Reported by Lauren Neidigh.
WOMEN’S 100 BREAST:
- NCAA Record: Lilly King (Indiana), 2017, 56.30
- American Record: Lilly King (Indiana), 2017, 56.30
- Championship Record: Lilly King (Indiana), 2017, 56.46
- 2017 Champion: Lilly King (Indiana), 56.46
- GOLD: Lilly King, Indiana, 56.25
- SILVER: Miranda Tucker, Michigan, 57.98
- BRONZE: Lindsey Kozelsky, Minnesota, 58.18
Indiana’s Lilly King was out quick in 26.32, under American Record Pace. She closed in 29.93, clipping her own record with a 56.25. King rolled here eyes a bit to her team after the finish, as she’s hoped to break 56 seconds, but said she was still excited to get the record.
Former teammate Miranda Tucker, who transferred and now swims for Michigan, was just hundredths shy of her best as she took 2nd in 57.98. Tucker ran down Minnesota’s Lindsey Kozelskyinto the finish. Kozelsky held on for 3rd, holding off Eastern Michigan’s Delaney Duncan (58.36). Texas A&M’s Anna Belousova (58.97) and Arizona State’s Silja Kansakoski (58.98) were also under 59.
An extremely close finish in the B heat saw USC’s Riley Scott hold on to out-touch a hard-charging Mariia Astashkina of Louisville, 59.23 to 59.29.