In a tight race where the top three teams all finished under the NCAA and American records, Stanford emerged victorious, winning the 200 medley relay in 1:33.11 over Cal and Indiana.
Cal comes into this meet with a star-studded NCAA record-holding 200 medley relay team, but they will have to hold off the ever-present Stanford and new threat Indiana to defend their title.
Kathleen Baker will be looking to repeat in the 100 backstroke at the NCAA Championships.
Simone Manuel will be key for Stanford to defend their 400 medley relay title over Cal, who were DQed last year after out-touching the Cardinal.
The Indiana women broke their own team and conference records in the 400 medley relay tonight, even with Lilly King going a bit slower than she did when they set the old record last year.
Lilly King’s blazing 25.84 breaststroke leg helped lead Indiana to the 3rd fastest 200 medley relay in history.
Indiana’s Blake Pieroni was back at it again on Saturday night at the 2017 Purdue Invitational.
Freestyle standout Blake Pieroni had one of the top swims of the night for the Hoosiers with his performance in the 200 free.
Purdue’s Kaersten Meitz took almost a full second off her best in the 500 free today with a big performance in front of the home crowd.
The No. 1-ranked Hoosier men topped both Notre Dame and Cincinatti at home, while the No. 9-ranked Hoosier women lost a heartbreaker to Notre Dame in the final 200 free relay.
Though Indiana doesn’t have the relays or the incoming classes that other NCAA programs have, its brute individual-event strength will keep it relevant in 2018.
Louisville’s Mallory Comerford won three events to lead the Cardinals over the Hoosier women by a score of 171-129.
Max Irwin swept the butterfly events as the Indiana men stayed perfect for the year, defeating Cincinnati 195-102.
Indiana’s Brooklynn Snodgrass (right) will lead the Hoosiers through a year of transition as they have big graduations, but also a fantastic incoming freshman class.
Both Brooke Zeiger (left) and Heidi Miller (right) find themselves in our 5th-8th ranked recruiting classes, Zeiger with Minnesota and Miller with Princeton.