2018 W. NCAAs: Stanford Blasts 400 Medley Relay American Record


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


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is there a way to see the video footage if I missed the live stream?


If you add the fastest splits from the final:
Nelson 49.83
King 56.02
Hansson 49.24
Comerford 45.74
You get a cummilative time of 3:20.86, which is just insane.


Crazy that Stanford pulled out the win & record without any of the fastest splits


If Nelson and King were at Stanford that would’ve been insane


What is wrong with Ledecky? She swam kinda slow.


4IM was greater focus in training leading up to this week after PAC-12s or maybe she just had an off day?

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