UTAH vs. WASHINGTON STATE (WOMEN DUAL)
- January 20, 2023
- Ute swimming pool, Salt Lake City, UT
- SCY (25 meters)
- Washington state – 99
Utah hosted a Pac-12 women’s doubles meet in Washington State over the weekend. The Utes easily won the meeting, scoring 156 points to Washington State’s 99.
Utah started with a win in the 400 medley relay. Norah Hay (55.79), Erin Palmer (1:04.11), Summer Stanfield (55.50) and Reagan Catcart (50.57) teamed up for 3:45.97. Utes’ “B” relay finished second, less than a second behind the “A”. In this team Katie Hale (55.66), Hilja Schimmel (1:03.16), Harper Lehmann (57.58) and Madeleine Woznick (50.38) combined for 3:46.78.
Five swimmers from these Utah relays would win individual events on the days. was groundbreaking Summer Stanfield, who was the only triple event winner that day. Stanfield won the 200 free first with a time of 1:52.04. She then went on to win the 100 fly in 56.28 and hit both 50s for the fastest split in the field. Stanfield then finished their meet in 2:04.58 to win the 200 IM by a wide margin. She had a big early lead in the first 100 and then was able to extend her lead through the back half.
Norah Hay would go on to win back the 200 and swim a 2:01.44. Hay pushed through to the third 50 and extended her lead into the last 50.
Katie Hale also won an event, touching in 23.35 to win the 50 Free. Similar, Madeleine Woznick took the 100 clear in 52.20, established an early lead and held it to the end.
Hilja Schimmel finished as the winner in the 100 breaststroke, finishing in 1:03.91. Washington State Emily Lundgren had the fastest first 50 split in the field but wasn’t as quick as gray when he got home, finishing second in 1:04.40.
another ute, Lili Milnerregained the 100 where she posted a 56.04, thanks in large part to a 28.40 on the second 50. crystal instead won the 200 breaststroke in 2:19.24, marking another victory in Utah.
Although Utah won most of the events, Washington State was not without bright spots. One of those swimmers was Noelle Harvey, who swept the distance to free events. In the 1000 Free, Harvey started with a 10:25.95, pulling ahead and away from the field in the latter half of the race. Harvey then won the 500 Free, swimming a 5:03.96 and winning the race by a wide margin.
Washington State Dori Hathazi won the 200 flies and swam a 2:02.94. Hathazi took over the race in the second 50 and pulled away from the field for the rest of the race.
Washington State officially won the 200 free relay at the end of the meet, but Utah swam its relay show (not for points) and actually clocked the fastest time in the event. WSU won in a 1:36.43, but Utah’s “A” relay swam a 1:33.52 and their “B” relay swam a 1:36.10.