Drew Kibler came up big in his first Texas Hall of Fame Invite swim, throwing down the fastest 200 free time in the NCAA while leading off Texas’s 800 free relay.
Hannah Cox won three events as the Arizona women opened their season with a win at Grand Canyon.
The 100 back includes World Record holder and Olympic champion Ryan Murphy, 100 back Olympic champ Matt Grevers, Worlds 50 backstroker Justin Ress, Olympic backstroker Jacob Pebley, and Harvard standout Dean Farris in his first ever long course nationals final.
Regan Smith and Olympic medalist Kathleen Baker will go up against a stacked 100 back field after tying for the 200 back win.
After winning the 50 free shootouts in Austin, Margo Geer is looking to come out on top in another round of 50 frees.
Nathan Adrian will set himself up for a chance to win another round of 50 free shootouts tonight.
Michigan senior G Ryan took first out of the first four heats of the 1650, going 15:50.95 in the final race of their collegiate career.
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.
At Pac-12s, Cal took down the American Record. This morning, Stanford broke that record. The 2 teams will go head-to-head tonight with their best lineups.
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.
Mallory Comerford is one of four 4:35’s coming into the 2018 NCAA Championships in the 500 free, behind Katie Ledecky’s 4:26.
We’ll see 3 reigning NCAA champions compete in their events tonight between Stanford’s Simone Manuel (100 free), Cal’s Kathleen Baker (200 back), and Stanford’s Ella Eastin (200 fly).
Ella Eastin will contest the 400 IM on day 3 of the Pac-12 Championships after sitting out of the 200 yesterday.
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.