Stanford Tears Up American and NCAA Record in 200 Medley Relay; Simone Manuel Splits 20.45

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The Stanford Cardinal, California Golden Bears and the Indiana Hoosiers swam the three fastest 200 medley relays in history as the Cardinal touched first at 1:33.11. Cal was second at 1:33.85 and Indiana was third at 1:33.89. All three schools swam faster than the fastest time ever that Cal set at 1:34.10 from the 2017 NCAA’s.

Ally Howe (23.54), Kim Williams (26.50), Janet Hu (22.62) and Simone Manuel (20.45) swam for Stanford as Manuel had the fastest freestyle split in history with her 20.45 anchor leg.

Cal was second with Kathleen Baker (23.56), Abbey Weitzeil (26.68), Noemie Thomas (22.66) and Amy Bilquist (20.95) to move to second fastest in history.

Indiana swam Ally Rockett (23.54), Lilly King (25.38), Christie Jensen (23.18) and Grace Haskett (21.79) for third place as King had the fastest breaststroke split ever with her time.

Texas A&M (1:35.57), Louisville (1:35.70), Minnesota (1:36.03), Southern California (1:36.44) and Texas (1:36.49) also swam in the championship final.

All of the fastest splits came from the top three schools except USC’s Louise Hansson who swam a 22.33 butterfly split.

This is Stanford’s 14th overall 200 medley relay title. They previously won titles in 1983, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2014 and 2016.

 Event 14  Women 200 Yard Medley Relay
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         NCAA: N 1:34.10  3/17/2017 California
                          K Baker, A Weitzeil, N Thomas, F Osman
     American: A 1:34.15  2/24/2016 Stanford
                          A Howe, S Haase, J Hu, L Neal
    U.S. Open: O 1:34.10  3/17/2017 California
                          K Baker, A Weitzeil, N Thomas, F Osman
         Meet: C 1:34.10  3/17/2017 California
                          K Baker, A Weitzeil, N Thomas, F Osman
         Pool: P 1:35.12  3/16/2018 Indiana, Indiana-IN
                          A Rockett, L King, C Jensen, G Haskett
                 1:36.89  AUTO NCAA A Standard
                 1:37.51  CONS NCAA B Standard
    School                        Prelims     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
                                === A - Final ===                                 
 
  1 Stanford                      1:36.02    1:33.11N        40  
     1) Ally Howe SR                  2) r:0.00 Kim Williams JR       
     3) r:0.29 Janet Hu SR            4) r:0.18 Simone Manuel SR      
    r:+0.68  23.54        50.04 (26.50)
        1:12.66 (22.62)     1:33.11 (20.45)
  2 California                    1:35.55    1:33.85N        34  
     1) Kathleen Baker JR             2) r:0.14 Abbey Weitzeil SO     
     3) r:0.26 Noemie Thomas SR       4) r:0.17 Amy Bilquist JR       
    r:+0.64  23.56        50.24 (26.68)
        1:12.90 (22.66)     1:33.85 (20.95)
  3 Indiana                       1:35.12    1:33.89N        32  
     1) Ally Rockett SR               2) r:0.32 Lilly King JR         
     3) r:0.16 Christie Jensen JR     4) r:-0.02 Grace Haskett FR     
    r:+0.73  23.54        48.92 (25.38)
        1:12.10 (23.18)     1:33.89 (21.79)
  4 TAMU                          1:36.28    1:35.57         30  
     1) Lisa Bratton SR               2) r:0.14 Jorie Caneta SR       
     3) r:0.09 Jing Quah FR           4) r:0.17 Beryl Gastaldello SR  
    r:+0.69  24.29        51.21 (26.92)
        1:14.55 (23.34)     1:35.57 (21.02)
  5 Louisville                    1:37.01    1:35.70         28  
     1) Alina Kendzior JR             2) r:0.03 Mariia Astashkina FR  
     3) r:0.03 Grace Oglesby SO       4) r:0.05 Lainey Visscher SO    
    r:+0.60  24.36        51.37 (27.01)
        1:14.13 (22.76)     1:35.70 (21.57)
  6 Minnesota                     1:36.05    1:36.03         26  
     1) Tevyn Waddell SO              2) r:0.23 Lindsey Kozelsky SO   
     3) r:0.34 Danielle Nack SR       4) r:0.29 Zoe Avestruz JR       
    r:+0.60  24.52        51.02 (26.50)
        1:14.02 (23.00)     1:36.03 (22.01)
  7 USC                           1:36.20    1:36.44         24  
     1) Hannah Weiss SR               2) r:0.37 Riley Scott JR        
     3) r:0.18 Louise Hansson SO      4) r:0.21 Marta Ciesla FR       
    r:+0.58  24.54        52.05 (27.51)
        1:14.38 (22.33)     1:36.44 (22.06)
  8 Texas                         1:37.04    1:36.49         22  
     1) Claire Adams SO               2) r:0.20 Kennedy Lohman SO     
     3) r:0.17 Remedy Rule JR         4) r:0.21 Rebecca Millard SR    
    r:+0.66  24.12        51.40 (27.28)
        1:15.01 (23.61)     1:36.49 (21.48)
    Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 14                     
 
  1. Stanford                          414   2. California                        268
  3. Texas A&M                         186   4. Texas                             171
  5. Louisville                        168   6. Michigan                          150
  7. Tennessee                       137.5   8. Minnesota                         134
  9. Indiana                           124  10. Virginia                          106
 11. Southern Cal                       83  12. Georgia                            82
 13. Ohio St                            81  14. Missouri                           72
 15. Wisconsin                          62  16. Auburn                           51.5
 17. Arizona                            45  18. South Carolina                     44
 19. Kentucky                           41  20. NC State                           37
 21. University of Nevada               33  22. Arkansas                           30
 23. Purdue                             29  24. Arizona St                         27
 25. UNC                                25  26. Northwestern                       20
 26. Denver                             20  28. UCLA                               15
 28. Alabama                            15  28. Eastern Mich                       15
 31. Miami University                   14  32. Hawaii                             12
 33. Virginia Tech                      11  33. Florida                            11
 35. Penn St                             9  36. Louisiana State University          8
 37. Rutgers                             6  38. Florida St                          3
 39. Duke                                2  39. University of Miami                 2
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2 comments

  1. Tina Neill

    Stanford is speedy in their Speedo suits.

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