Leah Smith of Virginia enters a hotly contested 500 free final on the second of the 2016 NCAA Division I Championships, featured above.
The Georgia Bulldogs took the first championship of the weekend in the 800 free relay.
With their 800 free relay win tonight, Georgia ties the record for most overall 800 free relay wins with Stanford.
This season, the Golden Bears have a good chance at repeating as champions in this event and making another run at the record. They’re the only team that’s been under 1:27 so far in 2016, entering the meet with their 1:26.77 from Pac-12s.
Stanford enters the 2016 NCAA Championships as the defending champions in the 400 freestyle relay and the top seed with a 3:11.44. If they want to defend that title, they’ll have to fend off some tough competition from Cal, USC, and NC State.
It’s go-time for Olympic hopeful Lia Neal. She’s the top seed in this race, but will have her hands full with a number of other NCAA stars.
Tonight we’ll see a loaded field in the women’s 100 back led by Cal freshman Amy Bilquist, who set a new NAG and Pac-12 meet record with a blazing 50.50 this morning.
It’s day 3 at the women’s Pac-12 Championships in Federal Way and the Stanford women have jumped into the lead with 557 points.
Stanford freshman Ella Eastin torched the field’s best 200 free split on the 800 free relay last night, and she’ll have her hand at the 200 IM this morning, where she comes in as the top seed.
The women from Stanford blasted to a new NCAA and Pac-12 Record in the women’s 200 medley relay to get things started.
A number of stars have cleared out of the Pac-12 since last year, but Olympian Lia Neal leads a loaded Stanford crew looking to knock off defending NCAA champs Cal.
The psych sheets are now available for the 2016 Women’s Pac-12 Championships, with California freshman and U.S. National Teamer Katie McLaughlin set to return from a neck injury.
USC freshman Kirsten Vose was named Pac-12 Women’s Swimmer of the Month and UCLA sophomore Maria Polyakova was named Diver of the Month for December competition, the Conference office announced Wednesday.
Clark Smith set a new American and NCAA record in the 1000 free as part of the 1650 tonight.