Day 2 of the 2019 U.S. National Championships includes prelims of three events: the 200 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, and 200 backstroke.
Katie Drabot swam a season-best in the women’s 200 fly this morning in Santa Clara, clocking 2:08.15 for the 12th fastest time in the world this year.
Katie Ledecky made her first appearance at the Santa Clara International this morning, putting up the top time in the women’s 400 free (4:02.44).
Many big Cal and Stanford names will be swimming at the 2019 Santa Clara International Meet.
NC State Head Coach Braden Holloway will be the men’s Head Coach, while Stanford women’s Assoiciate Head Coach Tracy Slusser will be leading the women’s team.
Since our last look at the records back in July of 2015, only 2 of the 10 oldest NAG records have been broken, but there’s a fresh class of contenders hungry to get their names in the history books.
Day 3 prelims kick off this morning with the 200 fly, 50 free, 100 back, 200 breast, 50 fly, and 400 free.
Stanford’s Taylor Ruck will race Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson for the 200 back title.
In the 200 fly, we’ll see Stanford’s defending champ and NCAA Record holder Ella Eastin go up against USC’s Louise Hansson, who took down the 100 fly NCAA Record last night.
16-year-old swimmers Anthony Grimm and Anna Keating posted top-five times for the 15-16 age group all-time rankings.
With King’s 55-second performance, as well as her slew of 56-second swims, it’s easy to lose track of how significant it is for other women to swim 57-anything in the 100 breaststroke.
Lilly King is as safe a bet as there is in the 200 breaststroke, but there are a lot of contenders for A final spots in the 200 breaststroke.
The Stanford women look very strong heading into the final day of the Pac-12 championships. Along the way, Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil headlines the Bears as she could take down another sprint record.
The final prelims session of the meet features the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, and 200 fly.
Cal’s Amy Bilquist is set to battle Stanford freshman Taylor Ruck, an Olympic medalist, in the 100 back.