Hansson is now the 2nd fastest swimmer in history in this event, moving one spot ahead of Brown, who swam a 49.85 at 2018 SECs.
Day 2 of the 2018 NCAA D1 Women’s Championships will feature the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and 200 medley relay.
Ally Howe, Kathleen Baker, Janet Hu, and Beata Nelson will vie for the 100 back title.
Janet Hu and Ally Howe actually met well before becoming Stanford teammates, first encountering each other on the Ohio State campus, where they are currently swimming their last swim meet together
Louise Hansson became the 3rd woman ever under :50 in the 100 fly with her prelims time of 49.90, also giving her the 7th-fastest performance of all-time.
Janet Hu and Ally Howe played integral parts in Stanfords winning 200 free and 400 medley relays
SwimSwam’s Tim Binning was on-deck to catch all the day two action at the 2018 NCAA D1 Women’s Championships.
Stanford’s Simone Manuel (50 free) and Katie Ledecky (500 free) look to defend their titles tonight and are chasing their own NCAA Records. Cal’s Kathleen Baker, the reigning 200 IM champion, will battle Stanford’s NCAA Record holder Ella Eastin.
Stanford went 5-for-5 on the day, wrapping up with a new American/NCAA/U.S. Open record in the 400 medley relay.
After taking down the American record Thursday morning, Stanford rebroke it as well the NCAA record in finals.
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.
The Stanford team of Janet Hu, Simone Manuel, Lauren Pitzer, and Ally Howe took down Cal’s American record, set at Pac-12s last month.
Tennessee’s Erika Brown wasn’t even an individual qualifier for NCAAs last season, but now she’s got her eyes on the 100 fly title.
Kathleen Baker will be looking to repeat in the 100 backstroke at the NCAA Championships.
Simone Manuel will be key for Stanford to defend their 400 medley relay title over Cal, who were DQed last year after out-touching the Cardinal.