2018 WOMEN’S PAC-12 SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, February 21 – Saturday, February 24
- Federal Way, WA (Pacific Time Zone)
- Defending Champion: Stanford (1x) (results)
- Live Results
- Live Video
- Championship Central
- NCAA Qualifying
- Day 3 Prelims Heat Sheet
Stanford closed out night 3 of the 2018 Women’s Pac-12 Championships with a new American and NCAA Record in the 400 medley relay as they battled with rival Cal. They were practically in a dead heat after backstroke, as Ally Howe touched in 50.21 to Kathleen Baker‘s 50.24. On the breast leg, Kim Williams gave the Cardinal the lead as she put up a 58.61 to Ali Harrison‘s 59.06. Cal outsplit them slightly on the fly leg with Noemie Thomas‘ 50.20 to Janet Hu‘s 50.38, but Simone Manuel threw down a 45.95 anchor leg to seal the deal as Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil swam a 46.00 to give the Bears silver.
Both teams were well under the former American Record and NCAA Record of 3:26.14, which was set by the Cardinal at Pac-12s back in 2016. Hu and Howe returned from that record-setting relay. Howe has made huge improvements since then, as she’s now the American Record holder in the 100 back and split over a second and a half faster tonight than she did in 2016.
SPLITS COMPARISON: 400 MEDLEY RELAY
|Team||Back Split||Breast Split||Fly Split||Free Split||Final Time|
|Stanford (2018)||Ally Howe– 50.21||Kim Williams– 58.61||Janet Hu– 50.38||Simone Manuel– 45.95||3:25.15|
|Cal (2018)||Kathleen Baker– 50.24||Ali Harrison– 59.06||Noemie Thomas– 50.20||Abbe Weitzeil- 46.00||3:25.50|
|Stanford (2016)||Ally Howe– 51.89||Sarah Haase- 57.02||Janet Hu– 50.65||Lia Neal- 46.58||3:26.14|