Lilly King on 8-for-8: “I better not mess this up” (Video)

2019 WOMEN’S DIVISION I NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Reported by Lauren Neidigh.

200 BREASTSTROKE

  • NCAA Record: Lilly King (Indiana), 2:02.60 – 2018
  • American Record: Lilly King (Indiana), 2:02.60 – 2018
  • Meet Record: Lilly King (Indiana), 2:02.60 – 2018

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL RESULTS:

  1. GOLD: Lilly King, Indiana, 2:02.90
  2. SILVER: Sydney Pickrem, Texas A&M, 2:03.65
  3. BRONZE: Sophie Hansson, NC State, 2:06.18
  4. Emma Barksdale, South Carolina, 2:06.87
  5. Bailey Bonnett, Kentucky, 2:06.91
  6. Noelle Peplowski, Indiana, 2:06.94
  7. Anna Belousova, Texas A&M, 2:07.04
  8. Kaki Christensen, Virginia, 2:08.74

Indiana’s Lilly King was almost a second ahead at just the 50-mark in 27.39. She came through the 100 at 58.62, still over a second ahead of the field. She was right on record pace at the 150 in 1:30.58. King was slightly off her record from last season as she finished in 2:02.90 with the 2nd fastest performance ever. She now owns 6 of the 8 fastest swims ever in the event and a new Pool Record.

Texas A&M’s Sydney Pickrem moved up to #4 all-time, clocking in at 2:03.65. That was a lifetime best by a second and the 8th fastest performance ever. Behind her, NC State freshman Sophie Hanssondropped over half a second in 2:06.18 to round out the top 3. South Carolina’s Emma Barksdale(2:06.87) outpaced Kentucky’s Bailey Bonnett (2:06.91) and Indiana freshman Noelle Peplowski(2:06.94) on the back half to take 4th. That was a best by almost a full second for Barksdale, while Bonnett and Peplowski broke 2:07 for the first time as well.

Minnesota’s Lindsey Kozelsky (2:07.77), a 2018 finalist in this race, took it out with the lead in the B heat at 1:00.56. Stanford’s Allie Raab closed in on the 3rd 50, taking over the lead down the final stretch to win the heat in 2:06.85. That was a big swim for Raab, who had never broken 2:08 before.

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running start to touch backstroke flags

Ah, the ever quotable King.

Bevo

Great comments on her teammate and the future. Lilly has been an outstanding competitor. On to Tokyo young lady….

Loulou

How long until tyr and king announce their deal?

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