The wait is finally over for No. 1 Stanford women’s swimming, as the team collected its 20th Pac-12 conference crown this weekend. After three consecutive second-place finishes dating back to 2014, the Cardinal turned in a dominant performance in Federal Way, Washington, scoring 1,587 points to blow past No. 2 Cal (1,392) and No. 6 USC (1,250), who rounded out the podium.
This weekend, both No. 1 Women’s and No.11 Men’s Swimming and Diving take their first step past the close of the regular season, traveling northward to Washington to compete in the Pac-12 Championships.
For men’s swimming, the Diving Championships will occur first, from February 22-25, followed by the swimming portion on the following weekend. The women head north altogether this Wednesday through Saturday, hoping to pave the postseason road to head coach Greg Meehan’s first national championship.
The most highly anticipated dual meet of the year did not disappoint, as No. 1 Stanford women’s swimming out-dueled No. 2 Cal 177-123 at Spieker Aquatics Complex in Berkeley on Saturday.
No. 2 Stanford women’s swimming and diving ended their home schedule with a trio of pool records and a 202-98 annihilation of No. 4 USC on Saturday.
On Saturday, Jan. 21, Stanford’s No. 2 women’s and No. 8 men’s swim teams headed to Tucson, where they faced off against the No. 17-ranked women and No. 18-ranked men of the University of Arizona. Both Stanford teams emerged victorious, with the women winning 190-104 and the men winning 170-118.
Past, present and future Cardinal swimmers and divers claimed nine total spots to represent Team USA in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics based on their performance at the Swimming and Diving Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska and Indianapolis from June 18 through July 3.
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For the second time in three years, Stanford women’s swimming and diving cemented its status as one of the nation’s elite at the NCAA Championships but fell just short of the national title. The Cardinal fought back from a sixth-place ranking going into the third day of the championship meet in Atlanta, Georgia, but ultimately fell 19 points short…