Standings after Day 1, 2 medley events.
Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 2
1. Stanford University 128
2. University of California, Berk 112
3. University of Southern Calif 108
4. University of California - LA 102
4. Arizona, University of 102
6. Arizona State University 96
7. Washington State University 90
7. Utah, University of 90
9. Oregon State University 84
Wow, Chenoa! Katie did great too!
Day 2 Finals
No visuals and live results not doing it for me , but from twitter:
Originally Posted by tedbear
Out in lane 1, Chenoa Devine wins the 500 free B final in 4:41.19. A great start to the night session. #GoBears
.@KatieMcLaugh1in comes through the 500 free A final in 4:36.04, good for 3rd place and the #3 time in Cal history.
"Stanford’s Katie Ledecky demolished her own American and NCAA records in the women’s 500 free in 4:25.15 and finished 20 meters ahead of the field. Stanford’s Katie Drabot finished second in the race in a quick 4:35.69, and Cal’s Katie McLaughlin finished third in 4:36.04. Those times rank sixth and seventh in the country."
In 1-meter diving, @phoebelamay captures 5th place with a score of 286.15.
@maija8roses breaks 2 minutes and wins the 200 IM C final in 1:59.71.
WHAT A RACE! Ella Eastin SO of STAN is your 200IM Pac12 Champion with a 1:52.34! 2nd Baker 1:52.74 CAL
In the 200 IM A final, @KathleenBaker2 swims a PR 1:52.74 to take second place in the #2 time in the country this season.
"Cal’s Kathleen Baker opened up a big lead on the butterfly leg and held that lead through the breaststroke, but Stanford’s Ella Eastin exploded on the breast-to-free exchange and pulled away on the last 25. Eastin touched in 1:52.34, just ahead of Baker’s 1:52.74.
Eastin was just a half-second short of her own American record, a 1:51.65 set on the way to winning last season’s NCAA championship in the event. The two times eclipse the 1:52.82 that Texas’ Madisyn Cox put up earlier in the night at the Big 12 championships as the top swims in the country this season.
USC’s Louise Hansson was in the mix with Baker earlier in the race but ended up settling for third in 1:53.72."
50 free B Final goes to Maddie Murphy of CAL with a 21.96!
In the 50 free B final, Bears finish 1-2 - Maddie Murphy (21.96) then Kristen Vredeveld (22.12).
Bears go 2-3-8 in the 50 free A final - 2. @FaridaOsman (21.49), 3. @AbbeyWeitzeil (21.50), 8. @amybilquist (22.13).
50 Freestyle Pac12 Champion is SIMONE MANUEL from STAN with a 21.29!!!
Stanford’s Ally Howe finished fourth in 1:55.74, just ahead of USC’s Kirsten Vose (1:55.91). Also competing in the A-final were Stanford’s Kim Williams (1:56.81) and Cal teammates Keaton Blovad (1:58.50) and Celina Li (1:59.01)
"Stanford’s Simone Manuel used a rocket turn and second 25 to pull ahead of Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil and win the splash-and-dash. Manuel touched in 21.29, the fastest time in the country this season and two tenths ahead of the rest of the field.
Cal’s Farida Osman touched out her teammate Weitzeil for second, 21.49 to 21.50. Weitzeil currently ranks second in the country with her prelims time of 21.40, and Osman’s time is good for fourth nationally."
OFFICIAL! Stanford Win's 200 free relay with a New Championship Record 1:26.44!! CAL close second 1:26.49
"Stanford’s Simone Manuel, Lia Neal and Janet Hu delivered a lead to anchor leg Ally Howe, and Howe had just enough in the tank to hold off a charging Farida Osman. In the end, the Cardinal touched in 1:26.44, and Osman’s Cal team came in just behind at 1:26.49. Abbey Weitzeil, Amy Bilquist and Maddie Murphy swam the first three legs for the Golden Bears.
Arizona’s team of Katrinka Konopka, Annie Ochitwa, Paige Kremer and Laura Kurki finished third in 1:27.95, and the Wildcats were followed by USC (1:28.77), UCLA (1:29.17) and Arizona State (1:29.41)."
Team scores after Day 2:
ARIZONA STATE 274
2017 WOMEN’S PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS: DAY 2 FINALS LIVE RECAP
Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 02-23-2017 at 07:03 PM.
