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2024 Pac-12 Women's Swimming & Diving (M/W) Championships

Feb. 28-March 2, 2024 | Federal Way, WA

California takes the lead after day one of Pac-12 Championships

Feb 28, 2024
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FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – Day one of the 2024 Pac-12 Women’s Swimming and Men’s & Women’s Diving Championships kicked off on Wednesday with the men’s 1-meter dive and a pair of women's relays to cap the evening. 

STANFORD junior Jack Ryan opened up the Diving Championship with a men's 1-Meter title, earning the Cardinal their first set of points.

For the second year in a row, the CALIFORNIA Golden Bears took home the first win of the Women's Championship with a first-place finish in the 200 Medley Relay. 

Despite swimming a third-place time in the 200 Medley relay, a DQ eliminated Stanford's top-3 time but the Cardinal went on to take first in the 800 Freestyle Relay to collect their first points. 

CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES: 

Men’s 1-Meter:

  • STANFORD junior Jack Ryan picked up his first-ever Pac-12 Championship title with a final score of 434.35, over 40 points ahead of the runner-up competitor. 
  • After finishing runner-up for the past two Championships, the junior became the highest scoring Stanford winner since 1995 (James Edwards, 494.25).
  • Earned the second highest diving score amongst NCAA DI divers this season and his personal best in a 6-dive competition. 
  • Scoring a 396.25 in his third Pac-12 Championships was USC’s Shangfei Wang, who saw his second podium finish after a third-place performance in 2022. 
  • In his Pac-12 Championship debut, ARIZONA sophomore Gage Dubois rounded out the podium, taking home third with a score of 355.90. 

200 Medley Relay 

  • For the second consecutive season, the CALIFORNIA Bears took home first in the 200 Medley with Isabelle StaddenJade NesserMia Kragh and Stephanie Akakabota swimming a 1:33.89. 
  • With the third fastest time in the country this season, the Lady Bears set a new Pac-12 Championship record, breaking one that was previously held by a quad of Cal Bears since 2018 (1:34.13). 
  • Finishing just behind Cal was USC’s Caroline FamousKaitlyn DoblerAnicka Delgado and Vasilisa Buinaia swimming a 1:34.52. 
  • Arizona’s Paige ArmstrongMaddy AhluwaliaJulia Heimstead and Julia Wozniak touched third after a Stanford disqualification led to their third-place finish. The quad swam just milliseconds away from a season-best at 1:36.90. 

800 Free Relay

  • The Stanford Cardinal’s Natalie MannionLillie NordmannAurora Roghair and Kayla Wilson accomplished a three-peat after taking home their third consecutive first place finish in the 800 Freestyle Relay. 
  • Swimming a 6:53.33, the Cardinal quad achieved the third fastest time in the country this season and topped their previous Pac-12 Championship time.
  • Taking home the second place was Ava ChavezMia MotekaitisRachel Klinker and Leah Polonsky of California swimming a 6:56.81 and topping their season best.
  • Due to a disqualification of USC, the ARIZONA STATE Sun Devils saw their first podium finish of the Championship. Relay team Ieva MalukaLindsay LooneyCharli Brown and Molly Batchelor swam a 6:58.41 good for third place, a season best and the second fastest time in program history. 

Women’s Team Scores

California - 120

Arizona State - 106

Arizona - 104

UCLA - 102

Washington State - 96 

Utah - 92

Stanford - 64

USC - 56