Reported by Lauren Neidigh.
2017 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 15 – Saturday, March 18
- IUPUI Natatorium – Indianapolis, IN
- Prelims 10AM/Finals 6PM (Eastern Time)
- Defending Champion: Georgia (results)
- Championship Central
- Psych Sheet
- Event Previews
- Live Stream: Wednesday/Thursday Prelims & Finals, Friday/Saturday Prelims / Friday/Saturday finals on ESPN3
- Live Results
Simone Manuel rocketed to the 2nd fastest performance of all time, putting up a 46.02 leadoff split as the Stanford Cardinal set a new NCAA and American Record to win the 400 free relay. Manuel teamed up with Katie Ledecky (47.52), Janet Hu (47.63), and Lia Neal.
In the final swim of her NCAA career, U.S. Olympian Lia Neal anchored with a blistering 46.37 to seal the deal for her team. Their historic combined time of 3:07.61 took nearly a full second off the former record of 3:08.51 set by the same team at last month’s Pac-12 Championships.
Splits Comparison By 100:
|TEAM||1ST 100 SPLIT||2ND 100 SPLIT||3RD 100 SPLIT||4TH 100 SPLIT||FINAL TIME|
|Stanford (2017 NCAAs)||Simone Mauel- 46.02||Katie Ledecky– 47.52||Janet Hu– 47.63||Lia Neal– 46.37||3:07.61|
|Stanford (2017 Pac-12s)||Simone Manuel– 46.47||Katie Ledecky– 48.10||Janet Hu– 47.49||Lia Neal– 46.45||3:08.51|
With that, Stanford won the meet with a final score of 526.5. Their margin of victory was in the triple digits, as Cal finished 2nd with 366 points.