Beata Nelson on Barn Burner 200 Back: “That was a fun one” (Video)


Reported by Lauren Neidigh.



  1. GOLD: Beata Nelson, Wisconsin, 1:47.24
  2. SILVER: Taylor Ruck, Stanford, 1:47.59
  3. BRONZE: Asia Seidt, Kentucky, 1:48.65
  4. Erin Voss, Stanford, 1:50.92
  5. Lucie Nordmann, Stanford, 1:51.10
  6. Sonnele Oeztuerk, Auburn, 1:51.22
  7. Megan Moroney, Virginia, 1:51.28
  8. Ali Galyer, Kentucky, 1:51.62

Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson had a hundredth of a lead on Stanford’s Taylor Ruck at the 50, but Ruck took over by the 100 in 52.14. Ruck led through the 150, but Nelson used her last wall to push ahead with her underwaters, clipping the NCAA Record to win it in 1:47.24. She was less than a tenth shy of the American Record set by Regan Smith at Cary Sectionals earlier this month. Ruck finished in Stanford school record of 1:47.59 to become the 3rd fastest performer ever, while Nelson is #2 on that list.

Kentucky’s Asia Seidt broke 1:49 for the first time, setting a new school record to take 3rd in 1:48.65. She’s now the 9th fastest performer in history. Stanford’s Erin Voss was a tenth shy of her best time from prelims to take 4th in 1:50.92, followed by freshman teammate Lucie Nordmann (1:51.10).

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Think Ruck is the 4th fastest performer ever. Baker is 3rd now with Nelson 2nd and Regan Smith 1st.


Smith not in college so she don’t count none

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Didn’t realize you had to be in college to count for an all time top performers list… I’m sure a younger Ledecky wouldn’t be happy about that


Didn’t realize you had to be in college to be on the
all time top performers list… I’m sure a younger Ledecky wouldn’t have liked that


😀 bad example. She is beyond any lists. She is actually on the list that had one name only. There is even some expression in the wide use: not Ledecky world record.


Nice try. She very much counts. #1 is #1. Thanks for playing.

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