2018 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 14th – Saturday, March 17th
- McCorkle Aquatic Pavillion — Columbus, OH
- Prelims 10AM/Finals 6PM (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
- Live Results
- Thursday Finals Heat Sheet
Despite trailing Cal’s Kathleen Baker by over half a second after the breaststroke leg, Stanford’s Ella Eastin came back to win the 200 IM in American record fashion.
Eastin split 24.59/27.45/32.28/26.35 for a final time of 1:50.67, lowering her own American record by almost a full second.
Baker, who took second, split 24.23/27.33/32.09/27.60 en route to her 1:51.25, which was also under the previous American record.
Eastin was 1:24.32 at the 150-mark, while Baker was 1:23.65, meaning Eastin dominated the last 50. However, her free split was actually .11 off her previous record pace. In order to keep herself well under record pace, Eastin dropped her fly split by .22 and breast split by .18.
|SWIMMER||FLY SPLIT||BACK SPLIT||BREAST SPLIT||FREE SPLIT||FINAL TIME|
|Ella Eastin (2018 NCAAs)||24.59||27.45||32.28||26.35||1:50.67|
|Ella Eastin (2016 NCAAs)||24.81||27.38||32.53||26.24||1:51.65|
Top 10 All-Time Performances: Women’s 200 IM
- Ella Eastin, 1:50.67, 2018
- Kathleen Baker, 1:51.25, 2018
- Ella Eastin, 1:51.65, 2016
- Kathleen Baker, 1:51.69, 2017
- Caitlin Leverenz, 1:51.77, 2012
- Katinka Hosszu, 1:51.80, 2012
- Missy Franklin, 1:52.11, 2015
- Ella Eastin, 1:52.27, 2017
- Julia Smit, 1:52.31, 2010
- Ella Eastin, 1:52.34, 2017