Ella Eastin: “I wasn’t in the best mood going into tonight” (Video)

Reported by Lauren Neidigh.


  • NCAA record: Katinka Hosszu (2012)- 3:56.54
  • American record: Katie Ledecky (2017)- 3:57.68
  • U.S. Open record: Katinka Hosszu (2012)- 3:56.54
  • Championship Record: Katinka Hosszu (2012)- 3:56.54
  • 2016 NCAA Champion: Ella Eastin (Stanford)- 3:58.40
  1. Ella Eastin (Stanford)- 3:57.57
  2. Sydney Pickrem (Texas A&M)- 3:59.36
  3. Madisyn Cox (Texas)- 4:00.97

Stanford’s Ella Eastin certainly redeemed herself tonight, rocking a new American Record time of 3:57.57 to win back-to-back titles in the 400 IM. Texas A&M’s Sydney Pickrem joined her under the 4:00-mark, becoming the 8th fastest performer of all time, while Texas’ Madisyn Cox busted out a personal best 4:00.97 for 3rd place, running down Texas A&M’s Bethany Galat (4:01.06).

Denver’s Bailey Andison had a big swim to place 5th in a personal best 4:03.09, while Ohio State’s Lindsey Clary posted a 4:04.69 for 6th.

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so very humble and well spoken. congratulations ella!

Attila the Runt

Just checking, but who would, in their right mind, be in a good mood getting ready to swim a second 400 IM in one day?


People who aren’t sissies?


Literally everyone who swam the 4 IM at their championship meet. Shoutout to everyone (myself included lol) that put up with this insane double of 2 4 IM’s in 1 day

E Gamble

Well said Ella.! And a great swim!?

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