2018 W. NCAAs: 1650 Update

2018 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

The first four heats of the 1650 were swum Saturday afternoon before finals, while the fastest heat will be swum as the first event of finals.

Michigan’s G Ryan posted the top time of the afternoon, going 15:50.95 for their lifetime second-best time. Ryan had had a bit of a down stretch since going 15:44.93 at the 2016 Big Ten Championships. never going under 15:59 until today. NC State’s Tamila Holub dropped nearly six seconds off her previous lifetime best of 16:00.14, which she had just swum at the 2018 Atlantic Coast Championships. Texas’ Evie Pfeifer dropped over six seconds off her lifetime best of 16:05.07, taking 6th, and 7th-place Anna Jahns dropped nearly 7 seconds off her previous best of 16:07.29, which was also just swum at ACCs last month. To nab 8th place, Arizona’s Kirsten Jacobsen dropped .87 off her time from the 2018 Pac-12 Championships, finishing in 16:03.13.

1650 Top 8: Heats 1-4

  1. G Ryan, Michigan, 15:50.95
  2. Tamila Holub, NC State, 15:54.44
  3. Cassy Jernberg, Indiana, 15:55.10
  4. Kaersten Meitz, Purdue, 15:55.25
  5. Sierra Schmidt, Michigan, 15:58.12
  6. Evie Pfeifer, Texas, 15:58.72
  7. Anna Jahns, NC State, 16:00.37
  8. Kirsten Jacobsen, Arizona, 16:03.13

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tea rex
4 years ago

G Ryan had a rough senior season, but seems to have as much grit as anyone. Does anyone know if they are going to continue swimming beyond college?

oh boy
Reply to  tea rex
4 years ago

I would hope so.

Carol Glover
4 years ago

Great swim Cassy!

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Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majored in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swam distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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