A couple sprint-heavy teams are rising into the top 10 in our second round of power rankings for NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving.
Fackenthal, a sophomore known primarily as a sprint freestyler and butterflier, ripped a lifetime best 52.83 to win the 100 back tonight against WSU.
The Stanford women topped Arkansas at their season opener, where 10 top-10 NCAA times were posted. Among them, Brooke Forde put up a #3 time in the 1000 free.
Gone are the days of Ledecky, Manuel, Eastin and Ruck. But Stanford still has the depth of multiple #1 recruiting classes who will need to step up in 2020.
Stanford’s Taylor Ruck will race Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson for the 200 back title.
In the 200 fly, we’ll see Stanford’s defending champ and NCAA Record holder Ella Eastin go up against USC’s Louise Hansson, who took down the 100 fly NCAA Record last night.
ASU’s Cierra Runge was once the NCAA Record holder in the 500 freestyle, but tonight she’s looking for her first NCAA title in the event.
The Cal Bears come in with the fastest time this season in the 400 medley relay, and they appear to be the favorites to put an end to Stanford’s winning streak in this event.
The 2019 Pac-12 Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, as well as the men’s diving events, are underway this weekend in Federal Way, Washington.Tonight’s swimming action will be relays only, as swimmers compete in the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay.
Ella Eastin (above) broke 3 Pool Records in the 2019 Stanford-Cal dual meet on Saturday, while Abbey Weitzel took down a 4th.
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.