2016 OSU Invite: Manuel Blasts 47.3 to Set 100 FR Pool Record on Day 3


  • Full Results
  • Meet info
  • Hosted by Ohio State University
  • Friday, November 18th-Sunday, November 20th
  • 25 yards
  • Invite format


Stanford 1080 Ohio State 1233
Kentucky 615 Utah 746.5
Ohio State 609 Kentucky 629.5
Yale 385 Penn State 488.5
Iowa 375 Iowa 375.5
Pittsburgh 342 Pittsburgh 317
Utah 279 Stanford 108
Penn State 198.5 Kenyon 92
Washington State 147.5
Kenyon 15

On the final night of competition at the 2016 Ohio State Invitational, Stanford freshman Katie Ledecky went out with a bang. Ledecky set a new NCAA and American Record for the 2nd time this weekend, winning the 1650 by a full minute with her 15:03.92. She also broke the NCAA and American Records in the 500 free on Friday night, and the NCAA Record in the 1000 free last week, so she owns the NCAA Records across the board in the distance free races.

Stanford teammates Simone Manuel and Lia Neal went 1-2 for the Cardinal in the 100 free. Manuel, the 2016 Olympic champ in the 100 meter free, popped a 47.37 to take the win, while Neal followed in 47.70. Rounding out the top 3 was Ohio State All-American Zhesi Li in 48.39.

Manuel and Neal were also a part of Stanford’s winning 400 free relay, with Manuel posting the fastest split on the 3rd leg at 47.05 and Neal anchoring in 48.37. Janet Hu led off with a 48.19, and Ledecky popped a post-mile 48.94 on the 2nd leg in the team’s overall winning time of 3:12.55.

All-American and NCAA Champion Ella Eastin, a Cardinal sophomore, had a strong showing in the women’s 200 fly. Eastin raced to a 1:52.62 in that event to grab her 3rd win of the weekend, beating the rest of the field by over 4 seconds.

Defending NCAA Champion Danielle Galyer took to the pool in tonight’s 200 back final, but she wasn’t the fastest Wildcat in the water this time. While Stanford’s Janet Hu won the race in a blazing 1:50.69, Kentucky freshman Asia Seidt also turned heads with her 1:51.18 for 2nd place. Galyer followed for 3rd in 1:52.21.

On the men’s side, Shane Ryan picked up his 3rd win of the weekend while completing his sweep of the men’s sprint frees. Ryan, who won the 50 free on Friday and the 100 back on Saturday, won tonight’s 100 free in 42.49. Coming in behind him to round out the top 3 were Ohio State standouts Josh Fleagle (43.02) and Matt McHugh (43.97).

A pair of Kentucky swimmers brought home wins for their team on the men’s side. Drew Aviotti kicked things off in the 1650 free, racing to a 14:58.50 victory ahead of Ohio State’s Brayden Seal (15:00.32). Later in the session, Kyle Higgins gave the Wildcats another victory with his dominant 1:42.66 in the 200 fly.

Additional Event Winners:

  • Women’s 100 breast- Taylor Vargo, Ohio State, 2:09.43
  • Men’s 200 breast- Jack Burton, Utah, 1:56.67
  • Men’s 200 back- Thomas Trace, Ohio State, 1:43.72
  • Men’s 400 free relay- Ohio State (Fleagle, Belanger, Appleby, McHugh), 2:54.39

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4 years ago

Ehh misy franklin took out a 200 free about that fast not too long ago. No biggy

4 years ago

She was 46.6 at Art Adamson the same weekend in 2015. Later went 46.0 at NCAA in march.

Ruben Arevalo Galindo
4 years ago

Records or times in 25 “YARDS” pools means almost nothing for the rest of the world.

Reply to  Ruben Arevalo Galindo
4 years ago

Comments made by people in other countries mean almost nothing to us here in the US

bobo gigi
Reply to  Rookery
4 years ago

Ruben, I’m French and I’ve learned to understand the bathtub records. Of course it’s a different sport than LCM but it’s fun to watch. It’s not always the same swimmers who dominate in both pools but often it’s the case. And with Simone and KL it’s the case. And 99% of US stars who have destroyed the competition at the last 2 olympic games swim or have swum in college. I keep one percent for MP. 🙂 Rookery, your very welcoming comment is exactly what the rest of the world hates about a certain part of America. It’s not even arrogance at that point. It’s just intolerance coming from a lack of education. Close your country to the outside world… Read more »

Reply to  bobo gigi
4 years ago

Bobo, I ususally love your comments, but can we keep politics and your unwarranted accusations that come with discussing the recent US election seperate from swimming? From an American perspective, it’s a bit annoying to see all these “Oh but SCY doesn’t matter” when we’re obviously doing something right. We had a fantastic performance this summer, and whether that comes down to the ability to race really well in high pressure situations, SCY’s emphasis on starts/turns/finishes, or the American style of training is a debate for another time. Whatever we’re doing, it’s working and I guarantee you we aren’t going to be changing our system anytime soon.

Reply to  PVSFree
4 years ago

It’s funny, our roles have switched here. I am usually indifferent to Bobo’s comments, at best, and there have been times when he’s gone on actual political rants, but I find the comment in question to be fair. See, it seems to me that Bobo was defending the SCY format here and acknowledging that it clearly does prepare us for international competition (“99% of US stars who have destroyed the competition at the last 2 olympic games swim or have swum in college”). As for his critique of Rookery, while making assumptions about who he supported for the election is dipping a toe into political waters, the assertion that comments like Rookery’s give Americans a bad image is a totally… Read more »

Reply to  sven
4 years ago

Well I was hoping for the hot euro babe contest between Carla Bruni & Melania but with Sarkozy out – not gonna happen . Still not bad for 40 + years old women . Girls if you can’t be SWIM CHAMPS – they give us hope .Ok in our dreams !

Reply to  PVSFree
4 years ago

Agree with SVEN – I think Bobo has “come around” 😛 to appreciate what college swimming and yard swimming has been and can do for swimmers in USA to produce result at the last two Olypmic. Glad to see this comment from him.

And agree that the jab with election is unnecessary especially we really can’t tell much of Rookery from one comment. Rookery may just said that in response to the original post being kind of rude (which Ruben Arevalo Galindo at least get to the comment section to make that comment despite how irrelevant yard swimming is to him/her).

Reply to  bobo gigi
4 years ago

@bobo gigi: The only thing that is clear in your comment is that a Frenchman who consideres himself “educated and tolerant” doesn’t like English word “yard”. Same old story. Nothing new. As “educated” Frenchman you should understand that there is no preferences in how to measure human abilities of moving in the water. It can be 50m pool environment; it can be 22.5m pool, It can be 66.66666m pool. Whatever. It doesn’t matter. Same can be said about distances at which swimmers compete. Why should they be the same that are used to measure human’s running abilities: 100,200,400,800 etc. Completely different environments. Somebody long time ago decided that it will be cool and started to build pools of corresponding size.… Read more »

Reply to  Ruben Arevalo Galindo
4 years ago

But these are the same people that smoked the world in LCM over the summer.

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Lauren Neidigh is a former NCAA swimmer at the University of Arizona (2013-2015) and the University of Florida (2011-2013). While her college swimming career left a bit to be desired, her Snapchat chin selfies and hot takes on Twitter do not disappoint. She's also a high school graduate of The …

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