2017 NCAA DI Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships: Day 4 Finals Heat Sheets

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The last session of the 2017 NCAA DI Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships is already here, as Stanford is set up for its first national title since 1998. It would be the first title for Greg Meehan as a head coach, as he was a part of a couple of titles at Cal when he was an assistant to Dave Durden.

Cal and Texas A&M are solidly in second and third and the big race tonight will be between Texas and Georgia for fourth place. Only the top four schools receive team trophies so those teams will be battling back and forth all night.

Katie Ledecky will be looking for an American Record and a possible chance to be the first woman in history to dip under 15 minutes in the 1650. Leah Smith will also be looking to get close to that 15 minute barrier. Kathleen Baker will be looking for her third win of the meet in the 200 back and Lilly King will be looking to defend her title in the 200 breast.

Ella Eastin and Simone Manuel are also the top seeds in their events tonight.

It will be an exciting night of swimming and make sure to follow Swimming World for all the latest news and updates regarding the events tonight.

2017 NCAA Women’s Division 1 Championships Day 4 Finals Heat Sheets – Results

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Texas and Georgia NCAA Swimmers Fight to Finish in Top Four

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By David Rieder.

With only one session remaining at the women’s NCAA championships, there’s really not a whole lot left to be determined in the team race. Stanford, despite a rough go of it in the 200 back where neither Janet Hu or Ally Howe made the A-final, has the team title locked up, and Cal is securely in second.

The Texas A&M Aggies entered the day with a 39-point lead over Georgia for third and only extended that lead in prelims, placing four swimmers plus a relay in A-finals and finishing as the biggest over-achiever of the session. If all seeds hold in finals, the Aggies will out-score their psych sheet projections by some 31 points.

Want some team drama? Check out fourth and fifth place, which will come down to the Georgia Bulldogs and Texas Longhorns. Yes, Carol Capitani will have to get by her old squad and her mentor, Jack Bauerle, to take home one of the trophies awarded to the top four teams.

Texas beat Georgia in a dual meet earlier this season, snapping a 103-meet home winning streak, and now the championship rematch has come down to the wire. Texas was actually projected in fourth coming into the day and held serve throughout much of the morning, putting four swimmers into championship finals and two in the consols, while Georgia went two up and three down.

But things changed a bit in the final event of the session, as Georgia picked up the top seed in the women’s 400 free relay, setting up the Olivia Smoliga/Chantal Van Landeghem-led squad for a shot at ending the meet with a title, while Texas finished ninth, a quarter-second away from their shot at A-final points.

Texas can’t move up in the relay, but neither can Georgia, and the Bulldogs also have the ninth and tenth seeds in the 200 fly, another case of little potential for improvement. If all were to hold, Georgia would beat Texas, 258 to 245—but, surely, something will change.

Check out how all teams performed in the morning relative to their psych sheet seedings , courtesy of Price Fishback.

Team Current Score Day 4 Psych Sheet Day 4 Prelims Seeds +/- New Projected Score
(1) Stanford 374.5 164 139 -25 513.5
(2) Cal 255 116 104 -12 359
(3) Texas A&M 209 64 +31 +31 304
(4) Georgia 170 69 88 +13 258
(5) Texas 168 71 77 +6 245
(6) Louisville 141.5 56 51 -5 192.5
(7) NC State 117 57 71 +14 188
(8) USC 117 100 64 -36 181
(9) Michigan 111 54 66 +12 177
(10) Minn. 134 33 41 +8 175
(11) Indiana 125 45 32 -13 157
(12) Virginia 88 59 62 +3 150
(13) Missouri 116 5 12 -7 128
(14) Kentucky 61 22 48 +26 109
(15) Wisc. 59 47 44 -3 103

The Bulldogs and Longhorns should finish some 50 points ahead of sixth place, where there’s a tight bunch between Louisville, NC State, USC, Michigan and Minnesota. However, the above chart does not reflect Brooke Zeiger scratching the 1650, so the Golden Gophers figure to move down.

Louisville has been a consistent improver this week—mostly thanks to Mallory Comerford—while NC State has bounced back nicely from a rough start to the meet in the 800 free relay and 50 free. But the USC Trojans continued to struggle, underperforming by 36 points in prelims, and that team has fallen from a projected third-place finish at the start of the meet to an eighth-place projection now.

In the 11-15 range, Indiana could recoup some of those lost points in the final if Lilly King moves up from her fourth seed in the 200 breast, and Minnesota is definitely vulnerable after Zeiger’s scratch. Wisconsin, however, might have enough to hold off Arizona for 15th, even with Cierra Runge joining Zeiger as a scratch from the 1650.

Kentucky put up a dynamite three up-one down morning, positioning the Wildcats for a 14th-place finish at meet’s end. Of course, all of those individual finalists came in the 200 back, where Asia Seidt, Danielle Galyer and Ali Galyer made it into the top heat, and Bridgette Alexander will swim in the consols.

Check out a full list of ups and downs below.

