Stanford claims lead after day two of the Pac-12 Women's Swimming and Diving & Men's Diving Championships
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.
• UCLA’s Maria Polyakova kicked off women’s diving with a win in the 1-meter with a score of 335.70 for her second Pac-12 title in the event after recording a first-place finish in 2016 as freshman (324.80).
• The redshirt senior tallied UCLA’s ninth all-time title in the event, including back-to-back Bruin champions following teammate Eloise Belanger’s 2018 victory.
• Arizona’s Delaney Schnell placed second in the event with a score of 326.00.
• Rounding out the top three was Stanford freshman Carolina Sculti with a score of 313.10.
• Stanford’s Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the year Ella Eastin pulled away in the 500-yard freestyle, clocking in at 4:32.89.
• Teammate Lauren Pitzer finished second with a time of 4:34.30 as the Cardinal claimed the top two spots.
• Arizona State’s Cierra Runge claimed third place in a time of 4:35.13.
• All three times are fast enough for NCAA A standards.
200-yard Individual Medley
• Following Stanford’s dominance in the 500-yard freestyle, USC’s Louise Hansson topped the 200 individual medley at 1:52.50 to record the Trojan’s first Pac-12 title of the Championship.
• California freshman Izzy Ivey claimed second with an NCAA A qualifying time of 1:54.31 and was closely followed by teammate Sarah Darcel in third (1:54.91) to round out the podium.
• California’s Abbey Weitzeil dominated the competition in record fashion, breaking the Pac-12 and Cal school record in one clean sweep with a time of 21.16.
• Amy Bilquist of California placed second with a time of 21.64 for an NCAA A cut.
• UCLA’s Claire Grover captured a third-place finish with a time of 21.98 for an NCAA B qualifying cut.
• Stanford took the top two podium spots with Conor Casey taking first with a score of 382.40 and his teammate Noah Vigran coming in second with a score of 378.75.
• ASU’s David Hoffer rounded out third with a score of 373.70
200-yard Freestyle Relay
• California continued its relay dominance by winning the 200-yard freestyle relay, taking first in all three relays thus far in the 2019 Pac-12 Championships. The team of Abbey Weitzeil, Maddie Murphy, Katie McLaughlin and Amy Bilquist clocked a time of 1:26.00.
• Stanford took second with a time of 1:27.42 from the underclassmen quad of Amalie Fackenthal, Taylor Ruck, Lauren Pitzer, and Anya Goeders and featured three freshmen and a sophomore.
• UCLA’s team of Claire Grover, Kenisha Liu, Amy Okada and Maisie Jameson touched in at 1:28.88 to finish third.
• Cal and Stanford earned a NCAA A standard while UCLA claimed a NCAA B cut.
Team Scores Through Event 7
1. Stanford – 583.5
2. California – 455.5
3. Arizona State- 349
4. USC - 323
5. Arizona - 320
6. UCLA - 291
7. Utah - 143
8. Washington State - 135
9. Oregon State – 90
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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