The Stanford Cardinal women’s swimming team had quite the weekend as it claimed its first national title since 1998.
Along with the national title, the team also earned a new NCAA, U.S. Open and American record in the women’s final 400 free relay event. The Cardinal finished with 526.5 points to claim the first place, while California finished in second with 366 points followed by Texas A&M (292.5), Georgia (252.5) and Texas (252).
Stanford’s 526.5 points were a program’s most since 1993 where the Cardinal scored 649.5.
“We have an amazing group, and we were inspired by our seniors day-in and day-out,” head coach Greg Meehan said in a school press release. “It takes a lot of people to make this happen. I have the best coaching staff, an amazing alumni group, and incredible parents.”
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There were several highlights for the Cardinals at the meet from junior Simone Manuel breaking her own American and NCAA record to freshman Katie Ledecky earning her third individual national title.