Indiana’s Ian Finnerty Rolls to 50.47 100 Breast to Become #3 All-Time

2018 MEN’S NCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Indiana’s Ian Finnerty had a great swim in this morning’s prelims at the 2018 Men’s NCAA Championships. Finnerty, the Big Ten champion, put up a lifetime best 50.47 in the 100 breast. He was the only man to break 51 this morning and qualified over a second faster than anyone else. Finnerty is the heavy favorite to win tonight’s final. The only man who has been faster this year is Florida’s Caeleb Dressel, who broke the American Record with his 50.03 at SECs.

Splits:

  • 1st 50 Split- 23.61
  • 2nd 50 Split- 26.86
  • Final Time- 50.47

Finnerty’s swim makes him the 3rd fastest performer of all time, moving ahead of Texas’ Will Licon, who won NCAAs last season. Finnerty was formerly ranked #4 with his 50.72 from big Tens. His swim this morning is the 4th fastest performance ever. He now owns the 4th fastest and 8th fastest performances of all time.

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

Place Swimmer Time
1 Caeleb Dressel 50.03
2 Kevin Cordes 50.04
3 Ian Finnerty 50.47
4 Will Licon 50.68
5 Fabian Schwingenschloegl 50.77
6 Nic Fink 50.80
7 Cody Miller 50.82
8 Damir Dugonjic 50.86
9 Chuck Katis 50.89
10 Andrew Wilson 50.94
* Michael Andrew 50.79

*Due to issues with the timing system at the ISCA meet, which caused swimmers’ times to appear 4 tenths faster than they actually were, we don’t know for sure where Michael Andrew‘s swim falls on this list yet.

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

Place Swimmer Time
1 Caeleb Dressel 50.03
2 Kevin Cordes 50.04
3 Kevin Cordes 50.25
4 Ian Finnerty 50.47
5 Kevin Cordes 50.55
6 Will Licon 50.68
7 Kevin Cordes 50.70
8 Ian Finnerty 50.72
9 Kevin Cordes 50.74
10 Fabian Schwingenschoegl 50.77

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Open water lanelines

Just think how fast he will be when he tucks his ears in tonight!

john doe

That was a very impressive and dominant swim! Hope he goes sub 50 in the finals!! =)

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