Ella Eastin and Brooke Forde will both be key members of the two-time defending National Champion Stanford Cardinal this season.
Stanford’s Katie Ledecky (500 free), Simone Manuel (50 free), and Ella Eastin (200 IM) are chasing their own records today as the Cardinal swimmers hold the NCAA Records in all 3 individual races.
Ella Eastin will contest the 400 IM on day 3 of the Pac-12 Championships after sitting out of the 200 yesterday.
Ledecky stepped up for the 200 free immediately after winning the 1000 free (9:15.96). Though she trailed USC’s Louise Hansson (1:46.21) through the front half, Ledecky powered through in the final 100 yards to build a 3-second lead, winning in 1:43.24.
Senior Janet Hu turned in a new Pool Record to help Stanford to victory over Pac-12 foe Arizona State.
Overall, it would seem from the outside that the Stanford women found a very solid foundation for their team chemistry.
Stanford’s freshman class had a strong debut, with 5 freshmen women and 4 freshmen men securing individual wins to help the Cardinal beat Utah.
Simone Manuel (second from left), Katie Ledecky (third from left) and Ella Eastin (right) were three of the top individual scorers at 2017 NCAAs, and their Stanford Cardinal are still the heavy NCAA favorites despite graduating Lia Neal (far left).
You’ll never guess who we ranked #1… Ok, you might. But there are a few interesting offseason shake-ups, including one team outside the top 10 last year bringing in two impact transfers to surge towards the top 5.
Brooke Forde headlines a scary good class at #1, the Stanford Cardinal.
Brea Aquatics’ Kenisha Liu stormed to two more victories in La Mirada tonight, taking the 200 IM and 50 free.
His previous best was a 50.52, and he’s now broken the 50-second mark for the first time.
Rising USC junior Riley Scott, swimming with Marin Pirates, is the top seed in both the 100 breast and the 200 IM.
Sancov led off the 400 free relay in a speedy 43.46, nearly taking down the former 100 free Meet Record of 43.44 done by Maxime Rooney in 2016.
Sunny Hills senior Courtney Tseng is top seed in the girls’ 500 free at the 2017 CIF state meet.