Smit sets pool record in 200 IM

Updated: March 18, 2010, 11:38 PM ET
Associated Press

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Stanford's Julia Smit set a pool record in the 200 IM and put the Cardinal on top of the points standings after the first day of the NCAA women's swimming and diving championships.

Smit won the title in 1 minute, 53.56 seconds, helping Stanford earn 142.5 points.

Cal is second with 122 points, thanks in part to Liv Jensen winning the 50 free.

Arizona's 400-yard medley relay team also set a pool record of 3:31.16, more than two seconds slower than the American record it set a year ago.

Thursday's other winners were Anastasia Pozdniakova of Houston in 1-meter diving, Allison Schmitt of Georgia in the 500 free and Florida in the 200 relay.

The meet continues Friday and Saturday at Purdue.


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