For the second time this year, the Tennessee women are our biggest risers in the Power Ranks.
We’ll see 3 reigning NCAA champions compete in their events tonight between Stanford’s Simone Manuel (100 free), Cal’s Kathleen Baker (200 back), and Stanford’s Ella Eastin (200 fly).
Look out for Stanford’s Katie Ledecky, who will battle American Record holder Ella Eastin shortly before racing All-American teammate Simone Manuel in the 200 free.
Ella Eastin will contest the 400 IM on day 3 of the Pac-12 Championships after sitting out of the 200 yesterday.
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.
Ledecky stepped up for the 200 free immediately after winning the 1000 free (9:15.96). Though she trailed USC’s Louise Hansson (1:46.21) through the front half, Ledecky powered through in the final 100 yards to build a 3-second lead, winning in 1:43.24.
USC’s Riley Scott pulled off a winning triple against Pac-12 rival Cal, but the Trojans ultimately fell to the Bears by 38 points.
Pitt won a combined 28 of 32 events en route to beating the Big Red in the men’s and women’s meets.
After a semester abroad in Australia, USC junior Carsten Vissering made his return to NCAA swimming with a very strong 100 breast in USC’s Monday dual with the visiting Wisconsin Badgers.
Katie Ledecky and Mallory Comerford are tied for most NCAA ‘A’ cuts with 4 each.
Who volunteered to make the biggest leap in our first Power Rankings after mid-season invites? Hint: they’ve got 4 sophomores in major NCAA scoring range, including the fastest 100 flyer in the nation.
We’re now through the second round of NCAA midseason invites and it’s time to take a look at where the division 1 teams stand. SwimSwam has put together a list of the top 16 times in each event up to this point.
Austin Katz and Justin Wright threw down the fastest college times this season in the 200 back and 200 fly, respectively, on the final of the 2017 Texas Invite.
Swimming fans got to witness another butterfly battle between Joseph Schooling and Jack Conger in Friday night’s 100 fly final.
Texas freshman standout Austin Katz was a key player in helping the Horns secure their NCAA spot. Despite their A relay being disqualified, Katz came up big with a 45.34 backstroke split to help the B relay to victory.