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  1. #16
    From Twitter:

    Stanford goes 6:49.42 in the 800 free relay, breaking NCAA, US Open and American records. Ledecky 1:40.28 anchor leg.
    @stanfordwswim Splits: Neal 1:43.34 Drabot 1:43.43 Eastin 1:42.37 Ledecky 1:40.28 #Pac12Swim NCAA RECORD 6:49.42!!!

    The Bears get another second, this time in the 800 free relay in 6:53.37 - also the No. 2 time in the country this year.

    USC just .40 off a school record in 800free relay as Hansson-Wade-Vose-Apostalon go 6:54.24 to take third in hard fought race

    California, propelled by a 1:42.82 split from Katie McLaughlin, finished second in 6:53.37, and USC was third in 6:54.24 after Louise Hansson led off in 1:42.10.

    Team scores through day 1:
    Stanford 128
    Cal 112
    USC 108
    UCLA 102
    Arizona 102
    ARIZONA STATE 96
    Washington State 90
    Utah 90
    OSU 84
    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 02-22-2017 at 06:43 PM. Reason: updates

  2. #17
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    Terrific swim by Katie. Look for her to improve more in the NCAA!

  3. #18

    Yay, McL's back!!!

    As importantly, KV's 1:43.66 leadoff on the B relay...wow!!!!

  4. #19

    Our women are off to a fantastic start!

    As you can see from their times below, Bears were considerably faster in both of these relays tonight than at last year's Pac-12s, and swifter than even the 2016 NCAA edition!!! Would have garnered many more accolades if it wasn't for the amazing furdette juggernaut this season (breaking the NCAA & American record in the 800 free relay, without even using Simone!!!):

    200 MEDLEY RELAY
    2017 Pac-12 | #2 (1:34.42)
    2016 Pac-12 | #2 (1:35.45)
    2016 NCAA | #2 (1:35.11)

    800 FREE RELAY
    2017 Pac-12 | #2 (6:53.37)
    2016 Pac-12 | #2 (6:57.64)
    2016 NCAA | #3 (6:55.18)

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    Bears Take Second In Two Relays

    2/22/2017 8:41 PM | By: Cal Athletics




    Cal's time of 1:34.42 in the 200 medley relay ranks No. 2 all-time at Cal and No. 2 in the country this year (Pac-12 photo).


    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – On the opening night of the Pac-12 Championships, California took second in both the 200-yard medley relay and the 800-yard free relay, with both times ranking No. 2 in the country this season. The medley relay posted the second-fastest time in school history, while the free relay comes in fourth on the all-time Golden Bear chart.

    The 200 medley relay kicked off the meet, and the foursome of Amy Bilquist, Abbey Weitzeil, Noemie Thomas and Farida Osman came through in 1:34.42. Stanford just nipped the Bears at the wall for first as the Cardinal finished in 1:34.32. The Cal record stands at 1:34.24, which came during the 2012 season.

    About 30 minutes later, Cal claimed second in the 800 free relay, finishing in 6:53.37. Kathleen Baker led off and completed her 200 yards in 1:43.17, which is an NCAA A qualifying time in the 200 free and No. 8 all-time at Cal. She was followed by Katie McLaughlin, Abbey Weitzeil and Amy Bilquist. Stanford won the event in 6:49.42 with USC third in 6:54.24. The Cardinal's time broke the American record of 6:50.18 set by Cal at the Pac-12 meet two years ago.

    In both relays, Cal's "B" squads also posted A qualifying times, though their results don't count toward the point standings. Baker, Marina Garcia, Maddie Murphy and Valerie Hull went 1:35.99 in the 200 medley relay, while Kristen Vredeveld, Jenna Campbell, Chenoa Devine and Celina Li were timed in 7:05.40 in the 800 free relay. Vredeveld just missed an A split for her 200 free leg, touching in 1:43.66 – 0.03 seconds off the mark – and putting her 10th in school history in the event.

    "The 200 medley relay did an awesome job and it was just off our school record," head coach Teri McKeever said. "And the 800 free relay was another great race. One of the biggest highlights of the night was Kristen Vredeveld leading off the B relay, which is fast enough to guarantee her a spot for the NCAA meet."

