As we tick down the days to the 2019 Women’s NCAA Championships, keep track of all our event-by-event previews and winner picks here.
Hansson’s got the raw speed, but Eastin has the upper hand on the back half.
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 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.
In the 200 IM, Stanford’s Ella Eastin looks to have the clear advantage in defending her 2018 title and records.
Stanford freshman Taylor Ruck has been 1:48.67 in the 200 yard backstroke this season, which would have been fast enough to win silver at last year’s NCAA Championships. But Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson has been faster still.
Stanford has won this event 4 of the last 5 years, but they do not appear to be a favorite to win this time around.
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With Olympic champions Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel moving on to the pros, Stanford reloads in search of their third-straight 800 free relay title – and they’ve still got the stars to do it.
Lilly King enters the meet as the top seed in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, where she’ll have a chance at finishing off a career sweep.
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Like in 2018, the Stanford women again have 18 swimmers that will earn invites to NCAAs.
Scoring out the pre-cut women’s NCAA psych sheet shows a potentially narrow battle for the national title – perhaps closer than originally projected.
Ella Eastin, in spite of dabbling in the 200 back at Pac-12s (and winning a conference title), will shift back to her standard NCAA Championship schedule of 200 IM, 400 IM, and 200 fly.
The Stanford women won their third straight Pac 12 championship. Here are the details. Lots and lots of details.