Stanford’s Torri Huske Named Women’s Pac-12 Swimmer of the Meet

by SwimSwam 17

February 28th, 2022 College, News, Pac-12

Courtesy: Stanford Athletics

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – For the fifth time since 2017, Stanford women’s swimming and diving is the champions of the Pac-12.

The Cardinal added three event titles on Saturday to close out the conference championships with 1,671.5 points – 271 points ahead of second-place California. That point total is the sixth most Stanford has scored at a conference championships and the most since scoring 1,775 in 2019.

Torri Huske was named the Pac-12 Swimmer of the Meet after adding a pair of titles on Saturday night. She won the 100 free with the fourth-fastest time nationally in 47.07 for her third individual title of the weekend. Later in the night, Huske joined Taylor Ruck, Anna Shaw and Regan Smith in a winning effort in the 400 free relay to close out the championships.

Stanford’s time of 3:09.06 in the relay ranks second in the country and capped off a sweep of all five relays at the Pac-12 Championships. The last time the Cardinal swept all five relays at the conference championships was 2017.

Smith was also victorious in the 200 fly with a time of 1:50.99 – a nation-leading mark in the event.

Ruck took second in the 200 back in 1:49.73 – which ranks tied for third in the country – to lead a 2-3-4-5 performance by the Cardinal. She was joined by Lucie NordmannSamantha Pearson and Alex Crisera.

Aurora Roghair opened the night with a runner-up finish in the 1650 free in 16:01.55. Allie Raab and Brooke Forde were fourth and fifth in the 200 breast, respectively.

Every Cardinal who competed this weekend score in at least one event, while the five divers competing in Tucson, Ariz., contributed a pivotal 265 points on the weekend. In addition to the Cardinal’s relay dominance, the program won seven individual titles.

Huske and Smith combined for five titles, while Forde and Carolina Sculti each were named Pac-12 Champions in the 400 IM and 3-meter diving, respectively.

Stanford looks to add to its trophy case at next month’s NCAA Championships, March 16-19, in Atlanta, Ga. The Cardinal is seeking its first title since 2019 to conclude a stretch of three straight national championships.

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Marklewis
7 months ago

100 butterfly at NCAAs should be a real barn burner.

Like the Olympic 100 fly final, where it looked like Torri might win and then McNeil nailed her finish and won the gold.

Two or more under 49 would be historic.

swimgeek
7 months ago

Huske has really lived up to the hype so far. Great freshman season – and the big meet still to come.

Elle
7 months ago

I wonder what her NCAA schedule will be?? 100 Free, 100 Fly, 200 IM?? Or 100/200 FR, 200 IM? So many options, she has popped off as a IMr this past season

Team Regan
7 months ago

Stanford and UVA showdown this March is going to be fun to watch! Torri Huske, Regan Smith, Taylor Ruck, Brooke Forde vs Alex Walsh, Emma Weyant, and Kate Douglass. The olympians will have a showdown, it’s gonna be so fun to watch! Then you have Gretchen Walsh who’s gonna crush the sprints. It’s gonna be fun to watch, no real right answer on who’s gonna probably win! So excited:)

Elle
Reply to  Team Regan
7 months ago

Throw in NC State in there with world champion Katharine Berkoff, and you got one of the best NCAA lineups ever

NC Fan
Reply to  Elle
7 months ago

and some random swimmer named Maggie McNeil or something. I’ve heard she’s good too.

Taa
Reply to  Team Regan
7 months ago

We are going to see a few records but not sure from who.

Team Regan
7 months ago

Yay Torri!

Team Regan
7 months ago

Excited to see her at NC’s!!

Micha
7 months ago

My granddaughter’s friend Isabel Gromley swims for Stanford, was she a candidate for this award?

Admin
Reply to  Micha
7 months ago

This is starting to get weird. Stop it.

Team Regan
Reply to  Braden Keith
7 months ago

Can you block people from commenting?

Elle
Reply to  Micha
7 months ago

This seems rude and disrespectful towards someone. I may be wrong, but literally, every single post I have seen you put is something about a swimmer who is obviously out of form. It’s as if you are making fun of them. I really think you have got to stop, and if you are really who you say you are I am sorry.

Team Regan
Reply to  Elle
7 months ago

^

Old Swimmer
Reply to  Micha
7 months ago

Micha, you are so not nice! Maybe the swimmer that you are insulting was sick or injured

Dotty
7 months ago

She deserves it!!

Swimfan
Reply to  Dotty
7 months ago

Shes so good. Can’t wait to see ncaas.