Reported by Lauren Neidigh.
WOMEN’S 200 BACK
- NCAA record: Elizabeth Pelton (2013)- 1:47.84
- American record: Elizabeth Pelton (2013)- 1:47.84
- U.S. Open record: Elizabeth Pelton (2013)- 1:47.84
- Championship Record: Elizabeth Pelton (2013)- 1:47.84
- 2016 NCAA Champion: Danielle Galyer, Kentucky, 1:49.71
Cal’s Kathleen Baker and NC State’s Alexia Zevnik battled down the stretch, but Baker broke away with a big underwater on the final wall to win the race in 1:48.44. Kentucky freshman Asia Seidt had a huge swim to take 3rd in 1:49.63, while teammate and 2016 champion Danielle Galyer (1:50.49) took 5th and fellow Kentucky freshman Ali Galyer (1:51.05) took 8th.
Texas’ Tasija Karosas finished just outside of the top 3, cranking out a personal best 1:49.91 to take 4th and break 1:50 for the first time in her career. Missouri’s Nadine Laemmler also came up with a big personal best, clocking in at 1:50.79 to win the B final.
WOMEN’S 200 FLY
- NCAA record: Elaine Breeden (2009), 1:49.92
- American record: Elaine Breeden (2009), 1:49.92
- U.S. Open record: Elaine Breeden (2009), 1:49.92
- Championship Record: Kelsi Worrell, Louisville, 1:50.61
- 2016 NCAA Champion: Kelsi Worrell, Louisville, 1:50.96
Stanford’s Ella Eastin put up a convincing win in the 200 fly, winning her 2nd NCAA title of the meet. Cal’s Katie McLaughlin knocked a second off her best time to place 2nd in 1:52.37. Texas’ Remedy Rule initially touched 3rd in 1:52.92, but was disqualified for a 15-meter violation, bumping Virginia’s Jenn Marrkand up into the top 3.