    The Pac-12 meet picks up again on Thursday with prelims at 10:30 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m. Both sessions will be streamed on Pac-12.com/live.




    http://www.calbears.com/news/2017/2/...wo-relays.aspx


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  6. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by BearDevil View Post
    KV's on the bubble in the 200 Free, so let her lead off the B 800 Free Relay.
    Quote Originally Posted by UrsusArctosCalifornicus View Post
    As importantly, KV's 1:43.66 leadoff on the B relay...wow!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by UrsusArctosCalifornicus View Post
    ...head coach Teri McKeever said. "And the 800 free relay was another great race. One of the biggest highlights of the night was Kristen Vredeveld leading off the B relay, which is fast enough to guarantee her a spot for the NCAA meet."
    I'm really psyched by KV's showing here, and a big PB at that which should be fast enough to score @ NCAAs!!! Her prev 200 free best was nearly 2 sec slower, a 1:45.32 from the Georgia Invite back in Dec 2016. Can't wait to see what Kristen can bring in the shorter sprints, starting with the 50 free tomorrow.

    Now KV is probably already pretty rested here in order to aim for those all-important cuts, but her encouraging swim here will at least offer a viable alternative option to using Abbey for the 800 free relay @ NCAAs ... for example, would free up Abbey to take on the 400 Medley relay as her 4th relay, where Weitzeil could represent an upgrade over Farida on the free anchor, or perhaps even replace Marina on the breast leg...

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    Swimming World‏: Women's 200 Medley Relay Splits - Top NCAA Times AND SPLITS so far 2017




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    Swimming World‏: Women's 800 Freestyle Relay Splits - Top NCAA Times AND SPLITS so far 2017




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  8. #23

    Day 1 - Highlights (video)

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    Women's Swimming and Men's Diving: PAC 12 Championship Day 1-Highlights 2/22/17




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    calwswimanddive: Cal Bears parents section was ������ tonight!! Bears back in action tomorrow morning at 10:30 PST #Pac12Swim #GoBears #BearHat ��




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    Day 2 Prelims - Heat Sheet:
    http://static.pac-12.com.s3.amazonaw...atsheets_2.pdf


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    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 02-22-2017 at 09:36 PM. Reason: bear-ents

  10. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by UrsusArctosCalifornicus View Post
    Nice, cheers for all the info, OBear!

    Live stats still hasn't been updated with the relay results, but from twitter:


    @stanfordwswim JUST barely out touches @CalWSwim by .10th of a second for the #Pac12swim 200 Medley Relay Championship Title!!!

    Cal takes second in 200 medley relay (1:34.42) - 2nd-fastest time in Cal history.

    STAN Splits: Howe 23.63 Williams 27.25 Hu 22.66 Manuel 20.76 #Pac12swim
    CAL Splits: Bilquist 23.81 Weitzeil 27.00 Thomas 22.52 Osman 21.09

    USC School record in the 200 medley relay! Leach-Scott-Hansson-Apostalon go 1:35.18, third place back 0.84 of first. #FightOn


    Also:
    https://swimswam.com/2017-pac-12-wom...ls-live-recap/


    btw looks like Thleen had a really killer leadoff on back for the Bears' B relay team that had split an impressive 1:35.99 which is faster than the UCLA/ASU/Utah/WSU/OSU 'A' squads - even if it won't count towards the competition scoring... her 23.57 swifter than Amy's (still fast) 23.81! Maddie also had a wicked 22.90 fly split on the B squad!
    So this is an event that I think we will get back at NCAAs. Back +0.18, Amy can do better than this. Like UAC said below, Amy has consistently been faster than Kathleen all season long, and has been leading the A team for awhile. I expect Amy to turn this around and out split Howe and the rest of the field at the big meet. Breast -0.25, this is both our and Furds worst leg, and there will be a half dozen teams that will out split us on this leg, but I think Teri has it right, and feel much more comfortable with Abbey here and Farida anchoring, than Marina here with Abbey anchoring. Fly -0.14, Noemie has been an unsung hero all year and doesn't get the credit for being the best on a very deep stroke for the team. Free +0.33, Manuel is a beast, and I would never expect Farida beat her out, but she needs to keep it a tiny bit closer for us to beat the Furd. In summary, Amy's back leg is the main difference in my book, and I expect her to be much better at NCAAs.

  11. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by UrsusArctosCalifornicus View Post
    From Twitter:

    Stanford goes 6:49.42 in the 800 free relay, breaking NCAA, US Open and American records. Ledecky 1:40.28 anchor leg.
    @stanfordwswim Splits: Neal 1:43.34 Drabot 1:43.43 Eastin 1:42.37 Ledecky 1:40.28 #Pac12Swim NCAA RECORD 6:49.42!!!

    The Bears get another second, this time in the 800 free relay in 6:53.37 - also the No. 2 time in the country this year.

