Alexandra Walsh of Virginia gained 200 IM within the NCAA Championship on Thursday and managed to defend her title whereas turning into the quickest yard swimmer on the occasion.
At 1: 50.08 hours, sophomore grew to become the primary girl to be lower than 1:50 on the occasion. Within the course of, she rewrote her historical past e book, breaking the NCAA, US, and US Open data set by Ella Eastin at 1: 50.67 in 2018.
Swimming was additionally a private finest for Walsh for over a second. The most effective time earlier than him was 1: 51.53. She swam 1: 51.87 a yr in the past and gained her nationwide title.
Stanford freshman Torihasuke completed second at a time of 1: 51.81. Cal’s senior Isabel Ivey got here in third.
“That is actually uncommon for me,” she stated. “I really feel very nervous. And earlier than this race, I knew what I needed to do and felt actually nice within the warm-up.
“I used to be actually shocked to see that point on the board, however I could not be happier anymore.”
Victory continues to fill Virginia’s factors. Cavalier goals to defend final yr’s NCAA title (first in historical past) and is at the moment within the lead with 210 factors.