2017 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 15 – Saturday, March 18
- IUPUI Natatorium – Indianapolis, IN
- Prelims 10AM/Finals 6PM (Eastern Time)
- Defending Champion: Georgia (results)
- Championship Central
- Psych Sheet
- Event Previews
- Live Stream: Wednesday/Thursday Prelims & Finals, Friday/Saturday Prelims / Friday/Saturday finals on ESPN3
- Live Results
How many swimmers can say they successfully ran down Katie Ledecky? Louisville’s Mallory Comerford can. Despite taking it out over half a second slower, Comerford unleashed a monster back half split to tie Ledecky for NCAA gold in the 200 free, as the 2 swimmers touched in 1:40.36.
With the tie, both swimmers demolished the former Pool Record of 1:41.41 done by Stanford’s Simone Manuel on the 800 free relay leadoff at this meet. Manuel had the early lead in tonight’s final, but faded to 3rd in 1:40.70.
Splits Comparison: Mallory Comerford vs. Katie Ledecky vs. Simone Manuel by 50
|Swimmer||1st 50 Split||2nd 50 Split||3rd 50 Split||4th 50 Split||Final Time|
|Simone Manuel (2017)||23.28||25.18||25.80||26.44||1:40.70|
Splits Comparison: Mallory Comerford vs. Katie Ledecky vs. Simone Manuel by 100
|Swimmer||1st 100 Split||2nd 100 Split||Final Time|
Comerford and Ledecky are now tied as the 2nd fastest performers in history behind only Missy Franklin, who set the American Record at 1:39.10 at the 2015 NCAA Championship meet.
All Time Top Performers: Women’s 200 Free
- Missy Franklin- 1:39.10
- (T-2) Mallory Comerford– 1:40.36
- (T-2) Katie Ledecky– 1:40.36
- Simone Manuel– 1:40.37
- Allison Schmitt- 1:40.62