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.
The Stanford women are the heavy favorites to take the 2018 Pac-12 crown and successfully defend their 2017 title, which was their first since 2014.
Simone Manuel is back in action for Stanford. But can they keep their hold on the #1 rank? Yes. The answer is obviously yes. Were you seriously wondering?
Cal’s freshmen continue to play a big role, with 3 freshmen earning individual wins.
Gonzalez’s time was not only the fastest time in the NCAA thus far by 2 seconds, but also the fastest time done by any swimmer this year, topping Chase Kalisz’s 3:39.45 from Winter Nationals.
Powerhouses Cal, Michigan, and Georgia begin 3-day battle at the UGA Invite.
With Marina Garcia gone, Cal is looking for a new breaststroker in the 400 medley relay. Among the breaststroke specialists, Ali Harrison appears to be the early front runner.
They may not have the depth to challenge Stanford for a title, but with their sprint talent, they should be challenging for several relay titles and should get multiple individual titles with Baker alone.
You’ll never guess who we ranked #1… Ok, you might. But there are a few interesting offseason shake-ups, including one team outside the top 10 last year bringing in two impact transfers to surge towards the top 5.
After coming up just 2 hundredths shy of Dara Torres’ American Record (24.07), Manuel will look to cement her status as the record holder in both sprints this summer.
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Tonight, swimmers will be competing in the finals of the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and 200 medley relay, while divers compete in the 3-meter finals.
The 200 Free Relay is always a battle to the finish, and this year was no different.