Stanford head coach Greg Meehan is meddling with his medley relays on day 1 of the 2016 NCAA Championships.
The Georgia Bulldogs took the first championship of the weekend in the 800 free relay.
This season, the Golden Bears have a good chance at repeating as champions in this event and making another run at the record. They’re the only team that’s been under 1:27 so far in 2016, entering the meet with their 1:26.77 from Pac-12s.
Stanford enters the 2016 NCAA Championships as the defending champions in the 400 freestyle relay and the top seed with a 3:11.44. If they want to defend that title, they’ll have to fend off some tough competition from Cal, USC, and NC State.
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Just hours away from the Women’s Division I NCAA Championships starting up, we’re taking a look at the results of our annual Pick ‘Em contest to see who you, the SwimSwam readers, are favoring.
This weekend, Regan Smith grabbed 7 Minnesota LSC records, outdoing a Rachel Bootsma 17-18 mark along the way.
Who’s our pick as Women’s NCAA team champion this week?
The 200 medley relay is a fascinating mixture of storylines that should really center around a pair of rivalries from the Pac-12 and ACC.
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Last season, Bootsma and Bartholomew were the only 2 women under 51 seconds. This year, we’ve already seen 6 women under that mark in the lead up to NCAAs, led by newcomer Amy Bilquist.
With Simone Manuel redshirting this season for Stanford, look for Manuel’s teammate and top-seed Lia Neal to take home the win in the 100 freestyle at NCAA’s.
California will be competing to defend their NCAA title. If they win this year, it will be their fifth national championship in program history.
Today is the final day of competition at the 2016 women’s Pac-12 Championships in Federal Way. With the team battles still extremely close, we’ll see each team looking to get their swimmers into finals of the 200 stroke events and the 100 freestyle.
Tonight we’ll see a loaded field in the women’s 100 back led by Cal freshman Amy Bilquist, who set a new NAG and Pac-12 meet record with a blazing 50.50 this morning.