Ups/downs in individual events:
Cal 4/4
Texas 4/2
Texas A&M 4/2
Stanford 3/2
Kentucky 3/1
Georgia 2/3
Indiana 2/1
NC State 2/1
Virginia 2/1
Louisville 2/0
Michigan 1/2
USC 1/2
Minnesota 1/1
UMBC 1/0
Missouri 0/3
UNC 0/2
ASU 0/1
Auburn 0/1
Denver 0/1
UCLA 0/1
VT 0/1

Ups/downs in 400 free relay:
A-final: Georgia, Stanford, USC, NC State, Cal, Texas A&M, Louisville, Wisconsin
B-final: Texas, Michigan, UNC, Auburn, Virginia, Arizona, Tennessee, UCLA

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This is how close Peter Sagan was to beating Michal Kwiatkowski at Milan-San Remo

Less than half a wheel separated the world champion from the win

The pre-race favourite this morning, Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe could not have hoped for a better scenario on the run-in to the finish of Milan-San Remo, with just two riders – Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) and Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) – for company.

Unfortunately for the Slovakian he found himself on the front of the group, and was eventually edged out in the sprint in a very close photo finish.

The finish was one of the closest in a number of years, with Sagan possibly even closer to victory than Erik Zabel was in 2004 when he was edged out by Oscar Freire after prematurely raising his arms in celebration.

>>> Brilliant Michal Kwiatkowski edges out Peter Sagan to win Milan-San Remo 2017

There were also question marks about whether Sagan dropped his chain in the final few metres of the race, with photos taken shortly after he crossed the line showing his chain half off the chainring.

However Sagan made no mention of the possible mechanical after the race, thanking his team and congratulating Kwiatkowski, who he has raced against since they were juniors, on his win.


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Injured Murray pulls out of Miami Open

Breaking news

World number one Andy Murray has pulled out of next week’s Miami Open with a right elbow injury.

A lacklustre Murray lost to Vasek Pospisil in the second round at Indian Wells last week.

The 29-year-old is expected to be fit for the start of the clay court season.

More to follow.

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Kentucky March Madness Spreading to Pool at NCAAs

Kentucky’s Asia Seidt. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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By Dan D’Addona.

March Madness is a familiar place for the Kentucky Wildcats.

On Saturday, that strong NCAA performance happened in the pool as a trio of Wildcats made the final — and another made the consolation final — in the 200-yard backstroke at the NCAA Division I women’s championships in Indianapolis.

Defending national champion Danielle Galyer used a late surge to win her heat and take the second seed in tonight’s final with a 1:49.73, trailing just NC State’s Alexia Zevnik (1:49.71).

Galyer, a senior, was joined in the final by her sister Ali Galyer, a freshman, who took the fourth seed at 1:50.53.

Another impressive freshman for the Wildcats squeaked into the final, as Asia Seidt tied for the seventh seed with Michigan’s Clara Smiddy at 1:50.86.

They are joined in the final by Cal’s Kathleen Baker (1:49.96, third seed), Indiana’s Kennedy Goss (1:50.62, fifth seed) and Texas senior Tasija Karosas (1:50.85, sixth seed).

The Wildcat trio performed so well that it pushed some big names in backstroke like Stanford’s Janet Hu, Cal’s Amy Bilquist, Texas A&M’s Lisa Bratton and Texas freshman Claire Adams into the consolation final.

Kentucky junior Bridgette Alexander took the 12th seed at 1:51.61.

Seidt finished eighth in the 200 IM (1:55.19) and 12th in the 100 backstroke (51.59), two spots ahead of Danielle Galyer (51.78).

Kentucky sophomore Geena Freriks finished 10th in the 500 freestyle (4:38.42) and 15th in the 200 free (1:45.04). Sophomore Kathryn Painter took 16th in the 400 IM (4:09.02).

The Wildcats placed 16th in the 400 medley relay (3:31.75) behind Danielle Galyer, Madison Winstead, Sedit and Freriks. Senior diver Rebecca Hamperian finished 13th on 3-meter (312.10 points) and the Wildcats just missed out coming back in the 400 freestyle relay, finishing 17th.

Of all the scorers, only Hamperian and Danielle Galyer are seniors.

Coming into the final night of the meet, Kentucky sits in 15th place with 61 points. Those points are going to rise significantly in the, giving the Wildcats plenty of momentum for the future.

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Brilliant Michal Kwiatkowski edges out Peter Sagan to win Milan-San Remo 2017

Team Sky rider wins three-up sprint ahead of Sagan and Alaphilippe

Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) took a dramatic victory in the 2017 edition of Milan-San Remo, narrowly edging out world champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) in a three-up sprint for the line.

The three riders had gone clear on the final climb of the Poggio, where Sagan launched his attack with just over a kilometre to the top of the climb.

The Slovakian rider briefly opened a gap, with Alaphilippe and Kwiatkowski digging deep to claw their way onto his back wheel

At the top of the climb, with 5.4km remaining, the gap was around 10 seconds, which only grew as Sagan carved his way down the technical descent towards the seaside resort of San Remo.

By the flamme rouge it was clear that the win would be contested by these three riders, and although Sagan must surely have fancied his chances in a sprint against Alaphilippe and Kwiatkowski, he found himself in the worst possible position, leading into the final 500m.

A few desperate flicks of the elbow yielded nothing from his two rivals, meaning that Sagan was forced to gradually raise the pace from the front of the group.

It wasn’t the ideal scenario for the world champion, but for a moment it looked as if he would be able to pull off a long sprint success, before Kwiatkowski came around Sagan’s left hand side on the Via Roma.

The final few metres to the line were agonising, and as both men threw their bikes towards the finish it was unclear who had won, with the two riders even knocking shoulders crossing the line.

