Previews & Recaps
2018 WOMEN’S PAC-12 SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS Wednesday, February 21 – Saturday, February 24 Federal Way, WA (Pacific Time Zone)…
We’ll see 3 reigning NCAA champions compete in their events tonight between Stanford’s Simone Manuel (100 free), Cal’s Kathleen Baker (200 back), and Stanford’s Ella Eastin (200 fly).
SwimSwam has put together the up/mid/down report for the final day of competition at women’s Pac-12s.
This morning, we will see huge names in action at the Pac-12 Swimming and Diving Championships, including Simone Manuel, Abbey Weitzeil, Kathleen Baker, Katie Drabot, and Ella Eastin.
Look out for Stanford’s Katie Ledecky, who will battle American Record holder Ella Eastin shortly before racing All-American teammate Simone Manuel in the 200 free.
With her swim tonight, Eastin is now the first and only women to have broken 1:50 in a textile suit.
They’re now 3-for-3 in relay titles at this meet, with an American Record going down on Thursday night.
Though she missed most of this NCAA season due to an injury, Stanford sprint star Simone Manuel is back in full force.
Stanford and Cal are far ahead of the pack in terms of A finalists and potential points tonight, but the battle for 3rd could get interesting with Arizona poised to move up. Diving could play a big role in that battle.
USC’s Louise Hansson won’t swim the 200 free – where she would’ve been the 2nd-seed behind Katie Ledecky.