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
- Event-by-Event Previews
- Psych Sheet
- Saturday Prelims Heat Sheet
- Live Results
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
ALL-TIME TOP 10 PERFORMANCES: WOMEN’S 200 FLY