But the photo finish showed a narrow victory for Kwiatkowski, with Sagan missing out by less than half a wheel, Alaphilippe in third, and the bunch, led in by Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin) coming home five seconds behind.

How it happened

The 2017 edition of Milan-San Remo got underway under clear skies in Italy’s financial capital, and once Milan’s tram tracks had been safely navigated, a ten-rider break escaped almost straight from the drop of the flag

As expected the break included a strong Italian contingent, with all four of the Italian teams in the race putting men in the break.

The move consisted of Nico Denz (Ag2r La Mondiale), Mattia Frapporti (Androni Giocattoli), Mirco Maestri (Bardiani-CSF), William Clarke and Toms Skujins (Cannondale-Drapac), Ivan Rovny (Gazprom-Rusvelo), Alan Marangoni (Nippo-Vini Fantini), Umberto Poli (Novo Nordisk), Federico Zurlo (UAE Team Emirates), Julen Amezqueta (Wilier Triestina).

Slightly surprisingly the break was not given a long leash, with the peloton keeping them within four minutes as the race made its way across the vast, flat plains of the Po Valley, heading south west towards the Passo del Turchino, where it would climb up before plunging down to the Mediterranean coast for the second half of the race.

By the time the leaders reached the coast their advantage was still hovering around the four minute mark, before steadily falling as FDJ, Quick-Step Floors, and Team Sky shared the work on the front of the peloton.

With 60km remaining, as the break reached the first of the Tre Capi, three climbs over headlands along the coast, the gap dropped towards a minute and a half.

The pattern looked set for the next few kilometres, but Ag2r La Mondiale hadn’t read the script, with Alexis Gougeard attacking off the front of the peloton on the Capo Cervo with 45km to go. Unsurprisingly there was no reaction from the peloton, as Gougeard quickly took 20 seconds on the main group, but still found himself a minute behind the break.

But the move didn’t last long, with the Frenchman struggling on the next climb of the Capo Berta, getting caught by the peloton.

Up front and distance was starting to bite, with Poli, Frapporti, and Zurlo being dropped on the Capo Berta, leaving seven men in the break with an advantage that had shrunk to less than a minute.

The next obstacle on the route was the penultimate climb of the day: the Cipressa. 5.6km long with an average gradient of 4.1 per cent and a maximum gradient of nine percent, it would provide the first real launching pad for an attack, which meant a steady ramping up of the pace as different teams raced to be the first through the right-hand turn and under the arch which signals the start of the climb.

The raising of the pace meant the the gap to the break tumbled, and by the time Team Sunweb led the peloton on to the climb the early break was over.

There wasn’t so much of an attack on the Cipressa, but Nikias Arndt (Team Sunweb) set a searing pace on the front to pulling a small group off the front. There was a moment of panic as Luke Rowe (Team Sky) tried to jump across, but BMC led the main group back.

But no sooner had that move been caught than Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal) launched a counter-attack, which was shutdown once again by the combined forces of BMC Racing and Sunweb.

With Simon Geschke and Tom Dumoulin setting a steady pace on the front any more attackers were deterred. Meanwhile Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) was one of those dropped, with only 50 and 60 riders still in the front group by the time the race reached the top of the Cipressa, and pre-race favourites Peter Sagan, Fernando Gaviria, John Degenkolb, Ben Swift, and defending champion Arnaud Démare all looking comfortable towards the front.

After a group of ten or so riders briefly opened a small gap after the descent off the Cipressa there was another chance for riders to catch their breath as Bora-Hansgrohe put a few riders in front of Peter Sagan to control the front of the peloton.

That gave an opportunity for the peloton to grow once again as riders dropped on the Cipressa were able to regain contact, but not including Cavendish.

But no sooner had the pace slackened than it was raised once again as the group raced on to the peloton, with Tom Boonen, riding his last Milan-San Remo before retirement, riding prominently in support team-mate Gaviria, but with Luke Rowe of Team Sky leading on to the Poggio.

Tom Dumoulin was the next man to hit the front, leading four Team Sky riders and Peter Sagan at the head of the peloton, and setting such a fierce pace that the bunch was strung out in single file, with no one willing to attack on the first half of the climb.

But as the Dutchman started to tire the pace slackened slightly, and as Sky went back to the front Peter Sagan attacked.

The move was unexpected and no one was able to immediately jump onto the world champion’s wheel, with Julian Alaphilippe and Michal Kwiatkowski painfully clawing themselves across.

By the top of the climb and the trio had opened a gap of around 10 seconds to the peloton, led by Bahrain-Merida and BMC Racing.

The technical descent off the Poggio was perfect for Sagan, and the Slovakian didn’t ask for any help on the way down, carving through the corners the edge the gap out towards 20 seconds by the end of the downhill and the flat final two kilometres to the line.

With Sagan in the group Kwiatkowski and Alaphilippe may not have been expected to help the Slovakian, and while Kwiatkowski put in a few turns, Alaphilippe chose to sit in.

Under the flamme rouge and Sagan was in the worst position, leading the trio into the final 500m and steadily raising the pace.

Even from such an unfavourable position you would still find it hard to bet against Sagan, and as the Slovak opened his sprint he was able to open a small gap over his two rivals.