Day 2 Finals - Recap
CAL STANDS SECOND AT PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS
2/23/2017 8:40 PM | By: Cal Athletics
Kathleen Baker took second in the 200 IM in a personal-best 1:52.74.
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – Through the first two days of the Pac-12 Championships, California stands in second place following a night of close calls and personal bests. While the Golden Bears did not post a win on the night, Cal did register three second-place finishes and a third-place showing in four swimming events.
With seven events complete, the Bears have 490 points and trail leader Stanford, which has 546 points, with Arizona third with 376 points.
In the 500-yard freestyle, sophomore Katie McLaughlin swam a personal-best 3:36.04 to take third place. The time eclipses the NCAA A qualifying standard and places her No. 3 on Cal's all-time list in the event. In addition, freshman Chenoa Devine improved her season best by more than four seconds and captured the B final in 4:41.19.
In the 200 individual medley, sophomore Kathleen Baker also posted a lifetime best, touching the wall in 1:52.74, which put her second in the race and ranked No. 2 in the country. Freshman Keaton Blovad (7th, 1:58.50) and senior Celina Li (8th, 1:59.01) scored in the A final, as well. Senior Marina Garcia took eighth in the B final in 2:01.74, while junior Maija Roses won the C final in 1:59.71.
Sophomore Phoebe LaMay led the Bears on the one-meter springboard, placing fifth with a score of 286.15 and moving up four spots from her ninth-place showing last year.
In the last individual event of the night, Cal scored an impressive 142 points with eight scorers in the 50 free. Senior Farida Osman led the way, taking second a season-best 21.49, while freshman Abbey Weitzeil was right behind in 21.50 with sophomore Amy Bilquist eighth in 22.13. Freshman Maddie Murphy won the B final in 21.96 (9th overall) – making her the No. 5 performer in school history – with senior Kristen Vredeveld next in a PR 22.12. Others to post times in the event were junior Valerie Hull (13th, 22.25), junior Noemie Thomas (14th, PR 22.42) and junior Jasmin Mau (24th, 22.96).
The 200 free relay, comprised of Weitzeil, Bilquist, Murphy and Osman, closed out the evening and Cal finished a fraction behind Stanford, 1:26.44 to 1:26.49. The Bears' time put the foursome third in school history. Cal still owns the top time in the NCAA this year with a 1:26.31 from the Georgia Invitational in December.
"I was really proud of our 500 freestylers, Katie and Chenoa, both with lifetime bests," head coach Teri McKeever said. "Kathleen Baker continues to do an awesome job in the 200 IM, and Maija's swim where she broke two minutes was really inspirational. In the 50, we scored a lot of points and it was great to wee Maddie Murphy break 22 seconds and get into Cal's all-time best list. Phoebe did a great job in diving and I was excited to see her in the championship final and keep improving. We've got to keep fighting and there's still a long ways to go. Tomorrow is a big day and we look to continue to keep it going."
The meet resumes Friday, with prelims at 10:30 a.m. and finals starting at 6 p.m. Champions will be determined in the 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 free, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, 3-meter diving and the 400 medley relay.
Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 02-24-2017 at 08:20 AM.
Cal swimming lights out but furds are just too strong!
Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 7
1. Stanford University 546
2. University of California, Berk 490
3. Arizona, University of 376
4. University of Southern Calif 351
5. University of California - LA 336
6. Arizona State University 274
7. Utah, University of 165
8. Washington State University 148
9. Oregon State University 130
-Serious props to McL & Chenoa in the 500!
Didn't expect any points in the 500 @ NCAAs, but McL now projects as an A scorer (right behind Runge). Not a half bad result for a flyer.
McL will have to scratch either the 100 Fly or 200 Free (consecutive events) today. Bears are stacked in the 100 Fly (Noemie, Farida, and Maddie) and relatively weak in the 200 Free. Teri could have improved McL's 200 Free individual seed by having her lead off the 800 Relay, but went with her strongest 800 line up instead. McL likely swims an exhibition 100 Fly or 200 Free on Sunday to give Teri additional NCAA individual event line up flexibility.
Chenoa's way ahead of schedule. Didn't expect her to qualify for NCAAs before her soph year and not score until later. Not entirely out of the question that she scores this year. Hopefully her DART club teammates AF & Kinsey will follow her to Cal.
