2022 PAC 12 Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships
The final preliminary session of the 2022 Women’s Pac-12 Championships in Federal Way, Washington will see qualifiers in the 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 chest and 200 fly, with all four defending champions in action alongside some new talent.
With all the diving events wrapped up, the Cal women can now run a clear USC race for second place, with Stanford sitting comfortably 275 points over defending champion Golden Bears heading into the final day.
Team results – until the third day
- Stanford, 1221.5
- USC, 993.5
- Cal, 946.5
- University of California, Los Angeles 657.0
- Arizona, 611.5
- Arizona State, 439.0
- Utah, 432.0
- Washington State, 262.0
Cardinal first year Reagan Smith The 200 Fly over 200 will be racing today after an impressive trio on Friday night. Smith was the runner-up in his teammate’s 100 Fly race Tori Huskyboth fell under 50 seconds as Huske became the fastest rookie ever in 49.43, then broke Smith (49.50) and then re-break (49.23) the Pac-12 record in the back 100, winning first the individual event and then leading the 400 medley relay Winner at Stanford.
In Smith’s absence, Cale is a student Isabelle Staden He becomes the top seed and favorite in the 200 defense, while Hosk will compete with Cal Easy Ivy and USC Laetitia Transom at 100 for free. Ivey, the defending champion, exited the 46.53 split over the 400 medley relay last night, while Transom, the 2020 winner, was close to Ivey earlier in the encounter in the 200 freestyle relay.
USC’s Kaitlyn Doppler This week she caught fire and is a big favorite to repeat her 200 breaststroke title after winning the 100 on Friday by more than two seconds in a conference record of 57.31. The field will also include a pair of elite 200 breaststroke swimmers who primarily practice swimming. Brock Fordwho won in 2020, and Calypso Sheridan. Ford has shown better form between the two this week, highlighted by its 4:00.76 win on Friday in the 400 IM.
In the fly 200, cal Rachel Klinker He is the defending champion, but Smith holds the fastest time by more than three seconds, 1:49.78 to 1:52.82. This season, Smith was as fast as 1:52.48, while Klinker was 1:54.01 at the Minnesota Invitational in early December.
200 Women’s Backpack – Prelims
- Pac-12 Record: 1:47.30, Kathleen Baker (CAL), 2018
- Pac-12 Championship Record: 1:48.27, Kathleen Baker (CAL), 2018
- NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 1:50.50
- NCAA ‘B’ Cut: 1:57.11
- 2021 NCAA Call Time: 1:55.05
- Isabelle Staden (Cal), 1: 51.17
- Taylor Rock (Stan) 1: 52.01
- Lucy Nordman (Stan) 1:52.37
- Samantha Pearson (Stan), 1:54.21
- Felicity Basson (Zona), 1:54.30
- Alex Cressira (Stan), 1:54.41
- Aria Bernal (Zona), 1:54
- good henna (USC), 1:54.98
title holder Isabelle Staden The top seed allegedly heads tonight in a 200-point defense, easily winning the sixth and final round in a time of 1:51.17.
Staden, who finished third in the NCAA this season with 1:50.02 from Minnesota Invite, was just over three-tenths slower than in last year’s final (1:50.83), suggesting we could see a sub 1:50 Swimming tonight. Prior to winning that last season, Stadden was at 1:52.66 in prelims.
Stanford Juniors Taylor Rock (1:52.01) and Lucy Nordman (1:52.37) She comfortably won the other circuit-seeded playoffs to qualify for her second and third final, with Ruck’s time slipping under her season best of 1:52.09 from NC State Invite.
The Cardinal ended up placing four women in Final A with a female student Samantha Pearson Create 1: 54.21 Best of Life to Qualify from 4th and Junior Alex Cressira I moved up to sixth place with a season best of 1:54.41.
Senior Arizona Felicity Basson She had a big swim to finish fifth in 1:54.30, nearly two seconds short of her best time of 1:56.26 set in December. Big Wildcat mate Aria Bernal She qualified seventh in 1:54.43, diving under her PB of 1:54.52 set during mid-season invites. This comes after Bernal finished remarkably 17th in the Final C last season.
The final stoppage (1:54.98) was more than a second and a half faster than it was last season (1:56.54).
Women’s 100 Freestyle – Prelims
- Pac-12 record: 45.56, Simone Manuel (Stan), 2017
- Pac-12 Championship record: 46.35, Abbey Weitzeil (CAL), 2019
- NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 47.18
- NCAA ‘B’ Cut: 49.51
- 2021 NCAA Call Time: 48.76
- Tori Husky (Stan), 47.64
- Laetitia Transom (USC), 47.92
- Easy Ivy (cal), 48.10
- Anna Shaw (Stan), 48.37
- Hanna Henderson (USC), 48.58
- Anya Gueders (Stan), 48.61
- Emma Davidson (cal), 48.73
- Claire Grover (UCLA), 48.74
Entering the day as the only swimmer to have two singles victories, Tori Husky She prepared herself perfectly to hit a three-for-three in the Final 100 Freestyle tonight, qualifying first overall in a time of 47.64.
The Stanford freshman had watched a sea of elite times rise in temperatures before her, so she did what she had to do and put together an elite swim to secure her place in the top eight. Hosk ended up being the only female swimmer from the last heat to reach Final A, clocking a time that was only a quarter of a second off her PB a few months ago (47.39).
