Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil was slated to swim the 100 free on day 4 prelims at the 2017 Pac-12 Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, but she was missing in action when her heat stepped up to the blocks this morning.
Day 4 brings competiton in the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 1650 free, and platform diving.
Simone Manuel broke the Pac-12 record in the 200 free on Friday, and you’re all lucky enough to see….the last 10 yards!
The Cardinal’s Janet Hu will headline a double, as she’s the top seed in the 100 fly and 100 back after setting Meet Records in both this morning.
Manuel had just enough in the tank to hold off Katie Ledecky, winning in a new Pac-12 Meet Record time of 1:40.37 ahead of Ledecky’s 1:40.50.
Ledecky opted to swim the 400 IM and 200 free double on Friday, meaning she won’t be swimming as a scorer in her signature 1650 freestyle on Saturday.
Simone Manuel went the fastest 50 free split of all time while Katie Ledecky went the fastest 500 free ever… they meet in the middle for the 200 free today.
In a nailbiter finish against Cal, the Cardinal closed day 2 finals with a new Meet Record of 1:26.44 in the 200 free relay, just out-touching the Bears by .05.
Manuel came out on top of a star-studded 50 free field, throwing down a 21.29 to keep the Cardinal winning streak alive.
A highly anticipated showdown between Stanford’s Simone Manuel and Cal teammates Abbey Weitzeil and Farida Osman will take place in tonight’s 50 free final.
One of the big swims to watch today, of course, is Katie Ledecky’s 500 free. The Pac-12 Record currently stands at a 4:31.90, but we may see her take that down in the heats.
Even without former NCAA runner-up in the 200 free Simone Manuel in the group, Katie Ledecky (above) and the Stanford women swam the fastest 800 free relay in history.
2017 WOMEN’S PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS Wednesday, February 22 – Saturday, February 25 Federal Way, WA (Pacific Time Zone) Defending Champion: USC (results)…
Tonight, we’ll get a first look at Stanford freshman Katie Ledecky in Pac-12 conference meet action, while fellow Cardinal standout Simone Manuel returns to conference action after redshirting last season.