Live recap of the day 4 finals

2022 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships

Freshman at Stanford Regan Smith will be looking to win the brutal 200 backstroke/200 butterfly double tonight. She is ranked first at the back and third at the volley. Isabelle Staden of Cal and Phoebe Bacon from Wisconsin will challenge her in the back; first in the series Emma Sticklen from Texas and Georgia Dakota Luther will be the ones to beat on the fly.

The free 100 will be Gretchen Walsh of Virginia vs. NC State Catherine BerkoffRound 2. The pair contested a thrilling 100 backstroke final last night, with Berkoff taking the win and the American and NCAA record.

Junior Virginia kate douglas is the top seed in the 200 breaststroke. She will have Texas sophomore Anna Elendt and defending champion Sophie Hanson of NC State on either side of her.

Freshman in Texas Erica Sullivan swam the time to beat in previous runs of the 1650 freestyle, clocking 15:45.94.

Women’s 1650 yard freestyle – Fastest heat

  • NCAA record: 15:03.31 – Katie Ledecky, Stanford (2017)
  • Record of the meeting: 15:07.70 – Katie Ledecky, Stanford (2017)
  • American record: 15:03.31 – Katie Ledecky, Stanford (2017)
  • US Open record: 15:03.31 – Katie Ledecky, Stanford (2017)
  • Pool record: 15:32.72 – Leah Smith, Virginia (2016)
  • 2021 Champion: Paige Madden, Virginia – 15:41.86

Podium:

  1. Paige McKenna, FR Wisconsin – 15:40.84
  2. Erica SullivanFR Texas – 15:45.94
  3. Kensey McMahon, SR Alabama – 15:47.60
  4. Evie Pfeifer5Y Texas – 15:48.34
  5. Abigail McCulloh, FR Georgia – 15:49.87
  6. Madelyn Donohoe, JR Virginia – 15:55.14
  7. Lola Mull, North West – 15:55.96
  8. Kristen Stege, JR Tennessee – 15:59.49

Junior Tennessee Kristen Stege headed by about half a corps at 200, while Liberty Williams from Louisville, Wisconsin freshman paige mckennaand Alabama senior Kensey McMahon swam in an even row behind her. In the 350 McMahon took a slight lead and in the 400 she swung first past Stege. At the 500, it was McMahon, McKenna, Stege.

McMahon continued to lead out of Lane 1, with McKenna close behind. McKenna took over at the 650. At the 700, she was half a body ahead, 6:35.20 to 6:36.05. Stege was alone in third place, about a body ahead of the USC freshman Caroline Pennington.

At the 900, McKenna was in 8:00.17 to 8:02.95 for McMahon. Stege was a few yards back but still held Pennington back, the two sharing 29.3 seconds.

McKenna was 28.5 seconds ahead of McMahon, who was 29.1 seconds. At 1150, Abigail McCulloh from Georgia took third place in lane 8.

McKenna continued to edge Sullivan from the previous heat, running at 12:16.43 at 1300. She got the bell at 15:11.61, followed by McMahon in lane 1 and McCulloh in lane 8. McKenna stopped the clock at 15:40.84 for Wisconsin. first title of the meeting. She eclipsed Sullivan’s 15:45.95 by just over 5 seconds.

Second place went to McMahon in 15:47.60. McCulloh was third in 15:49.87. from the northwest Lola Think was fourth (15:55.96).

Women’s 200 yard backstroke – finals

  • NCAA record: 1:47.24 – Beata Nelson, Wis. (2019)
  • Meeting record: 1:47.24 – Beata Nelson, Wisconsin (2019)
  • American record: 1:47.16 – Regan SmithRiptide (2019)
  • US Open record: 1:47.16 – Regan SmithRiptide (2019)
  • Group record: 1:49.22 – Regan SmithStanford (2022)
  • 2021 Champion: Phoebe BaconWisconsin – 1:48.32

Podium:

