Stanford Wins 13th NCAA Title in 200 Medley Relay

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Stanford won an NCAA-record 13th time in the women’s 200-yard medley relay at the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Stanford’s Ally Howe, Sarah Haase, Janet Hu and Lia Neal clocked in with a winning time of 1:43.81.  That’s a bit off the same foursome’s NCAA and American record time of 1:34.15 from Pac 12s last month.

That’s the 13th 200 medley win for Stanford as the squad continues to try to comeback from a disqualification in the 200 free relay last night.

Previous Stanford Wins:

1983 Stanford (Kim Carlisle, Kathy Smith, Kelly Asplund, Krissie Bush), 1:43.03
1984 Stanford (Libby Kinkead, Kathy Smith, Diana Zock, Krissie Bush), 1:42.81
1986 Stanford (Jennifer Pokluda, Kathy Smith, Jenna Johnson, Diana Zock), 1:40.22
1992 Stanford (Lea Loveless, Lori Heisick, Summer Sanders, Jenny Thompson), 1:38.68
1993 Stanford (Lea Loveless, Lori Heisick, Becky Crowe, Jenny Thompson), 1:39.52
1995 Stanford (Jessica Tong, Kerry O’Hanoln, Jenny Thompson, Claudia Franco), 1:40.88
1996 Stanford (Jessica Tong, Elin Austevoll, Suzanne Toledo, Claudia Franco), 1:40.90
1998 Stanford (Catherine Fox, Elin Austevoll, Misty Hyman, Siobhan Cropper), 1:37.80
1999 Stanford (Shelly Ripple, Whitney Leatherwood, Misty Hyman, Gabrielle Rose), 1:37.77
2001 Stanford (Shelly Ripple, Tara Kirk, Misty Hyman, Siobhan Cropper), 1:38.43
2002 Stanford (Amy Wagner, Tara Kirk, Shelly Ripple, Lacey Boutwell), 1:37.79
2014 Stanford (Felicia Lee, Katie Olsen, Nicole Stafford, Maddy Schaefer) 1:34.95

California’s Rachel Bootsma, Maria Garcia, Noemie Thomas and Farida Osman hit the wall in second with a 1:35.11, while Louisville used a 22.55 fly split from Kelsi Worrell to take third by way of Alina Kendzior, Andee Cottrell, Worrell and Mallory Comerford posting a 1:35.36.

Virginia (1:35.80), Texas A&M (1:36.27), Arizona (1:36.44), Georgia (1:36.48) and Missouri (1:36.82) also competed in the finale.

USC’s Hannah Weiss, Riley Scott, Kendyl Stewart and Kasia Wilk won the B final in 1:35.94 that would have finished fifth in the A final.  Meanwhile, Lilly King unleashed a 26.05 breaststroke leg for Indiana to finish 10th in 1:36.83.

                               === A - Final ===                                 
 
  1 Stanford                      1:35.59    1:34.81P        40  
     1) Howe, Ally SO                 2) r:0.40 Haase, Sarah SR       
     3) r:0.27 Hu, Janet SO           4) r:0.31 Neal, Lia JR          
    r:+0.73  24.16        50.54 (26.38)
        1:13.33 (22.79)     1:34.81 (21.48)
  2 California                    1:36.12    1:35.11P        34  
     1) Bootsma, Rachel SR            2) r:0.33 Garcia Urzainqurina JR
     3) r:0.33 Thomas, Noemie SO      4) r:0.40 Osman, Farida JR      
    r:+0.54  23.36        51.31 (27.95)
        1:13.99 (22.68)     1:35.11 (21.12)
  3 Louisville                    1:36.45    1:35.36P        32  
     1) Kendzior, Alina FR            2) r:0.23 Cottrell, Andee JR    
     3) r:0.37 Worrell, Kelsi SR      4) r:0.07 Comerford, Mallory FR 
    r:+0.57  24.47        51.12 (26.65)
        1:13.67 (22.55)     1:35.36 (21.69)
  4 Virginia                      1:35.70    1:35.80         30  
     1) Bartholomew, Courtney SR      2) r:0.11 Simon, Laura JR       
     3) r:0.12 Thomas, Ellen JR       4) r:0.29 Cooper, Caitlin SO    
    r:+0.69  23.95        50.94 (26.99)
        1:14.10 (23.16)     1:35.80 (21.70)
  5 Tex AM                        1:36.22    1:36.27         28  
     1) Gastaldello, Beryl SO         2) r:0.12 McMahon, Sycerika JR  
     3) r:0.18 Gibson, Sarah JR       4) r:0.13 Lupton, Lexie FR      
    r:+0.69  24.12        51.20 (27.08)
        1:13.97 (22.77)     1:36.27 (22.30)
  6 Arizona                       1:36.83    1:36.44         26  
     1) Ochitwa, Annie FR             2) r:0.21 Schoettmer, Emma SR   
     3) r:0.28 Rumrill, Mackenzie FR  4) r:0.27 Konopka, Katrina FR   
    r:+0.73  23.91        51.06 (27.15)
        1:14.74 (23.68)     1:36.44 (21.70)
  7 Georgia                       1:36.88    1:36.48         24  
     1) Smoliga, Olivia JR            2) r:0.06 Cameron, Emily JR     
     3) r:0.27 Stewart, Kylie SO      4) r:0.24 Raab, Meaghan SO      
    r:+0.74  23.72        50.94 (27.22)
        1:14.26 (23.32)     1:36.48 (22.22)
  8 Missouri                      1:36.40    1:36.82         22  
     1) Laemmler, Nadine JR           2) r:0.27 Duncan, Abby SR       
     3) r:0.29 Gehrke, Maddie FR      4) r:0.24 Patterson, Anna SR    
    r:+0.69  24.50        51.39 (26.89)
        1:14.96 (23.57)     1:36.82 (21.86)
 
