Dressel Cruises to 9th Fastest Performance Ever; Lanza Now 8th Fastest Performer Ever

2018 MEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Eyes in the swimming world were on Minneapolis, Minnesota this morning for the 100 fly prelims as it set up a rematch between Texas’ Joseph Schooling and defending champion Caeleb Dressel of Florida in tonight’s final. Since he hasn’t swum the event much this season, Dressel stepped up for the first heat. He took it out way under record pace (21.03) in 20.32, but shut it down on the back half to touch in 44.37. That was the 9th fastest performance of all time.

Indiana’s Vini Lanza also had an impressive performance this morning, putting up a lifetime best 44.66 to become the 8th fastest performer ever. He’s now the 2nd seed for finals behind Dressel, while Schooling is the 3rd seed in 44.97.

Dressel’s Splits:

  • 1st 50 Split- 20.32
  • 2nd 50 Split- 24.05
  • Final Time- 44.37

Lanza’s Splits:

  • 1st 50 Split- 20.88
  • 2nd 50 Split- 23.78
  • Final Time- 44.66

ALL-TIME TOP 10 PERFORMERS: MEN’S 100 FLY

Place Swimmer Time
1 Caeleb Dressel 43.58
2 Joseph Schooling 43.75
3 Tom Shields 43.84
4 Austin Staab 44.18
5 Jack Conger 44.35
6 Albert Subirats 44.57
7 Tyler McGill 44.63
8 Vini Lanza 44.66
9 Ian Crocker 44.72
10 Giles Smith 44.73

ALL-TIME TOP 10 PERFORMANCES: MEN’S 100 FLY

Place Swimmer Time
1 Caeleb Dressel 43.58
2 Joseph Schooling 43.75
3 Tom Shields 43.84
4 Joseph Schooling 44.01
5 Joseph Schooling 44.06
6 Austin Staab 44.18
7 Caeleb Dressel 44.21
8 Jack Conger 44.35
9 Caeleb Dressel 44.37
10 Caeleb Dressel 44.40

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Yawns

Schooling is doomed. 20.32 going out in prelims???? That’s nuts!!!!!!!!!! If he splits like he did last year on the back-half (not to mention the long turns), I would not be surprised if he cracks 43.

pvdh

Lanza is doing very well. Hope he is at pan pacs

#MFan

Schooling beat one GOAT for a memory of a lifetime for him… but it feels like he may have already gotten passed by the next GOAT

Buona

2 more years to olympics. Anything can happen.

Rafael

I would watch out more the Europeans kids than Schooling for Tokyo..

Yabo

The Hungarians are getting dirty in the fly events??

pvdh

i know right? 47 100 fly from Dressel by Tokyo

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