In the second night of racing, American, US Open, and NCAA records fell once again, with Katie Ledecky blazing a 4:24.06 breaking every record she could, Cal’s 200 free relay en route to new US Open and NCAA records in a time of 1:25.59, while Stanford’s 200 free relay finished 2nd with a new American record of 1:25.91, Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel set a new NCAA record of 21.17 in the 50 free, and
Highlights from Floridian women included:
200 free relay:
The FGCU relay placed 15th with a time of 1:29.10, consisting of sophomore quartet Katie Latham (22.45), Floridian Gracie Redding (22.22), Stuart native Hannah Burdge (22.25), and Fanny Teijonsalo (22.18).
Bradenton native and Wisconsin senior Danielle Valley finished 7th in the 500 in a time of 4:38.31, finishing just off of her prelims time of 4:38.07.
Oldsmar native and Texas A&M sophomore Sydney Pickrem finished 4th in a time of 1:53.30, breaking the Texas A&M record of 1:53.64, set by Pickrem at SECs.
Florida had no representation in the top 16, but highlights from prelims included FSU junior Tayla Lovemore finishing 39th with a time of 22.50, FIU junior Letizia Bertell finishing 46th with a time of 22.63, Florida freshman Emma Ball finishing 52nd with a time of 23.06, and Miami senior Angela Algee finishing 53rd with a 23.16.
400 medley relay:
Fort Lauderdale native and Georgia junior Chelsie Britt split a 50.79 on the fly leg, contributing to Georgia’s 6th place finish. Naples native and NC State sophomore Elise Haan split a 51.80 on the back leg as a part of the Wolfpack’s 10th place relay. Miami native and Michigan junior Clara Smiddy split a 51.91 on the back leg and Coral Springs native and Michigan junior Emily Kopas went 58.93 on the breast leg of Michigan’s 11th place relay.
Team standings after night 2:
1. Stanford – 213
2. California – 136
3. Texas – 119
4. Georgia – 112
5. Texas A&M – 108
6. Louisville – 93
7. Michigan – 74
8. NC State – 71
9. USC – 68
10. Indiana – 61
28. Florida Gulf Coast – 4
33. Florida State University – 1
Written by Peter Brukx