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.
SwimSwam’s editor Braden Keith brought me the following hypothetical: what would happen in a dual meet of the Stanford women…
Katie Ledecky and Mallory Comerford are tied for most NCAA ‘A’ cuts with 4 each.
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.