Stanford Women Close Day 2 With Fastest-Ever 400 Medley Relay


After an early DQ in the 200 free relay, the Stanford Cardinal recovered about as well as a team can on day 2 of the 2016 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.

After Ella Eastin swam the all-time fastest 200 IM, the Stanford 400 medley relay came back and did the same to end the session.

The team of Ally HoweSarah Haase, Janet Hu, and Lia Neal combined for a 3:26.14. That broke their own NCAA, American, and U.S. Open Records of 3:26.25 done at the 2016 Pac-12 Championships.

A touch-pad error from Pac-12s doesn’t allow for a splits comparison, but Stanford’s NCAA splits were Howe (51.89), Haase (57.02), Hu (50.65), and Neal (46.58).

All swimmers on the Stanford relay were underclassmen aside from Haase, and the Cardinal expect to get back redshirted Simone Manuel, the fastest 100 yard freesytler in history, next season.

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Cynthia mae Curran

Poor Stanford, could have been in 2nd place but the DQ down in 6th.


The best part? They could be a full second faster. I believe Howe was 50.71 at Pac-12, or at least is her seed time.

Jake Presley

I’m pretty sure the fastest 400 medley relay ever is a 3:01.2


yes,yes Jake Women’s …….

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