Stanford Tops NCAA, American Record in 400 Medley Relay To Close Night

Hu, Janet
Photo Courtesy: David Farr

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Stanford followed up Ella Eastin’s NCAA and American record in the 200-yard IM with an American and NCAA mark in the women’s 400-yard medley relay at the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Ally Howe (51.89), Sarah Haase (57.02), Janet Hu (50.65) and Lia Neal (46.58) threw down a blistering time of 3:26.14.  That swim lowered their own NCAA and American record of 3:26.25 they just set at Pac 12s last month.

That’s Stanford’s NCAA-record 12th victory in the event’s history.

Previous Stanford Winners:

1987 Stanford (Michelle Donahue, Susie Rapp, Jenna Johnson, Aimee Berzins), 3:38.17
1990 Stanford (Dede Trimble, Lori Heisick, Suzy Buckovich, Janel Jorgensen), 3:38.84
1991 Stanford (Janel Jorgensen, Lori Heisick, Summer Sanders, Suzy Buckovich), 3:39.51
1992 Stanford (Lea Loveless, Lori Heisick, Summer Sanders, Janel Jorgensen), 3:35.64
1993 Stanford (Lea Loveless, Lori Heisick, Janel Jorgensen, Lisa Jacob), 3:37.27
1998 Stanford (Catherine Fox, Elin Austevoll, Misty Hyman, Siobhan Cropper), 3:33.61
1999 Stanford (Shelly Ripple, Elin Austevoll, Misty Hyman, Catherine Fox), 3:33.75
2001 Stanford (Shelly Ripple, Tara Kirk, Misty Hyman, Siobhan Cropper), 3:32.43
2002 Stanford (Amy Wagner, Tara Kirk, Shelly Ripple, Lacey Boutwell), 3:31.74
2014 Stanford (Maya DiRado, Katie Olsen, Felicia Lee, Lia Neal) 3:27.51
2015 Stanford (Ally Howe, Katie Olsen, Janet Hu, Simone Manuel) 3:26.41

Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell uncorked a 49.31 butterfly split, just off her record 49.25 split from this morning, as the Cardinals’ Alina Kendzior (52.71), Andee Cottrell (58.23), Worrell (49.31) and Mallory Comerford (47.33) took second in 3:27.58.

Virginia’s Courtney Bartholomew (50.95), Laura Simon (57.78), Kaitlyn Jones (52.34) and Ellen Thomas (47.15) picked up third in 3:28.22.

Notably, Indiana’s Lilly King unloaded a 56.74 breaststroke leg for the Hoosiers.

                               === A - Final ===                                 
 
  1 Stanford                      3:28.10    3:26.14N        40  
     1) Ally Howe SO                  2) r:0.27 Sarah Haase SR        
     3) r:0.44 Janet Hu SO            4) r:0.26 Lia Neal JR           
    r:+0.77  25.39        51.89 (51.89)
        1:18.58 (26.69)     1:48.91 (57.02)
        2:12.02 (23.11)     2:39.56 (50.65)
        3:01.85 (22.29)     3:26.14 (46.58)
  2 Louisville                    3:28.24    3:27.58P        34  
     1) Alina Kendzior FR             2) r:0.16 Andee Cottrell JR     
     3) r:0.11 Kelsi Worrell SR       4) r:0.07 Mallory Comerford FR  
    r:+0.61  25.53        52.71 (52.71)
        1:19.71 (27.00)     1:50.94 (58.23)
        2:13.69 (22.75)     2:40.25 (49.31)
        3:02.80 (22.55)     3:27.58 (47.33)
  3 Virginia                      3:30.00    3:28.22         32  
     1) Courtney Bartholomew SR       2) r:0.16 Laura Simon JR        
     3) r:0.37 Kaitlyn Jones JR       4) r:0.09 Ellen Thomas JR       
    r:+0.73  24.95        50.95 (50.95)
        1:17.95 (27.00)     1:48.73 (57.78)
        2:12.84 (24.11)     2:41.07 (52.34)
        3:03.62 (22.55)     3:28.22 (47.15)
  4 Georgia                       3:29.89    3:29.54         30  
     1) Olivia Smoliga JR             2) r:0.15 Emily Cameron JR      
     3) r:0.16 Kylie Stewart SO       4) r:0.39 Hali Flickinger SR    
    r:+0.72  25.10        51.30 (51.30)
        1:19.13 (27.83)     1:50.69 (59.39)
        2:14.45 (23.76)     2:41.89 (51.20)
        3:04.62 (22.73)     3:29.54 (47.65)
  5 USC                           3:29.89    3:29.69         28  
     1) Hannah Weiss SO               2) r:0.16 Riley Scott FR        
     3) r:0.29 Kendyl Stewart SR      4) r:0.29 Anika Apostalon JR    
    r:+0.59  25.14        52.33 (52.33)
        1:20.04 (27.71)     1:51.82 (59.49)
        2:14.90 (23.08)     2:42.55 (50.73)
        3:04.91 (22.36)     3:29.69 (47.14)
  6 Missouri                      3:30.55    3:29.70         26  
     1) Nadine Laemmler JR            2) r:0.26 Abby Duncan SR        
     3) r:0.22 Anna Patterson SR      4) r:0.16 Hannah Stevens SO     
    r:+0.62  25.33        51.75 (51.75)
        1:18.47 (26.72)     1:49.57 (57.82)
        2:13.69 (24.12)     2:41.64 (52.07)
        3:04.19 (22.55)     3:29.70 (48.06)
  7 Indiana                       3:29.85    3:30.13         24  
     1) Marie Chamberlain SO          2) r:0.27 Lilly King FR         
     3) r:0.37 Gia Dalesandro JR      4) r:0.40 Kennedy Goss SO       
    r:+0.52  25.19        52.84 (52.84)
        1:19.07 (26.23)     1:49.58 (56.74)
        2:13.75 (24.17)     2:41.56 (51.98)
        3:05.15 (23.59)     3:30.13 (48.57)
  8 Arizona                       3:30.07    3:31.09         22  
     1) Annie Ochitwa FR              2) r:0.20 Emma Schoettmer SR    
     3) r:0.38 Mackenzie Rumrill FR   4) r:0.20 Katrina Konopka FR    
    r:+0.68  24.81        51.23 (51.23)
        1:18.62 (27.39)     1:50.50 (59.27)
        2:14.23 (23.73)     2:42.86 (52.36)
        3:05.40 (22.54)     3:31.09 (48.23)
 