But Kwiatkowski agonisingly closed back on to Sagan’s back wheel, winching his way up on the left-hand side of the road to take victory in a narrow photo finish.

Results

1. Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky, in 7-08-39
2. Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe, at same time
3. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors, at same time
4. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha-Alpecin, at 5 secs
5. Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors
6. Arnaud Démare (Fra) FDJ
7. John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo
8. Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
9. Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky
10. Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-Scott, all at same time


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Watch Claire Tuggle Down 11-12 200 & 500 Free NAG Record

Photo Courtesy: Cathleen Pruden

It’s been a fast weekend for Clovis Swim Club’s Claire Tuggle as she downed three NAG records in total at the 2017 NCSA Junior National Championships.

The 12-year-old downed the 200 free NAG record twice on day three, before breaking a 40-year-old NAG record in the 500 free the next day.

Watch Claire’s 200 free final (lane 8) – video courtesy of USA Swimming:

Tuggle is no stranger to NAG records, owning both the 200 (1:58.20) and 500 (5:13.74) SCY free, as well as the 400 LCM free (4:37.41) for the 10 & under age group.

Watch Claire’s 500 free (lane 7) – video courtesy of USA Swimming:

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2017 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships: Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

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The 2017 NCAA Division III National Championships have finally arrived! Swimming World will be providing live recaps for all sessions of the meet taking place in Shenandoah, Texas from March 15-18. All prelims sessions begin at 11:00 am EST and all finals sessions begin at 7:00 pm EST.

You can find our individual pre-meet predictions for the women’s meet here and the men’s predictions are available as well. Stay updated throughout the meet via our 2016-17 Division III Landing Page and live results.

Women’s 100 Free

NCAA Record: 48.98 – Kendra Stern, Amherst (2010)

Top 8: 50.97

Top 16: 51.31

Men’s 100 Free

NCAA Record: 43.16 – Zachary Turk, Kenyon (2012)

Top 8: 44.80

Top 16: 45.17

Women’s 200 Back

NCAA Record: 1:56.23 – Brittany Sasser, Amherst (2008)

Top 8: 2:00.37

Top 16: 2:02.88

Men’s 200 Back

NCAA Record: 1:43.49 – Harrison Curley, Kenyon (2015)

Top 8: 1:47.84

Top 16: 1:49.17

Women’s 200 Breast

NCAA Record: 2:12.20 – Samantha Senczyszyn, UW-Eau Claire (2016)

Top 8: 2:18.26

Top 16: 2:20.65

Men’s 200 Breast

NCAA Record: 1:52.97 – Andrew Wilson, Emory (2015)

Top 8: 2:01.28

Top 16: 2:02.91

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Cannondale-Drapac rider is currently live tweeting from the Milan-San Remo breakaway

Toms Skujins (and definitely not his girlfriend or one of the Cannondale-Drapac staff members) providing lots on in-race insight

You would have though that trying to ride in the break at Milan-San Remo would be hard enough, but one of the two Cannondale-Drapac riders in the move is also managing to tweet at the same time.

At the time of writing with a lead of around two minutes and riding at 40kmh along the Ligurian coast, Toms Skujins is giving minute-by-minute updates of his time at the front of the race.

Now officially riders aren’t allowed to use their mobile phones in races (just ask Luca Paolini who found himself in a bit of hot water at the 2014 Tour de France after being snapped texting mid-race) but Skujins somehow seems to be getting away with it so far.

But one slightly unwise move by the Latvian rider is broadcasting his race tactics out on social media, like in the tweet below. Perhaps we can expect an attack soon.

This isn’t the first time that a rider has live tweeted from a race. Back at the 2016 Olympics Namibian rider Dan Craven pulled a similar stunt, providing similar insight from the midst of the peloton.

But on that occasion it turned out that Craven’s Twitter account was being run by his partner watching the race from the sidelines.

However on this occasion we’re absolutely sure that Skujins really is tweeting from the middle of Milan-San Remo, and it definitely isn’t one of the Cannondale-Drapac staff members on the team bus or in a team car. No, definitely not. It’s 100 per cent Skujins.


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2017 NCAA Women’s DI Swimming and Diving Championships: Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

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The fourth and final day of action of the 2017 NCAA DI Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships is already here. Events on the heat sheet today are the prelims of the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly and 400 free relay. Platform diving will be after the 400 free relay prelims and the slower seeded heats of the mile will be right before the finals session.

Hit refresh for the latest coverage as it happens.

Today’s Events:

  • 200 Back
  • 100 Free
  • 200 Breast
  • 200 Fly
  • 400 Free Relay
  • Platform Diving
  • 1650 Free

200 Back

Kathleen Baker will be looking for her third win of the meet after capturing titles in the 200 IM and 100 back at this meet. Baker is the top seed ahead of Stanford’s Janet Hu and NC State’s Alexia Zevnik. Elizabeth Pelton’s NCAA and American Record set in this pool at the 2013 NCAA Championships could be in danger today.

