Stanford sets American record on day one of Pac-12 Championships
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – Stanford’s record-breaking 200 medley relay highlighted day one of the 2016 Pac-12 Women’s Swimming and Men’s and Women’s Diving Championships, held at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash. The Cardinal broke a four-year-standing American record in the 200 medley relay on Wednesday.
200 Medley Relay
STANFORD’s 200 medley relay of Ally Howe, Sarah Haase, Janet Hu and Lia Neal hit the touchpad in 1:34.15. The squad bested the former American record, which was set at NCAA Championships (California, 1:34.24, March 2012).
Stanford’s relay marks the second-straight year an American relay record was set at the Pac-12 Championships.
CALIFORNIA’s relay squad placed second in 1:35.45 and USC finished third in 1:35.90.
UTAH’s relay team finished fourth in 1:38.61, setting a new school record.
800 Freestyle Relay
USC’s 800 freestyle relay was victorious, finishing in a time of 6:55.17. Kirsten Vose, Anika Apostalon, Chelsea Chenault and Allie Wooden broke the USC school record by more than four seconds, earning their first Conference relay title since 2010.
California’s squad took second in 6:57.64, and Stanford took third in a time of 7:00.53.
Women’s and Men’s Diving
UCLA’s Maria Polyakova took home the first title of the night. She took the women’s 1-meter springboard title with a score of 324.80. Rounding out the top three were STANFORD’s Alex Clay (2nd, 297.05) and UCLA’s Eloise Belanger (3rd, 295.30).
USC’s Dashiell Enos took the men’s 3-meter springboard title with a score of 419.35.
Stanford took the second and third titles in the 3-meter, as Connor Kuremsky (367.25) and Bradley Christensen (360.85) rounded out the spots on the podium.
Team Scores1. UCLA, 214.5
2. Stanford, 2023. USC, 154.5
4. California, 1545. Utah, 1256. Arizona, 1087. Arizona State, 968. Washington State, 929. Oregon State, 86
UCLA leads through day one after collecting 118.5 of its 214.5 total points from their divers.
Day two of the Championships start tomorrow at 11 a.m. beginning with the 500 freestyle prelims.
- Arizona Women's Swimming & Diving
- Arizona State Women's Swimming & Diving
- California Women's Swimming & Diving
- Oregon State Women's Swimming & Diving
- Stanford Women's Swimming & Diving
- UCLA Women's Swimming/Diving
- USC Women's Swimming & Diving
- Utah Women's Swimming & Diving
- Washington State Women's Soccer
- Pac-12 Women's Swimming (W) & Diving (M/W) Championships
- Arizona State
- Oregon State
- Washington State
- Women's Swimming & Diving
- Pac-12 Conference
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