Kelsi Dahlia headlines the women’s 200 fly on the final day in Columbus.
Stanford’s Ella Eastin is looking for a perfect 3-for-3 in both NCAA titles and American Records here. She’ll be swimming in the 200 fly towards the end of the session.
Expectations were high for the women’s 100y breaststroke on Day 3 of the NCAA D1 Finals, as Lily King, Indiana’s defending champion and record holder, swam the fastest breaststroke relay split ever in the 400-medley relay the night before, with a 56.02.
Louisville’s Mallory Comerford will go up against Stanford’s Simone Manuel and Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey in the 200 free.
Indiana’s Lilly King will look for her third consecutive 200 breast title at the NCAA Championships.
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.
Arizona and Arizona State will continue to battle for 3rd, but diving gives the Sun Devils a big advantage. USC looks to make up some ground in the battle for 3rd and have much more scoring potential tonight than they did in day 2 finals.
Ella Eastin will contest the 400 IM on day 3 of the Pac-12 Championships after sitting out of the 200 yesterday.
Claire Fisch, Chloe Isleta, and Marlies Ross each rallied for a winning double individually in the women’s team’s big win. Cameron Craig put up a highlight swim in the men’s win with his 42.5 100 free victory.
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.
After a wave of graduations swept five of eight 2017 NCAA finalists out of the 100 breaststroke pool for 2018, underclassmen, including Finland’s Arizona State swimmer Silja Kansakoski (pictured) have stepped right into the open lanes.
Drabot turned heads earlier this month when she threw down a personal best 1:54.49 in a dual meet against NC State. She demolished that time today, taking down reigning NCAA champ Ella Eastin as she touched in 1:51.74 to Eastin’s 1:52.03.
Silja Kansakoski has been making some big waves since coming stateside earlier this year
One of the highlight swims of the session came in the 400 IM, where Ledecky battled reigning NCAA champ and teammate Ella Eastin.