Dressel On Another Level, Unleashes 41.60 in 100 Free

GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL STATS

  • Live results
  • Hosted by Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA)
  • November 17th-19th, 2016
  • 25 yards, invitational format
  • Day Three Events:
    • 1650 free
    • 200 back
    • 100 free
    • 200 breast
    • 200 fly
    • 400 free relay
  • Final Women’s Scores:
    1. Auburn — 1142
    2. Florida — 922.5
    3. Alabama –909.5
    4. South Carolina – 710
    5. Arkansas — 630
    6. FGCU — 514
    7. Georgia Tech — 513
    8. East Carolina — 275
    9. Campbell — 163
    10. Georgia Southern — 156
    11. Clemson (diving only) — 99
  • Final Men’s Scores:
    1. Alabama — 1269
    2. Florida — 1252
    3. Georgia Tech — 1036.5
    4. South Carolina — 880.5
    5. East Carolina — 383
    6. BYU (diving only) — 188
    7. Auburn (diving only) – 149

RECAP

Women’s Highlights:

  • Alabama’s Mia Nonnenberg took the 1650 free in 16:04.70, after winning the 400 IM on Day Two of competition.
  • The 200 back title also went to an Alabama swimmer, sophomore Katie Coughlin, who touched in 1:55.16.
  • Auburn freshman Julie Meynen won the 100 free in 48.33.
  • South Carolina’s Kersten Dirrane won the 200 breast in 2:11.09.
  • Auburn sophomore Bailey Nero won the 200 fly in 1:56.49, making it two wins on the day for Auburn underclassmen.
  • Auburn finished off the meet with a win in the 400 free relay (3:17.01), just over a second off the A-cut standard.

Men’s Highlights:

  • South Carolina’s Akaram Mahmoud cruised past his competitors in the mile, finishing more than 8 seconds ahead of second place.
  • Senior Conor Oslin from Alabama won the 200 back by more than 1.5 seconds in 1:41.64.
  • Florida’s Caleb Dressel won the 100 free in a jaw-dropping 41.60—that’s six-and-a-half tenths faster than the A-cut time.
  • Georgia Tech’s Moises Loschi won the 200 breast in 1:53.88, less than a second away from the automatic qualifying time.
  • Jan Switkowski from Florida won the 200 fly in 1:43.42. Georgia Tech’s Tim Slanschek and Ben Southern finished second and third.
  • Alabama finished off the meet with a win in the 400 free relay (2:51.06) in another A-cut time. The Tide won 4 out of 5 relays over the course of the meet, dropping only the 800 free relay to Florida. The Gators finished only four one-hundredths of a second behind Alabama in the 400 free relay, which also registered as an A time standard. Dressel split a 41.19 with the rolling start.

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PVK
4 years ago

He’s about the only swimmer on the planet who can make a 41.6 seem relatively pedestrian.

G Lee
Reply to  PVK
4 years ago

He finished a body and a half ahead of everyone. It was insane.

SamH
Reply to  PVK
4 years ago

41.6 is the best he has ever been in December and is his fourth fastest 100 free ever. I don’t think this is pedestrian in any which way.

It becomes pedestrian when he goes 41.7 in prelims, which he did at SECs and NCAAs last year.

bobo gigi
Reply to  PVK
4 years ago

Morozov in short course is also in the conversation.

bobo gigi
Reply to  bobo gigi
4 years ago

And Adrian if he swam in yards too.

pvdh
4 years ago

His 44.8 > 41.6.

djalbertson
4 years ago

so so fast! great for us swimming!