2018 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 14th – Saturday, March 17th
- McCorkle Aquatic Pavillion — Columbus, OH
- Prelims 9AM/Finals 5PM (Eastern Time)
- Defending Champion: Stanford (results)
- Live stream: Wednesday/Thursday Prelims & Finals, Friday/Saturday Prelims / Friday/Saturday finals on ESPNU
- Championship Central
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- Live Results
Elizabeth Pelton’s 1:47.84 in the 200 back was the oldest NCAA, American, and U.S. Open record remaining before Cal’s Kathleen Baker took it down Saturday night.
Baker went 1.47.30, joining Missy Franklin (1:47.91) and Pelton as the only women ever under 1:48. She split 25.17/27.14/27.16/27.83, pulling well over a body length ahead of Kentucky’s 2nd-place finisher Asia Seidt.
Seidt split 25.90/27.78/27.88/27.68 for a final time of 1:49.24, becoming the #6 performer of all-time. Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson, the #7 performer of all-time, took 3rd in 1:49.27 (25.56/27.64/27.93/28.14).
Check out how Baker’s splits compare to the other women who have been under 1:48:
|SWIMMER||1ST 50 SPLIT||2ND 50 SPLIT||3RD 50 SPLIT||4TH 50 SPLIT||FINAL TIME|
Kathleen Baker (2018 NCAAs)
|Elizabeth Pelton (2013 NCAAs)||25.93||27.12||27.41||27.38||1:47.84|
|Missy Franklin (2015 NCAAs)||26.26||27.47||27.13||27.05||1:47.91|
Top 10 Performers All-time: Women’s 200 Back
Top 10 Performances All-Time: Women’s 200 back