Event 16  Women 200 Yard Backstroke
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        NCAA:  1:47.84  3/21/2013   Elizabeth Pelton, California               
        Meet:  1:47.84  3/23/2013   Elizabeth Pelton, California               
    American:  1:47.84  3/21/2013   Elizabeth Pelton, California               
   U.S. Open:  1:47.84  3/21/2013   Elizabeth Pelton, California               
        Pool:  1:47.84              Elizbeth Pelton, California                
               1:51.95  A AUTO
               1:59.19  B CONS
     Name                        Year School
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  1  Kathleen Baker                SO California                1:48.33        
  2  Janet Hu                      JR Stanford                  1:49.36        
  3  Alexia Zevnik                 SR NC STATE                  1:49.61        
  4  Amy Bilquist                  SO California                1:50.06        
  5  Asia Seidt                    FR Kentucky                  1:50.22        
  6  Kennedy Goss                  JR Indiana                   1:50.95        
  7  Tasija Karosas                SR Texas                     1:51.11        
  8  Ally Howe                     JR Stanford                  1:51.16        
  9  Claire Adams                  FR Texas                     1:51.16        
 10  Danielle Galyer               SR Kentucky                  1:51.17        
 11  Clara Smiddy                  JR Michigan                  1:51.39        
 12  Hannah Stevens                JR Missouri                  1:51.41        
 13  Hellen Moffitt                SR UNC                       1:51.64        
 14  Lisa Bratton                  JR Texas A&M                 1:51.68        
 15  Allie Szekely                 FR Stanford                  1:51.76        
 16  Ali Galyer                    FR Kentucky                  1:51.82        
 17  Meghan Small                  FR Tennessee                 1:51.91        
 18  Beata Nelson                  FR Wisconsin                 1:52.31        
 19  Bridgette Alexander           JR Kentucky                  1:52.38        
 20  Hanni Leach                   SO Southern Cali             1:52.58        
 21  Nadine Laemmler               SR Missouri                  1:52.65        
 22  Matea Samardzic               JR SMU                       1:52.69        
 23  Elise Haan                    SO NC STATE                  1:52.82        
 24  Gabby Deloof                  JR Michigan                  1:52.86        
 25  Luka Szynal                   SR Akron, The Unive          1:52.94        
 26  Erin Voss                     FR Stanford                  1:53.25        
 27  Madison White                 SR UCLA                      1:53.39        
 28  Meryn McCann                  FR Georgia                   1:53.47        
 29  Sydney Sell                   SO Florida                   1:53.57        
 30  Jen King                      FR Missouri                  1:53.60        
 31  Alina Kendzior                SO Louisville                1:53.61        
 32  Alice Treuth                  SO Notre Dame                1:53.66        
 33  Chloe Hicks                   FR Virginia Tech             1:53.70        
 34  Mackenzie Glover              FR NC STATE                  1:53.72        
 35  Cameron McHugh                JR Arizona                   1:53.76        
 36  Morgan McCormick              JR Denver                    1:53.77        
 37  Vera Koprivova                SO Rutgers                   1:53.94        
 38  Jess Unicomb                  SO Wisconsin                 1:53.99        
 39  Kylie Stewart                 JR Georgia                   1:54.00        
 40  Keaton Blovad                 FR California                1:54.00        
 41  Micah Bohon                   JR Tennessee                 1:54.04        
 42  Tevyn Waddell                 FR Minnesota                 1:54.40        
 43  Erin Falconer                 SO Auburn                    1:54.40        
 44  Solie Lauglin                 SO UC Davis                  1:54.48        
 45  Reka Gyorgy                   FR Virginia Tech             1:54.57        
 46  Hannah Weiss                  JR Southern Cali             1:55.00        
 47  Melissa Postoll               SR Northwestern              1:55.09        
 48  Chantal Nack                  SO Minnesota                 1:55.15  Scr   
 49  Katherine Parker              FR Georgia                   1:55.22        
 50  Taylor Garcia                 SO Arizona                   1:55.67        
 51  Kathrin Demler                FR Ohio St                   1:55.69        
 52  Becca Postoll                 SO Michigan                  1:56.48        
 53  Ally Rockett                  JR Indiana                   1:56.63        
 54  Alexis Mitcheltree            SR Eastern Mich              1:56.74        
 55  Tess Cieplucha                FR Tennessee                 1:57.95      

100 Free

Simone Manuel will be looking to win her second title of the meet in the 100 free after winning the 50 on Thursday night. Manuel is the Olympic gold medalist in the event but it won’t be a cake walk for her. 200 co-champ Mallory Comerford of Louisville is the second seed and split a 46.1 earlier in the 400 medley relay. Georgia senior and defending champion Olivia Smoliga is the third seed at 46.95.

