Beata Nelson Fed Off Watching Two NCAA Records Friday Night (Video Interview)


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Wisconsin junior Beata Nelson won her second event of the meet at the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships with a new American Record in the 100 back on Friday night in Austin, Texas. Nelson swam a 49.18, getting her American Record back that Regan Smith broke a couple weeks ago at Speedo Sectionals. Nelson broke the record in the fall at the Texas Invite and reclaimed it Friday night.

Nelson talked about how she fed off watching Louise Hansson and Lilly King break the NCAA Records earlier in the night in their respective events with Hansson winning the 100 fly and King winning the 100 breast. Nelson also commented on how much she has enjoyed swimming in the Texas pool this year after breaking an American Record in the fall, winning the 200 IM on Thursday, and breaking the 100 back record again on Friday.

Nelson also said she was really looking forward to the 200 back on Saturday where she will race against Stanford freshman Taylor Ruck and Kentucky junior Asia Seidt.