CAL vs. STANFORD
- February 15, 2020
- Hosted by Stanford
- Short Course Yards
- Full Results
- STANFORD: 193
- CAL: 104
In a highly anticipated dual meet against 2019 runner-up Cal, the reigning NCAA Champion Stanford women were dominant. The Cardinal won by 89 points as they celebrated senior day, completing an undefeated season and handing the Bears their only season loss. One of the seniors honored was Katie Drabot, who won a close battle in the 200 fly, 1:55.79 to 1:55.99, with fellow senior Allie Szekely. Later winning a race of her own, Szekely ut up a 1:56.80 in the 200 IM.
Drabot also finished 2nd in the 100 fly, as Cal’s Isabel Ivey got her hands to the wall first in 53.06 to Drabot’s 53.23. Stanford freshman Alexandra Crisera battled Ivey in the 100 back. Crisera edged out Ivey on the back half, winning in 52.70 as Ivey followed in 53.16. Senior Erin Voss was a nail behind in 53.16, and went on to win the 200 back for Stanford in 1:53.15.
Sprint star Abbey Weitzeil has been a consistent bright spot for the Golden Bears. This was her final dual meet, and she came up with yet another sprint sweep. Weitzeil took the 50 free in 21.89 and the 100 free in 47.97, setting a new Pool Record in the 50. She also anchored the free relays with 50 splits of 21.05 and 21.33.
Notably, Stanford’s Brooke Forde, the reigning NCAA Champion in the 500 free, returned this weekend for the Cardinal after missing the USC and UCLA meets last weekend. She placed 3rd in the 1000 free (10:01.32) and 2nd in the 200 breast (2:13.75).
PRESS RELEASE – STANFORD
STANFORD, CALIF. – No. 5 Stanford upset No. 2 Cal 193-104 on Senior Day at Avery Aquatic Center to improve to 7-0 overall and 6-0 in the Pac-12. Stanford won 12-of-16 events against the Golden Bears.
The Cardinal has now won 37 consecutive dual meets, and remains undefeated heading into Pac-12 Championships.
The Cardinal won the first six events of the day. To start the meet, Stanford’s team of Alex Crisera, Allie Raab, Amalie Fackenthal and Lauren Green won the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:38.69.
Byrnes (9:35.15), Morgan Tankersley (9:54.15) and Brooke Forde (10:01.32) swept the podium in the 1000-yard freestyle, followed by Lauren Pitzer (1:47.50) claiming first in the 200-yard freestyle by 0.008 seconds, and Crisera (52.70) winning the 100-yard backstroke.
Raab (1:00.67), Grace Zhao (1:02.10), and Zoe Bartel (1:02.18) swept the podium in the 100-yard breaststroke, and Drabot (1:55.79) and Szekely (1:55.99) finished first and second, respectively, in the 200-yard butterfly.
In the 50-yard freestyle, Anya Goeders finished second with a time of 22.37 and Fackenthal (49.16) claimed second in the 100-yard freestyle. Drabot (53.23) also finished second in the 100-yard butterfly.
The Cardinal took the top spots in the 200-yard backstroke, 200-yard breaststroke and 500-yard freestyle. Voss (1:53.15), Szekely (1:53.84) and Crisera (1:54.24) swept the 200 back, Bartel (2:13.36), Forde (2:13.75) and Zhao (2:14.25) swept the 200 breast, and Pitzer (4:45.37), Katie Glavinovich (4:48.90) and Tankersley (4:49.26) swept the 500 free.
Szekely capped of her Senior Day with a win of her own, finishing first in the 200-yard IM with a time of 1:56.80.
In the last race of the day, Stanford’s 200-yard freestyle relay team of Fackenthal, Green, Emma Wheal, and Goeders finished second with a time of 1:29.83, just 0.37 seconds out of first place.
Stanford returns to action when it travels to Seattle for the Pac-12 Championships, February 26-29.
PRESS RELEASE – CAL
STANFORD – Abbey Weitzeil set a pool record in the 50-yard freestyle and earned wins in three of her races in Cal’s annual dual meet against Stanford on Saturday, but the Cardinal prevailed by a 193-104 margin at Avery Aquatic Center.
The second-ranked Bears end their dual-meet season with a 7-1 record and will next be in action Feb. 26-29 at the Pac-12 Championships in Federal Way, Washington.
“I think there are some things we can build on,” head coach Teri McKeever said.” As a whole, we have to figure out how we can do a better job that what we showed. Kudos to Stanford – they were on fire today. I’m just disappointed that we couldn’t give them more of a challenge because I do think we have the ability to do that.”
In the 50 free, Weitzeil hit the wall in 21.89 to lower her own Stanford pool record of 22.04 set two years ago. The time marked Weitzeil’s fourth straight sub-22-second time in the 50 in a dual meet, with her best result being a Cal dual-meet record 21.73 vs. Arizona on Jan. 25.
In addition, Weitzeil claimed first place in the 100 free in 47.97 seconds. Cal’s other individual victory came in the 100 butterfly when Isabel Ivey led wire to wire and touched in 53.06.
The Bears also closed out the afternoon with a first-place finish in the 200 free relay as Ivey, Keaton Blovad, Eloise Riley and Weitzeil were timed in 1:29.46, Cal’s fastest in a dual meet this year.
The Bears posted their fastest 200 medley relay in a dual meet, as well, to start the day. Blovad, Ali Harrison Maddie Murphy and Weitzeil were clocked in 1:38.77, but were second to Stanford by 0.08 seconds despite Weitzeil’s 21.05 final leg.
In diving, Briana Thai scored a season-high 312.60 on the 1-meter board to take a close second place, just three points shy of first. She also totaled 322.28 on 3-meter to take third in the event.