2019 WOMEN’S DIVISION I NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 20th – Saturday, March 23rd
- Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center — Austin, Texas
- Prelims 9 a.m./Finals 5 p.m. (Central Time)
- Defending Champion: Stanford (2x) – 2018 results
- Championship Central
- Psych Sheet
- Live Results
- Full livestream schedule
- Day 3 Prelims Heat Sheet
Reported by Lauren Neidigh.
WOMEN’S 100 BREAST:
- NCAA Record: Lilly King (Indiana), 55.88 – 2019
- American Record: Lilly King (Indiana), 55.88 – 2019
- Meet Record: Lilly King (Indiana), 56.25 – 2018
CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL RESULTS:
- GOLD: Lilly King, Indiana, 55.73
- SILVER: Delaney Duncan, EMU, 57.83
- BRONZE: Sophie Hansson, NC State, 57.90
- Lindsey Kozelsky, Minnesota, 58.09
- Ida Hulkko, FSU, 58.58
- Alexis Wenger, Virginia, 58.64
- Miranda Tucker, Michigan, 58.83
- Ema Rajic, Cal, 59.43
Indiana’s Lilly King was way under record pace at the 50, splitting a 25.98. She continued to dominate on the 2nd 50, breaking her American Record by just over a tenth in 55.73. That’s the 2nd time in history we’ve seen a sub-56, as King first broke the barrier at the 2019 Big Ten Championships last month. King now owns 9 of the 10 fastest performances ever. Fellow Rio Olympian Molly Hannis is the only other person remaining on that list at #7.
Eastern Michigan’s Delaney Duncan moved ahead of NC State freshman Sophie Hansson and Minnesota’s Lindsey Kozelsky on the back half. Duncan finished 2nd in 57.83, making her the 10th fastest performer in history. That was EMU’s highest finish in program history. Hansson, the ACC Champion and 7th fastest all-time, was just over a tenth shy of her best to take 3rd in 57.90. Kozelsky, who was #10 on the all-time top performers list before Duncan bumped her out of the top 10, finished 3rd tonight in 58.09. She was out in 26.95 to challenge for 2nd, but lost some steam coming home.
There were 3 freshmen from the ACC in tonight’s final. Florida State freshman Ida Hulkko, who broke 59 for the first time this morning, dropped a few more tenths off her best to take 5th in 58.58.Virginia freshman Alexis Wenger was a few tenths shy of her best to take 6th in 58.64.