2017 WOMEN’S PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, February 22 – Saturday, February 25
- Federal Way, WA (Pacific Time Zone)
- Defending Champion: USC (results)
- Live Results (also on Meet Mobile)
- Live Video
- Pac-12 Record Book
- Championship Central
As expected, Stanford’s Katie Ledecky led the Cardinal charge in the 500 free prelims on day 2 of the 2017 Pac-12 Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Federal Way, Washington. Ledecky cruised to a 4:28.37, topping the field by nearly 10 seconds and setting a new Pac-12 Meet Record. That cleared the former mark of 4:31.90 set by Cierra Runge in 2015.
Tonight, Ledecky will get a chance to chase her own NCAA and American Record in the final. The record currently stands at a 4:26.46, which she set back in November at the Ohio State Invite.
Ledecky led a sweep of the top 3 seeds by Stanford freshmen. Katie Drabot took 2nd in prelims, blasting a 4:37.49 to take 3 seconds off her previous best time. Also breaking 4:40 for the 1st time was Megan Byrnes, who dropped nearly 2 seconds to finish 3rd this morning with a 4:39.66. The Cardinal makes up half of the championship heat, as sophomore Leah Stevens qualified 6th, clocking a 4:40.36 to knock 3 seconds off her previous best time.