Fackenthal, a sophomore known primarily as a sprint freestyler and butterflier, ripped a lifetime best 52.83 to win the 100 back tonight against WSU.
The Stanford women topped Arkansas at their season opener, where 10 top-10 NCAA times were posted. Among them, Brooke Forde put up a #3 time in the 1000 free.
Gone are the days of Ledecky, Manuel, Eastin and Ruck. But Stanford still has the depth of multiple #1 recruiting classes who will need to step up in 2020.
The Stanford women have cut two swimmers from their NCAA roster to make room for four qualifying divers. Sophomore Katie Glavinovich has been cut from the NCAA roster for the second-straight year.
Ella Eastin and Brooke Forde will both be key members of the two-time defending National Champion Stanford Cardinal this season.
Stanford had to scratch a swimmer from their NCAA Championship roster in order to include 2016 U.S. Olympic diver Kassidy Cook.
Overall, it would seem from the outside that the Stanford women found a very solid foundation for their team chemistry.
Stanford’s freshman class had a strong debut, with 5 freshmen women and 4 freshmen men securing individual wins to help the Cardinal beat Utah.
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).
Watch Jake Foster and the rest of the junior national champions from Day 2 at 2017 Speedo Junior National Championships.
15-year-old Kate Douglass is in the championship final of the 100 free.
There was quite a bit of jockeying for position in finals on Day 2 of 2017 Speedo Junior National Championships.
Fast times went on the board in several events on Friday, including Florida commit Taylor Ault (above) and Michael Lincoln.
Biondi, who gave his verbal commitment to swim for California next fall, was the top seed for the 50 free at the state meet.
A few more photos of CIF-SS Division 1 swimmers, taken at prelims on May 11, 2017.