Katie Ledecky will look to lead Stanford to a second straight NCAA title in the 800 free relay.
The NCAA Championships will pit the American Record holder, Abbey Weitzeil, against the reigning NCAA champion and NCAA Record holder, Stanford’s Simone Manuel, in the 50 free.
Katie McLaughlin has taken over for the now-graduated Farida Osman on Cal’s 200 free relay.
Defending champ Simone Manuel will look to go 3-for-3 in the 100 free at her final NCAA Championships.
There have been several interesting entry decisions for the 2018 women’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, revealed after Wednesday’s posting…
We’ll see 3 reigning NCAA champions compete in their events tonight between Stanford’s Simone Manuel (100 free), Cal’s Kathleen Baker (200 back), and Stanford’s Ella Eastin (200 fly).
This morning, we will see huge names in action at the Pac-12 Swimming and Diving Championships, including Simone Manuel, Abbey Weitzeil, Kathleen Baker, Katie Drabot, and Ella Eastin.
Look out for Stanford’s Katie Ledecky, who will battle American Record holder Ella Eastin shortly before racing All-American teammate Simone Manuel in the 200 free.
Ella Eastin will contest the 400 IM on day 3 of the Pac-12 Championships after sitting out of the 200 yesterday.
The reigning NCAA champions are featured in each of tonight’s individual races: Stanford’s Katie Ledecky (500 free), Cal’s Kathleen Baker (200 IM), and Stanford’s Simone Manuel (50 free).
Katie Ledecky swims the 500 free on day 2 of the Women’s Pac-12 Championships.
Cal came within .03 of the NCAA Record, with Kathleen Baker on top of her game as she posted a 23.59 back split.
The Stanford women are the heavy favorites to take the 2018 Pac-12 crown and successfully defend their 2017 title, which was their first since 2014.
USC’s Riley Scott pulled off a winning triple against Pac-12 rival Cal, but the Trojans ultimately fell to the Bears by 38 points.
Cal’s freshmen continue to play a big role, with 3 freshmen earning individual wins.