Day 2 of the 2018 NCAA D1 Women’s Championships will feature the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and 200 medley relay.
Since the school transitioned to Division 1 in the mid 1970s, no female EMU swimmer has made an A-final — until Duncan.
Ally Howe, Kathleen Baker, Janet Hu, and Beata Nelson will vie for the 100 back title.
Stanford’s streak of winning every event will come to an end tonight as they didn’t put someone in every final tonight.
Louise Hansson became the 3rd woman ever under :50 in the 100 fly with her prelims time of 49.90, also giving her the 7th-fastest performance of all-time.
Rose Bi and G Ryan both had “off” swims in the 500 on Thursday, and Beryl Gastaldello placed 5th in the 50 free and anchored Texas’ 400 medley relay.
SwimSwam’s Tim Binning was on-deck to catch all the day two action at the 2018 NCAA D1 Women’s Championships.
Stanford’s Simone Manuel (50 free) and Katie Ledecky (500 free) look to defend their titles tonight and are chasing their own NCAA Records. Cal’s Kathleen Baker, the reigning 200 IM champion, will battle Stanford’s NCAA Record holder Ella Eastin.
Lilly King broke her own record for the fastest 100 breast relay split of all-time Thursday night as her team took 2nd overall.
Stanford went 5-for-5 on the day, wrapping up with a new American/NCAA/U.S. Open record in the 400 medley relay.
Simone Manuel threw down the 3rd-fastest 50 freestyle of all-time, defending her title in 21.18.
After taking down the American record Thursday morning, Stanford rebroke it as well the NCAA record in finals.
At Pac-12s, Cal took down the American Record. This morning, Stanford broke that record. The 2 teams will go head-to-head tonight with their best lineups.
The overall level of competition is undoubtedly high at the 2018 NCAA Championships, but a few swims stood out as “off.”
Stanford’s Katie Ledecky (500 free), Simone Manuel (50 free), and Ella Eastin (200 IM) are chasing their own records today as the Cardinal swimmers hold the NCAA Records in all 3 individual races.