After setting the American Record this morning, Stanford is the favorite to win the 200 free relay, but Cal was just 5 tenths back without star sprinter Abbey Weitzeil and freshman sprint standout Maddie Murphy, who will both likely be on the finals relay.
The Cardinal is projected to have 179 points after tonight’s swimming events, but the Bears are projected to be within 20 points of that with 159.5.
At the 2014 NCAA Championships, Anika Apostalon won THREE swim-offs. She will have a chance at another against Amy Bilquist today. There will also be a swim-off in the 500 free.
Stanford’s Katie Ledecky cruised to a 4:28.37 in prelims of the 500 free at the 2017 Women’s NCAA Championships.
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Stanford absolutely destroyed the NCAA and American Record tonight in the 800 free relay, bringing it down with a dominant 6:45.91.
Weitzeil was a part of Cal’s 800 free relay at Pac-12s, but they swapped her out for Kristen Vredeveld at NCAAs. This could be because she’s more valuable on the other relays, but it’s noteworthy because of her health issues following the 200 free at Pac-12s.
Georgia and Louisville improved on their projected scores after the 800 free relay, while NC State and USC were bumped out of the top 10 on day 1.
You can find all the links you need to follow along right here on SwimSwam, as well as event-by-event previews and predictions.
We’ve previewed each individual event for the women’s NCAA Championships, now it’s time to turn our focus to the broader issue of the NCAA team champion. Here’s our final predictions of the top 25 in the NCAA finish order.
Katie Ledecky is a heavy favorite to win the 500 and 1650 freestyles at NCAAs, but will she pick up a 3rd win in the 200 free?a
California, with swimmers like Stanford’s Grant Shoults, qualified 30 individual male swimmers – more than any other state – to NCAAs.
Texas senior Jack Conger, the top seed in the 200 fly, will be looking for his first individual national title in Indy.
Ryan Murphy and the Cal Golden Bears have the most individual swimmers of any team invited this year with 17.