When she dove in for the free leg, Brown swam butterfly on the first lap. She did an open turn, and then switched to freestyle on the 2nd lap.
2017 champion Baker was out with the lead in 24.02, clearing American Record pace, but Stanford’s Howe shot off the final wall with a huge underwater to blow by her, pulling into the wall just ahead of Wisconsin’s Nelson as baker faded to 3rd.
Lilly King defended her 100 breast title, going 56.25 to take .05 off her previous record.
Hansson is now the 2nd fastest swimmer in history in this event, moving one spot ahead of Brown, who swam a 49.85 at 2018 SECs.
A representative for Virginia Tech tells SwimSwam that the team was granted a re-swim because the meet referee determined that their leadoff swimmer was not given the same opportunity as other athletes due to a disturbance from an official.
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.
King trailed Eastern Michigan’s Delaney Duncan through the front half, but surged ahead on the last lap to win it in 57.35
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.
Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson led off in 49.83 in the B heat, marking the 4th fastest 100 back of all time.
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.