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
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- Psych Sheet
- Live Results
With their win in the 400 medley relay, Stanford completed its sweep of day 2 of the 2018 NCAA Championships.
The team of Ally Howe, Kim Williams, Janet Hu, and Simone Manuel split 50.34/58.59/50.36/45.80 for a new American, NCAA, and U.S. Open record of 3:25.09 (they set the previous record, 3:25.15, last month)
Williams and Manuel were the only members of the team to improve on their 2018 Pac-12 Championships swims. Manuel dropped from 45.95 to 45.80, while William dropped from 58.61 to 58.59. Howe added .13, while Hu added .02.
Despite the drop in her split, in the race, Williams appeared to lose a lot of ground as she was overtaken by Lilly King‘s 56.02. Minnesota’s Lindsey Kozelsky was also faster in 57.49, and Louisville’s Mariia Astashkina went 58.42. Hu’s split was second only to Cal’s Noemie Thomas, who went 50.25.
Manuel was out-split by only Louisville’s Mallory Comerford, who went 45.74.
|Team||100 Back Split||100 Breast Split||100 Fly Split||100 Free Split||Final Time|
|Stanford (NCAAs 2018)||Ally Howe-50.34||Kim Williams-58.59||Janet Hu-50.36||Simone Manuel-45.80||3:25.09|
|Stanford (Pac-12s 2018)||Ally Howe– 50.21||Kim Williams– 58.61||Janet Hu– 50.38||Simone Manuel– 45.95||3:25.15|