2018 Pac-12 Swimming (W) & Diving (M/W) Championships

Event: Feb. 21-24 | Federal Way, WA

Stanford takes lead after day 2 of Pac-12 Women's Swimming & Diving and Men's Diving Championships

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Federal Way, Wash. - Stanford took the lead after day two of competition at the Pac-12 Women’s Swimming and Diving and Men’s Diving Championships, held at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash. The Cardinal took podium spots in all five events of the day, including a sweep of the 500-yard freestyle.

CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES
Women’s One-Meter
• UCLA’s Eloise Belanger kicked off women’s diving with a win in the 1-meter in a score of 324.30.
• The Canadian junior beat the 2016 Pac-12 Champion in the event, Stanford’s Kassidy Cook, by just under four points.
• Cook was second in the event with a score of 320.90.
• Rounding out the top three was Arizona State freshman Frida Kaellgren with a score of 302.90.

500-yard Freestyle
• Stanford’s Katie Ledecky defended her Pac-12 title by winning the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 4:26.09, just one second shy of the Pac-12 Championship record she set in 2017 (4:25.15).
• The sophomore also led the way for a Stanford sweep of the podium.
• Stanford junior Ella Eastin took second in a time of 4:34.04 and her teammate freshman Lauren Pitzer took third in a time of 4:36.61.
• Ledecky and Eastin clocked times fast enough for NCAA A standards, while Pitzer swam an NCAA B standard. 

200-yard Individual Medley
• Following Stanford’s dominance in the 500-yard freestyle, California responded by taking the top two spots in the 200-yard individual medley.
• California junior Kathleen Baker won in a time of 1:52.70 with freshman teammate Sarah Darcel following closely for second in 1:54.50.
• Stanford freshman Brooke Forde was third in a time of 1:54.98.
• All three times were fast enough for NCAA A standards.

50-yard Freestyle
• Stanford senior Simone Manuel defended her Pac-12 title and broke her Pac-12 Championship record with a time of 21.20 to win the 50-yard freestyle.
• Sophomore Abbey Weitzeil of California was second in a time of 21.41 and her teammate junior Amy Bilquist took third in a time of 21.74.
• All three podium times were good enough for the NCAA A standard in the event.

Men’s Three-Meter
• USC took two of three podium spots with sophomore Henry Fusaro taking first with a score of 434.80 and his teammate senior Dashielle Enos coming in second with a score of 420.25.
• Enos was the two-time Pac-12 Champion coming into the event, but posted his best mark of the three years in today’s final.
• Stanford’s Tarek Adbelghany rounded out the top three with a time of 415.35.

200-yard Freestyle Relay
• California continued its relay dominance by winning the 200-yard freestyle relay, winning all three relays thus far in the 2018 Pac-12 Championships. The team of Maddie Murphy, Amy Bilquist, Katie McLaughlin and Abbey Weitzeil clocked a time of 1:25.87, a new Pac-12 Championship record.
• Stanford’s team of Janet Hu, Simone Manuel, Lauren Pitzer and Ally Howe took second in a time of 1:26.81.
• USC rounded out the podium in a time of 1:28.43 with an underclassman team of three sophomores and a freshman in Louise Hansson, Marta Ciesla (FR), Tatum Wade and Catherine Sanchez.
• All three times were NCAA A standards.

Team Scores Through Event 7
1. Stanford - 611.5
2. California - 510.5
3. Arizona State - 354
4. Arizona - 302.5
5. UCLA - 288.5
6. USC - 270
7. Utah - 155
8. Washington State - 142
9. Oregon State - 87

Competition resumes on Friday at 10:30 a.m. PT with the preliminary rounds of the 400-yard individual medley, 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke and 100-yard backstroke. The preliminary round of the women’s 3-meter starts at 12:15 p.m. PT and the prelims of the men’s platform starts at 3 p.m. PT. The final for the men’s platform starts at 4:30 p.m. PT. The finals session for the morning swimming events plus the 400-yard medley relay and women’s 3-meter will begin at 6 p.m. PT.

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