| Sunday, March 18, 2018
Stanford University won its second consecutive team title Saturday at the NCAA Women’s Division I Swimming and Diving Championships, racking up 593 points. The University of California was second with 373 points, followed by Texas A&M University with 299 points.
A number of U.S. National Team members finished the meet with some outstanding swims.
Olympian Kathleen Baker of Cal set a meet, NCAA, American and U.S. Open record in the women’s 200-yard back in 1:47.30. Olympian Lilly King of Indiana University set a meet, NCAA, American and U.S. Open record in the 200 breaststroke in 2:02.60.
Olympian Katie Ledecky of Stanford won the women’s 1650 free in a meet record time of 15:07.57. Fellow Olympian and Cardinal swimmer Simone Manuel won the 100 free in a pool record time of 45.65. U.S. National Teamer Ella Eastin of Stanford won her third individual event in the 200 fly, turning in a meet record time of 1:50.01.
Stanford then capped the meet with a win in the 400 free relay, the team of Janet Hu, Eastin, Katie Drabot and Manuel setting a pool record in 3:07.94. The Cardinal swept each of the relay events.