2018 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 14th – Saturday, March 17th
- McCorkle Aquatic Pavillion — Columbus, OH
- Prelims 9AM/Finals 5PM (Eastern Time)
- Defending Champion: Stanford (results)
- Live stream: Wednesday/Thursday Prelims & Finals, Friday/Saturday Prelims / Friday/Saturday finals on ESPNU
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Tonight in Columbus on the final day of competition at the 2018 NCAA Women’s DI NCAA Championships, Lilly King of Indiana University put up an American-record 200 breaststroke in 2:02.60, breaking her own record by .58. Meanwhile, Texas A&M‘s world championships silver medalist Bethany Galat became the second-fastest swimmer in history with the third-fastest performance ever, a 2:03.26 for silver.
King’s previous record was a 2:03.18 from 2017 NCAAs. She is now a perfect 3-for-3 with NCAA 200 breaststroke titles and American records; the record before that was a 2:03.59 from 2016 NCAAs.
Galat’s best time before tonight was 2:06.52. She dropped over three seconds and rocketed ahead of the likes of Kierra Smith, Emma Reaney, Breeja Larson, Sydney Pickrem, Rebecca Soni, Caitlin Leverenz, Laura Sogar, and Anna Belousova in the all-time rankings.
200 SCY BREAST FASTEST SWIMS IN HISTORY:
|1||Lilly King, 2018 NCAAs||2:02.60|
|2||Lilly King, 2017 NCAAs||2:03.18|
|3||Bethany Galat, 2018 NCAAs||2:03.26|
|4||Kierra Smith, 2017 NCAAs||2:03.55|
|5||Lilly King, 2016 NCAAS||2:03.59|
200 SCY BREAST SPLIT COMPARISON
|LIlly King (2018 NCAAs)||LILLY KING(2017 NCAAS)||BETHANY GALAT (2018 NCAAS)|
|26.96/31.43 = 58.39||27.13/31.19 = 58.32||28.63/31.46 = 1:00.09|
|32.17/32.04 = 1:04.16||32.53/32.33 = 1:04.86||31.49/31.68 = 1:03.17|
|Time: 2:02.60||Time: 2:03.18||Time: 2:03.26|