Dressel Busts out 23.0 for new 50 Fly Championship Record

2017 U.S. NATIONALS/WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TRIALS

Tuesday night at the 2017 U.S. Nationals/World Championships Trials in Indianapolis set the stage for a loaded men’s 50 fly final. Caeleb Dressel and Cullen Jones established themselves as the frontrunners this morning, with Jones setting a new Championship Record.

Tonight, however, Dressel took the slight edge to break that record, winning the event and setting a new Championship Record in 23.05 to secure a spot in the event at Worlds. Jones followed closely for 2nd place in 23.27. The former Championship Record was a 23.26 done by Jones in this morning’s prelims. Before today, it stood at a 23.29 done by Eugene Godsoe at 2013 Nationals.

Dressel has now officially qualified for Worlds, though it was almost certain he would make the squad after finishing 2nd in the 100 free last night. He’ll also likely be swimming the 800 free relay at worlds, as he took 6th place in the 200 free final earlier in tonight’s session.

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Swimmer?
3 years ago

I will confess that since I have never followed 50s of stroke besides 50 free before today for some inexplicable reason, I thought it was top 2 to worlds. Screw me.

Swimmer
3 years ago

What about cullen jones?

sven
Reply to  Swimmer
3 years ago

He’d better have a good 50 free.

SUNY Cal
Reply to  Swimmer
3 years ago

He needs to move on & retire. To many up & comers. The tide is a changing for all these guys who have been to OLY several times!!! Don’t think he will make 50 either with Dressel & Adrian in there.

Jay
3 years ago

Dressel probably have a chance to get Gold in 50 fly in Budapest.

Rafael
Reply to  Jay
3 years ago

Don’t think so Santos went 22,61 on Maria Lenk govorov has a pb of 22,67 Martins went 22,70a week ago and proud has a pb of 22,80. Santos is probably the favorite now

CheatinVlad
Reply to  Rafael
3 years ago

None of them did that after swimming a 1:47 200m free though.

ellie
Reply to  CheatinVlad
3 years ago

but 0.4 second is not a small gap I think.

Attila the Runt
Reply to  CheatinVlad
3 years ago

Two 1:47’s in one day.

Dee
Reply to  CheatinVlad
3 years ago

Dressel doesn’t look like a 22.6/22.7 50 flyer, at all. He has all the talent, but there are some really raw sprinters who have his card marked imo.

Marc
Reply to  Jay
3 years ago

Gotta have a big swim, 2 brazilians are much faster right now

Jay
Reply to  Jay
3 years ago

Let’s see. Usually this event winner is meant for very strong and big guys.

Rafael
Reply to  Jay
3 years ago

I find hard for dressel to be bigger than Santos also Santos have probably the best start in the world right now

Jay
Reply to  Rafael
3 years ago

Yup. I guess Manaudou or the brazilians have higher chances to win unless they fail to maintain their current form in worlds.

Zanna
Reply to  Jay
3 years ago

Manaudou will not be at Worlds

Eskimo
Reply to  Zanna
3 years ago

Yes he will, hes commentating.

CheatinVlad
Reply to  Rafael
3 years ago

Santos has more muscle on him, but best start in the world is debatable.

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