Olivia Smoliga and Simone Manuel pose with their second and first place trophies after the 50 free. Smoliga went with black, while Manuel’s nails embrace the Stanford cardinal.
See what the best in college swimming stars had to say about their performances this weekend at the NCAA Championships
The 2017 Women’s NCAA Championships will come to close tonight with finals of the 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 400 free relay, and platform diving.
The crowd went wild as they looked up at the board and saw Manuel’s final time: 45.56.
The freestyle events at the NCAA D1 Women’s Championships have been especially exciting this year with some of the fastest swimming ever seen.
Georgia’s Olivia Smoliga touched in 50.04, making her the 6th fastest performer of all time to take the runner-up spot
This morning brings competition in the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 400 free relay, and platform diving.
Stanford’s Ledecky, who set the American Record at a scorching 15:03.92 at the 2016 Ohio State Invite, will look to become the first woman to ever break 15:00 in the mile.
Simone Manuel went 46.30 this morning in the 100 free to put up the 3rd-fastest time in history.
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.
Kathleen Baker took her second individual title of the meet tonight in the 100 back with 49.84.
Tonight, the two fastest swimmers in history, Ally Howe and Kathleen Baker, will battle in the 100 back, while Stanford and Olympic teammates Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky duel in the 200 free.
The 2017 Women’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships continue this morning with prelims of the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, 200 medley relay, and 3-meter diving.
The 200 Free Relay is always a battle to the finish, and this year was no different.
Tonight’s competition includes the finals of the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 400 medley relay, and 1-meter diving.