    USC just .40 off a school record in 800free relay as Hansson-Wade-Vose-Apostalon go 6:54.24 to take third in hard fought race

    California, propelled by a 1:42.82 split from Katie McLaughlin, finished second in 6:53.37, and USC was third in 6:54.24 after Louise Hansson led off in 1:42.10.

    Team scores through day 1:
    Stanford 128
    Cal 112
    USC 108
    UCLA 102
    Arizona 102
    ARIZONA STATE 96
    Washington State 90
    Utah 90
    OSU 84
    Yes, Katie is back! But there is no way we are making up 4 seconds. I expect Ledecky to break Missy's record in the 200 Free. As others have mentioned, it might be better to replace Abbey with KV, and have Abbey in the other four relays. I'm really surprised that Eastin pulled off a 1:42.37. And Kristin Vose also looked good with 1:43.42. SC is one swimmer short on their 800 relay, because Amy blew Anika Apostalon out of the water by almost two seconds on the anchor. On the other end, really disappointed with Hannah Cox's 1:45.77.

  12. #27
    Looking at the big picture (NCAAs), really good first night for the Bears.

    -Improved their seed higher than I expected in the 800 Free. It''s a one-shot time trial at NCAAs, so seeds are less important in the 800 than other relays. Will have a middle lane in a fast heat, so all good. Expected the Bears to pass UT and A&M, but not UVa & Michigan. LSJU will add Manuel @ NCAAs. Yikes!

    Props to Jenna, Chenoa, and Celina on the B Relay. Was important to get beloved senior Captain KV into NCAAs and they could have swum conservatively to avoid a DQ. Still banged out a (meaningless) A cut.

    McL's definitely back. Looked solid and the 500 Free/200 Free/200 Fly has made an already tough swimmer even stronger. Great young woman/teammate and an exemplary Golden Bear.

    Question now is whether to go with KV over Abbey on the 800 Free @ NCAAs. Probably go with Abbey on at least the breast leg on the 200 Medley, but could swim either breast or free on the 400 Medley. If she doesn't project as a 200 Free individual scorer, let her swim 50/100 Frees as individuals along with all five relays.

    Given how much drop dead 50/100 sprinter KV improved her 200 Free @ Cal, competition will be fierce between Robin, Chenoa, Keaton, Anina, and Jenna for leg(s) on future 800 relays.

    -Teri was also more aggressive on the 200 Medley than expected. Amy needs to improve her 50 Free seed, but potentially a 3 individual event (50 Free/100 Back/200 Back)/4 Relay scorer @ NCAAs. Depends on how well she does in the 50 @ PACs, but could also potentially see her swimming all 5 relays @ NCAAs.

    Other variable is whether to go with Amy or KB on the back legs. Good problem to have and Teri will go with the hot hand @ NCAAs.

    -50 Free/200 Free Relay will be interesting. Bears already have the top seed nationally, so Teri's has some slack to tinker with line ups.

    Hull's now on the right side of the bubble (36th), but would ideally move up a few spots to be safer. Will have a prelim and finals swim prior to the relay, but Teri could have her lead off on the A relay if her earlier 50 swims aren't great.

    Teri may split KV and Maddie into the lead offs on the B & C relays to improve their 50 Free individual seeds. Both are already safely in NCAAs via other events.

    Individual 50 Free is also important for Amy to see if she's more valuable to the Bears as a 3 individual event or 5 relay swimmer. Should be duly noted that LSJU is relatively weak/vulnerable in the 50 Free/200 Free Relay.
    Last edited by BearDevil; 02-23-2017 at 07:42 AM.

  13. #28

    Day 2 Prelims

    Quote Originally Posted by BearDevil View Post
    Looking at the big picture (NCAAs), really good first night for the Bears.
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    Individual 50 Free is also important for Amy to see if she's more valuable to the Bears as a 3 individual event or 5 relay swimmer. Should be duly noted that LSJU is relatively weak/vulnerable in the 50 Free/200 Free Relay.
    Great analysis, BD, appreciate all your insights!

    Have a feeling that Meehan may end up not using Simone on the 800 free relay @ NCAAs, saving her for anchoring duties in both medley relays plus falling upon Manuel's clutch ability in the shorter free relays where the furdettes' chances of winning are much less assured. In a similar fashion, perhaps consideration could be given to saving Abbey's legs from the long free relay, in light of KV's breakthrough swim which is a very positive sign of her finally poised to break her HS records, in her last season with the Bears!

