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.
Taylor Ruck broke a pool record and won two individual events as the Stanford women improved to 2-0 at Washington State.
Taylor Ruck won a pair of individual events in her Stanford debut against Utah.
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.