Event 17  Women 100 Yard Freestyle
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        NCAA:  46.09  3/21/2015   Simone Manuel, Stanford                      
        Meet:  46.09  3/21/2015   Simone Manuel, Stanford                      
    American:  46.09  3/21/2015   Simone Manuel, Stanford                      
   U.S. Open:  46.09  3/21/2015   Simone Manuel, Stanford                      
        Pool:  47.17              Margo Geer, Arizona                          
               47.69  A AUTO
               49.99  B CONS
     Name                        Year School
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  1  Simone Manuel                 SO Stanford                    46.36        
  2  Mallory Comerford             SO Louisville                  46.75        
  3  Olivia Smoliga                SR Georgia                     46.95        
  4  Lia Neal                      SR Stanford                    46.97        
  5  Louise Hansson                FR Southern Cali               47.03        
  6  Abbey Weitzeil                FR California                  47.22        
  7  Farida Osman                  SR California                  47.36        
  8  Liz Li                        JR Ohio St                     47.50        
  9  Siobhan Bernadette Haughey    SO Michigan                    47.70        
 10  Chantal Van Landeghem         SR Georgia                     47.74        
 11  Linnea Mack                   SR UCLA                        47.77        
 12  Anika Apostalon               SR Southern Cali               47.78        
 13  Rebecca Millard               JR Texas                       47.84        
 14  Courtney Caldwell             SO NC STATE                    47.89        
 15  Jackie Keire                  SR Cincinnati                  47.95        
 16  Caroline Baldwin              JR UNC                         47.96        
 17  Ky-lee Perry                  FR NC STATE                    47.97        
 18  Veronica Burchill             FR Georgia                     47.99        
 19  Beryl Gastaldello             JR Texas A&M                   48.02        
 20  Lotta Nevalainen              SR NC STATE                    48.12        
 21  Katrina Konopka               SO Arizona                     48.13        
 22  Megan Burns                   JR Buffalo                     48.14        
 23  Kristen Vredeveld             SR California                  48.14        
 24  Stanzi Moseley                FR Southern Cali               48.22        
 25  Letizia Bertelli              JR Florida Internat            48.32        
 26  Zoe Avestruz                  SO Minnesota                   48.33        
 27  Julie Meynen                  FR Auburn                      48.33        
 28  Sarah Hitchens                SR UNC                         48.36        
 29  Chase Kinney                  SR Wisconsin                   48.38        
 30  Lainey Visscher               FR Louisville                  48.41        
 31  Casey Fanz                    FR Louisville                  48.43        
 32  Bailey Scott                  JR Alabama                     48.48        
 33  Krista Duffield               JR NC STATE                    48.49        
 34  Kristin Malone                JR Texas A&M                   48.50        
 35  Leah Troskot                  SR LSU                         48.53        
 36  Morgan Hill                   FR Virginia                    48.53        
 37  Bryndis Hansen                SO Hawaii (W)                  48.55        
 38  Aly Tetzloff                  SO Auburn                      48.59        
 39  Anelise Diener                SO Texas                       48.60        
 40  Natalie Labonge               SR NC STATE                    48.62        
 41  Franziska Weidner             JR Hawaii (W)                  48.66        
 42  Annie Ochitwa                 SO Arizona                     48.66        
 43  Valerie Hull                  JR California                  48.66        
 44  Abigail Dolan                 FR Notre Dame                  48.70        
 45  Maddie Murphy                 FR California                  48.72        
 46  Brittany Aoyama               SR Boise St                    48.74        
 47  Ellen Thomas                  SR Virginia                    48.86        
 48  Maddy Banic                   SO Tennessee                   48.87        
 49  Miki Dahlke                   FR Harvard                     48.90        
 50  Caitlin Cooper                JR Virginia                    48.94        
 51  Katelyn Martin                SR Boise St                    48.98        
 52  Kat Simonovic                 SR Arizona St                  49.08        
 53  Elise Lankiewicz              SR Davidson                    49.11        
 54  Leah Goldman                  JR Duke                        49.29        
 55  Catherine Mulquin             SR Notre Dame                  49.29        
 56  Geena Freriks                 SO Kentucky                    49.32        
 57  Madison Myers                 SO Akron, The Unive            49.33        
 58  Claire Rasmus                 SO Texas A&M                   49.35        
 59  Kira Toussaint                SR Tennessee                   49.44        
 60  Alyssa Marsh                  FR Duke                        49.44        
 61  Sirena Rowe                   FR Marshall Univers            49.53        
 62  Erin Metzger-Seymour          JR Missouri                    49.66        
 63  Haley Hynes                   FR Missouri                    49.75

200 Breast

The big marquee matchup of the day will be between Indiana sophomore Lilly King and Minnesota senior Kierra Smith in the 200 breast. King has already won the 100 breast, while Smith finished 12th in the 100 last night. Smith is a much better 200 breaststroker as she is the third fastest performer in history behind King and Emma Reaney. UMBC senior Emily Escobedo is the third seed at 2:06.20.

