We’re now through the second round of NCAA midseason invites and it’s time to take a look at where the division 1 teams stand. SwimSwam has put together a list of the top 16 times in each event up to this point.
7 out of every 10 voters picked Caeleb Dressel’s 1:40.61 200 IM as the most impressive off-event swim of the opening weekend of college invite season.
Through the first round of mid-season college invites, there has been 40 individual NCAA ‘A’ cuts achieved, as well as 41 relay ‘A’ cuts.
Overall, it would seem from the outside that the Stanford women found a very solid foundation for their team chemistry.
At the Art Adamson Invite this weekend, Drabot blasted the nation’s fastest 200 fly time – and not only that, a time that would have earned second place at last year’s NCAA Championships.
On the final night of competition at the 2017 Art Adamson Invite, Stanford’s Katie Drabot had a big swim in the 200 fly
Drabot turned heads earlier this month when she threw down a personal best 1:54.49 in a dual meet against NC State. She demolished that time today, taking down reigning NCAA champ Ella Eastin as she touched in 1:51.74 to Eastin’s 1:52.03.
One of the highlight swims of the session came in the 400 IM, where Ledecky battled reigning NCAA champ and teammate Ella Eastin.
Freshman Lauren Green was among the swimmers to win multiple individual races on Thursday as the Cardinal took down Pac-12 foe Oregon State at home.
Drabot held a slight lead over defending NCAA champion Ella Eastin throughout the race, holding her off in the final 50 to win it 1:54.49 to 1:54.70. That’s a lifetime best for Drabot by 5 seconds per the USA Swimming database.
Blake Pieroni has shown great form early in the NCAA season, leading the Indiana men to the top of the CSCAA polls.
Simone Manuel will no longer compete at this year’s College Challenge.
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).
Caeleb Dressel will swim for his collegiate legacy in his senior year with the Florida Gators.
Japan and the USA remain tied in the race for most golds. Ali Deloof tied for gold in the 50 back to give the Americans a gold, but Japan won gold in tonight’s 4×200 free relay, so they’re now tied with 7 golds each.