USC’s Laetitia Transom agency Easy Ivy, the final two winners of the event, took the circuit-seeded playoffs to advance to second and third overall, with Transom joining the Huske sub-48 with a time of 47.92. Transom set a personal best time of 47.62 in a double meet with UCLA two weeks ago.
Ivy, with a season best of 47.57, scored 48.10 to move up to third, and her teammate will join her in tonight’s final. Emma DavidsonWhich scored a best time of 48.73 points to qualify for seventh place.
A sophomore at the University of Southern California Hanna Henderson (48.58) broke 49 seconds for the first time to move up to fifth, while the first UCLA team Claire Grover (48.74) returns to the championship final after finishing sixth last season.
The total of 13 women reached 49, leaving many notable names outside the top eight. Winner includes 50 free Annika Delgado (49.00) of USC, who finished third in the event last year, along with fourth and fifth places in 2021, Elise Garcia (49.03) and Eloise Riley (48.94) Cal. She was joined by a second year student Emily Gantrys (48.80) and a new student Ella Mazurk (48.92), the last half night of Class B will consist of Golden Bears,
200 Women’s Breasts – Prelims
- Pac-12 Record: 2:04.75, Rebecca Sonny (USC), 2009
- Pac-12 Championship record: 2:04.75, Rebecca Sonny (USC), 2009
- NCAA ‘A’ Cutoff: 2:06.58
- NCAA ‘B’ Cut: 2:13.97
- 2021 NCAA Call Time: 2:10.37
- Calypso Sheridan (USC), 2: 08.79
- automatic rap (Stan) 2: 08.85
- Brock Ford (Stan), 2:09.06
- Isabel Odgers (USC) 2: 09.20
- Kaitlyn Doppler (USC), 2:09.64
- Nicole Pavlopolo (USC), 2:10
- Lea Polonsky (Cal) 2: 10.98
- Nora Delsky (Arizona State University) 2: 12.54
USC Fifth Year Calypso Sheridan He dominated the penultimate heat from 200 breaststrokes, setting a competition time high of 2:08.79.
Sheridan, who set her best time at 2:06.85 while winning the 2020 Big Ten while competing with Northwestern, was her fastest swim since two weeks ago against UCLA at 2:07.18.
Seniors at Stanford automatic rap (2: 08.85) and Brock Ford (2:09.06) took his own wins to qualify for second and third overall, with Rapp doing so particularly from Track 1 of the final heat. Rapp, who holds a similar best time to Sheridan at 2:06.85 (set in the 2019 NCAAs), pips off her season best of 2:14.65 by nearly six seconds.
Ford, who won the event in 2020 (with a best 2:07.35) but opted out last season, was also below her season best at 2:12.98, in a double with UCLA on Jan. 28.
Top seed and defending champion Kaitlyn Doppler She will find herself at Lane 2 tonight after posting her fifth best time of the session at 2:09.64, having set her season best (.03 of the PB) earlier in the season at 2:06.56. Doppler seemed to toy with her cleavage a bit, with the sophomore taking the slowest 50 seconds among the A’s finalists at 33.80 but the fastest third 50 at 32.61.
Cal Senior Emma Rajic She was last season’s runner-up against the Doppler but missed in the Final A with a time of 2:12.70, putting her ninth and sixteenth on the hundredth of the University of Arizona first team. Nora Delsky (2:12.54) who advances in the eighth.
200 Women’s Fly – Prelims
- Pac-12 record: 1:49.51, Ella Eastin (STAN), 2018
- Pac-12 Championship Record: 1:49.51, Ella Eastin (STAN), 2018
- NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 1:53.20
- NCAA ‘B’ Cut: 1:59.23
- 2021 NCAA Call Time: 1:57.42
- Reagan Smith (Stan) 1:53.16
- Rachel Klinker (Cal), 1:54.10
- Lily Nordman (Stan) 1:55.14
- Lindsey Looney (Arizona State University), 1:55.43
- Lizzie Cook (Cal), 1:55.44
- Jade Voelsky (Arizona State University), 1:56.27
- Julia Heimstead (Zona) 1: 56.67
- Sam Barron (UCLA), 1: 57.64
Stanford student Reagan Smith He blasted to the top of the race in the 200 Fly, winning the fourth and final heat by over two seconds in 1:53.16 to claim Track 4 for the night.
Smith has a season best at 1:52.48, set at the NC State Invitational in November, and is the second fastest swimmer in history with her PB of 1:49.78.
title holder Rachel Klinker She was the only other swimmer to go below 1:55, clocking 1:54.10 from the penultimate heat to fall into her best season (1:54.01) from early December.
Young Klinker will be the only man in Class One in tonight’s A final, with three freshmen and four sophomores advancing.
Cardinal first year Lily Nordman He won his first circuit playoffs to finish third with a time of 1:55.14, while a pair of sophomores at ASU won the Lindsey Looney (1: 55.43) and Jade Voelsky (1:56.27) The Sun Devils awarded their first event with two swimmers in a Final A since 500 freestyle matches on Thursday.
The third freshman to advance to the championship heat was Cal Lizzie Cookwho was less than half a second off her best time, set it earlier this season (1:54.97) to qualify for fifth with a time of 1:55.44.
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