Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Sansoucie Leading Loaded Fly Field

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It’s been a week of huge swims across the NCAA. But with all due respect to Olympians Katie Ledecky (exhibit A), Caeleb Dressl (Exhibit B) and more, the biggest swim from the least well-known swimmer was without a doubt Andrew Sansoucie‘s nation-leading 100 fly.

Sansoucie, a Missouri senior, is hardly a household name, buried in an event that includes Olympic and NCAA champ Joseph Schooling and Olympians Jack Conger and Dressel. But it’s the Mizzou senior who is leading the NCAA currently (tied with Dressel) after a massive personal-best at the Missouri Invite.

Sansoucie went 44.86, one full second faster than he’d ever been in his career. The Tiger’s previous best was a 45.86 from NCAAs last year – a time that earned him only a B final slot that eventually became 14th place.

He’s now the 10th fastest swimmer in history in the race, and the 4th swimmer inside that top 10 who is currently active in the NCAA this year. It also provides a huge boost to Missouri’s medley relays. Already boasting the NCAA’s fastest breaststroker from last March (Fabian Schwingenschlogl), Mizzou now has a middle of its medley relays that will be almost untouchable across the nation if both swimmers improve come taper time.

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9 Comments on "Blueseventy Swim of the Week: Sansoucie Leading Loaded Fly Field"

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bobthebuilderrocks

HOLY CRAP! Missouri has Fabien, Andrew, and Michael as 3/4 parts to their medley relay!

samuel huntington

thing is Licon, Schooling, and Conger is probably faster…

Schooling yes, conger no Licon no

If we’re going off of last year’s times, Licon went out 51.xx in his 200 breast if I remember right, so in a head-to-head 100, he would at the very least be even with Schwingenweerosdufoigl, though I’d say it’s more likely that he would win.

Of course, we’ll see how Licon does this year, since he is apparently coming off an injury. If he swims the 100 at NCAA’s, I’m sure it’ll be a fun race to watch. He’s so good at other events, though, that he and Eddie might opt out again. Who knows?

samuel huntington

Conger has split 40 Id say even there and Licon maybe a little slower

bobthebuilderrocks

Let’s be real. Who is faster than the Longhorns?

HOOK EM!

thing is Missouri is an up and coming program. EVERYONE KNOWS Texas is a phenomenal program coached by one of the greatest ever, BUT UM is steadily on the rise both men and women. Hats off to them. (Yes and of course TEXAS!)

I would have thought he’d tie with Dressel from swim of the week

He got it because it was such a large drop for him, the 44.8 was “expected” of Dressel

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