The reigning NCAA champions are featured in each of tonight’s individual races: Stanford’s Katie Ledecky (500 free), Cal’s Kathleen Baker (200 IM), and Stanford’s Simone Manuel (50 free).
Katie Ledecky swims the 500 free on day 2 of the Women’s Pac-12 Championships.
Cal came within .03 of the NCAA Record, with Kathleen Baker on top of her game as she posted a 23.59 back split.
The Stanford women are the heavy favorites to take the 2018 Pac-12 crown and successfully defend their 2017 title, which was their first since 2014.
Stanford’s Janet Hu has been named the Women’s Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the Conference office announced today.
SwimSwam’s editor Braden Keith brought me the following hypothetical: what would happen in a dual meet of the Stanford women…
Several Pool Records fell as Stanford capped off an undefeated dual meet season on Saturday in their meet against Pac-12 rival Cal. The Bears’ Weitzeil nabbed an individual Pool Record in the 50 free as she out-touched Manuel 22.04 to 22.13.
For years, Northern Virginia has been a hotbed of elite high school swimming, and the atmospherics at the 6A Northern Region championship meet – typically held before a capacity crowd at the Oak Marr Rec Center – often lead to some of the fastest prep times in the country.
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.
Freshman Brooke Forde was a major player in Stanford’s victory over UCLA last weekend, winning 3 individual events.
Over the month of January, Janet Hu leads the NCAA in three events and is a part of three NCAA-leading relays for Stanford.
Simone Manuel went the fastest dual meet time in the 100 free and 200 free last week.
Senior Janet Hu turned in a new Pool Record to help Stanford to victory over Pac-12 foe Arizona State.
The Conference office announced today that Janet Hu of Stanford was named Pac-12 Women’s Swimmer of the Week and ARIZONA STATE’s Ashley McCool was voted Pac-12 Women’s Diver of the Week.
Katie Ledecky and Mallory Comerford are tied for most NCAA ‘A’ cuts with 4 each.