-50/200 Free Relay
Great depth for the Bears. Good swims from Abbey, Farida, Amy, Maddie, and KV. Outside shot at 4 individual scorers (Abbey, Farida, Maddie, and Amy) @ NCAAs.
Barring a miracle from Texas @ Big 12s (weird meet scheduling), Bears will be the top seed in the 200 Free Relay @ NCAAs. Teri can go with the hot hand on the relay, but experienced KV had the third fastest relay leg for the Bears last night.
-LSJU better than expected, 'SC-not so much
Ledecky, Manuel, Hu, Eastin, and Howe are stars, but Drabot, Byrnes, and Stevens are stepping up. Still spotty in breast (Williams/Poppe), but big NCAA favorite.
'SC's still a mystery. Hansson, Vose, Scott, and Wade are stars, but Chenault, Stanzi, and Mann have had disappointing seasons. Dunno if they're injured, but Chenault and Stanzi didn't make the 800 Free Relay and looks like neither will make NCAAs. Expected Abbey level production from Stanzi.
Mann's a great open water swimmer, but probably only scores in the 1650. Expected her to be a force in the 500 and 400 IM. Was surprised that Bears beat them in the middle distance and distance during the dual meet.
Salo brought in huge numbers in the last two recruiting class, which should translate in duals and @ PACs. Worked in 2016, but not this season. Not enough elite depth to contend @ NCAAs.
Day 3 Prelims
No truer sentiments expressed than this ^^^
Originally Posted by OBear073akaSMFan
To reinforce the point, just look at how our women were killin' it in this morning's prelims, racing their hearts out and taking down season & personal bests left & right - and I'm not referring to just the big names either...almost everyone in the squad did their part & more to help out with the team scoring, including all our unsung heroes
Additional moral support also on their way up to Federal Way in the personages of Lizzie & Caroline:
Yet, the furdette juggernaut, courtesy of the Ledecky effect perhaps and certainly brimming with all sorts of swagger & confidence, just seems to roll on relentlessly, threatening to widen their lead considerably at this evening's finals.
As BearDevil had so astutely (actually, painfully lol) brought up elsewhere, "Now knows exactly how Georgia felt in 2015: built a title team in any other year and still got smoked."
But as we all know here, the Bear will not quit!!!
.@celinatli reaches the A final of the 400 IM (4:09.29), with Chenoa Devine (4:15.05) and Courtney Mykkanen (4:16.06) into the B final.
.@noemie_thomas goes a PR 50.44 in 100 fly prelims and will be joined in A final by @FaridaOsman and Maddie Murphy. Jasmine Mau to B final.
.@KatieMcLaugh1in (1:44.42) and @AbbeyWeitzeil (1:44.85) post season bests in 200 free and advance to A final. 4 more Bears in B & C finals.
In the 100 breast prelims, a PR 1:00.46 for @MarinaG94, a PR 1:00.81 for @maija8roses & a PR 1:02.60 for Alexa Buckley. Way to go, Bears!
Cal wraps up morning prelims by sending 3 to the 100 back final - @KathleenBaker2 (PR 50.80), @amybilquist (51.71) & Keaton Blovad (52.67).
2017 WOMEN’S PAC-12 CHAMPS: DAY 3 PRELIMS LIVE RECAP
2017 W. PAC-12S DAY 3 UP/MID/DOWNS: USC CHASING ARIZONA FOR 3RD
Stanford is set to build a big lead tonight, with 15 swimmers making championship finals. Cal also put up double digits with 10 making the A-finals. The Bears have the highest number of total scoring swims, bringing back 21 scorers to Stanford and Arizona’s 20 each.
USC will make a push for 3rd with their 8 “ups” to Arizona’s 3, but diving, which isn’t included in the up/mid/downs chart, could have a huge impact on whether or not the Trojans are able to move ahead. Yesterday the Wildcats got a big boost in the team scoring thanks to their 3 championship finalist divers.
