Aaaaargh...the dreaded DQ (had thought Abbey's takeoff looked a mite early tbh)
F***, that sucks!
Originally Posted by tedbear
Really rough on the Bears. Had to thread the needle to take down the 'furdettes and were looking solid up until then. Likely don't break 400 points now, but still...
(From one of the furd boards)
Originally Posted by BearDevil
"If all swimmers place according to their current rankings by times and all relay teams do the same over the next two days.....
Did I jinx the Bears? Kept hoping for a DQ for the bad guys!
Originally Posted by UrsusArctosCalifornicus
Ruey Yen: "Hearing @KathleenBaker2 saying that the @CalWSwim team is over the DQ makes ME feel better. #GoBears Let's win some more NCAA titles!"
Last edited by UrsusArctosCalifornicus; 03-17-2017 at 06:48 PM.
Reason: Day 2 recap video
Day 2 Finals - Official Recap
A RECORD-SETTING NIGHT OF SWIMMING
3/16/2017 5:52 PM | By: Cal Athletics
The Bears react to winning the 200 free relay in a U.S. Open-record time of 1:25.59 (Tim Binning photo).
INDIANAPOLIS – The Golden Bears figured that this year's NCAA Championships were going to be fast. All it took was their first two finals to see by how much.
Cal's foursome of Abbey Weitzeil, Maddie Murphy, Amy Bilquist and Farida Osman kicked off the night by capturing their third consecutive title in the 200-yard free relay in an NCAA and U.S. Open-record time of 1:25.59. Then in the Bears' next race, sophomore Kathleen Baker broke the school record in winning the 200 individual medley in 1:51.69.
In the team standings, Cal is in second place with 136 points. Stanford leads with 213 points and Texas is third with 119.
In the relay, Cal trailed Stanford by just over half a second midway through the event when Bilquist, a sophomore swimming the third leg, posted a 21.26 split to bring the Bears within striking distance. Osman then brought home the title with a closing 20.91 anchor leg, surging to the lead on the final lap to out-touch the Cardinal by 0.32 seconds.
"We have like seven girls we can put on that relay," Bilquist said. "Honestly, I was lucky to be on the relay. We had a lot of energy, a lot of nerves, and I think we harnessed that in the best way possible."
Baker, the two-time Olympic medalist who was runner-up in the 200 IM as a freshman last season, took the lead during her backstroke leg and held off Stanford's Ella Easton through the breaststroke and freestyle for the victory. Her time is the second-fastest in history and broke Caitlin Leverenz's previous school mark of 1:51.77 from 2012.
"I'm having a lot more fun," Baker said. "I think that's sort of the vibe of our team right now. I was just enjoying the moment and having fun along the way. I think that's what makes a huge difference and taking my success this summer and incorporating it into short course and having it all come together this year."
Cal piled up 42 points in the 50 free with three swimmers in the A final. Osman led the trio in fourth place with a time of 21.38, which was just off her school record of 21.32. Weitzeil took fifth in 21.58, while freshman Maddie Murphy claimed sixth in a personal-best 21.76.
In 1-meter diving, sophomore Phoebe LaMay just missed scoring, finishing 18th with 269.95 points, an improvement from her 22nd-place showing last year.
The night ended on a sour note in the 400 medley relay. After an apparent victory, the Bears were disqualified when one swimmer left the blocks too early on an exchange. Still, Cal came away with a school record as Kathleen Baker led off with a time of 49.80 in the 100 back, breaking Natalie Coughlin's 15-year-old mark of 49.97.
"We got a little too aggressive," head coach Teri McKeever said. "We're going to have to shake it off and see what happens individually and collectively."
The NCAA meet continues through Saturday with prelims starting at 7 a.m. PT and finals at 3 p.m. PT.
Carmel's Bilquist feels at home at IU Natatorium
Cal exceeded my expectations tonight but the DQ in the final event was a heartbreaker. The score would be 203-176 with two more days to go...Cal would have won four events (now three) over the Furd which is exceptional. The Bears are swimming the relays like they did in the past when they won. They opened with the 800 free relay victory, then set a record in the 200 free relay & finished first in the 400 medley relay BEFORE DQ! To defeat Stanford in three consecutive relays is way better than the team fared in Pac 12 Championships. McKeever has her swimmers performing at their best. Impressive. I know that the Cardinal is impressed. GO BEARS!
Last edited by Schroeder71; 03-16-2017 at 09:00 PM.
fyi...Cal didn't win the 800 relay.
Day 3 Prelims
Going to miss quite a bit of today's prelims session, but will check in later for updates and post stuff if needed...
2017 Women’s NCAA Championships: Day 3 Prelims Live Recap
LIVE RESULTS -> http://www.sidearmstats.com/ncaa/swimming/index.htm
LIVE STREAM -> http://iupuijags.com/watch/?Live=481&type=Live
Day 3 Prelim results.
