Stanford’s Ella Eastin is looking for a perfect 3-for-3 in both NCAA titles and American Records here. She’ll be swimming in the 200 fly towards the end of the session.
The Aggies have four women in the 200 breast A-final Saturday night.
For the second time this weekend, a backstroker was granted a re-swim.
Coming into the NCAA Championships, Texas A&M freshman Jing Quah was the 5th seed for the 200 fly.
Beata Nelson is the top seed heading into finals with a 1:49.33.
SwimSwam’s Tim Binning was on-deck to catch all the day three action at the 2018 NCAA D1 Women’s Championships.
#8-seed Liz Li will not swim the 100 free on the final day of the 2018 NCAA D1 Women’s Championships.
The 2018 NCAA D1 Women’s Championships might be the final meet of American record holder Ally Howe’s career.
King rolled her eyes a bit to her team after the finish, as she’s hoped to break 56 seconds, but said she was still excited to get the record
You can see a video of the race here, courtesy of Texas A&M’s YouTube channel.
Stanford looks like the favorite, but the interesting strategy to watch Saturday will be where teams use their star sprinters – both Simone Manuel and Abbey Weitzeil could anchor or lead off. And where they swim just might be the difference-maker if the race gets tight.
Louisville’s Mallory Comerford will go up against Stanford’s Simone Manuel and Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey in the 200 free.
Lilly King was back at it Friday night after swimming the fastest 100 breast relay split of all time on Thursday, going 25.38 in her 50 split.
In a tight race where the top three teams all finished under the NCAA and American records, Stanford emerged victorious, winning the 200 medley relay in 1:33.11 over Cal and Indiana.
Indiana maintained their lead through fly by over half a second, but it was all over once Manuel hit the water.