TEAM (CURRENT SCORE) | UPS | MIDS | DOWNS | TOTAL
Stanford (546) | 15 | 4 | 1 | 20
Cal (490) | 10 | 6 | 5 | 21
Arizona (376) | 3 | 10 | 7 | 20
USC (351) | 8 | 5 | 4 | 17
UCLA (336) | 2 | 7 | 4 | 13
Arizona State (274) | 2 | 4 | 2 | 8
Utah (165) | 0 | 3 | 8 | 11
Washington State (148) | 0 | 1 | 6 | 7
Oregon State (130) | 0 | 0 | 3 | 3
Golden Medals: Cal W. Swim firmly in 2nd at Pac-12 championship halfway point
1/2/0 vs. 4/0/1 (Celina Li for the Bears in the A final vs. Ledecky, Szekely, Eastin, and Stevens who had the top 4 prelim times)
3/1/0 vs. 2/0/0 (Thomas, Osman, Murphy for the Bears vs. Hu for Stanford, who has the top prelim time over Noemie Thomas)
2/1/3 vs. 4/3/0 (McLaughlin, Weitzeil vs. Manuel, Ledecky, Neal – the Furdies have the top 3 prelim times)
1/1/1 vs. 2/0/0 (Garcia vs. Williams and Poppe, Cal’s Marina Garcia had a PR this morning)
3/1/1 vs. 3/1/0 (Baker, Bilquist, Blovad vs. Hu, Howe, Engel – Howe won this last year, Hu has the top prelim time)
In short: Stanford is looking pretty strong again, but the Bears should have a good chance to win either 100 Fly or 100 Back. Someone not on Furd (but probably also not Cal) should win the 100 Breast.
Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 02-24-2017 at 01:17 PM.
Reason: CGB article
Day 3 Finals
We're underway with Friday night finals. Celina Li
takes 5th in the 400 IM
(4:09.49), with Chenoa Devine
12th & Courtney Mykkanen
@katieledecky wins the 400 IM in 3:57.68 in American record
time to take down the previous record of 3:57.89 done by Caitlin Leverenz
in 2012. @ella_eastin and @allieszek follow Ledecky.
In the 100 fly
, Farida Osman
swims a PR 50.40 for 2nd place, with Noemie Thomas
4th in 50.87 & Maddie Murphy
5th in a PR 51.62.
Freshman Louise Hansson wins the Pac-12 title in the 100fly! She lowers her hours-old USC school record to 50.39 for a win by 0.01
Hu makes the podium with a third-place finish of 50.59. Engel is sixth at 51.77
leads from the start and wins the 200 free
B final in 1:44.51. #GoBears
In the 200 free A final, @KatieMcLaugh1in
swims a PR 1:43.75 and takes 4th place, with @AbbeyWeitzeil
8th in 1:46.70.
"Weitzeil faded badly on the final 50 (29.00) and actually had trouble standing up after her race. She laid on the pool deck for a few minutes and received help from trainers before finally walking off."
: @simone_manuel (1:40.37), @katieledecky (1:40.50), @LiaNeal (1:43.62)
School and meet record
for Manuel. Tops her own mark by nearly a second, taking down Missy Franklin
's Pac-12 Meet Record of 1:41.09 from 2015.
breaks 1 minute for the first time in the 100 breast
, finishing 4th in 59.86. @maija8roses
2nd in B final in PR 1:00.78.
SILJA KANSAKOSKI IS YOUR PAC 12 100 BR CHAMPION! She crushes her ASU record to win in 58.44! Fourth fastest time in the country
Stanford: @kim_williams22 finishes fifth and @happyheidigrace places 8th
Another PR for the Bears as @KathleenBaker2
goes 50.27 in 100 back
, good for 2nd place. @amybilquist
is 5th and Keaton Blovad
**NEW NCAA AND AMERICAN RECORD** ALLY HOWE 100 Backstroke 49.69 of STANFORD
Surpasses a nearly 15-year-old mark held by the legendary Natalie Coughlin
Team scores through 100 BK:
ARIZONA STATE 401
2017 PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS: DAY 3 FINALS LIVE RECAP
Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 02-25-2017 at 07:25 AM.
Reason: Day 3 highlights (USC vid)
Thanks for your continuous updates! Lets hope them furds start cramping up!
Originally Posted by UrsusArctosCalifornicus
Unfortunately no such luck...
Originally Posted by OBear073akaSMFan
Our 1st three legs had actually out-split the Card in the 400 Medley relay, but they had an ace to fall back on in the guise of Manuel when it came to the anchor spot, out-gunning Farida by over a sec, aaaargh!!! Still, Cal's outstanding 3:27.38 tonight approaches the school record of 3:27.17 that was laid down @ 2015 NCAAs by Bootsie (50.84), Marina (59.28), Farida (51.07) & Missy (45.98)...
