2018 D1 Conference Champs Week 1: Fastest 200 Medley Relay Splits

Here is a compiled list of the fastest splits in all 4 strokes from the 200 medley relays on the 1st night of competition in the first week of Division 1 conference meets. The top 5 were taken for women, and the top 3 for men (because there were less men’s conference meets this week).

Day 1 saw some monster splits thrown down in these relays, including (but certainly not limited to) Erika Brown‘s 20.81 anchor split for Tennessee, Lilly King‘s 25.84 breast split for Indiana, Caeleb Dressel‘s 17.92 anchor split for Florida, and Peter Stevens‘ 22.99 breast split for Tennessee.

WOMEN’S

BACK BREAST FLY FREE
 Elise Haan (NC State) 23.59  Lilly King (Indiana) 25.84  Zhesi Li (Ohio St) 22.36  Erika Brown (Tennessee) 20.81
 Ally Rockett (Indiana) 23.63  Jorie Caneta (Texas A&M) 26.41  Alyssa Marsh (Duke) 22.55 Caitlin Cooper (Virginia) 21.23
 Emma Ball (Florida) 23.68 Bailey Andison (Denver) 26.59  Haley Black (Auburn) 22.65  Bailey Scott (Alabama) 21.35
 Klaudia Nazieblo (Virginia Tech) 24.03 Peyton Kondis (Houston) 26.97  Christine Jenson (Indiana) 22.67  Freya Rayner (Ohio St) 21.40
 Caroline Baldwin (North Carolina) 24.04  Bailey Bonnett (Kentucky) 27.03  Madeline Banic (Tennessee) 22.84  Alyssa Tetzloff/Emmy Sehmann (Wisconsin) 21.56

**Haley Hynes (Mizzou) split a 23.75 backstroke, and Miranda Tucker (Michigan) split a 26.46 breaststroke, but both relays were DQ’d. The DQs didn’t have to do with either swimmer, but since the relay time wasn’t official, they were left out of the list.**

If you were to add up the fastest split in each stroke, the final time would come out to 1:32.60, which would break the American, NCAA, and US Open records by 1.50 seconds.

MEN’S

BACK BREAST FLY FREE
Luke Kaliszak (Alabama) 20.85 Peter Stevens (Tennessee) 22.99 Zane Waddell (Alabama) 20.07 Caeleb Dressel (Florida) 17.92
Michael Taylor (Florida) 21.11 Nils Wich-Glasen (South Carolina) 23.24 Jan Switkowski (Florida) 20.16 Kyle Decoursey (Tennessee) 18.14
Brock Bonnetti (Texas A&M)/ Javier Acevedo (Georgia) 21.24 Wyatt Amdor (Kentucky) 23.31 Liam McCloskey (Auburn) 20.24 Zach Apple (Auburn) 18.70

The fastest men’s splits add up to 1:21.83, which interestingly, is well under the American Record of 1:22.40, but is off Texas’ NCAA and US Open Record of 1:21.54 from NCAAs last year.

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Jon Nap
4 years ago

Got it! Looks like Minnesota’s Coach clocked their breaststroke split at 25.94.
Source:
https://twitter.com/MNCoachKremer/status/963943470724452353

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Reply to  Jon Nap
4 years ago

And if there’s one thing we know for certain, it’s that no coach has ever fudged a split to give his swimmers a confidence boost ;-).

But, the split makes sense in this case – she is pretty fast.

Howard Gianera
Reply to  Braden Keith
4 years ago

25.94 looks like a good read for coach Kremer. Next day 400 med relay. 1st half 100 breast split 26.59 on way to 100. 1st half 100 fly split 23.53 on way to 100. The 2 splits equal 1.40 slower than pure 50 yd splits. Subtract .70 each and you get 25.89 and 22.83!! One of the best breast splits in history. Remember she split 26.2 in high school!! More Huge things to come from Lindsay.

Howard Gianera
4 years ago

You kind of missed the boat on the women’s 200 Medley Relay splits. Notice Minnesota has no breaststroke or fly split, however, the combined total (48.76) would better your # 2 combined total substantually!!!!

Dan
Reply to  Howard Gianera
4 years ago

Have not looked at the results, but it sounds like the splits might not have been quite correct (soft touch and not registered correctly). If the splits are bad, no one should then be held ‘responsible’ for guessing what they might have been.

dmswim
Reply to  Howard Gianera
4 years ago

Yes unfortunately splits for quite a few Big 10 relays were messed up last night. Every team in the first heat of the 200 medley relay and wacky splits. Hopefully, Ohio State rectifies the problem with their timing system for the rest of the meet.

Jon Nap
Reply to  Howard Gianera
4 years ago

It does look like this is the case. However, I remember seeing somewhere on twitter (maybe one of the Minnesota coaches) say that their breaststroker had a 25.90 split? Currently trying to find this…

BSD
4 years ago

Zach apple split 18.70 anchoring Auburn relay, he should be on the list, slightly faster than Koster was for A&M

Todd Kramer
4 years ago

The relay was DQed, but Haley Hynes from Missouri swam a 23.75 50 back leadoff for their 200 medley relay.

Todd Kramer
Reply to  Spencer Penland
4 years ago

True, but it seems the DQ was a jump on the fly leg, -0.28 reaction time. Not a big deal, just pointing it out.

Dan
Reply to  Spencer Penland
4 years ago

Not sure if college rules are different, but the Backstroke leadoff time is an official time as long as the backstroker is not the cause of the DQ.

ArtVanDeLegh10
Reply to  Dan
4 years ago

It is not an official time if the relay was DQed.

OldArmy
4 years ago

Jorie Caneta (A&M) did a 26.41 breast split.

Jim Freemont
4 years ago

I think you overlooked the AAC Championships.

Peyton Kondis – 26.97 breaststroke for Houston

Hannah
4 years ago

Caitlin Cooper split a 21.23

macslewis25
4 years ago

Don’t forget Emmy Sehmann, who split 21.56 in freestyle, on UW – Madison’s 200 medley relay! 🙂 She is an awesome, genuine, and kind swimmer!