Max McHugh Unleashes Fastest 50-Yard Breast Split Ever – 22.40

2021 BIG TEN MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Big Ten Men’s Championships are off to a hot start, as Michigan nearly set a new conference record and Minnesota junior Max McHugh logged a tremendous split on the Gophers’ 200 medley relay.

Registering a 22.40 breaststroke split, McHugh becomes the fastest-ever breaststroke split in history on a 200-yard medley relay.

McHugh’s 22.69 from a January dual meet left him third in history, behind Cal’s Chuck Katis (22.64) and USC’s Carsten Vissering (22.58). Vissering was the previous fastest-ever, and McHugh went by that mark by almost two full tenths of a second.

Meanwhile, Michigan’s Will Chan (22.67), Purdue’s Trent Pellini (22.82) and Ohio State’s Hudson McDaniel (22.97) were all under the 23-second barrier. Chan now ranks #4 all-time and Pellini eighth.

TOP 50-YARD BREAST SPLITS, ALL-TIME (BY PERFORMER)

  1. Max McHugh – 22.40
  2. Carsten Vissering – 22.58
  3. Chuck Katis – 22.64
  4. Will Chan – 22.67
  5. Peter John Stevens – 22.69
  6. Bruno Ortiz/Michael Houlie – 22.77
  7. Trent Pellini – 22.82

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PVSFree
3 months ago

That’s absolutely filthy. How many years until we see the first 21 second breast split??

Sun Yangs Hammer
Reply to  PVSFree
3 months ago

About three weeks

in the opening 50

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Sun Yangs hammer 2.0
Reply to  Sun Yangs Hammer
3 months ago

Of the 200

MY MOM!
Reply to  Sun Yangs hammer 2.0
3 months ago

HE’S ON PACE!!

Andrew Majeske
3 months ago

His split in breast was faster than the backstroke split on his relay–that might be a first…

PVSFree
Reply to  Andrew Majeske
3 months ago

Poor backstroker

Minneslowta
Reply to  PVSFree
3 months ago

Or, alternatively, poor Max. Splits a record time and his relay still isn’t competitive. A big ten school should be able to put up a 21 in the 50 back. It’s not the backstrokers fault, he gave it his all I’m sure. MN’s lackluster performance falls squarely on the shoulders of the coaching staff.

JustADude
Reply to  Minneslowta
3 months ago

Minnesota has a very young team with a lot of potential that needs to be unlocked

Old Swimmer
Reply to  Minneslowta
3 months ago

What is wrong with the coaching staff at Minnesota?

Tony R
Reply to  Andrew Majeske
3 months ago

Their breaststroker being able to ou-tsplit their backstroker is whey they were 8th.

Bub
Reply to  Andrew Majeske
3 months ago

He did the same thing in hs when he allegedly went 22.6, even outsplit his flyer and freestyler.

JimSwim22
Reply to  Andrew Majeske
3 months ago

I out split my backstroker once. Of course he split :29.8 and I was watching the rest of the heat pass mid pool when I dove in.

Bub
Reply to  JimSwim22
3 months ago

I actually have a similar story, except my backstroker went 32 and was half a lap behind when I dove in. I could barely swim the 2nd 25 from the wash the flyers were making

Gator
3 months ago

Wow!

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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