Texas Women’s 400 Medley Relay Team Breaks Big 12 Record Behind Kelly Pash’s Big Split

by Riley Overend 3

December 02nd, 2022 Big 12, College, News, Records

2022 MINNESOTA INVITE

The Texas women’s 400 medley relay team took down its own Big 12 record from last season’s conference championship meet on Friday night at the 2022 Minnesota Invite.

WOMEN’S 400 MEDLEY RELAY – TIMED FINALS

  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut – 3:31.38
  • NCAA ‘B’ Cut – 3:33.54

Top 3:

  1. Texas ‘A’ – 3:25.96
  2. Cal – 3:30.96
  3. Texas ‘B’ – 3:32.54

The Longhorns’ quartet of Olivia Bray (50.92), Anna Elendt (57.08), Emma Sticklen (50.82), and Kelly Pash (47.14) teamed up to total a time of 3:25.96, breaking both the Texas school record and Big 12 mark. The same squad clocked a 3:26.32 at the 2022 Big 12 Championships in February. Every member of the team went slower than Big 12s here midseason except for Pash, who crushed a 47.14 freestyle anchor to shave over a second off her split from the previous record. Pash’s time is the third-fastest 100 free relay split this season behind Gretchen Walsh (46.89) and Torri Huske (46.85).

Splits Comparison

Texas, 2022 Big 12 Championships Texas, 2022 Minnesota Invite
100 back Olivia Bray, 50.87 Olivia Bray, 50.92
100 breast Anna Elendt, 56.42 Anna Elendt, 57.08
100 fly Emma Sticklen, 50.64 Emma Sticklen, 50.82
100 free Kelly Pash, 48.39 Kelly Pash, 47.14
400 medley relay total 3:26.32 3:25.96

Texas now owns the fastest time in the nation this season ahead of Stanford’s 3:26.97. No other schools have been under 3:29 this season.

Cal took 2nd behind the Longhorns in 3:30.96, with a 51.00 leadoff by Isabelle Stadden standing out. Texas’ ‘B’ relay finished 3rd, with Lydia Jacoby splitting 58.70 on the breaststroke leg.

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John
2 months ago

How about paegles 47.07

Flatlander
2 months ago

Smokin fast. Pash with a 47 and change mid season. Wow.

DragonSwim
2 months ago

So fast!
Also, Kyla Leibel on Texas’ D relay anchored in a 47.28!
Excited to see what Texas does tomorrow in the 400 free relay!

About Riley Overend

Riley is an associate editor interested in the stories taking place outside of the pool just as much as the drama between the lane lines. A 2019 graduate of Boston College, he arrived at SwimSwam in April of 2022 after three years as a sports reporter and sports editor at newspapers …

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