Ella Eastin’s 2018 400 IM performance at this meet last year was perhaps one of the most stunning in college swimming history – from breaking every record in the books by multiple seconds to handing Katie Ledecky what’s likely the biggest loss margin of her career.
The final prelims session of the meet features the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, and 200 fly.
Cal’s Amy Bilquist is set to battle Stanford freshman Taylor Ruck, an Olympic medalist, in the 100 back.
Eastin also won both backstrokes as Stanford put down a bunch of eye-popping times today during their senior meet.
Zach Yeadon of Notre Dame will swim the men’s 1650 on the final night in Columbus.
Ali Galyer swam the fastest 200 back so far in the NCAA season this morning at the Ohio State Invite.
Stanford’s Taylor Ruck will swim a double tonight at the Ohio State Invite in the women’s 200 free and 100 back.
Asia Seidt clocked 51.25 this morning in the women’s 100 backstroke, the 2nd-fastest time we’ve seen so far this NCAA season.
Ella Eastin posted the nation’s top time in the women’s 200 IM at the first preliminary session of the 2018 Ohio State Invite.
Ella Eastin will be among the Stanford women’s contingent heading to the Ohio State Invitational this weekend.
Taylor Ruck broke a pool record and won two individual events as the Stanford women improved to 2-0 at Washington State.
Ella Eastin and Brooke Forde will both be key members of the two-time defending National Champion Stanford Cardinal this season.
The 100 back includes World Record holder and Olympic champion Ryan Murphy, 100 back Olympic champ Matt Grevers, Worlds 50 backstroker Justin Ress, Olympic backstroker Jacob Pebley, and Harvard standout Dean Farris in his first ever long course nationals final.
Regan Smith and Olympic medalist Kathleen Baker will go up against a stacked 100 back field after tying for the 200 back win.