Produced by Coleman Hodges.
Reported by Robert Gibbs.
WOMEN’S 200 IM – FINALS
- Ella Eastin, Stanford, 2:10.54
- Maya DiRado, Stanford, 2:11.42
- Madisyn Cox, Unattached-Texas, 2:13.24
Stanford women swept the top two spots in this event, with Ella Eastin winning in 2:10.54 and Maya DiRado finishing 2nd in 2:11.42. That’s a new lifetime best for Eastin, with a 2:11.35 behind her previous best. It also gives her 2nd-fastest time among USA women this year, ranking only behind Caitlin Leverenz’s 2:10.35 from last fall. 3rd place went to Madisyn Cox, with a 2:13.24. Katie Ledecky, opting to swim this instead of the 800 free earlier in the session, placed 5th in 2:15.20. Thursday’s 400 IM winner, Elizabeth Beisel, took 6th in 2:16.56.