The Vols hit their stride in this one, as Tennessee’s Meghan Small took it out with a 24.05 back split. Nikol Popov took over with a 26.51 on the breast leg, while Maddy Banic turned in a 22.58 on the fly
Defending champ Mallory Comerford of Louisville is eyeing Missy Franklin’s record in the 200 free.
Weitzeil and Simone Manuel have now both been 20.45 on a relay.
Nelson upset American record holder Ella Eastin for the second-fastest performance in history.
ASU’s Cierra Runge was once the NCAA Record holder in the 500 freestyle, but tonight she’s looking for her first NCAA title in the event.
Beata Nelson upset American record holder Ella Eastin to win the 200 IM.
Haughey was DQed for allegedly taking multiple dolphin kicks during her second underwater pull.
Cal freshman Izzy Ivey will compete in her first ever NCAA individual event in prelims of the 200 IM.
Tonight’s 50 free will feature the 2 fastest women in history: Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil, the American Record holder and fastest ever, and Tennessee’s Erika Brown, the NCAA Record holder and #2 all-time.
Night one features only the 800 free relay – but there’s plenty to look out for, including some key lineup choices.
The Cal Bears come in with the fastest time this season in the 400 medley relay, and they appear to be the favorites to put an end to Stanford’s winning streak in this event.
In the 200 IM, Stanford’s Ella Eastin looks to have the clear advantage in defending her 2018 title and records.
With Olympic champions Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel moving on to the pros, Stanford reloads in search of their third-straight 800 free relay title – and they’ve still got the stars to do it.
Lilly King enters the meet as the top seed in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, where she’ll have a chance at finishing off a career sweep.
Meghan Small swam the 200 fly at NCAAs last year and entered it at SECs, but she’ll swap it for the 200 back instead at this year’s national championship meet.