Ella Eastin, Lia Neal Continue To Shine At Art Adamson Invite

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The Stanford women continued to roll at Friday night’s finals of the Art Adamson Invitational.

The Cardinals opened up the night with a dominant showing in the women’s 200-yard medley relay. Stanford earned a NCAA ‘A’ time standard, posting a time of 1:35.92. Second place Texas A&M also earned an ‘A’ time. Air Force won the men’s race with a time of 1:26.37.

Stanford freshman Ella Eastin continued to impress on Friday night, winning the 400-yard individual medley in 4:01.04, another ‘A’ time standard. Utah’s Kristian Kron won the men’s event with a time of 3:46.77.

Beryl Gastaldel brought home Texas A&M’s first individual victory of the night. The sophomore won the 100-yard butterfly by only three-hundredths of a second. In the men’s 100-yard butterfly, LSU swimmers finished in both first and second place. Logan Rysemus won the event with a time of 46.41.

Lia Neal of Stanford picked up the victory in the 200-yard freestyle. Neal posted a time of 1:44.87, winning the event by over a second. Utah’s Bence Kiraly won the men’s event, touching in at 1:36.06.

Stanford’s Sarah Haase earned an ‘A’ time standard in the 100-yard breaststroke. The Cardinal senior won the event with a time of 58.27. Air Force’s Michael Barnosk won the men’s event with a time of 53.08.

Stanford earned yet another ‘A’ time in the 100-yard backstroke. Sophomore Janet Hu won the event with a time of 51.45. In the men’s event, LSU’s Rysemus won his second event of the night. The junior finished in 46.61.

The night concluded with the 800-yard freestyle relay. Stanford won the women’s race with a time of 7:04.24. The team of Eastin, Neal, Lindsey Engel and Nicole Stafford earned the Cardinals yet another ‘A’ cut. Arizona State won the men’s event. The team of Patrick Park, Sean Kao, Thomaz Martins and Barkley Perry finished in 6:29.91.

Despite Stanford’s strong swims on the women’s side, Texas A&M’s depth has kept both the Aggies’ men’s and women’s teams in first place.

3 comments

  1. avatar
    David Rieder

    Impressive for Eastin? I’ll say! That’s more than a second faster than the now-graduated Sarah Henry swam to win NCAAs last year. Crazy. And her 1:44.5 lead-off split on the 800 free relay is tops in the country as well.

  2. avatar
    Careful Observer

    Not only fastest time this year, but only Hosszu, Leverenz, DiRado, Smit, Beisiel, and Margalis have ever been faster than Eastin’s 4:01.04.

    • avatar
      Careful Observer

      should add “in NCAA competition.”