Kevin Cordes Becomes 3rd-Fastest American in History in 100 Breast

2016 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS

Kevin Cordes of the Fox Valley Swim Team became the 3rd-fastest American in history this morning in the 100m breast, clocking 59.05 at U.S. Olympic Trials prelims. That swim was a .65 second drop from his previous best, a 59.70.

Cordes is only .07 from the American record going into finals tonight, where he is the top seed. Second seed Cody Miller of Badger Swim Club became the 5th-fastest American in history with his performance this morning, a 59.33. Miller also swam a personal best, dropping .18 from his previous best, a 59.51.

The top five American performers in history are below:

  1. Eric Shanteau: 58.96 (2009)
  2. Mark Gangloff: 59.01 (2009)
  3. Kevin Cordes: 59.05 (2016)
  4. Brendan Hansen: 59.13 (2006)
  5. Cody Miller: 59.33 (2016

It’s worth noting that two of the other American swimmers in the top five swam their times during the 2009 supersuit era.

The duo now sit third and seventh in the world rankings.

2015-2016 LCM Men 100 BREAST

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PEATY
08/07
57.13 *WR*OR
2Cameron
VAN DER BURGH
RSA58.6908/07
3Cody
MILLER
USA58.8708/07
4Yasuhiro
KOSEKI
JPN58.9108/06
5Kevin
CORDES
USA58.9406/26
6Felipe
FRANCA
BRA59.0108/06
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Tonight, Cordes and Miller will take on Andrew Wilson of Longhorn, who went 59.76, and Michael Andrew of Indie Swimming, who became the youngest American breaststroker ever to go under 1:00 this morning with 59.96.

The full results of the men’s 100 breast prelims are here.

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Go Wildcats! Good luck in this evening’s session, Mr. Cordes!

Not Brendan Hansen

Why no Brendan Hansen? Is this only the fastest performances in the past 9 years?

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Great swim! Certainly a heavy favorite for the win tommorow but who will take the 2nd spot?

Kristaps Porzingis

Michae Andrew Wilson

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