Kelsi Worrell Swims 4th-Fastest 100 Fly of All-Time in ACC Finals

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 0

February 19th, 2016 ACC, College, News

Louisville senior Kelsi Worrell, the defending NCAA Champion and American Record holder in the 100 yard fly, has pegged another performance into the all-time rankings on Friday at the 2016 ACC Championships.

There, Worrell put in a 50.06 that broke her ACC Championship Meet Record done last year (50.17) and stands as the 4th-fastest swim of all-time in the event.

Worrell, who a year again ranked as the 10th-fastest swimmer of all-time in this event, now has 6 of the 9 fastest performances in history.

Top 10 Performances in History

  1. Worrell, 49.81 (2015)
  2. Worrell, 49.89 (2015)
  3. Natalie Coughlin, 50.01 (2002)
  4. Worrell, 50.06 (2016)
  5. Rachel Komisarz, 50.10 (2007)
  6. Worrell, 50.17 (2015)
  7. Worrell, 50.23 (2016)
  8. Coughlin, 50.23 (2007)
  9. Worrell, 50.38 (2015)
  10. Coughlin, 50.39 (2011)

The senior based out of New Jersey back off of her blistering front-half speed from prelims, but still was able to net overall a faster time in finals. This is the same pattern she held at last year’s NCAA Championships, where a little more control over the first half of the race left her more for the end. At NCAA’s last year, she actually did the same thing in the 200 fly – faster in the morning on her opening 100 yards, and a little slower in finals.

Worrell will finish her individual events on Friday in either the 200 fly or the 100 free. She’s currently entered in both, though will only be able to swim one, and is the 4th seed in either event.

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