PHOTO VAULT: Night 3 of the 2015 Women’s NCAA Championships

We’ve got one final photo vault from the explosive final night of the Women’s Division I NCAA Championships. Saturday night’s action included Simone Manuel‘s American record in the 100 free, plus repeat wins from Virginia’s Leah Smith, Cal’s Missy Franklin and Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell as well as a 200 breast that saw Minnesota’s Kierra Smith upset reigning American record-holder Emma Reaney for the title.

All photos courtesy of Tim Binning.

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Missy Franklin accepts her 200 backstroke trophy.

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Stanford’s Simone Manuel and Lia Neal go 1-2 in the 100 free.

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Minnesota’s Kierra Smith reacts to her 200 breaststroke NCAA title.

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Simone Manuel celebrates a new American record in the 100 free.

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Kelsi Worrell swept the butterfly races at NCAAs, continuing a meteoric rise that apparently even surprised her.

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Kelsi Worrell picks up Louisville teammate Tanja Kylliainen, who also competed in the 200 fly A final.

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Stanford celebrates a new American record in the 400 free relay.

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Stanford’s record-setting relay.

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The Louisville Cardinals cheer on their two A finalists in the 200 fly.

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Rachel Bootsma and the Cal Bears celebrate their NCAA title.

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The Cal Bears celebrate their NCAA title.

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Missy Franklin and the NCAA Champion Cal Bears.

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Teri McKeever of Cal wins Coach of the Meet honors.

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“Roll on you Bears!”

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Missy Franklin is the Swimmer of the Meet.

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USC celebrates as a team after Chelsea Chenault wins the B final of the 200 fly.


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5 years ago

Great photos! That’s a great shot of Lia Neal and Simone Manuel.

Another great shot is the team photo of the champions: as great as Missy Franklin is, she’s sharing the glory with her teammates, and is noticeably not front-and-center in the shot, though she has every right to to be. She wanted the collegiate team experience, and clearly, she reveled and gloried in the experience.

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