2018 W. NCAAs: Beata Nelson Jumps to #6 All-Time in 200 Back

2018 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson jumped from being the #9 performer to the #6 performer all-time in the 200 back Saturday morning.

Her time of 1:49.33 is the top seed heading into finals, just ahead of Kathleen Baker‘s 1:49.57 and Asia Seidt‘s 1:49.64. Baker is the #3 performer of all-time, and Seidt is 10th all-time.

Nelson split 25.62/27.78/27.89/28.04, while Baker was out slightly faster — 25.44/27.44/28.30/28.39. Nelson’s previous best was 1:49.59, swum last month at the 2018 Big Ten Championships.

The women will chase Elizabeth Pelton’s American record of 1:47.84 Saturday night, and will have to crack 1:49 to make the top-10 all-time performances list.

Top 10 Performers All-Time: Women’s 200 Back

Place Swimmer Time
1 Elizabeth Pelton 1:47.84
2 Missy Franklin 1:47.91
3 Kathleen Baker 1:48.27
4 Gemma Spofforth 1:48.34
5 Alexia Zevnik 1:49.09
6 Beata Nelson 1:49.33
7 Courtney Bartholomew 1:49.35
8 Janet Hu 1:49.36
9 Natalie Coughlin 1:49.52
10 Asia Seidt 1:49.63

Top 10 Performances All-Time: Women’s 200 back

Place Swimmer Time
1 Elizabeth Pelton 1:47.84
2 Missy Franklin 1:47.91
3 Kathleen Baker 1:48.27
4 Kathleen Baker 1:48.33
5 Gemma Spofforth 1:48.34
6 Elizabeth Pelton 1:48.39
7 Missy Franklin 1:48.42
8 Kathleen Baker 1:48.44
9 Elizabeth Pelton 1:48.90
10 Elizabeth Pelton 1:49.00

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Torrey Hart

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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