After winning the race with the Pac-12 Meet Record as a freshman with Cal, now-senior Cierra Runge of ASU looks to return to the top of the podium in the mile
Stanford’s Allie Raab will look to sweep the breaststroke events after taking the 100 breast title last night. Teammate Zoe Bartel, however, is the top seed.
The Arizona State women have the top 3 seeds for the 500 free, led by Emma Nordin, who set a lifetime best in prelims as the top qualifier.
The reigning NCAA Champions of Stanford won all but one event in the pool on Friday against Pac-12 rival UCLA. All-American Katie Drabot was a standout.
Ella Eastin and Brooke Forde will both be key members of the two-time defending National Champion Stanford Cardinal this season.
Overall, it would seem from the outside that the Stanford women found a very solid foundation for their team chemistry.
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.
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).
Zhao’s record came in the 100 breast, where she put up a 1:00.94 in prelims to shave .02 off her own former record.
Terrapins 10-year-old Lillian Struempf won two events apiece on each of the last two days of the 2017 Far Westerns meet.
Watch Regan Smith’s record-breaking performances, along with all the other championship finals, from Day Three of 2016 U.S. Winter Junior Championships-West in College Station, Texas.
Katie Glavinovich of Aquazot Swim Club and JSerra Catholic High School in Southern California has made a verbal commitment to Stanford University’s class of 2021.
San Jose, California’s Lauren Green has made a verbal commitment to swim for Stanford University in the fall of 2017.