2017 Women’s NCAA Championships: Day 1 Finals Live Recap

2017 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Swimmers are gearing up for the 2017 Divsion 1 Women’s NCAA Championships, which kick off tonight with the 800 freestyle relay.

WOMEN’S 800 FREESTYLE RELAY

  • NCAA record: Stanford (2017)- 6:49.42
  • American record: Stanford (2017)- 6:49.42
  • U.S. Open record: Stanford (2017)- 6:49.42
  • NCAA Meet record: Cal (2009)- 6:52.69
  • 2016 NCAA Champion: Georgia- 6:51.80
  1. Stanford- 6:45.91
  2. Cal- 6:51.42
  3. Michigan- 6:53.63

Stanford absolutely destroyed the NCAA and American Record tonight, bringing it down with a dominant 6:45.91. Simone Manuel led them off in 1:41.41, followed by teammates Lia Neal (1:42.15), Ella Eastin (1:41.89), and Katie Ledecky (1:40.46).

While Ledecky’s 1:40.46 anchor split was well ahead of anyone in the heat, the fastest split of the night came from Louisville’s Mallory Comerford, who threw down a 1:40.21 on the 2nd leg in heat 2.

There was a ton of fast swimming in this race tonight. Cal was under the former Meet Record to take 2nd, getting a 1:42.66 leadoff from Kathleen Baker. She teamed up with Kristen Vredeveld (1:43.97), Amy Bilquist (1:42.08), and Katie McLaughlin (1:42.71) as they finished in 6:51.42. Michigan rounded out the top 3 behind them, highlighted by a 1:41.81 split on the 3rd leg by Siobhan Haughey.

Several swimmers posted new best times as thier respective teams’ leadoff swimmers, including Virginia’s Leah Smith (1:42.46), Michigan’s Gabby DeLoof (1:43.27), Indiana’s Kennedy Goss (1:43.37), Arizona’s Hannah Cox (1:43.53), and Texas’ Madisyn Cox (1:43.53). USC freshman Louise Hansson was just a few tenths off her best, leading off for USC in 1:42.48.

Other notable rolling-start splits include Texas’ Tasija Karosas (1:42.86), Kentucky’s Geena Freriks (1:43.32), Wisconsin’s Cierra Runge (1:43.32),

TEAM SCORES THROUGH DAY 1:

  1. Stanford                           40   2. California                         34
  3. Michigan                           32   4. Texas                              30
  5. Virginia                           28   6. Kentucky                           26
  7. Georgia                            24   8. Louisville                         22
  9. Texas A&M                          18  10. Wisconsin                          14
 11. Southern Cali                      12  12. Indiana                            10
 13. Arizona                             8  14. Minnesota                           6
 15. Missouri                            4  16. Virginia Tech                       2

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Ervin
3 years ago

Anyone else having sound issues??

cbswims
Reply to  Ervin
3 years ago

Heat 2, still no sound : /

cbswims
Reply to  cbswims
3 years ago

Rar. H3 still no sound

What up with that?
Reply to  Ervin
3 years ago

That live feed set internet coverage back 10 years. NCAA should be ashamed of themselves.

Forever Resting
Reply to  What up with that?
3 years ago

At least they did not use the ACC officials!

bobo gigi
Reply to  What up with that?
3 years ago

Make America bad again

Bigly
Reply to  Ervin
3 years ago

IUPUI might want to call the gang over at the Men’s DIII Championships, because their live feed has been flawless. Pretty sad.

Tim
3 years ago

Is it just me, or is there no audio on the live stream?

Sean S
Reply to  Tim
3 years ago

No sound for anyone I think, which is problematic when you don’t have a heat sheet or relay orders.

Margaret
Reply to  Tim
3 years ago

Same here!

northernsue
Reply to  Tim
3 years ago

I just have a black screen, no picture or audio.

Tim
Reply to  northernsue
3 years ago

If you’ve got an adblocker, try disabling it. That’s what I had to do.

northernsue
Reply to  Tim
3 years ago

Thanks. You’re probably right, although (at least for me) it’s easier said than done to find where this adblocker might be in order to disable it. I’ve been playing around with my settings in 3 browsers and asking google, but nothing so far. Oh well. Twitter feed it is.

HOYA13
3 years ago

Is there no sound on the livestream?

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