Event 18  Women 200 Yard Breaststroke
===============================================================================
        NCAA:  2:03.59  3/19/2016   Lilly King, Indiana                        
        Meet:  2:03.59  3/19/2016   Lilly King, Indiana                        
    American:  2:03.59  3/19/2016   Lilly King, Indiana                        
   U.S. Open:  2:03.59  3/19/2016   Lilly King, Indiana                        
        Pool:  2:05.41              Laura Sogar, Texas                         
               2:07.33  A AUTO
               2:15.99  B CONS
     Name                        Year School
===============================================================================
  1  Lilly King                    SO Indiana                   2:04.03        
  2  Kierra Smith                  FR Minnesota                 2:04.37        
  3  Emily Escobedo                SR UMBC (W)                  2:06.20        
  4  Riley Scott                   SO Southern Cali             2:06.20        
  5  Silja Kansakoski              FR Arizona St                2:06.41        
  6  Sydney Pickrem                SO Texas A&M                 2:06.65        
  7  Andrea Cottrell               SR Louisville                2:06.90        
  8  Laura Simon                   SR Virginia                  2:06.94        
  9  Ashley McGregor               SR Texas A&M                 2:07.16        
 10  Madisyn Cox                   SR Texas                     2:07.21        
 11  Kayla Brumbaum                SR NC STATE                  2:07.53        
 12  Kirsten Vose                  SO Southern Cali             2:07.65        
 13  Bethany Galat                 JR Texas A&M                 2:08.09        
 14  Maria Carlson                 SR Wisconsin                 2:08.15        
 15  Marina Garcia Urzainqui       SR California                2:08.42        
 16  Taylor Vargo                  SR Ohio St                   2:08.56        
 17  Kersten Dirrane               JR South Carolina            2:08.58        
 18  Lindsey Horejsi               FR Minnesota                 2:08.89        
 19  Amanda Sanders                SR Denver                    2:09.01        
 20  Lina Rathsack                 JR Pittsburgh                2:09.06        
 21  Emily Kopas                   JR Michigan                  2:09.09        
 22  Emma Schanz                   SO UCLA                      2:09.18        
 23  Frankie Jonker                SR Texas A&M                 2:09.68        
 24  Kim Williams                  SO Stanford                  2:09.85        
 25  Blaise Wittenauer-Lee         SR Seattle U (W)             2:09.85        
 26  Stina Colleou                 SR Utah                      2:09.90        
 27  Esther Gonzalez Medina        JR Texas A&M                 2:09.99        
 28  Paloma Marrero                JR Akron, The Unive          2:10.03        
 29  Jorie Caneta                  JR Texas A&M                 2:10.10        
 30  Vendela Norrman               JR East Carolina             2:10.28        
 31  Riley Hayward                 SR Southern Cali             2:10.29        
 32  Kinga Cichowska               SR Pittsburgh                2:10.30        
 33  Genny Robertson               SO Utah                      2:10.33        
 34  Natasha Lloyd                 SR Auburn                    2:10.33        
 35  Kendra Crew                   SR Kentucky                  2:10.42        
 36  Katharine Ross                SR Missouri                  2:10.47        
 37  Rachael Bradford-Feldman      SO Louisville                2:10.49        
 38  Meaghan Raab                  JR Georgia                   2:10.54        
 39  Mary Margaret Soderberg       SR Arkansas                  2:10.54        
 40  Christina Loh Yen Ling        JR Florida St                2:10.55        
 41  Emma Sougstad                 SR Iowa                      2:10.62        
 42  Rachel Bernhardt              SR Drexel                    2:10.62        
 43  Marie-Claire Schillinger      SO Rice                      2:10.92        
 44  Natalie Pierce                JR Florida St                2:11.20        
 45  Emma Barksdale                SO South Carolina            2:11.30        
 46  Vivian Tafuto                 SO Virginia                  2:11.45        
 47  Monika Gonzalez-Hermosillo    SO Texas A&M                 2:11.50        
 48  Maria Harutjunjan             JR Wyoming (W)               2:11.53        
 49  Colleen O'Neil                SR LSU                       2:11.64        
 50  Carolyn McCann                JR Michigan                  2:11.79        
 51  Meaghan O'Donnell             SO Notre Dame                2:11.80        
 52  Colleen Callahan              SR Tennessee                 2:11.81        
 53  Kelsey Kafka                  SR Southern Cali             2:12.43        
 54  Olivia Anderson               SO Texas                     2:12.66        
 55  Breanna Roman                 JR Auburn                    2:12.73        
 56  Kenisha Liu                   FR UCLA                      2:12.84        
 57  Madison Winstead              FR Kentucky                  2:12.85        
 58  Maddy Garber                  JR Central Conn St           2:13.35        
 59  Delaney Duncan                SO Eastern Mich              2:14.01        
 60  Bailey Andison                SO Denver                    2:14.13        
 61  Kennedy Lohman                FR Arizona                   2:14.21        
 62  Hannah Burns                  SO Florida                   2:14.28        
 63  Kelly Fertel                  FR Florida                   2:14.43        
 64  Savanna Faulconer             FR Florida                   2:14.57        
 65  Ellie Suek                    SR Missouri                  2:15.04        
 66  Mackenzie Rumrill             SO Arizona                   2:15.91        

200 Fly

Ella Eastin of Stanford will be looking for her second title of the meet in the 200 fly after winning the 400 IM last night. Eastin finished second last year in the event. Sarah Gibson of Texas A&M is the second seed and USC sophomore Maddie Wright is the third seed.

