Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel Lead Cardinal Charge As Stanford Take The Pac-12 Title

Katie Ledecky - by Patrick B. Kraemer

It helps somewhat to have the Olympic 100, 200, 400 and 800m freestyle champions on your side and even more so when Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky are in college-record-setting form) but then the Pac 12 Championships victory for the Stanford Cardinal was a dominant team-wide-strength of an affair. Coach Greg Meehan’s squad took the trophy with 1587.5 points to Cal’s 1392.5, USC third with 1250.5, Arizona fourth on 1087.5, UCLA on 1002, that a result in which diving made significant contribution in quirk of college sport in the U.S. Ledecky played a part own four American records: the 500y free, the 400y IM and the 4×100 and 4x200y free relays (littlest of pools, smaller occasion but four more golds in the bag), and was named Pac-12 swimmer of the meet without having raced in the 1650y free

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