2017 Pac-12 Championships: Day 4 Prelims Live Recap


Swimmers are getting ready for the final prelims session at the 2017 Pac-12 Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Federal Way, Washington. Day 4 brings competiton in the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 1650 free, and platform diving.


  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 1:51.95
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 1:59.19
  • Pac-12 Conference Record: Elizabeth Pelton (2013)- 1:47.84
  • Pac-12 Meet Record: Elizabeth Pelton (2013)- 1:48.39
  1. Kathleen Baker, Cal, 1:50.11
  2. Janet Hu, Stanford, 1:51.55
  3. Allie Szekely, Stanford, 1:52.15
  4. Ally Howe, Stanford, 1:52.17
  5. Erin Voss, Stanford, 1:53.29
  6. Amy Bilquist, Cal, 1:53.35
  7. Madison White, UCLA, 1:53.39
  8. Keaton Blovad, Cal, 1:54.00

Cal’s Kathleen Baker took the lead in prelims, narrowly missing her season best time to finish 1st in 1:50.11. Stanford’s Ally Howe, who won the 100 back in American Record time last night, will be in the hunt for a backstroke sweep. She qualified 4th behind teammates Janet Hu and Allie Szekely, while teammate Erin Voss took 5th. Cal’s Amy Bilquist was narrowly behind for 6th place.


  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 47.69
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 49.99
  • Pac-12 Conference Record: Simone Manuel (2015)- 46.09
  • Pac-12 Meet Record: Simone Manuel (2015)- 46.70
  1. Simone Manuel, Stanford, 47.30
  2. Louise Hansson, USC, 47.34
  3. Lia Neal, Stanford, 47.37
  4. Linnea Mack, UCLA, 47.77
  5. Anika Apostalon, USC, 47.82
  6. Farida Osman, Cal, 48.01
  7. Stanzi Moseley, USC, 48.29
  8. Kristen Vredeveld, Cal, 48.49

American Record holder Simone Manuel took the top seed for Stanford, while USC freshman Louise Hansson and teammate Lia Neal were narrowly behind with a pair of 47.3s. USC had the strongest contingent in this event this morning, with Anika Apostalon qualifying 5th and freshman Stanzi Moseley taking 7th.


  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 2:07.33
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 2:15.99
  • Pac-12 Conference Record: Rebecca Soni (2009)- 2:04.75
  • Pac-12 Meet Record: Rebecca Soni (2009)- 2:04.75
  1. Silja Kansakoski, ASU, 2:07.85
  2. Riley Scott, USC, 2:08.73
  3. Kirsten Vose, USC, 2:09.22
  4. Kim Williams, Stanford, 2:09.85
  5. Marina Garcia, Cal, 2:09.91
  6. Emma Schanz, UCLA, 2:09.93
  7.  Genevieve Robertson, Utah, 2:10.78
  8. Stina Colleou, Utah, 2:10.87

ASU freshman Silja Kansakoski will look for a breaststroke sweep tonight, with USC’s Riley Scott and Kirsten Vose there to challenge. Stanford’s Kim Williams, Cal’s Marina Garcia, and UCLA’s Emma Schanz turned in times in the 2:09-range to get into the final, while Utah teammates Genevieve Robertson and Stina Colleou rounded out the top 8 with a pair of 2:10s.


  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 1:54.01
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 1:59.59
  • Pac-12 Conference Record: Elaine Breeden (2009)- 1:49.92
  • Pac-12 Meet Record: Elaine Breeden (2009)- 1:49.92
  1. Madison Wright, USC, 1:53.26
  2. Ella Eastin, Stanford, 1:53.30
  3. Katie McLaughlin, Cal, 1:53.80
  4. Noemie Thomas, Cal, 1:54.35
  5. Lindsey Engel, Stanford, 1:55.93
  6. Katie Grover, UCLA, 1:56.49
  7. Catherine Sanchez, USC, 1:56.60
  8. Tatum Wade, USC, 1:57.57

USC continues to rack up the big points, with top seed Madison Wright and freshman teammates Catherine Sanchez and Tatum Wade all making it into the top 8. Stanford’s Ella Eastin, the defending champion, will challenge for gold as the 2nd seed. Cal’s Katie McLaughlin (3rd) and Noemie Thomas (4th) are also title threats.

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5 years ago

When are mens PAC champs?

Reply to  Ragnar
5 years ago

Next week.

Coach Mike 1952
5 years ago

Hopefully Katie McLaughlin continues her bounce-back after the neck injury a year ago After all, she was a Kazan 2015 Worlds finalist in the 2 Fly, leading at the 150 before the piano fell. Seeing her 500 and 200, she should not be counted out.

Reply to  Coach Mike 1952
5 years ago

out fast and died this AM or maybe she backed off last 100. We will find out tonight or maybe at NCAA but I think she will win this thing in March.

Winnie Pearl
5 years ago

Abbey Weitzeil didn’t swim the 100 free. Something’s up with her.

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  Winnie Pearl
5 years ago

Was wondering. She did not look particularly happy either after the 50 free the other day…

5 years ago

Any update on Weitzel? The results seem to show that she didn’t swim. Hopefully she’s okay after her health scare following the 200.

Reply to  northernsue
5 years ago

I have absolutely no firsthand knowledge of this, but reports were that she faded badly in the race, lay down on the deck, and had to be assisted off. Yesterday Superfan posted the following: “I don’t think she was just tired or sick, I was there sitting on the Stanford and UCLA side and saw a clear view. She passed out right when she got out of the pool (which was weirdly fast) and was out for a solid 30 seconds. It wasn’t just the lactic acid because they weren’t explaining what was wrong. Something is up.”

Reply to  northernsue
5 years ago

She fell down and passed out. Unresponsive for a good 30 seconds and then got helped off of the deck. Did not look okay her last 75 of the 200 either.

Reply to  SwimFan
5 years ago

Yes ^ that is what happened I saw a clear view of it yesterday.

5 years ago

Can we get an update on Weitzeil’s health?

5 years ago

I see Drabot is in the 100. I guess that means she won’t be doing the 1650. Looks like the bottle will be between Byrnes of Stanford and Mann of USC.

Reply to  CraigH
5 years ago

I’m kinda disappointed! I really wanted to see what she could go here, having such an awesome 500 earlier!

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  Lauren Neidigh
5 years ago

Agreed! However, we did see KL breathing hard after her 4IM American record swim. Commentator Amy Van Dyken said she looked spent.

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