Stanford Women Sweep Medleys in Record-Breaking Fashion at Pac-12s

The Stanford women have broke a 2nd American, NCAA, and U.S. Open Record Record in a relay to close the 3rd day of the 2016 Pac-12 Swimming & Diving Championships.

This time, the 400 medley relay combo of Ally HoweSarah HaaseJanet Hu, and Lia Neal, the same combination that won the 200 medley relay earlier in the meet, combined for a 3:26.25. That broke the old trio of records that all belonged to Stanford’s winning relay from last year’s NCAA Championships. That relay had now-graduated Katie Olsen on the breaststroke leg and now-redshirted Simone Manuel on the freestyle leg.

Splits for the race were not available, but video highlights can be watched below courtesy of the Pac-12 Networks as Stanford crushed the field.

Update: Stanford Tweeted out splits: Ally Howe (51.05), Sarah Haase (57.73), Janet Hu (50.37), Lia Neal (47.10).

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Ah yes PAC-12 network, Stanford had a fabulous 400 Individual Medley relay.


Is it just me, or did Stanford’s backstroker go past 15 meters on the start?

The Grand Inquisitor

It was close, but looked ok to me. Any part of the head needs to break surface by 15m, and that appeared to be the case. It was an excellent start.


Thanks for the clarification. I thought the furthest point (i.e. hands) would have to break before 15m. Looks like she got it about perfect.


Splits not available is unacceptable for a meet of this caliber

The Grand Inquisitor

Splits per @stanfordwswim
Ally Howe (51.05), Sarah Haase (57.73), Janet Hu (50.37) & Lia Neal (47.10) = US record

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