FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2012, file photo, United States' Katie Ledecky competes in a women's 800-meter freestyle swimming heat at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

BEVO BEAT Swimming & Diving

Katie Ledecky, No. 1 Cardinal top No. 4 Texas women’s swim team

Posted November 12th, 2016


Olympic gold medalists Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel led the top-ranked Stanford women’s swimming and diving team to a 161-137 victory over fourth-ranked Texas on Saturday in Stanford, California.

The Cardinal set six pool records Saturday, including two by Ledecky, and are off to an 3-0 start.

Texas’ Madisyn Cox set the facility record in the 200-yard individual medley and also won the 200 breaststroke as the Longhorns (7-1) dropped their first meet of the season.


Manuel, a Houston native that was the co-gold medalist in the 100-meter freestyle at the Rio Games, gave Stanford its first win of the day by swimming the anchor leg of the 4oo yard medley relay.

Ledecky set a pool record in the second event, finishing the 1000 free in 9 minutes 10.49 seconds. Manuel added a win in the 200 free at 1:44.25 and Cox placed second at 1:45.05.

Texas got its first individual win from sophomore Olivia Anderson. Anderson won the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.46 and UT’s Remedy Rule followed with a win in the 200 butterfly. Rule out-touched Ella Eastin, the 2016 NCAA runner-up in the 200 fly, by over a second and Ledecky took third.

Manuel added a win in the 50 free and the Longhorns responded with a win in the one-meter diving event. Texas’ Meghan O’Brien won the one-meter with 301.35 points and Texas freshman Alison Gibson took second with 297.38 points. Gibson also won the three-meter title with 325.88 points.

Cox notched her first win of the day in the 200 breaststroke at 2:10.39 while Anderson placed second at 2:14.39.

Ledecky broke the pool record in the 500 free at 4:33.94, outpacing UT’s Joanna Evans by nearly14 seconds.

Cox defeated Allie Szekely to win the 200 individual medley in 1:55.87 and Eastin, the reigning NCAA champion in the 200 individual medley, placed third.

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