2022 Art Adamson Invite: Maggie MacNeil Clocks Fastest-Ever 50 Fly Split at 21.85

by Sidney Zacharias 5

November 17th, 2022 College, News, SEC


  • November 16 – 18, 2022
  • Texas A&M, College Station, TX
  • 25 Yards
  • Results: “Art Adamson Invitational” on MeetMobile

LSU senior Maggie MacNeil clocked the fastest 50 fly split ever this evening with a 21.85 as part of LSU’s third place 200 medley relay.

MacNeil took out the first 25 in a blistering 9.91, and returned in 11.94.

This swim comes after MacNeil posted the fastest-ever 100 butterfly split on last night’s 400 medley relay at 49.10. Erika Brown had held the previous best of 49.11, which she did in 2018 at SECs.

MacNeil’s previous best 50 fly split was from the 2019 Big Ten Championships, where she split a 22.39 for Michigan.  After 2019, Michigan started using Olivia Carter on fly and switched MacNeil to backstroke, making this the first time since then that she has had an opportunity to go for a suited 50 fly split.

Virginia’s Gretchen Walsh held the previous best of 21.91, which was done unsuited at the Florida vs. Virginia dual meet in late October of this year.

MacNeil and Walsh have gone back and forth this season on fly. MacNeil briefly held the fastest-ever unsuited 100 fly earlier this season (50.84), but Walsh answered two weeks later with a 50.53.

Top 10 All-Time Butterfly Splits, Women’s 200 Yard Medley Relay:

  1. Maggie MacNeil, LSU — 21.85
  2. Gretchen Walsh, Virginia 21.91
  3. Kate Douglass, Virginia – 21.95
  4. Kelsi Dahlia, Louisville – 21.96
  5. Alyssa Marsh, Duke – 22.05
  6. Kelsi Dahlia, Louisville – 22.07
  7. Olivia Bray, Texas – 22.17
  8. Kelsi Dahlia, Louisville – 22.21
  9. Louise Hansson, USC – 22.23
  10. Morgan Scott, Alabama – 22.26

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2 months ago

Start lookin goofy

This Guy
Reply to  Frogman
2 months ago

Looks like it works to me!

Demarrit Steenbergen
2 months ago

Yes. Also keep an eye wen Zhang come NCAAs. He did a fantastic 200, just .01 off an A cut and a nice slice off his on. Ask all my friends and you’ll hear I’ve been pumping him up for a couple weeks. I am calling his for a 3rd to 5th place finish in his signature 200 free.

2 months ago

What an exciting first half of season. Spectacular times

2 months ago

Out in 9 seconds !!!!