| Saturday, March 17, 2018
U.S. National Team member Ella Eastin of Stanford University set the meet, NCAA, American and U.S. Open record in the 400-yard IM Friday at the NCAA Women’s Division I Swimming and Diving Championship, turning in a time of 3:54.60.
Eastin came out on top of a tough field of U.S. National Team swimmers in the 400 IM. Her Stanford teammate, Olympian Katie Ledecky was second in 3:58.29. National Team member Brooke Forde, also of Stanford, was fourth in 3:59.34, while Bethany Galat of Texas A&M University was fifth in 4:02.19.
Olympian Lilly King of Indiana University set the meet, NCAA, American and U.S. Open records in the 100y breast in 56.25. National Team member Mallory Comerford of Louisville won the 200 free in 1:39.80. Olympian Simone Manuel of Stanford finished third in the 200 free in 1:41.48, followed by fellow Cardinal and U.S. National Teamer Katie Drabot in fourth in 1:43.20
Louise Hansson of the University of California won the 100 fly in 49.80. Stanford’s Ally Howe won the 100 back in meet record time in 49.70. Olympian Kathleen Baker of Cal was third in the 100 back in 50.18.
Stanford set the meet, NCAA, American and U.S. Open record in the 200 medley relay, the team of Ally Howe, Kim Williams, Janet Hu and Simone Manuel turning in a time of 1:33.11.