Dressel Throws Down 17.3 Anchor Split in 200 Medley Relay Prelims


Florida’s Caeleb Dressel had another explosive performance with his anchor leg in prelims of the 200 medley relay. Dressel, who blew away the field last night with a 17.63 in the individual 50 free, put up the fastest 50 free split ever in 17.30. The former fastest ever was a 17.71 done by Dressel in 2017. That marked his 7th career split under 18. The only other man to have broken the barrier is USC’s Vlad Morozov, who was the first to do so in 2013.

Sub-18 50 Free Relay Splits:

  1. 17.30- Caeleb Dressel (Florida), 2018
  2. 17.71- Caeleb Dressel (Florida), 2017
  3. (T-2) 17.86- Caeleb Dressel (Florida), 2017
  4. (T-2) 17.86- Vlad Morozov (USC), 2013
  5. 17.90- Caeleb Dressel (Florida), 2017
  6. 17.92- Caeleb Dressel (Florida), 2018
  7. 17.96- Caeleb Dressel (Florida), 2018
  8. 17.99- Caeleb Dressel (Florida), 2017

Florida was in 5th in their heat through the fly leg, but Dressel chased down the field to pull them into 2nd at the finish. Tonight, they’ll be going for their second relay title of the meet after winning the 200 free relay on Thursday.

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3 years ago


The Dressler
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3 years ago

That’s just gross. Nasty. He is a god among men.

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3 years ago

Maybe that’s it, he’s a demigod.

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