2018 W. NCAAs: Lilly King Drops Fastest-Ever 50 Breast Relay Split

2018 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

After unleashing the fastest 100 breast relay split in history during Thursday’s 400 medley relay (56.02), and putting up the fastest individual 100 breast in tonight’s finals, Indiana’s Lilly King threw down a 25.38 50 breast split in the 200 medley relay.

She bested her previous record of 25.55 from the 2017 Big Ten Championships by .17, and was the fastest breaststroker in the field by 1.12 seconds.

Her team of Ally Rockett, Christie Jensen, and Grace Haskett took third in 1:33.89, which was under the previous American record pace of 1:34.10. However, Stanford’s team of Ally Howe, Kim Williams, Janet Hu, and Simone Manuel won the race and set the American record in 1:33.11. Indiana had about a body length’s lead after King’s swim, despite entering her leg tied with Stanford.

King will swim the 200 breast Saturday.

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NickB

ALL HAIL THE KING!

PASWIM

EXcrutiatingly slow takeover too. More to come next year for sure

Hswimmer

24 next year

About Torrey Hart

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Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majored in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swam distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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