Connor Oslin’s 44.7 100 Back Makes Him the 6th Fastest Performer in History

2017 SEC SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Alabama’s SEC champion Connor Oslin was a man on a mission when he stepped up to the plate for the men’s 100 back final at the 2017 SEC Championships. Oslin was seeking his 3rd consecutive conference title in the event, but he had teammate Luke Kaliszak and Georgia’s Taylor Dale to go up against. From start to finish, Oslin and Kaliszak were neck-and-neck, but Oslin got his hand to the wall in 44.73 to become the 6th fastest performer in history and secure his 3rd straight SEC title.

Splits Comparison: Oslin vs. Kaliszak by 50

SWIMMER 1ST 50 2ND 50 FINAL TIME
Connor Oslin 21.48 23.25 44.73
Luke Kaliszak 21.34 23.69 45.03

Splits Comparison: Oslin vs. Kaliszak by 25

SWIMMER 1ST 25 2ND 25 3RD 25 4TH 25 FINAL TIME
Connor Oslin 10.43 11.05 11.63 11.62 44.73
Luke Kaliszak 10.25 11.09 11.78 11.91 45.03

Oslin’s time lands him just a hundredth shy of the all-time top 5, as Ben Hesen sits 5th with a 44.72 from 2008. The only other man currently in the NCAA to have gone faster is Cal’s Ryan Murphy, who set the American Record at 43.49 last season.

Top 10 Performers as of February 18th:

  1. Ryan Murphy, 43.49
  2. Nick Thoman, 44.07
  3. Matt Grevers, 44.49
  4. Ryan Lochte, 44.60
  5. Ben Hesen, 44.72
  6. Connor Oslin, 44.73
  7. Eugene Godsoe, 44.75
  8. Shane Ryan, 44.78 (tie)
  9. David Nolan, 44.78 (tie)
  10. Albert Subirats, 44.83

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Sir Swimsalot
3 years ago

That’s moving!

Bearly Breathing
3 years ago

Who are the other 5 who have been faster? I know that Ryan Murphy is one but who are the others?

PACFAN
Reply to  Bearly Breathing
3 years ago

Murphy, Thoman, Grevers, Lochte for sure. Not sure who the other one is. Maybe Nolan, Subirats, someone like that?

Queen of backs
Reply to  Bearly Breathing
3 years ago

What about Piersol?

Admin
Reply to  Queen of backs
3 years ago

Peirsol was never as good short course as he was long course. His best was 45.02 in the 100 yard backstroke – and that was in 2006, when he was 22. Which, incidentally,w was after he turned pro – Peirsol only swam 2 years of NCAA, and so probably didn’t have much in the way of a full-blown taper even into his early 20s.

Reid
Reply to  Bearly Breathing
3 years ago

That’d be Ben Hesen at 44.72 in 2008 I believe.

SwimmingForHim
Reply to  Reid
3 years ago

But what suit was he wearing? Was he in a textile suit? Just wondering

Swimmer
Reply to  SwimmingForHim
3 years ago

Hesen swam in a textile suit. He was not a super suit swimmer. Came up just short in 2012 when the rubber suits were banned.

bobo gigi
3 years ago
bobo gigi
Reply to  bobo gigi
3 years ago

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