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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Lauren Neidigh is a former NCAA swimmer at the University of Arizona and the University of Florida. She got her M.S. in Criminology from Florida State and seems exceptionally confused about which team she should cheer for during the college football season. Lauren is currently a coach at Loggerhead Aquatics …

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