Reported by Lauren Neidigh.
WOMEN’S 400 MEDLEY RELAY:
- NCAA record: Stanford (2016)- 3:26.14
- American record: Team USA (2016)- 3:25.60
- U.S. Open record: Team USA (2016)- 3:25.60
- Meet Record: Stanford (2016)- 3:26.14
- 2016 NCAA Champion: Stanford- 3:26.14
- Stanford- 3:26.35
- Texas A&M- 3:27.60
- Texas- 3:27.74
Cal’s Kathleen Baker led them off in the 2nd fastest 100 back of all time, clocking in at 49.80, but Stanford pulled up with Kim Williams (58.51) on the breast leg. Janet Hu surged to a 50.27 fly split to get the Cardinal even closer. It came down to the touch, as Lia Neal (46.15) came up just short to Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil (45.96). In the end, however, Cal was DQed after an early takeoff on the final exchange, making Stanford the victor.
*NOTE: Despite Cal’s disqualification, Baker’s split will not be nullified per the NCAA rulebook, meaning she is still the 2nd fastest performer of all time after braking Natalie Coughlin’s 15-year-old school record on the leadoff split.*
Indiana’s Lilly King registered a 56.17 breaststroke split, marking the fastest split in history as the team finished 5th. Louisville came in 4th as Mallory Comerford anchored in a blazing 46.13, once again posting the fastest split of the field. USC freshman Louise Hansson blasted a 49.78 to give the Trojans the fastest fly split of the field.