Finnerty Defends 100 BR Title, Produces 2nd Sub-50 Swim



Indiana Hoosier Ian Finnerty has successfully defended his 2018 title, producing the 2nd-swim ever under 50 seconds in the 100 breast with a 49.85. This is now Indiana’s third win in this event. Along with Finnerty’s 2018 win, the last time a Hoosier won the 100 breast was in 1969 by Don McKenzie. Finnerty is also the 8th multi-winner in the same event in Hoosier history, joining elite names like Mark Spitz and Gary Hall.

Split Comparison:

2019 NCAA Final 2018 NCAA Final AR
23.41 23.26
26.44 26.43
49.85 49.69

Taking second in the race was USC’s Carsten Vissering, who finished in a 50.30. His time tied Max McHugh‘s prelims swim to now be the 4th-fastest performer and 6th-fastest performance in this event. Max McHugh took third in the race with a 50.52, which gave him his second top-1o swim at #9 all-time.


Place Swimmer Time
1 Ian Finnerty 49.69
2 Caeleb Dressel 50.03
3 Kevin Cordes 50.04
4 Max McHugh 50.30 (T-4)
5 Carsten Vissering 50.30 (T-4)


Place Swimmer Time
1 Ian Finnerty 49.69
2 Ian Finnerty 49.85
3 Caeleb Dressel 50.03
4 Kevin Cordes 50.04
5 Kevin Cordes 50.25
6 Max McHugh 50.30 (T-6)
7 Carsten Vissering 50.30 (T-6)
8 Ian Finnerty 50.47
9 Max McHugh 50.52
10 Kevin Cordes 50.55

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he got lucky that Dean had to rest for the 100 back….


For all the hype Reece gets…. fellow freshman McHugh is faster…

Wanna sprite?

Reece and Max battled for the 100 breast NAG last year since then Max has dropped 1.3 seconds and Whitley dropped 0.05 and is swimming it very different. Hopefully he’ll still be a threat in the 200

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Whitley is more of a 200 breaststroker though

running start to touch backstroke flags

So very weird seeing Dressel ahead of Cordes on these lists. Does. Not. Compute.

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