Michigan senior G Ryan took first out of the first four heats of the 1650, going 15:50.95 in the final race of their collegiate career.
Mallory Comerford and Simone Manuel will go head-to-head in the NCAA 100 free final.
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.
Stanford racked up another 3 NCAA titles tonight, including Ella Eastin’s monster American/NCAA/US Open record in the 400 IM
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.
On the back-half, Hansson continued to pull ahead of the field, winning by half a second in 49.80.
SwimSwam’s Tim Binning was on-deck to catch all the day three action at the 2018 NCAA D1 Women’s Championships.
Dropping an Earth shattering 3:54 400 IM, Eastin destroyed the American Record by 2 seconds
#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.
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.