Reported by Jared Anderson.
100 BUTTERFLY – FINALS
NCAA record: Caeleb Dressel (Florida), 2017, 43.58 American record: Caeleb Dressel (Florida), 2017, 43.58 U.S. Open record: Caeleb Dressel (Florida), 2017, 43.58
- 2017 NCAA Champion: Caeleb Dressel (Florida), 43.58
Top 8 Finishers:
- Caeleb Dressel, Florida – 42.80
- Jan Switkowski, Florida – 44.49
- Vini Lanza, Indiana – 44.50
- Joseph Schooling, Texas – 44.68
- Ryan Held, NC State – 44.88
- Ryan Hoffer, Cal – 44.93
- Justin Lynch, Cal – 45.02
- Matthew Josa, Cal – 45.11
There was no question about this race from 15 meters onward. Caeleb Dressel has the best burst in swimming, and he showed it, going out in 19.99 and finishing in 42.80 to become the first man ever under 43. That’s the second major barrier he’s broken this week, and he gets a chance at #3 tomorrow in the 100 free.
It was a massive event for Florida, with Jan Switkowski taking 2nd overall in a Gator-chomped 1-2. Indiana’s Vini Lanza was third in 44.50, and two-time event champ and Olympic champ Joseph Schooling was relegated to just 4th in a field where an astounding six men broke 45.
NC State’s Ryan Held finished 5th in 44.88, and Cal’s stellar freshman Ryan Hoffer came through in sixth, going 44.93 from an outside lane. His teammates Justin Lynch and Matthew Josa rounded out the A heat.
NC State’s Coleman Stewart came through with a big B final win, going 44.84 to finish 9th overall.
Cal remains in the lead, now expanding that to 16.5 points. Florida is second at 200, with NC State (194) sitting third, Texas 4th (186) and Indiana 5th (185).