Ella Eastin Blasts 1:49.5 200 Fly; Breaks 9-Year-Old NCAA, American Record

2018 WOMEN’S PAC-12 SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Stanford’s Ella Eastin put on a show on the final night of competition at the 2018 Pac-12 Championships. Eastin dominated the 200 fly, taking down the American and NCAA Records in the process. She flipped in a quick 53.51 as she trailed USC’s Louise Hansson, who was out in a blistering 51.81. Eastin outsplit her by a full 2 and a half seconds on the final 50 alone, however, finishing with a big margin of victory.

Eastin’s Splits By 50:

  • 1st 50 split- 25.27
  • 2nd 50 split- 28.24
  • 3rd 50 split- 27.87
  • 4th 50 split- 28.13
  • Final time- 1:49.51

Eastin’s Splits By 100:

  • 1st 100 split- 53.51
  • 2nd 100 split- 56.00
  • Final time- 1:49.51

With her swim tonight, Eastin is now the first and only women to break 1:50 in a textile suit. That was a lifetime best by a second and a half, and over a second and a half faster than anyone else in the field tonight. USC’s Hansson, who put up a 1:51.13 for 2nd place, had the 9th fastest performance in history and is now the 5th fastest performer ever in the event.

ALL-TIME TOP TEN PERFORMERS: WOMEN’S 200 FLY

Place Swimmer Time
1 Ella Eastin 1:49.51
2 Elaine Breeden 1:49.92
3 Kelsi Worrell 1:50.61
4 Katinka Hosszu 1:51.02
5 Louise Hansson 1:51.13
6 Kathleen Hersey 1:51.18
7 Mary Descenza 1:51.28
8 Katie Drabot 1:51.74
9 Natalie Coughlin 1:51.91
10 Christina Bechtel 1:52.08

ALL-TIME TOP TEN PERFORMANCES: WOMEN’S 200 FLY

Place Swimmer Time
1 Ella Eastin 1:49.51
2 Elaine Breeden 1:49.92
3 Kelsi Worrell 1:50.61
4 Kelsi Worrell 1:50.96
5 Katinka Hosszu 1:51.02
6 Katinka Hosszu 1:51.03
7 Ella Eastin 1:51.04
8 Kelsi Worrell 1:51.11
9 Louise Hansson 1:51.13
10 Kathleen Hersey 1:51.18

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samuel huntington

wow, wow, wow. totally unexpected by Ella. amazing swim.

and what a gutsy swim by Hansson. what a race.

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Thanks to Hansson actually that took it out so fast. Easton did a great job to stay relaxed and brought it home. Congratulation!

Drabot also has been consistent it 1:51-1:52 range. Hopefully, she can bring it down to 1:50s at NCAA.

Frequent flyer

Unbelievably fast!!!

USA USA USA

How long has the record been held by a Stanford swimmer?

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