After a great rebound swim this morning in which he lowered his own American, U.S. Open, and NCAA Records in the 100 breast, Kevin Cordes of Arizona took it one step further tonight, clocking a 50.04 to win by nearly a second and a half. Nic Fink of Georgia continued his excellent last 12 months with a [distant] second place finish in 51.48.
Much like this morning, Cordes really attacked this race early, taking it out in 23.58, easily his fastest front-half ever (Damir Dujonic of Cal, at 23.45 in 2009 with a bodysuit, is the only swimmer to ever be faster in the event).
With that drop, Cordes has the four fastest swims in history, and is also tied for fifth with former NCAA record holder Damir Dugonjic of the Cal Bears (50.83):
- 50.04 (2014 NCAA’s)
- 50.55 (2014 NCAA’s)
- 50.70 (2013 Texas Invite)
- 50.74 (2013 NCAA’s)
- 50.83 (2013 Texas Invite)
In case anyone was wondering, his stroke count for the event was 4-6-6-7 for the four lengths.