Stanford’s Taylor Ruck will race Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson for the 200 back title.
Stanford won their third straight title. Here’s are the numbers. All of the numbers.
Beata Nelson was named CSCAA’s Swimmer of the Year after winning 3 events and setting 2 American records.
Cal was under Stanford’s American record, but Abbey Weitzeil was swimming with her armed wrapped, so the record is not official under USA Swimming rules.
Stanford has mathematically eliminated Cal from NCAA title contention.
Before King, only Brendan Hansen had ever won both breaststroke events across all four years of college swimming
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.