  1. Regan SmithFR Stanford – 1:47.76P
  2. Phoebe BaconSW Wisconsin – 1:49.29
  3. Rhyan WhiteSR Alabama – 1:49.36
  4. Isabelle StadenSW California – 1:49.45
  5. Reilly Tiltmann, FR Virginia – 1:49.63
  6. Emma Atkinson, SOVT – 1:49.86
  7. Emma Muzzy, SR NCSU – 1:51.18
  8. Lucie Nordmann, JR Stanford – 1:52.28

Senior Alabama Rhyan White fired out of the gates, taking an early lead at turn 50. She continued to pace the field at the 100, followed by Cal sophomore Isabelle Stadensophomore at Virginia Tech Emma Atkinsonand Stanford freshman Regan Smith in fourth.

White was still ahead at wall 150, but Smith had passed Stadden and Atkinson in second place and was closing in on White. Smith came home in 28.25 and hit the wall at 1:47.76 to break the pool record for the second time of the day.

Phoebe Bacon of Wisconsin passed Whyte for second and finished at 1:49.29 to White’s 1:49.36. Stadden was right behind at 1:49.45 and Virginia’s freshman Reilly Tiltman finished fifth with 1:49.63. Atkinson went 1:49.63 for sixth place.

Stanford Jr. Taylor Ruck won the B final in 1:50.25 ahead of fifth-year NC State kate moore (1:51.61).

Women’s 100 yard freestyle – Finals

  • NCAA record: 45.56 – Simone Manuel, Stanford (2017)
  • Record of the meeting: 45.56 – Simone Manuel, Stanford (2017)
  • American record: 45.56 – Simone Manuel, Stanford (2017)
  • US Open record: 45.56 – Simone Manuel, Stanford (2017)
  • Pool record: 46.70 – Olivia Smoliga, Georgia (2016)
  • 2021 Champion: Maggie MacNeil, Michigan – 46.02

Podium:

Women’s 200-yard breaststroke – Finals

  • NCAA record: 2:02.60 – Lilly King, Indiana (2018)
  • Record of the meeting: 2:02.60 – Lilly King, Indiana (2018)
  • American record: 2:02.60 – Lilly King, Indiana (2018)
  • US Open record: 2:02.60 – Lilly King, Indiana (2018)
  • Pool record: 2:03.02 – Alexandra Walsh, Virginia (2022)
  • 2021 Champion: Sophie Hansson, NC State – 2:03.86

Podium:

Women’s 200-yard butterfly – Finals

  • NCAA record: 1:49.51 – Ella Eastin, Stanford (2018)
  • Record of the meeting: 1:50.01 – Ella Eastin, Stanford (2018)
  • American record: 1:49.51 – Ella Eastin, Stanford (2018)
  • US Open record: 1:49.51 – Ella Eastin, Stanford (2018)
  • Pool record: 1:50.61 – Kelsi Worrell, Louisville (2016)
  • 2021 Champion: Olivia Carter, Michigan – 1:51.33

Podium:

Women’s Platform Diving – Finals

  • Meet Record: 396.75 – Haley Ishimatsu, USC (2013)
  • Pool record: 360.30 – Yu Zhou, MINN (2016)
  • 2021 Champion: Tarrin Gilliland, Indiana – 338.40

Podium:

Women’s 400-yard freestyle relay – Timed finals

  • NCAA record: 3:06.96 – California/ I Ivey, K McLaughlin, A Bilquist, A Weitzeil (2019)
  • Meeting record: 3:06.96 – California/ I Ivey, K McLaughlin, A Bilquist, A Weitzeil (2019)
  • American record: 3:07.61 – Stanford/ S Manuel, K Ledecky, J Hu, L Neal (2017)
  • US Open record: 3:07.41 – California/ R Nuemann, K McLaughlin, A Bilquist, A Weitzeil (2019)
  • Pool record: 3:08.22 – Virginia/ K Douglass, A Walsh, R Tiltmann, G Walsh (2022)
  • 2021 Champion: Alabama – 3:09.78

Podium:

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