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Womens Swimming

Stanford , at NCAA Championships

Date of competition: Friday, March 21, 2008

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Stanford's Julia Smit was the top qualifier in the 400 IM with a 4:06.75 on the second day of the NCAA women's swimming and diving championships in Columbis, Ohio on Friday. Three other Cardinal individuals also qualified for the championship finals. The Stanford 200 medley relay and 800 free relay teams will also swim in the finals. Elizabeth Smith swam third in the 100 breast (1:00.29), while Elaine Breeden earned the fifth seed in the 100 fly (52.04) and Kate Dwelley was fifth (1:44.98) in the 200 free. Caroline Bruce swims in the consolation finals of the 100 breast.

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Julia Smit swam a personal best 4:02.41 to win the 400 individual medley title in the championship finals. Smit was .13 of a second off the NCAA meet record -- and school record -- established by Stanford grad and Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders in 1992. The victory helped the Cardinal inch past Cal into fourth place overall with 212 points following the second day ofthe meet. Arizona leads with 361, followed by Auburn with 244 and Texas A&M with 227. Elaine Breeden delivered a fourth-place finish (51.68) in the 100 fly; Kate Dwelley finished sixth (1:45.34) in the 200 free; Elizabeth Smith went 1:00.32 to finish fourth in the 100 breast; the Stanford 200 medley relay team was second in 1:37.63; and the 800 free relay team was fourth in a season best 7:04.83. Caroline Bruce was 11th in the 100 breast with a time of 1:00.86.
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posted by staff on Mar 21, 2008 at 7:44 pm
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