Katie McLaughlin: “‘Oh wow, 49.9’ and then I was like ‘Oh wait, that’s me!'” (Video)

2019 WOMEN’S DIVISION I NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Reported by Lauren Neidigh.

WOMEN’S 100 FLY:

  • NCAA Record: Louise Hansson (USC), 2019- 49.34
  • American Record: Kelsi (Worrell) Dahlia (Louisville), 2016- 49.43
  • Meet Record: Kelsi (Worrell) Dahlia (Louisville), 2016- 49.43

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL RESULTS:

  1. GOLD: Louise Hansson, USC, 49.26
  2. SILVER: Maggie MacNeil, Michigan, 49.66
  3. BRONZE: Katie McLaughlin, Cal, 49.97
  4. Erika Brown, Tennessee, 50.38
  5. Aly Tetzloff, Auburn, 50.61
  6. Izzy Ivey, Cal, 50.82
  7. Morgan Hill, Virginia, 50.84
  8. Grace Oglesby, Louisville, 51.10

USC’s Louise Hansson was right on her own record pace at the 50 in 23.03. She held on to her lead, posting the fastest time in history to repeat as champion with a new NCAA Record of 49.26. Behind her, Michigan freshman Maggie MacNeil was within about 2 tenths of the American Record with a 49.66, which is just hundredths shy of her best from Big Tens. MacNeil’s swim was the 4th fastest performance in history.

Cal’s Katie McLaughlin broke 50 for the first time, making her the 5th swimmer ever to break that barrier with a 49.97. That breaks Natalie Coughlin’s former Cal school record of 50.01. Tennessee’s Erika Brown, the 4th fastest performer ever, was 4th here in 50.38.

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Sunny Cal

Yeah, everything is “really cool & exciting” lol

swimma

I know Katie and she’s a SoCal girl through and through. Chill, humble, gets genuinely excited about even the small things- and then clearly a top athlete…all around superstar

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