Stanford became the third team to ever sweep the relays at the NCAA DI Women’s Championships tonight, setting three national records along the way.
After becoming the 6th fastest performer ever with her time from prelims, Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson is the top seed for the 200 back, but she’ll be up against Cal’s defending NCAA champ Kathleen Baker.
NCAA Dames 2018 jour 3 : L’art de faire le ménage, version Stanford, Lilly King et Béryl Gastaldello
La brasseuse King Size dézingue l’opposition et lui file une longueur de corps dans la vue en l’espace de vingt-cinq secondes.
Mallory Comerford and Simone Manuel will go head-to-head in the NCAA 100 free final.
Stanford’s Ella Eastin is looking for a perfect 3-for-3 in both NCAA titles and American Records here. She’ll be swimming in the 200 fly towards the end of the session.
Beata Nelson is the top seed heading into finals with a 1:49.33.
SwimSwam’s Tim Binning was on-deck to catch all the day three action at the 2018 NCAA D1 Women’s Championships.
The 2018 NCAA D1 Women’s Championships might be the final meet of American record holder Ally Howe’s career.
Stanford looks like the favorite, but the interesting strategy to watch Saturday will be where teams use their star sprinters – both Simone Manuel and Abbey Weitzeil could anchor or lead off. And where they swim just might be the difference-maker if the race gets tight.
Ella Eastin (ci-dessus) et Mallory Comerford ont réussi deux jolis coups lors de la deuxième journée de finales NCAA dames. Elles ont fait trébucher deux « invincibles ».
Louisville’s Mallory Comerford will go up against Stanford’s Simone Manuel and Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey in the 200 free.
Lilly King was back at it Friday night after swimming the fastest 100 breast relay split of all time on Thursday, going 25.38 in her 50 split.
In a tight race where the top three teams all finished under the NCAA and American records, Stanford emerged victorious, winning the 200 medley relay in 1:33.11 over Cal and Indiana.
2017 champion Baker was out with the lead in 24.02, clearing American Record pace, but Stanford’s Howe shot off the final wall with a huge underwater to blow by her, pulling into the wall just ahead of Wisconsin’s Nelson as baker faded to 3rd.
Stanford domine le premier jour des NCAA Dames malgré une forte résistance de California Berkeley.