The 2019 Women’s NCAA Championships continued this morning in Austin, Texas with the final prelims session. Swimmers competed in the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, and 400 free relay.
A win would make her the first woman ever to 4-peat in both breaststroke distances in the NCAA.
The Vols hit their stride in this one, as Tennessee’s Meghan Small took it out with a 24.05 back split. Nikol Popov took over with a 26.51 on the breast leg, while Maddy Banic turned in a 22.58 on the fly
Weitzeil appeared to injure herself finishing the 200 medley relay Friday night, leading to concern over whether she would race Saturday.
Watch select races from Friday night in Austin.
Nelson shaved half a second off Regan Smith’s American record Friday night in Austin.
There were only a pair of scratches for this morning’s session.
Defending champ Mallory Comerford of Louisville is eyeing Missy Franklin’s record in the 200 free.
Livestream Andy is back in action for one night, and one night only.
Cal mid-year addition Izzy Ivey was among the five swimmers to final in two individual events Friday night.
SwimSwam’s Jack Spitser was on deck to capture all of the fast day three finals action.
Weitzeil and Simone Manuel have now both been 20.45 on a relay.
Nelson destroyed all previous records Friday night, going 49.18.
King went 55.73 Friday night in Austin.
The Sweden native went 49.26 in finals Friday night.