Ledecky opted to swim the 400 IM and 200 free double on Friday, meaning she won’t be swimming as a scorer in her signature 1650 freestyle on Saturday.
USC will make a push for 3rd with their 8 “ups” to Arizona’s 3, but diving, which isn’t included in the up/mid/downs chart, could have a huge impact on whether or not the Trojans are able to move ahead.
Simone Manuel went the fastest 50 free split of all time while Katie Ledecky went the fastest 500 free ever… they meet in the middle for the 200 free today.
Stanford’s Janet Hu continues to improve in her collegiate career, and this morning she dropped a very quick 50.38 in the 100 fly for the top time going into finals.
Check out the above hype video uploaded by Arizona Wildcats sophomore Taylor Garcia that shows some of the Wildcats’ training en route to the PAC 12 Championships.
In a nailbiter finish against Cal, the Cardinal closed day 2 finals with a new Meet Record of 1:26.44 in the 200 free relay, just out-touching the Bears by .05.
Manuel came out on top of a star-studded 50 free field, throwing down a 21.29 to keep the Cardinal winning streak alive.
A highly anticipated showdown between Stanford’s Simone Manuel and Cal teammates Abbey Weitzeil and Farida Osman will take place in tonight’s 50 free final.
Ledecky obliterated the 500 free field, tearing through the water en route to a 4:25.15 victory.
One of the big swims to watch today, of course, is Katie Ledecky’s 500 free. The Pac-12 Record currently stands at a 4:31.90, but we may see her take that down in the heats.
Stanford will look to extend their lead over Cal tonight after putting up 9 A-finalists and 14 total swims. While the Bears have 7 championships finalists, they have the highest total with 15 scoring swims.
Ledecky cruised to a 4:28.37, topping the field by nearly 10 seconds and setting a new Pac-12 Meet Record. That cleared the former mark of 4:31.90 set by Cierra Runge in 2015.
Even without former NCAA runner-up in the 200 free Simone Manuel in the group, Katie Ledecky (above) and the Stanford women swam the fastest 800 free relay in history.
2017 WOMEN’S PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS Wednesday, February 22 – Saturday, February 25 Federal Way, WA (Pacific Time Zone) Defending Champion: USC (results)…
Tonight, we’ll get a first look at Stanford freshman Katie Ledecky in Pac-12 conference meet action, while fellow Cardinal standout Simone Manuel returns to conference action after redshirting last season.