    Anyway pardon the tardiness with posting this morning's prelims results as haven't had the time... going to try to catch up now Will post the twitter updates at the bottom of this post.

    At a glance then, we may as expected take a bit of a beating scoring wise in the first event (500 free), with only 1 A final qualifier (Katie McL) and 1 B (Chenoa). No in the C final, as Anina went 3 sec slower than her seed time, and Jenna added 6 sec Compared to LSJU's ruthless 4/1/2 domination in the distance event, with Ledecky no doubt slated to break a record or two come tonight's finals! ~eek~

    The red team will press their relentless onslaught in the 200 IM with a 3/0/1 showing, but Cal can more than hang in there with our 3/1/1 representation.

    We'll then have a chance to claw back some of the lost ground with a formidable 3/4/1 counter-attack in the 50 free, v. the trees' 2/0/1 (Stanfurd will field a couple of elite stars in Simone & Lia, but have mercifully relatively little top end depth available for the individual event behind their studly sprinter pair, as Janet Hu & Ally Howe are needed more in their other events).

    Of some note from the 50 free:

    - Amy's new PB of 22.04 from prelims (old PB = 22.10 from 2016 Pac-12s)
    - Maddie's new PB of 22.37 from prelims (old PB = 22.49 from the Georgia Invite)
    - Noemie's new PB of 22.42 from prelims (old PB = 22.61 from the Georgia Invite)

    - Abbey's 21.40 from prelims is her 3rd fastest time ever (her AR = 21.12, and she also has a 21.28 relay leadoff to her name, both from March 2016)
    - KV's 22.24 from prelims is closing on her 22.17 PB from all the way back on March 2011

    - Jaz did well to squeak into the C final.

    Not to forget the 500 free:

    - Chenoa's new PB of 4:43.95 from prelims (old PB = 4:44.32 from Dec 2015)

    Also, in the 200 IM:

    - Maija's 2:01.15 from prelims is closing on her 2:01.00 PB from the 2014 Georgia Invite. She will help with the scoring in the C final.

    So pretty encouraging results overall I reckon from the morning heats session - will have to see how the diving (prob massively in the Card's favour) and the 200 free relay (we have a fab chance there!) pan out.


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    500 free prelims are complete and @CalWSwim has two qualifiers for tonight - @KatieMcLaugh1in (4th, 4:40.03) & Chenoa Devine (15th, 4:43.95)

    Bears qualify 3 A finalists in the 200 IM - @KathleenBaker2 (2nd, 1:54.87), @celinatli (7th, 1:57.87) & Keaton Blovad (8th, 1:57.92)

    In the 50 free, 3 Bears into the A final and 4 more in the B final led by @AbbeyWeitzeil. 21.40 is top qualifier and #1 in the NCAA .

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    2017 W. PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 2 UP/MID/DOWNS: STANFORD PUTS 9 UP

    Stanford will look to extend their lead over Cal tonight after putting up 9 A-finalists and 14 total swims. While the Bears have 7 championships finalists, they have the highest total with 15 scoring swims. They’ll be looking to capitalize off their B-final points, where they have 6 swimmers to Stanford’s 1. Diving and relays will also be a factor in the team battle, so keep that in mind as we wait to see hwo things shake out tonight.

    The race for 3rd could get interesting between USC, Arizona, and UCLA. USC sits in 3rd, leading the Wildcats and Bruins by just 6 points. The Trojans have the highest number of “ups” with 4 to Arizona’s 2 and UCLA’s 1, but the Wildcats have the highest total with 13 scoring swims to UCLA’s 9 and USC’s 8.


    https://swimswam.com/2017-w-pac-12-c...anford-puts-9/


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  14. #29
    Teri's not a big believer in relay only swimmers, so Hull needs to pick it up a bit to punch her 50 Free ticket. KV & Maddie were both faster in prelims.

    Teri may add the fastest of the three in tonight's 50 finals to the A 200 Free Relay and let the other two lead off the B & C relays.

  15. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by UrsusArctosCalifornicus View Post
    So pretty encouraging results overall I reckon from the morning heats session - will have to see how the diving (prob massively in the Card's favour) and the 200 free relay (we have a fab chance there!) pan out.
    Cal W Swim/Dive: 1m diving prelims just wrapped up and @phoebelamay is Cal's top finisher in 8th with a score of 262.60. Finals tonight at 6 pm.

    Stanford WSwim/Dive‏: @KassidyCook1 tops the prelims on the 1-meter and freshman Haley Farnsworth also advances to this afternoon's finals #GoStanford

    Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 02-23-2017 at 03:12 PM.

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