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The favorite to win this race is Stanford’s Ally Howe, who broke Natalie Coughlin’s American Record and became the first woman to clear the 50 second barrier since 2002 at the 2017 Pac-12 Championships.
The women’s splash-and-dash at the 2017 NCAA Championships brings a highly anticipated battle between Simone Manuel, Abbey Weitzeil, and Olivia Smoliga.
Kathleen Baker headlines the 200 back, but Ally Howe, who smashed the 100 back American Record last night, will look for a sweep of the backstrokes.
Day 4 brings competiton in the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 1650 free, and platform diving.
The Cardinal’s Janet Hu will headline a double, as she’s the top seed in the 100 fly and 100 back after setting Meet Records in both this morning.
Shortly after setting a new Meet Record in the 100 fly, Hu returned to the pool to set another Pac-12 Meet Record in the 100 back.
Stanford’s Janet Hu is one of only two swimmers ranked in the top 10 in both events.
A highly anticipated showdown between Stanford’s Simone Manuel and Cal teammates Abbey Weitzeil and Farida Osman will take place in tonight’s 50 free final.
One of the big swims to watch today, of course, is Katie Ledecky’s 500 free. The Pac-12 Record currently stands at a 4:31.90, but we may see her take that down in the heats.
USC return this year with a highly talented group, but they’ll be hard pressed to defend their title against Stanford and Cal.
USC freshman Becca Mann crushed the pool and meet record in the 1650 free in 15:52.30, lowering Haley Anderson’s former record of 16:11.26 by almost 20 seconds.
Olympic champ Ledecky got the ball rolling with a blazing swim in the 200 free. She charged to a 1:43.48, winning by over 3 seconds over teammate Ella Eastin (1:47.00).
The UCLA women are undefeated through their first 3 meets of 2017, as the Bruins defeated Utah in a home dual meet on Friday.
The Pac-12 has announced Arizona sophomore Katrina Konopka as the recipient of its Pac-12 Swimmer of the Month award.