Event 19  Women 200 Yard Butterfly
===============================================================================
        NCAA:  1:49.92  2/25/2009   Elaine Breeden, Stanford                   
        Meet:  1:50.61  3/19/2016   Kelsi Worrell, Louisville                  
    American:  1:49.92  2/25/2009   Elaine Breeden, Stanford                   
   U.S. Open:  1:49.92  2/25/2009   Elaine Breeden, Stanford                   
        Pool:  1:52.61              Camille Adams, Texas A&M                   
               1:54.01  A AUTO
               1:59.59  B CONS
     Name                        Year School
===============================================================================
  1  Ella Eastin                   SO Stanford                  1:51.85        
  2  Sarah Gibson                  SR Texas A&M                 1:52.64        
  3  Maddie Wright                 SO Southern Cali             1:52.67        
  4  Chelsea Britt                 JR Georgia                   1:52.72        
  5  Kaitlyn Jones                 SR Virginia                  1:52.93        
  6  Katie McLaughlin              SO California                1:53.29        
  7  Gia Dalesandro                SR Indiana                   1:53.67        
  8  Jen Marrkand                  JR Virginia                  1:53.75        
  9  Noemie Thomas                 JR California                1:53.77        
 10  Lauren Case                   FR Texas                     1:53.85        
 11  Remedy Rule                   SO Texas                     1:53.97        
 12  Sarah Koucheki                SR UNC                       1:54.27        
 13  Klaudia Nazieblo              JR Virginia Tech             1:54.68        
 14  Megan Kingsley                JR Georgia                   1:54.80        
 15  Lindsey Engel                 JR Stanford                  1:55.16        
 16  Grace Oglesby                 FR Louisville                1:55.24        
 17  Kara Kopcso                   SR LSU                       1:55.66        
 18  Alyssa Yambor-Maul            SR Florida                   1:55.68        
 19  Vanessa Krause                FR Michigan                  1:55.74        
 20  Katie Grover                  JR UCLA                      1:55.76        
 21  Chelsea Tatlow                JR Arkansas                  1:55.82        
 22  Caitln Casazza                SO Georgia                   1:55.88        
 23  Katelyn Sowinski              SR Penn St                   1:55.97        
 24  Astrid Swensen                SO Michigan                  1:56.02        
 25  Tatum Wade                    FR Southern Cali             1:56.03        
 26  Caty Hulsey                   SR UNC                       1:56.04        
 27  Meg Bailey                    JR Ohio St                   1:56.10        
 28  Alicia Finnigan               SO Liberty Universi          1:56.15        
 29  Michelle Cefal                SR Tennessee                 1:56.18        
 30  Francesca Stoppa              SO Rutgers                   1:56.20        
 31  Christina Kaas Elmgreen       SO Florida Gulf Coa          1:56.24        
 32  Abbie Houck                   SR Louisville                1:56.25        
 33  Sharli Brady                  JR Missouri                  1:56.27        
 34  Celina Li                     SR California                1:56.35        
 35  Emily Cameron                 SR Georgia                   1:56.41        
 36  Danielle Nack                 JR Minnesota                 1:56.46        
 37  Bailey Nero                   SO Auburn                    1:56.49        
 38  Dana Grindall                 SR Wisconsin                 1:56.49        
 39  Taite Kitchel                 SO Purdue                    1:56.54        
 40  Catherine Sanchez             FR Southern Cali             1:56.60        
 41  Nicole Stafford               SR Stanford                  1:56.92        
 42  Bailey Pressey                SR Indiana                   1:56.93        
 43  Erin Sheehan                  FR Notre Dame                1:57.11        
 44  Marne Erasmus                 SR SMU                       1:57.36        
 45  Angela Algee                  SR Miami (FL)                1:58.38        
 46  Tayla Lovemore                JR Florida St                1:58.53        
 47  Nora McCullagh                SO Texas                     1:58.80        
 48  Kathryn Painter               SO Kentucky                  1:59.08  Scr   
 49  Valerie Gruest Slowing        FR Northwestern              1:59.27  Scr   
 50  Kay Sargent                   FR Florida                   1:59.31        
 51  Haley Black                   JR Auburn                    1:59.56

400 Free Relay

Stanford broke its own NCAA, American and US Open Record at the Pac-12’s last month and sit as the top seed with their 3:08.51 record. USC is the second seed as the defending champions in the relay and California is third. Relay names have not been available yet, but Stanford is expected to swim Manuel, Katie Ledecky, Janet Hu and Lia Neal as those four swam on the relay at Pac-12’s.

Event 21  Women 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
===============================================================================
        NCAA:  3:08.51  2/25/2017   Stanford                                   
                        S Manuel, K Ledecky, J Hu, L Neal                 
        Meet:  3:08.54  3/21/2015   Stanford                                   
                        L Neal, J Hu, L Engel, S Manuel                   
    American:  3:08.51  2/25/2017   Stanford                                   
                        S Manuel, K Ledecky, J Hu, L Neal                 
   U.S. Open:  3:08.51  2/25/2017   Stanford                                   
                        S Manuel, K Ledecky, J Hu, L Neal                 
        Pool:  3:09.40              Georgia                                    
               3:15.78  A AUTO
               3:17.11  B CONS
     School
===============================================================================
  1  Stanford                                                   3:08.51        
  2  Southern Cali                                              3:09.57        
  3  California                                                 3:10.15        
  4  NC State                                                   3:10.31        
  5  Georgia                                                    3:11.19        
  6  Louisville                                                 3:12.12        
  7  Texas                                                      3:12.29        
  8  Wisconsin                                                  3:13.33        
  9  Texas A&M                                                  3:13.37        
 10  UNC                                                        3:13.49        
 11  Michigan                                                   3:13.59        
 12  Arizona                                                    3:13.63        
 13  Auburn                                                     3:14.84        
 14  Virginia                                                   3:15.04        
 15  Florida Int'l                                              3:15.23        
 16  Boise St                                                   3:15.85        
 17  UCLA                                                       3:15.89        
 18  Minnesota                                                  3:15.91        
 19  Notre Dame                                                 3:16.13        
 20  Duke                                                       3:16.60        
 21  Arizona St                                                 3:16.61        
 22  Kentucky                                                   3:16.70        
 23  Missouri                                                   3:16.91        
 24  Tennessee                                                  3:16.93        
 25  Ohio St                                                    3:16.99

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