WOMEN’S 400 IM
1Ella Eastin (Stanford)- 4:03.47
2Sydney Pickrem (Texas A&M)- 4:03.63
3Madisyn Cox (Texas)- 4:04.03
4Bethany Galat (Texas A&M)- 4:04.65
5Bailey Andison (Denver)- 4:04.84
6Lindsey Clary (Ohio State)-
7Reka Gyorgy (Virginia Tech)- 4:05.87
8Sharli Brady (Missouri)- 4:06.00
No Bears in top 16. Furd's Allie Szekely #15 into B finals. Chenoa Devine #37, Celina (gulp) #43
WOMEN’S 100 FLY
1Noemie Thomas (Cal)- 50.71
2Louise Hansson (USC)- 50.74
3(T-3) Hellen Moffitt (UNC)- 50.77
3(T-3) Farida Osman (Cal)- 50.77
5Janet Hu (Stanford)- 51.09
6Sarah Gibson (Texas A&M)- 51.09
7Gia Dalesandro (Indiana)- 51.27
8Liz Li (Ohio State) 51.45
11 Maddie Murphy 51.74
WOMEN’S 200 FREE
1Simone Manuel (Stanford)- 1:41.81
2Katie Ledecky (Stanford)- 1:42.02
3Leah Smith (Virginia)- 1:42.86
4Mallory Comerford (Louisville)- 1:42.99
5Siobhan Haughey (Michigan)- 1:43.03
6Jackie Keire (Cincinatti)- 1:43.27
7Gabby DeLoof (Michigan)- 1:43.50
8Claire Rasmus (Texas A&M)- 1:43.73
9 Katie McLaughlin 1:43.75 Looks like she just started off too fast and didn't have enough in the tank at the end.
18 Abbey Weitzeil 1:45.03
22 Kristen Vred. 1:45.24
24 Cierra Runge 1:45.36
furds 2up/3downs in 200 wow!!!!
1 Lilly King SO Indiana 57.38
2 Lindsey Horejsi FR Minnesota 58.23
3 Natalie Pierce JR Florida St 58.38
4 Kayla Brumbaum SR NC STATE 58.54
5 Laura Simon SR Virginia 58.58
6 Andrea Cottrell SR Louisville 58.65
7 Katharine Ross SR Missouri 59.00
8 Emma Sougstad SR Iowa 59.06
9 Kierra Smith FR Minnesota 59.09
23 Marina Garcia 1:00.24
No Bears or Trees in the breast finals. Minn has 2 freshmen #2 & #9 both have gone under 59 sec
WOMEN’S 100 BACK
1Olivia Smoliga (Georgia)- 50.31
2Hannah Stevens (Missouri)- 50.61
3Kathleen Baker (Cal)- 50.63
4Janet Hu (Stanford)- 50.75
5Ally Howe (Stanford)- 50.81
6Hellen Moffitt (North Carolina)- 50.94
7Nadine Laemmler (Missouri)- 50.96
8Claire Adams (Texas)- 51.10
9 Amy Bilquist 51.35
36 Keaton Blovad 53.10
WOMEN’S 200 MEDLEY RELAY
Texas A&M- 1:35.59
NC State- 1:35.77
Wow Stanford just beat out 9th place Texas 1:36.29!
3 California 1:34.42 1:35.93 q567
1) Amy Bilquist SO 2) r:0.07 Abbey Weitzeil FR
3) r:0.20 Noemie Thomas JR 4) r:0.35 Valerie Hull JR
Final look for Farida replacing Hull and most possibly Baker replacing Amy. Abbey r:.07 on her leg..careful there!
Diving and 200MR tonight. Don't know how many Texan's Divers but hopefully we can maintain 2nd place.
per GREG MEEHAN from last night: “THAT IS THE SINGLE GREATEST MOMENT IN OUR SPORT” PLEASE BEAT THEM IN THE 200MR tonight
Last edited by OBear073akaSMFan; 03-17-2017 at 11:30 AM.
Good job on waking up early and watching all the prelims OBear!
Originally Posted by OBear073akaSMFan
-We really need an IMer. Outside of Kathleen in the 200, the cupboard is really bare. This is why Teri wanted Megan Small from last year, and why the recruitment of Mary Sophie Harvey for next year is so crucial.
-Noemie and Farida are a very solid combo in the 100 Fly. I hope one of them takes the crown tonight. Maddie also continues to surprise! Farida will be missed greatly, but hopefully Eva is coming in the next recruiting class.
-A little disappointed that Katie didn't make the A final, but good to build on for the future. Cierra's performance so far at this meet has been shocking. I wonder if she has any regrets leaving. As another obscure side note, I wonder why Hannah Cox swam the 400IM over the 200 Free. The 200 is suppose to be her main event. This is the void that Robin Neumann will hopefully fill, and also for next year's recruiting Taylor Ruck.
-That time has to be close to a personal best for Marina, but more than any other event, times have dropped dramatically over the past four years, that she can't even come close to a B final. Calling Zoe Bartel, you are our only hope!
-Really bummed that Amy didn't make the A final. I was really hoping this was going to be her breakout meet. Amy, win the B final, perform well in the 200 Back, and go kick more ass on the relays. #myfav