The Stanford Cardinal took on the Oregon State University women at home at the Avery Aquatic Center, winning 13 of 14 events. The underclassmen charge was led by standout 2014 top recruit Simone Manuel‘s set of four wins, helping to take down the Beavers 134 to 117.
Manuel started off her wins anchoring the winning 200 Medley Relay for the Stanford ‘B’ Team (1:41.99) ahead of the Stanford ‘A’ Relay (1:43.29). The Stanford ‘C’ Team (1:45.71) followed up for a 1-2-3 Cardinal sweep.
Oregon State Junior Sammy Harrison took home the Beavers’ only win of the meet in the 1000 Free (10:03.93). Harrison, last year’s PAC-12 Champion in the 1650 Free, finished almost 8 seconds ahead of Sophomore Cardinal Tara Halsted (10:11.44).
Manuel’s second win of the meet came in the 200 Free (1:45.26) ahead of 1000 Free winner Harrison (1:50.02). The 200 Free was the start of some exhibition swims for the Stanford Cardinal, with Sophomore Cardinals Lia Neal (1:50.19) and Grace Carlson (1:53.80) officially taking third and fourth but foregoing points.
Freshman Cardinal Ally Howe took her first win with a top-ten time in the 100 Back (54.22), and followed it up with a first in the 200 Back (1:58.27). Oregon State’s Amani Amr placed second behind Howe in both events, swimming a 58.07 and 2:06.49, respectively.
Five-time NCAA All-American and Cardinal Senior Katie Olsen took the 100 Breast (1:02.97) ahead of Freshman Beaver Allie Kilroy (1:05.81).
Freshman Janet Hu added some firsts to the start of her collegiate career with a win in the 200 Fly (2:00.04), over eight seconds ahead of Sophomore Brooke Meyer (2:08.58). Hu went on to take the 100 Free in 51.04 ahead of Oregon State Junior and PAC-12 Academic First Team member Constance Toulemonde (53.71).
Manuel claimed her third win of the night in the 500 Free (4:48.50), out-touching Oregon State’s Harrison by just over four-tenths of a second (4:48.95). Manuel and Harrison’s times were over 30 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. Their times place them in the top eight in the country in the event.
Seniors Cardinal Mackenzie Stein and Maddy Schaefer shined for the upperclassmen with wins in the 100 Fly (55.83) and 50 Free (22.67) respectively. Schaefer took second in the 100 Fly with an exhibition swim behind Stein (56.49), followed closely by Cardinal Sophomore Neal (56.51) with another exhibition swim.
Manuel’s fourth and final win came in the 200 IM (2:03.31) ahead of Oregon State Sophomore Andrea Young (2:09.62).
“She’s incredibly talented,” Stanford Head Coach Greg Meehan said in a statement to Stanford Athletics about Freshman Simone Manuel. “What you see there in the meets is what we see every day in training. She’s very consistent.”
The Cardinal topped off a 12-event winning streak with the underclassmen-heavy ‘A’ Team taking first in the 400 Free Relay (3:26.85), nine seconds ahead of the Oregon State ‘A’ Team (3:35.86).
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