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.
SwimSwam’s Jack Spitser was on deck to capture all of the exciting day 4 prelims action.
The Stanford women look very strong heading into the final day of the Pac-12 championships. Along the way, Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil headlines the Bears as she could take down another sprint record.
The final prelims session of the meet features the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, and 200 fly.
Day 3’s morning session will see prelims for the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, and 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.
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.
Brooke Forde (500 free) and Ella Eastin (200 fly) come into tonight’s finals at OSU as #1 seeds.
Ella Eastin will be among the Stanford women’s contingent heading to the Ohio State Invitational this weekend.