NC State Women Break Down US Open, NCAA Record-Setting 400 Medley Relay

2021 NCAA WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Reported by Karl Ortegon.

400 MEDLEY RELAY TIMED FINALS

  • NCAA Record: Stanford (Howe, Williams, Hu, Manuel), 3:25.09 – 2018
  • American Record: Stanford (Howe, Williams, Hu, Manuel), 3:25.09 – 2018
  • U.S. Open Record: Stanford (Howe, Williams, Hu, Manuel), 3:25.09 – 2018
  • Meet Record: Stanford (Howe, Williams, Hu, Manuel), 3:25.09 – 2018
  • 2019 Champion: Cal (Bilquist, Raijc, McLaughlin, Weitzeil), 3:25.24
  • 2020 Top Performer: NC State (Berkoff, Hansson, Alons, Perry), 3:27.22

Top 3

  1. NC State – 3:24.59 – NCAA/U.S. OPEN RECORD
  2. Virginia – 3:25.13
  3. Texas – 3:27.83

Katharine Berkoff clocked a 50.07 to give NC State the lead off of the first 100, while Virginia freshman Reilly Tiltmann, who graduated high school early to join the ‘Hoo’s mid-season, was 50.42 for a huge lead-off for them, as they left off Alex Walsh.

But the Wolfpack continued to pour it on, as Sophie Hansson was 57.01, giving way to a massive 49.29 split from Kylee Alons. Senior Julia Poole, not primarily a sprint freestyler, brought it home in 48.22, enough to give NC State the title and a new NCAA and U.S. Open record of 3:24.59.

Virginia got a 57.71 from Alexis Wenger on brast and a 50.62 from Lexi Cuomo, and Kate Douglass pushed with a 46.31 anchor, not quite able to reclaim the lead. UVA still came .04 off of the old NCAA and U.S. Open record, as well as the American record (NC State didn’t get it since Hansson is Swedish).

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Tulsi Gabbard 2024
2 months ago

crazy how the men’s LCM WR for this event is about the same time as the women’s SCY record…
and Biden wants men competing in women’s sports…
SMH

MildlyquietObserver
Reply to  Tulsi Gabbard 2024
2 months ago

world record downvote attempt^^^

Admin
Reply to  MildlyquietObserver
2 months ago

5 downvotes in 5 hours? You think that’s going to be the World Record?

Sun Yangs Hammer
Reply to  MildlyquietObserver
2 months ago

2019 Worlds Ol Longhorn and Guerra are a league above anyone else there. No one is touching that record

Maybe Bobo too

Walter
Reply to  Sun Yangs Hammer
2 months ago

Where has Bobo been?

Breezeway
2 months ago

🐺🐺🐺🐺

ACC fan
2 months ago

Loving these Coleman! Keep up the great work!

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Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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