2018 W. NCAAs: Lilly King Lowers Own American Record in 100 Breast

2018 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Indiana junior Lilly King lowered her own American and NCAA record Friday night, going 56.25. She won the race by 1.68 seconds.

What did she do immediately after she looked up at the clock? Rolled her eyes. “I was hoping to break :55,” she told the crowd.

King split 26.32/29.93, taking .05 off her previous best of 56.30. She was 56.02 on her 400 medley relay Thursday night — the fastest relay split of all-time.

Michigan’s Miranda Tucker took silver in 57.98 (27.32/30.66), slightly off her best of 57.93. Minnesota’s Lindsey Kozelsky took bronze in 58.18 (27.03/31.15).

She swam her previous best and Friday’s race nearly identically, taking .03 off her first 50 and .02 off her second.

Swimmer 1st 50 Split 2nd 50 Split Final Time
Lilly King (2018)  26.32  29.93  56.25
 Lilly King (2017  26.35  29.95  56.30

King now owns six of the top seven performances of all-time.

Top 10 All-Time Performances: Women’s 100 Breast

  1. Lilly King 56.25
  2. Lilly King 56.3
  3. Lilly King 56.46
  4. Molly Hannis 56.64
  5. Lilly King 56.71
  6. Lilly King 56.85
  7. Lilly King 57.15
  8. Breeja Larson 57.23
  9. Breeja Larson 57.28
  10. Alia Atkinson 57.29

Top 10 All-Time Performers: Women’s 100 Breast

  1. Lilly King 56.25
  2. Molly Hannis 56.64
  3. Breeja Larson 57.23
  4. Alia Atkinson 57.29
  5. Sarah Haase 57.36
  6. Emily McClellan 57.76
  7. Tara Kirk 57.77
  8. Emma Reaney 57.79
  9. Lindsey Kozelsky 57.91
  10. Miranda Tucker 57.93

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Alex

First comment. This feed is pretty quiet considering she swam the fastest 100 breast of all time lol

B1G Swimmer

I was thinking the same thing. I keep waiting for someone to talk about that eye roll at the end there.

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Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majors in Media Studies and American Studies at Claremont McKenna College. When she's not writing about swimming or baseball, you can probably find her listening to a podcast or in a pool ... and/or watching Seinfeld, which she just realized is funny.

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