Event Info: 2017 Winner: Jessica Lawson (Corning) 4:25.66, State Record: 4:07.05, Meet Record: 4:24.25, State Qualifier Mark (FAT): 4:49.54
State of the Action: Unlike last year, there is a clear gap between the top seed, and the rest of the field. Katelyn Tuohy was runner-up here a year ago, but has since progressed dramatically, setting the National Sophomore Record in her qualifier. If she hits that mark of 4:23.91 again, she'll be hard to beat. At this point, with a week more of recovery from a late season illness, we could see another National Record performance.