                                === B - Final ===                                 
 
  9 USC                           1:37.31    1:35.94         18  
     1) Weiss, Hannah SO              2) r:0.22 Scott, Riley FR       
     3) r:0.27 Stewart, Kendyl SR     4) r:0.10 Wilk, Kasia FR        
    r:+0.60  24.16        51.61 (27.45)
        1:14.40 (22.79)     1:35.94 (21.54)
 10 Indiana                       1:36.93    1:36.83         14  
     1) Chamberlain, Marie SO         2) r:0.22 King, Lilly FR        
     3) r:0.33 Dalesandro, Gia JR     4) r:0.25 Vertigans, Grace SO   
    r:+0.51  24.51        50.56 (26.05)
        1:14.68 (24.12)     1:36.83 (22.15)
 11 NC State                      1:37.39    1:36.92         12  
     1) Koletic, Ashlyn SR            2) r:0.30 Brumbaum, Kayla JR    
     3) r:0.27 Labonge, Natalie JR    4) r:0.22 Bonnema, Riki SR      
    r:+0.58  24.43        51.72 (27.29)
        1:15.17 (23.45)     1:36.92 (21.75)
 12 Ohio St                       1:37.52    1:37.14         10  
     1) Rabold, Camey SR              2) r:0.26 Dzierzak, Rachael SR  
     3) r:0.25 Li, Liz SO             4) r:0.20 Jongekrijg, Annie SR  
    r:+0.65  24.96        52.39 (27.43)
        1:15.00 (22.61)     1:37.14 (22.14)
 13 Wisconsin                     1:37.17    1:37.43          8  
     1) Unicomb, Jessica FR           2) r:0.17 Meinholz, Anna SR     
     3) r:0.23 Grindall, Dana JR      4) r:0.16 Kinney, Chase JR      
    r:+0.55  24.65        52.57 (27.92)
        1:16.10 (23.53)     1:37.43 (21.33)
 14 Tennessee                     1:37.05    1:37.46          6  
     1) Toussaint, Kira JR            2) r:0.97 Banic, Maddy FR       
     3) r:0.15 Bruens, Harper SR      4) r:0.13 Johnson, Faith SR     
    r:+0.57  24.12        52.81 (28.69)
        1:15.89 (23.08)     1:37.46 (21.57)
 15 Texas                         1:37.49    1:37.72          4  
     1) Karosas, Tasija JR            2) r:0.25 Surhoff, Jordan JR    
     3) r:0.24 Schneider, Mimi SO     4) r:0.15 Millard, Rebecca SO   
    r:+0.57  25.01        52.62 (27.61)
        1:16.17 (23.55)     1:37.72 (21.55)
 16 UNC                           1:37.60    1:37.77          2  
     1) Baldwin, Caroline SO          2) r:0.26 Canty, Rachel SR      
     3) r:0.33 Moffitt, Hellen JR     4) r:0.30 Hitchens, Sarah JR    
    r:+0.55  24.54        52.54 (28.00)
        1:15.75 (23.21)     1:37.77 (22.02)
                     Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 14                     
 
  1. Georgia                           285   2. California                      267.5
  3. Stanford                          265   4. Texas A&M                       201.5
  5. Virginia                          196   6. Louisville                        176
  7. Southern Cali                   156.5   8. Indiana                           153
  9. Missouri                          106   9. Arizona                           106
 11. NC State                           95  12. Tennessee                          79
 13. Michigan                           74  14. Ohio St                            69
 15. UCLA                               66  16. Texas                              53
 17. Nevada                             49  18. UNC                                47
 19. Florida                          35.5  20. Minnesota                          33
 20. Wisconsin                          33  20. Miami University (Ohio)            33
 23. Purdue                             32  24. Alabama                            20
 24. Kentucky                           20  26. South Carolina                     17
 27. Penn St                            13  28. Kansas                             11
 29. Auburn                             10  29. Denver                             10
 31. Iowa                                9  32. University of Nebraska-Lincoln      7
 33. Miami (Fl)                          6  33. Virginia Tech                       6
 33. Smu                                 6  36. Air Force (W)                       4
 36. University of Hawaii (W)            4  36. Pittsburgh                          4
 39. Eastern Mich                        3  39. Lsu                                 3
 41. Umbc (W)                            2  42. Rutgers                             1
 42. Florida Gulf                        1
1 Comment

1 comment

  1. Mary Pohlmann

    We watched on television. I was especially interested in the backstroke starting platforms.

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