2018 W. NCAAs: Simone Manuel Defends 50 Free Title

2018 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Stanford’s Simone Manuel defended her 50 free title Thursday night, good for the 3rd-fastest performance in history.

Manuel split 10.30/10.88 for a final time of 21.18, just off her best of 21.17, the 2nd fastest swim in history (and the NCAA record). She was .33 ahead of second-place Erika Brown (21.51), who was followed by Liz Li in 21.51. American record holder Abbey Weitzeil was fourth in 21.67.

Manuel was 21.42 on her American record-setting 200 free relay split Thursday morning and 20.89 on her American and NCAA record-setting relay at night. She now owns four of the top 10 performances of all time.

Top 10 All-Time Performances: 50 freestyle

  1. Abbey Weitzeil 21.12
  2. Simone Manuel 21.17
  3. Simone Manuel 21.18
  4. Simone Manuel 21.20
  5. Olivia Smoliga 21.21
  6. Lara Jackson 21.27
  7. Abbey Weitzeil 21.28 (T-6)
  8. Liz Li 21.28 (T-6)
  9. Liz Li 21.29 (T-8)
  10. Simone Manuel 21.29 (T-8)

Top 10 All-Time Performers: 50 freestyle

  1. Abbey Weitzeil 21.12
  2. Simone Manuel 21.17
  3. Olivia Smoliga 21.21
  4. Lara Jackson 21.27
  5. Liz Li 21.28
  6. Farida Osman 21.32
  7. Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace 21.34
  8. Erika Brown 21.39
  9. Natalie Coughlin 21.48 (T-9)
  10. Caroline Baldwin 21.48 (T-9)
  11. Liv Jensen 21.48 (T-9)

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E+Gamble

Congratulations boo. ??

Hswimmer

Abbey looked very upset.

samuel huntington

and the legend Natalie Coughlin still on the top 10 list

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Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majors in Media Studies and American Studies at Claremont McKenna College. When she's not writing about swimming or baseball, you can probably find her listening to a podcast or in a pool ... and/or watching Seinfeld, which she just realized is funny.

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