2018 W. NCAAs: Eastin Posts #3 Fastest Performance in 200 Fly, Marrkand Swims to 9th Fastest on All-Time Performers List

2018 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

On night 4 of the 2018 Women’s NCAA Championships, Stanford’s Ella Eastin secured her 3rd individual win in as many days. Eastin didn’t match her American Record, but still won by a large margin in 1:50.01. That makes her a strong candidate for swimmer of the year. Teammate Katie Drabot clipped a hundredth off her best time to make it a Stanford 1-2. Drabot is the 8th fastest swimmer in history in this race.

The American Record of 1:49.51 was done by Eastin at last month’s Pac-12 Championships. In that swim, she became the first woman to break 1:50 in textile.

SPLITS COMPARISON: ELLA EASTIN‘S 200 FLY RECORDS

Swimmer 1st 50 Split 2nd 50 Split 3rd 50 Split 4th 50 Split Final Time
Ella Eastin (2018 Pac-12s)
25.57 28.24 (53.51) 27.87 28.13 (56.00) 1:49.51
Ella Eastin (2018 NCAAs)
 25.21  28.11 (53.32)  28.18  28.51 (56.69)  1:50.01

Virginia’s Jenn Marrkand, who won the B final, swam to #9 all-time with her 1:51.81 from the B final. Marrkand just missed making the final in prelims, despite finishing 2nd in her heat. Her time was a lifetime best by nearly a second and a half. Drabot remains #8 all-time after clipping her best by a hundredth.

ALL-TIME TOP 10 PERFORMERS: WOMEN’S 200 FLY

Place Swimmer Time
1 Ella Eastin 1:49.51
2 Elaine Breeden 1:49.92
3 Kelsi Worrell 1:50.61
4 Katinka Hosszu 1:51.02
5 Louise Hansson 1:51.13
6 Kathleen Hersey 1:51.18
7 Mary Descenza 1:51.28
8 Katie Drabot 1:51.73
9 Jenn Marrkand 1:51.81
10 Natalie Coughlin 1:51.91

ALL-TIME TOP 10 PERFORMANCES: WOMEN’S 200 FLY

Place Swimmer Time
1 Ella Eastin 1:49.51
2 Elaine Breeden 1:49.92
3 Ella Eastin 1:50.01
4 Kelsi Worrell 1:50.61
5 Kelsi Worrell 1:50.96
6 Katinka Hosszu 1:51.02
7 Katinka Hosszu 1:51.03
8 Ella Eastin 1:51.04
9 Kelsi Worrell 1:51.11
10 Louise Hansson 1:51.13

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