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)
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The Stanford Cardinal took the American and NCAA records tonight in the 200 medley relay, outswimming Cal and Indiana who both were also under the old marks. Ally Howe, Kim Williams, Janet Hu, and Simone Manuel combined for 1:33.11 to win the national title.
Howe split 23.54 to start the relay off and tie Ali Rockett for the fastest lead-off backstroke leg of the field. Then Kim Williams was 26.50 on the breast and Janet Hu went 22.62 on fly. The team was 1:12.66 at the 150, behind Indiana, who was 1:12.10 (spurred on by a monster fastest-of-all-time 25.38 leg from Lilly King).
That left Simone Manuel a .56 deficit to make up in her 50 free, and she did it. Manuel posted 20.45 to pull ahead of Indiana (Grace Haskett: 21.79) and hold off Cal, who chose to keep Abbey Weitzeil on breast (26.68) and Amy Bilquist on free (20.95).
The three teams held the fastest three swims in history coming into the race, and after tonight, Stanford has secured their place on top. You can see a comparison below.
FASTEST 200 MEDLEY RELAYS ALL-TIME
- Stanford (Ally Howe, Kim Williams, Janet Hu, Simone Manuel), 2018 NCAAs: 1:33.11
- Cal (Kathleen Baker, Abbey Weitzeil, Noemie Thomas, Amy Bilquist), 2018 NCAAs: 1:33.85
- Indiana (Ali Rockett, Lilly King, Christine Jensen, Grace Haskett), 2018 NCAAs: 1:33.89
- Cal (Kathleen Baker, Abbey Weitzeil, Noemie Thomas, Farida Osman), 2017 NCAAs: 1:34.10
- Stanford (Ally Howe, Sarah Haase, Janet Hu, Lia Neal), 2016 NCAAs: 1:34.15
- Indiana (Ali Rockett, Lilly King, Christine Jensen, Grace Haskett), 2017 Purdue Invite: 1:34.16
|Stanford, 2018||CAL, 2018||INDIANA, 2018||CAL, 2017||STANFORD, 2016||INDIANA, 2018|
|Howe (23.54)||Baker (23.56)||Rockett (23.54)||Baker (23.62)||Howe (23.62)||Rockett (23.63)|
|Williams (26.50)||Weitzeil (26.68)||King (25.38)||Weitzeil (26.67)||Haase (26.20)||King (25.84)|
|Hu (22.62)||Thomas (22.66)||Jensen (23.18)||Thomas (22.70)||Hu (22.82)||Jensen (22.67)|
|Manuel (20.45)||Bilquist (20.95)||Haskett (21.79)||Osman (21.11)||Neal (21.51)||Haskett (22.02)|