The 2018 NCAA D1 Women’s Championships might be the final meet of American record holder Ally Howe’s career.
Ella Eastin (ci-dessus) et Mallory Comerford ont réussi deux jolis coups lors de la deuxième journée de finales NCAA dames. Elles ont fait trébucher deux « invincibles ».
Louisville’s Mallory Comerford will go up against Stanford’s Simone Manuel and Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey in the 200 free.
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.
Indiana maintained their lead through fly by over half a second, but it was all over once Manuel hit the water.
2017 champion Baker was out with the lead in 24.02, clearing American Record pace, but Stanford’s Howe shot off the final wall with a huge underwater to blow by her, pulling into the wall just ahead of Wisconsin’s Nelson as baker faded to 3rd.
Stanford domine le premier jour des NCAA Dames malgré une forte résistance de California Berkeley.
Day 2 of the 2018 NCAA D1 Women’s Championships will feature the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and 200 medley relay.
Ally Howe, Kathleen Baker, Janet Hu, and Beata Nelson will vie for the 100 back title.
Janet Hu and Ally Howe actually met well before becoming Stanford teammates, first encountering each other on the Ohio State campus, where they are currently swimming their last swim meet together
Janet Hu and Ally Howe played integral parts in Stanfords winning 200 free and 400 medley relays
SwimSwam’s Tim Binning was on-deck to catch all the day two action at the 2018 NCAA D1 Women’s Championships.
Stanford’s Simone Manuel (50 free) and Katie Ledecky (500 free) look to defend their titles tonight and are chasing their own NCAA Records. Cal’s Kathleen Baker, the reigning 200 IM champion, will battle Stanford’s NCAA Record holder Ella Eastin.
Stanford went 5-for-5 on the day, wrapping up with a new American/NCAA/U.S. Open record in the 400 medley relay.
After taking down the American record Thursday morning, Stanford rebroke it as well the NCAA record in finals.