WATCH: Douglass, Berkoff Swim American Records on Night 3

2022 NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

WOMEN 400 YARD INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY

  • NCAA Record: 3:54.60 – Ella Eastin, Stanford (2018)
  • Meet Record: 3:54.60 – Ella Eastin, Stanford (2018)
  • American Record: 3:54.60 – Ella Eastin, Stanford (2018)
  • US Open Record: 3:54.60 – Ella Eastin, Stanford (2018)
  • Pool Record: 3:58.40 – Ella Eastin, Stanford (2016)
  • 2021 Champion: Brooke Forde, Stanford – 4:01.57

Podium:

  1. Alex Walsh, SO Virginia – 3:57.25
  2. Brooke Forde, 5Y Stanford – 4:00.41
  3. Ella Nelson, JR Virginia – 4:02.45
  4. Emma Weyant, FR Virginia – 4:03.17
  5. Lauren Poole, JR Kentucky – 4:04.17
  6. Mabel Zavaros, SO Florida – 4:06.22
  7. Bailey Bonnett, 5Y Kentucky – 4:07.09
  8. Ellen Walshe, FR Tennessee – 4:09.84

Alex Walsh of Virginia earned a best time swimming a 3:57.25 to set a new pool record and win the 400 IM tonight. Walsh led the whole race. Last year’s winner, Brooke Forde of Stanford was second in a 4:00.41.

WOMEN 100 YARD BUTTERFLY

  • NCAA Record: 48.89 – Maggie MacNeil, Michigan (2021)
  • Meet Record: 48.89 – Maggie MacNeil, Michigan (2021)
  • American Record: 49.24 – Claire Curzan, TAC Titans (2022)
  • US Open Record: 48.89 – Maggie MacNeil, Michigan (2021)
  • Pool Record: 49.43 – Kelsi Worrell, Louisville (2016)
  • 2021 Champion: Maggie MacNeil, Michigan – 48.89

Podium:

  1. Kate Douglass, JR Virginia – 49.04
  2. Torri Huske, FR Stanford – 49.17
  3. Maggie MacNeil, SR Michigan – 49.18
  4. Emma Sticklen, SO Texas – 50.29
  5. Kylee Alons, SR NC State – 50.64
  6. Gabi Albiero, SO Lousiville – 50.88
  7. Olivia Bray, SO Texas – 50.97
  8. Ellen Walshe, FR Tennessee – 51.42

Both Kate Douglass and Torri Huske went faster than the American record tonight but the record will be under Douglass’s name as she won the event in a 49.04. Huske was not far behind touching in 49.17. NCAA record holder and last year’s champion Maggie MacNeil was third in 49.18.

WOMEN 200 YARD FREESTYLE

  • NCAA Record: 1:39.10 – Missy Franklin, California (2015)
  • Meet Record: 1:39.10 – Missy Franklin, California (2015)
  • American Record: 1:39.10 – Missy Franklin, California (2015)
  • US Open Record: 1:39.10 – Missy Franklin, California (2015)
  • Pool Record: 1:41.70 – Mallory Comerford, Louisville (2017)
  • 2021 Champion: Paige Madden, Virginia – 1:42.35

Podium:

  1. Taylor Ruck, JR Stanford – 1:41.12
  2. Isabel Ivey, SR California – 1:41.59
  3. Kelly Pash, JR Texas – 1:42.38
  4. Lillie Nordmann, FR Stanford – 1:42.63
  5. Lia Thomas, 5Y Penn / Riley Gaines, SR Kentucky – 1:43.40
  6. Laticia-Leig Transom, SR USC – 1:43.49
  7. Morgan Tankersley, SR Stanford – 1:43.78

Stanford’s Taylor Ruck dropped time off of her seed time this morning and swam even faster tonight to win the 200 freestyle in a 1:41.12. Cal’s Izzy Ivey was right next to Ruck the whole race and finished second in a 1:41.59.

WOMEN 100 YARD BREASTSTROKE

  • NCAA Record: 55.73 – Lilly King, Indiana (2019)
  • Meet Record: 55.73 – Lilly King, Indiana (2019)
  • American Record: 55.73 – Lilly King, Indiana (2019)
  • US Open Record: 55.73 – Lilly King, Indiana (2019)
  • Pool Record: 56.72 – Sophie Hansson, NCSU (2022)
  • 2021 Champion: Sophie Hansson, NC State – 57.23

Podium:

  1. Kaitlyn Dobler, SO USC – 56.93
  2. Alexis Wenger, SR Virginia – 56.97
  3. Sophie Hansson, SR NCSU – 57.01
  4. Mona McSharry, SO Tennessee – 57.18
  5. Anna Elendt, SO Texas – 57.24
  6. Hannah Bach, JR Ohio St – 57.32
  7. Sophie Angus, SR Northwestern – 58.00
  8. Tara Vovk, SR Northwestern – 58.31

Kaitlyn Dobler was last year’s runner up but pulled ahead on the last 25 of the race to win in a 56.93. Dobler out touched Alexis Wenger of Virginia by 0.04 as Wenger went a 56.97.

