Stanford’s Leah Stevens (15:52.36) and NC State’s Hannah Moore (15:52.75) lead the way with a pair of 15:52s.
Olivia Rosendahl will be the top qualifier going into tonight’s platform dive final.
This morning brings competition in the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 400 free relay, and platform diving.
Stanford’s Ledecky, who set the American Record at a scorching 15:03.92 at the 2016 Ohio State Invite, will look to become the first woman to ever break 15:00 in the mile.
See photo highlights from day four prelims of the 2017 NCAA Women’s DI Swimming and Diving Championships.
The battle for 4th will be a close one between Texas and Georgia. As of now, the Bulldogs are projected to take 4th by just 13 points over the Longhorns.
Simone Manuel went 46.30 this morning in the 100 free to put up the 3rd-fastest time in history.
2017 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS Wednesday, March 15 – Saturday, March 18 IUPUI Natatorium – Indianapolis, IN Prelims 10AM/Finals 6PM (Eastern Time) Defending…
Watch as Farida Osman wins her first individual title to become the third-fastest 100 flyer in history.
Watch as Stanford sophomore Ella Eastin defends her title in the 400 IM, taking over the American record from her teammate Katie Ledecky.
Watch as Mallory Comerford runs down Katie Ledecky to tie for the NCAA title.
While swimming fans expected a Ledeckian back-half surge out of lane 5, it was Louisville’s Mallory Comerford who really tore it up on the back half, running down Katie Ledecky to tie her for the title in 1:40.36
Tonight, swimmers will be competing in the finals of the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and 200 medley relay, while divers compete in the 3-meter finals.
Despite taking it out over half a second slower, Comerford unleashed a monster back half split to tie Ledecky for NCAA gold in the 200 free, as the 2 swimmers tied in 1:40.36.
Number three seed Brooke Zeiger of Minnesota and sixth seed Cierra Runge of Wisconsin (pictured) have both scratched the 1650 free for tomorrow, bumping Danielle Valley and Ashley Neidigh into the night swim.