Nelson’s 1:47.24 just misses Regan Smith’s American record.
Minnesota’s Mackenzie Padington had a huge swim in the eaarly heats of the mile, dropping nearly 16 seconds to lead the pack with only the final heat to go.
In the 200 fly, we’ll see Stanford’s defending champ and NCAA Record holder Ella Eastin go up against USC’s Louise Hansson, who took down the 100 fly NCAA Record last night.
SwimSwam’s Jack Spitser was on deck to capture all of the exciting day 4 prelims action.
The 2019 Women’s NCAA Championships continued this morning in Austin, Texas with the final prelims session. Swimmers competed in the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, and 400 free relay.
A win would make her the first woman ever to 4-peat in both breaststroke distances in the NCAA.
Weitzeil appeared to injure herself finishing the 200 medley relay Friday night, leading to concern over whether she would race Saturday.
Watch select races from Friday night in Austin.
Nelson shaved half a second off Regan Smith’s American record Friday night in Austin.
There were only a pair of scratches for this morning’s session.
Defending champ Mallory Comerford of Louisville is eyeing Missy Franklin’s record in the 200 free.
Livestream Andy is back in action for one night, and one night only.
Cal mid-year addition Izzy Ivey was among the five swimmers to final in two individual events Friday night.
SwimSwam’s Jack Spitser was on deck to capture all of the fast day three finals action.
Weitzeil and Simone Manuel have now both been 20.45 on a relay.