                                === B - Final ===                                 
 
  9 Tex AM                        3:30.85    3:29.61         18  
     1) Lisa Bratton SO               2) r:0.48 Bethany Galat SO      
     3) r:0.26 Sarah Gibson JR        4) r:0.27 Beryl Gastaldello SO  
    r:+0.61  26.00        52.70 (52.70)
        1:20.62 (27.92)     1:52.03 (59.33)
        2:15.32 (23.29)     2:42.24 (50.21)
        3:04.79 (22.55)     3:29.61 (47.37)
 10 California                    3:31.04    3:30.36         14  
     1) Amy Bilquist FR               2) r:0.25 Marina Garcia Unqui JR
     3) r:0.08 Noemie Thomas SO       4) r:0.19 Kathleen Baker FR     
    r:+0.78  25.13        51.48 (51.48)
        1:19.38 (27.90)     1:51.41 (59.93)
        2:14.44 (23.03)     2:41.99 (50.58)
        3:04.83 (22.84)     3:30.36 (48.37)
 11 NC State                      3:32.45    3:30.52         12  
     1) Alexia Zevnik JR              2) r:0.36 Kayla Brumbaum JR     
     3) r:0.35 Natalie Labonge JR     4) r:0.24 Courtney Caldwell FR  
    r:+0.69  25.05        51.14 (51.14)
        1:18.81 (27.67)     1:50.60 (59.46)
        2:14.55 (23.95)     2:42.66 (52.06)
        3:05.56 (22.90)     3:30.52 (47.86)
 12 UNC                           3:32.96    3:32.92         10  
     1) Caroline Baldwin SO           2) r:0.24 Rachel Canty SR       
     3) r:0.16 Hellen Moffitt JR      4) r:0.32 Sarah Hitchens JR     
    r:+0.63  25.30        52.70 (52.70)
        1:21.16 (28.46)   1:53.84 (1:01.14)
        2:17.24 (23.40)     2:44.31 (50.47)
        3:07.42 (23.11)     3:32.92 (48.61)
 13 Alabama                       3:33.45    3:33.02          8  
     1) Caroline Korst JR             2) r:0.28 Bridget Blood JR      
     3) r:0.20 Hannah Musser SO       4) r:0.38 Emma Saunders SR      
    r:+0.67  25.29        52.49 (52.49)
        1:20.23 (27.74)     1:51.57 (59.08)
        2:16.05 (24.48)     2:44.36 (52.79)
        3:07.79 (23.43)     3:33.02 (48.66)
 14 VT                            3:33.27    3:33.48          6  
     1) Klaudia Nazieblo SO           2) r:0.26 Weronika Paluszek SR  
     3) r:0.13 Margaret Gruber JR     4) r:0.20 Jessica Hespeler JR   
    r:+0.65  25.10        52.21 (52.21)
        1:19.91 (27.70)     1:51.60 (59.39)
        2:15.80 (24.20)     2:44.09 (52.49)
        3:07.76 (23.67)     3:33.48 (49.39)
 15 Texas                         3:31.50    3:34.54          4  
     1) Tasija Karosas JR             2) r:0.07 Madisyn Cox JR        
     3) r:0.30 Mimi Schneider SO      4) r:0.21 Rebecca Millard SO    
    r:+0.66  25.74        53.32 (53.32)
        1:21.83 (28.51)   1:54.20 (1:00.88)
        2:17.86 (23.66)     2:46.77 (52.57)
        3:09.74 (22.97)     3:34.54 (47.77)
 16 Ohio St                       3:32.81    3:35.31          2  
     1) Camey Rabold SR               2) r:0.29 Taylor Vargo JR       
     3) r:0.44 Liz Li SO              4) r:0.17 Annie Jongekrijg SR   
    r:+0.65  26.11        54.18 (54.18)
        1:22.68 (28.50)   1:54.52 (1:00.34)
        2:18.87 (24.35)     2:46.54 (52.02)
        3:09.81 (23.27)     3:35.31 (48.77)
                     Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 7                      
 
  1. Georgia                           174   2. California                      144.5
  3. Southern Cali                   121.5   4. Virginia                          118
  5. Texas A&M                       110.5   6. Stanford                          110
  7. Louisville                         94   8. Arizona                            71
  9. Indiana                            66   9. NC State                           66
 11. Tennessee                          54  11. Michigan                           54
 13. Ohio St                            42  14. Missouri                           40
 15. Texas                              39  16. UCLA                               37
 17. Nevada                             29  18. Wisconsin                          25
 19. UNC                                22  20. Florida                          19.5
 21. South Carolina                     17  22. Miami University (Ohio)            16
 23. Kentucky                           10  24. Alabama                             8
 24. Purdue                              8  26. University of Nebraska-Lincoln      7
 27. Penn St                             6  27. Virginia Tech                       6
 29. University of Hawaii (W)            4  29. Air Force (W)                       4
 31. Denver                              3  32. Minnesota                           2