Janet Hu Downs 2nd Pac-12 Meet Record of the Day with 50.2 100 Back


Stanford’s Janet Hu was on a roll during day 3 prelims of the 2017 Pac-12 Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. Shortly after setting a new Meet Record in the 100 fly, she returned to the pool to set another Pac-12 Meet Record in the 100 back. Hu touched the wall in 50.29, taking down the former record of 50.64 done by Rachel Bootsma in 2015.

Hu’s Splits By 50:

  • 1st 50- 24.49
  • 2nd 50- 25.80
  • Final Time- 50.29

Hu now ranks 4th on the all-time top performers list, moving ahead of Cindy Tran. Her time also marked the 7th fastest performance in history.

All Time Top Performers: Women’s 100 Back

  1. Natalie Coughlin– 49.97
  2. Courtney Bartholomew- 50.01
  3. Rachel Bootsma– 50.03
  4. Janet Hu– 50.29
  5. Cindy Tran- 50.31

In tonight’s final, Hu will be chasing the elusive American Record of 49.97 set by Natalie Coughlin back in 2002. She’ll be up against a stacked field of backstrokers that includes defending champion Ally Howe, Linnea Mack, and Kathleen Baker, who all posted times in the 50-mid to high range in prelims. Cal’s Amy Bilquist, the 5th seed, has also been sub-51.

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Tom from Chicago

This is a good preview of the NCAA finals. The PAC-12 women backstrokers are impressive.

Displaced Wolverine

It’s crazy that that Coughlin record has stood for so long. 15 years!

E Gamble

Janet Hu is clutch. Great swims Janet.

E Gamble

50.2 and 50.3 doubles. You go girl! Wow Wow Wow?

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