Andrew Wilson Posts 9th Fastest 100 Breast To Win D3 NCAA Title And Rebreak Record

He’s done it again. After this morning’s impressive swim, some might have thought it couldn’t get much better. Think again! Every time he’s touched the water this weekend, Andrew Wilson of Emory has posted swimming gold, in time if not in place.

With his 100 breaststroke this evening, Wilson has stepped into the record books for what  could possibly be an extremely long stay. (And considering he still has a year to better the record he just set, he might be around indefinitely.)

Wilson’s time, causing so much chatter, was a 51.72.

That’s the third fastest time in the nation this year, and the ninth fastest 100 breaststroke ever swum by an American in short course yards. (Overall, the 11th fastest.) He was nearly three seconds ahead of the next fastest competitor tonight.

Here are the splits of this incredible race:

  • 24.23
  • 27.49

To catch all the live results, click here. 

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Purple Cow

Rooting for the Ephs, but that 51.72 was incredible! Not only is an A cut that would qualify him 3rd, it would have finished third last year.

This may be one of the most impressive swims in D3 history!

Go Red

Comparably this is by far the fastest swim in d3 swimming. No other d3 swimmer has come close to placing top 10 in history apart from Zach Turk in the 50 with a 19.3. Brendan Hansen, Eric Shanteau Ed Moses and many great American breastrokers went on to break world records and they were no faster than 51 in scy. What sets Andrew apart from many other d3 breastrokers is that he takes lc (summer season) very seriously! I truly hope he can excel this summer and place very highly at U.S. Open! Not to mention Andrew came into college as 59 so highschool performances are not all that matter! Gives me hope 🙂

Andrew Majeske

James Born back in the mid 1980’s was top 10 in both the 50 & 100 free.

liquid4TheBears

Wow! Not so long ago that was an amazing time for anybody in any division. Top 10 of all time, wonder how often that’s happened from Division III?

Paswim

It still is!! Would have been 3rd last year! Unreal!

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