Hats off to the furdettes though, they really got it done tonight just like the last couple of nights.
Still very proud of how our women had conducted themselves tonight in and out of the pool - some really amazin' performances from the Bears even if the spotlight was focussed on LSJU.
Incredibly swift swimming all around!
Cal's 400 medley relay swims the 2nd-fastest time in school history (3:27.38) & takes second. In team race, Bears are 2nd with 1 day to go. Thleen 50.41, Marina 59.48, Noemie 50.10, Farida 47.39
Stanford Wins the 400 Medley Relay with a 3:26.74!! Howe 50.44, Williams 59.79, Hu 50.29, Manuel 46.22
USC's Leach-Scott-Hansson-Apostalon obliterate 400 medley relay school record w/ 3:27.88 for 3rd, lowers time by almost 2 secs
Team scores through day 3:
ARIZONA STATE 491
Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 02-24-2017 at 07:52 PM.
Day 3 Finals - Recap
BEARS STAY SECOND AT PAC-12 MEET
2/24/2017 8:52 PM | By: Cal Athletics
The Bears posted three runner-up finishes and 10 season-best times Friday night (Pac-12 photo of Noemie).
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – Farida Osman swam the second-fastest 100-yard butterfly in school history and Kathleen Baker posted Cal's No. 3 all-time mark in the 100 backstroke to highlight the Golden Bears' efforts at the Pac-12 Championships Friday.
With 953 points, second-ranked Cal remains in second place behind Stanford, which has 1,126 points. USC is third with 762 points and Arizona is fourth with 744 with one more night of competition remaining.
Osman, a senior who captured the 100 fly title last year, just missed repeating. She made a late charge to the wall and touched in 50.40, one one-hundredth of a second behind winner Louise Hansson of USC. In addition, junior Noemie Thomas was fourth in 50.87 and freshman Maddie Murphy fifth in a personal-best 51.62.
The Bears also had three swimmers in the A final of the 100 back with Baker leading the way in 50.27 – the second-fastest time in the country this season. The only swimmer ahead of her is winner Ally Howe of Stanford, who set the American record in 49.69. Sophomore Amy Bilquist took fifth in 51.29, while freshman Keaton Blovad was sixth in a PR 52.41.
In the 100 breaststroke, senior Marina Garcia broke one minute for the first time in her career and came through in fourth place in 59.86, which puts her No. 3 in the Cal record book. In the B final, Maija Roses was timed in a PR 1:00.78 to place her seventh all-time for the Bears.
Sophomore Katie McLaughlin paced Cal in the 200 freestyle with a fourth-place showing in a PR 1:43.75. Freshman Abbey Weitzeil was eighth in 1:46.70, and senior Kristen Vredeveld won the B final in 1:44.51.
In the 400 individual medley, senior Celina Li placed fifth in 4:09.49, while senior diver Hayden Tavoda was the Bears' top finisher on the 3-meter board, taking ninth with 280.70 points.
In the final event of the night, Cal and Stanford once again battled in a relay, and for the fourth time at the meet, the Bears were a narrow second, this time in the 400 medley relay. Cal's foursome of Kathleen Baker, Marina Garcia, Noemie Thomas and Farida Osman posted the second-fastest time in school history and second-fastest in the country this season when it finished in 3:27.38. Stanford won in 3:26.74.
The meet concludes Saturday with seven more events. Prelims begin at 10:30 a.m. with finals at 6 p.m. The morning session will be streamed on Pac-12.com/live, while the night races will air live on the Pac-12 Network.
Reminder Day 4 will be shown on Pac-12 network
today from 6:30 to 9 PM. It'll be a recap of the 4 days. Go Bears!!
News about Abbey's post-200 Free collapse last night was alarming. Didn't swim on the 400 Medley Relay last night and scratched the 100 Free today. Concerned it's serious...
I am not sure and I hope she is OK. At this point, physical and mental rest and recovery are probably more important than a few more data points in races today.
Originally Posted by BearDevil
I watched the (choppy) live stream last night, and the announcers did not mention this episode at all. They spent too much time gushing about Stanford and barely noticed that other teams were in the competition (same complaint about the P12N broadcast of the dual meet a couple of weeks ago).