WOMEN 100 YARD BACKSTROKE

  • NCAA Record: 49.18 – Beata Nelson, Wisconsin (2019)
  • Meet Record: 49.18 – Beata Nelson, Wisconsin (2019)
  • American Record: 49.16 – Regan Smith, Riptide (2021)
  • US Open Record: 49.16 – Regan Smith, Riptide (2021)
  • Pool Record: 49.41 – Katharine Berkoff, NCSU (2022)
  • 2021 Champion: Katharine Berkoff, NC State – 49.74

Podium:

  1. Katharine Berkoff, JR NC State – 48.74
  2. Gretchen Walsh, FR Virginia – 49.00
  3. Regan Smith, FR Stanford – 49.96
  4. Rhyan White, SR Alabama – 50.34
  5. Reilly Tiltmann, FR Virginia – 50.67
  6. Grace Countie, SR North Carolina – 50.77
  7. Isabelle Stadden, SO Cal – 50.81
  8. Olivia Bray, SO Texas – 51.02

Katharine Berkoff swam the first sub 49 100 backstroke ever to break the NCAA and American record with a time of 48.74. Gretchen Walsh also went a best time and touched second in 49.00.

WOMEN 400 YARD MEDLEY RELAY

  • NCAA Record: 3:22.34 – Virginia/ G Walsh, A Wenger, A Walsh, K Douglass (2022)
  • Meet Record: 3:24.59 – NC State/ K Berkoff, S Hansson, K Alons, J Poole (2021)
  • American Record: 3:22.34 – Virginia/ G Walsh, A Wenger, A Walsh, K Douglass (2022)
  • US Open Record: 3:22.34 – Virginia/ G Walsh, A Wenger, A Walsh, K Douglass (2022)
  • Pool Record: 3:22.34 – Virginia/ G Walsh, A Wenger, A Walsh, K Douglass (2022)
  • 2021 Champion: NC State – 3:24.59

Podium:

  1. Virginia – 3:22.34
  2. NC State – 3:23.29
  3. Stanford – 3:25.63
  4. Texas – 3:26.36
  5. Michigan – 3:27.20
  6. Alabama – 3:27.30
  7. USC – 3:27.86
  8. Ohio State – 3:28.49

Virginia swam the exact same time as they did at ACCs and tied their American, NCAA, US Open, and Pool Records with another 3:22.34. NC State led through the 50 mark of the butterfly leg and finished second in 3:23.29.

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Bobo Gigi
8 months ago

Happy to see Taylor Ruck back to a very good level after some tough years.
The women’s Canadian 4X200 free relay is gonna be crazy fast at worlds and until Paris 2024. Good luck to other nations.

Bobo Gigi
8 months ago

I’m not mad at Lia Thomas. She’s playing by the rules. I’m mad at woke organizations and woke people allowing male born athletes compete in women’s sports. It’s anti-science and unfair for girls and women. Let’s protect women’s sports. Let’s be common sense!

Breezeway
Reply to  Bobo Gigi
8 months ago

Woke?

Bobo Gigi
8 months ago

Gretchen Walsh is a star in the making. Let’s hope she will be able to convert that huge SCY progression in LCM.
I never expected to see her perform so well in backstroke. Sprint freestyle was her thing.
She had a golden future promised to her on freestyle after her impressive performances at 2019 world juniors where she won the 50 free and the 100 free. In the 100 free she easily beat Huske and both Australian young freestyle superstars Meg Harris and Mollie O’Callaghan.
https://www.omegatiming.com/File/00011301100201EC04FFFFFFFFFFFF01.pdf
Let’s hope the 100 free is still her main goal for the future at the international level.

Joel
Reply to  Bobo Gigi
8 months ago

Mollie is now a world junior record holder in 200 free LC and both Mollie and Meg have a much faster PB than Gretchen in 100 free LC.

jamesjabc
Reply to  Joel
8 months ago

Yeah this is an odd take. Mollie swam her PB at 16 which is the same age as Gretchen when she swam her PB but it was 1.3 seconds faster

Troyy
Reply to  jamesjabc
8 months ago

Are you talking about 100 free? Because Mollie’s PB came at 17 and isn’t 1.3 seconds faster than Gretchen’s.

Bobo Gigi
8 months ago

One of my favorite US swimmers Alex Walsh swimming and winning in great fashion my favorite swimming event the 400 IM! 😎
I’m so happy she trains for the 400 IM. It will only help her best event the 200 IM and maybe she will be able to challenge Miss McIntosh in 2 years in Paris in the 400 IM.

Bobo Gigi
8 months ago

I think MacNeil saves her best for worlds but it takes nothing away from Kate Douglass who deserves the win in the 100 fly. She’s really a beast. It’s insane to be able to win a 50 free, a 100 fly and a 200 breast. She can win 3 individual races in 3 different strokes this week. I think we have not seen such a versatility since Tracy Caulkins on the women’s side. I know that it’s SCY, that it’s a different sport than LCM, that starts, turns and underwaters are crazy important but it’s still very impressive.

Bobo Gigi
8 months ago

Too early to judge if Regan Smith saves her best for later this year (world trials in late April and worlds in June) or if she’s already affected by her coaching change and/or the transition to college. We’ll have answers in the weeks to come.

Bobo Gigi
8 months ago

Very interesting women’s 100 back
Amazing swim by Miss Berkoff.
She’s the fastest ever swimmer in the women’s 100 yard backstroke. She’s the fastest ever in the bathtub. That’s a good start.
Now let’s see her development in the adults’ pool.
So far she has been a better SCY swimmer.
Hopefully she can put her long course at the same level in the years to come.
I wish her the best.

Breezeway
Reply to  Bobo Gigi
8 months ago

She keeps slaying your star in the making

Go red
Reply to  Breezeway
8 months ago

I think it’s ok to root for two different people.

Snarky
Reply to  Bobo Gigi
8 months ago

Uh, she went 58.62 last year. What was the fastest French swimmer?

ct swim fan
8 months ago

Amazing start by Douglas. That was the difference.

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