Diving and Relays lead Stanford over Cal (Women)

Cal Golden Bears vs Stanford Cardinal

  • Stanford @ Cal
  • February 12, 2022
  • Score: Stanford 167- Cal 133
  • Results PDF

Two of the top NCAA women’s programs held one of the final dual meets of the season on Saturday, February 12th. The Stanford women defeated Cal in a score of 167-133. Neither of the teams wore technical racing suits for the meet.

Highlighting the meet was Stanford freshman Regan Smith who continued her undefeated dual meet streak as she won the 200 backstroke in a time of 1:50.72 and the 200 butterfly in a time of 1:54.51. Her 200 backstroke is the fastest dual meet time ever, and her 200 butterfly was a dual meet best time. 

Torri Huske also led the way for Stanford as she won both the 50 freestyle (22.28) and 100 butterfly (51.92). Both were dual meet best times as well. Huske currently holds the #3 time in the NCAA this season in the 50 freestyle as she went a 21.70 at midseason. She also holds the #3 time in the NCAA this season in the 100 butterfly going 50.30 at midseason.  

Stanford earned a big boost from the diving events as they went 1-2-3 in both the 1 and 3 meter. Daria Lenz won the 1 meter in a score of 309.30 and Maria Papworth won the 3 meter in a score of 421.73. Without either diving being scored at all, Stanford still would have won the meet in a score of 135-127. 

Stanford also won both relays, helping propel them to the win. The team of Smith, Allie Raab, Emma Wheal, and Anya Goeders finished the 200 medley in a time of 1:36.82. Smith swam a key backstroke leg leading off in a 23.96, the only split under 24 seconds in the field. Huske swam on Stanford’s B relay going the fastest butterfly split of 22.58. 

The 400 freestyle relay of Emma Wheal, Taylor Ruck, Amy Tang, and Torri Huske swam to a win in a time of 3:16.13. It was a close race between the Stanford A and Cal A relays as the two teams were separated by less than a tenth going into the final leg. Huske anchored in a key 48.37 to help give the Cardinal the win. That split was also the fastest split of any leg in the field. 

Cal was led by Isabel Ivey who earned three individual wins on the day. Ivey won the 200 freestyle (1:44.40), 100 freestyle (48.39), and 200 IM (1:57.98). All three were dual meet best times for Ivey this season. Ivey’s season best of 1:53.90 in the 200 IM places her at #3 in the NCAA this season. Her season best of 47.57 in the 100 freestyle is #4, and her season best of 1:43.13 in the 200 freestyle is #3. 

Isabelle Stadden won the 100 backstroke in a dual meet best time of 52.42 and finished second in the 200 backstroke behind Smith in a time of 1:53.18. Stadden holds the #3 time in the NCAA this season in the 200 backstroke as she went a 1:50.02 at midseason. 

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11 months ago

With her versatility and ability to turn around fast swims on short rest, Ivey is going to make a really nice get for an ISL team.

Michelle Griglione
11 months ago

Why wasn’t the Cal A-team relay disqualified in the 4×100 Free? Two of their swimmers left early. It wouldn’t have affected the outcome of the meet, but I’m just curious.

Reply to  Michelle Griglione
11 months ago

-.59 leads me to believe that the relay exchange systems weren’t working. Missing a relay start by .59 seconds would be such a mind-blowing mistake that nobody would question its validity.

That’s like 3 feet in a 100 free.

11 months ago

Is Kira Crage going to be on the relays at NC’s? She was a very good club swimmer I remember, she has a flying 22. and 49+ 100.

Reply to  Elle
11 months ago

Not likely. Her best times are still from high school, and to make a Stanford relay this year is probably going to take 21/47-high flying starts.

11 months ago

I’m starting to feel like W NCAA isn’t going to be very close from a team standpoint. Lots of great individual swims.

11 months ago

Wonder who cals star scorer will be once Ivey graduates. Not seeing any top recruits going there anymors

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Anya has been with SwimSwam since June 2021 as both a writer and social media coordinator. She was in attendance at the 2022 Women's NCAA Championships writing and doing social media for SwimSwam. Currently, Anya is pursuing her B.A. in Government & Law and Economics at Lafayette College. There she is …

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