37), Kathleen Baker (47.21) and Katie McLaughlin (46.88) swam for the Golden Bears.

There was a big race for third in the relay that eventually went to Virginia at 3:10.50. They out-touched Louisville (3:10.53) and Michigan (3:10.73) in the end.

Tennessee (3:11.89), Texas (3:12.50) and Texas A&M (3:13.10) also swam in the championship final.

The fastest splits in the field came from Manuel, Weitzeil, McLaughlin and Mallory Comerford (46.67).

Stanford now has thirteen total 400 free relay titles. The Cardinal previously won the relay in 1982, 1987, 1992, 1994-1997, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017.

 Event 21  Women 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
==================================================================================
         NCAA: N 3:07.61  3/18/2017 Stanford
                          S Manuel, K Ledecky, J Hu, L Neal
     American: A 3:07.61  3/18/2017 Stanford
                          S Manuel, K Ledecky, J Hu, L Neal
    U.S. Open: O 3:07.61  3/18/2017 Stanford
                          S Manuel, K Ledecky, J Hu, L Neal
         Meet: C 3:07.61  3/17/2017 Stanford
                          S Manuel, K Ledecky, J Hu, L Neal
         Pool: P 3:10.96  2/17/2018 Michigan
                          C Deloof, S Haughey, D Pyshnenko, G Deloof
                 3:15.43  AUTO NCAA A Standard
                 3:16.93  CONS NCAA B Standard
    School                        Prelims     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
                                === A - Final ===                                 
 
  1 Stanford                      3:11.15    3:07.94P        40  
     1) Janet Hu SR                   2) r:0.12 Ella Eastin JR        
     3) r:0.27 Katie Drabot SO        4) r:0.39 Simone Manuel SR      
    r:+0.57  22.75        47.49 (47.49)
        1:10.14 (22.65)     1:34.62 (47.13)
        1:57.57 (22.95)     2:22.47 (47.85)
        2:44.09 (21.62)     3:07.94 (45.47)
  2 California                    3:11.23    3:08.05P        34  
     1) Amy Bilquist JR               2) r:0.26 Abbey Weitzeil SO     
     3) r:0.25 Kathleen Baker JR      4) r:0.26 Katie McLaughlin JR   
    r:+0.67  22.68        47.59 (47.59)
        1:09.09 (21.50)     1:33.96 (46.37)
        1:56.32 (22.36)     2:21.17 (47.21)
        2:43.23 (22.06)     3:08.05 (46.88)
  3 Virginia                      3:12.41    3:10.50P        32  
     1) Morgan Hill SO                2) r:0.42 Laine Reed SR         
     3) r:0.15 Kyla Valls FR          4) r:0.02 Caitlin Cooper SR     
    r:+0.65  23.23        48.23 (48.23)
        1:11.00 (22.77)     1:35.63 (47.40)
        1:58.08 (22.45)     2:23.10 (47.47)
        2:45.30 (22.20)     3:10.50 (47.40)
  4 Louisville                    3:11.51    3:10.53P        30  
     1) Mallory Comerford JR          2) r:0.11 Lainey Visscher SO    
     3) r:0.10 Arina Openysheva FR    4) r:0.33 Casey Fanz SO         
    r:+0.65  22.53        46.67 (46.67)
        1:09.15 (22.48)     1:34.81 (48.14)
        1:57.38 (22.57)     2:22.60 (47.79)
        2:45.38 (22.78)     3:10.53 (47.93)
  5 Michigan                      3:11.88    3:10.73P        28  
     1) Gabby Deloof SR               2) r:0.30 Catie Deloof JR       
     3) r:0.44 Siobhan Haughey JR     4) r:0.34 Daria Pyshnenko FR    
    r:+0.70  23.01        47.91 (47.91)
        1:10.74 (22.83)     1:35.66 (47.75)
        1:58.30 (22.64)     2:22.72 (47.06)
        2:45.27 (22.55)     3:10.73 (48.01)
  6 Tennessee                     3:12.46    3:11.89         26  
     1) Erika Brown SO                2) r:0.28 Meghan Small SO       
     3) r:0.30 Bailey Grinter FR      4) r:0.37 Stanzi Moseley SO     
    r:+0.68  22.85        47.79 (47.79)
        1:10.44 (22.65)     1:35.61 (47.82)
        1:58.73 (23.12)     2:23.99 (48.38)
        2:46.99 (23.00)     3:11.89 (47.90)
  7 Texas                         3:12.63    3:12.50         24  
     1) Claire Adams SO               2) r:0.14 Rebecca Millard SR    
     3) r:0.24 Brooke Hansen JR       4) r:0.32 Anelise Diener JR     
    r:+0.74  23.00        47.67 (47.67)
        1:10.05 (22.38)     1:35.36 (47.69)
        1:58.45 (23.09)     2:23.99 (48.63)
        2:46.80 (22.81)     3:12.50 (48.51)
  8 Texas A&M                     3:12.66    3:13.10         22  
     1) Beryl Gastaldello SR          2) r:0.26 Claire Rasmus JR      
     3) r:0.42 Katie Portz SO         4) r:0.26 Kristin Malone SR     
    r:+0.64  22.80        47.11 (47.11)
        1:10.43 (23.32)     1:35.42 (48.31)
        1:59.01 (23.59)     2:24.49 (49.07)
        2:47.36 (22.87)     3:13.10 (48.61)
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    Danielle

    How can we watch the final day?

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