Michael Duderstadt: I only knew I won because the team was going nuts

Produced by Coleman Hodges.

Reported by Jared Anderson. 

MEN’S 100 BREAST – FINALS

  1. Michael Duderstadt, AUB – 51.94
  2. Fabian Schwingenschlogl, MIZZ – 52.13
  3. Mauro Castillo, A&M – 52.65

An outstanding 100 breast field saw all 8 A finalists get under 53 seconds, plus SEC champ Michael Duderstadt break 52. He went 51.94, just off his lifetime-best, barreling home on a field-best 27.4 closing split to pass up Missouri’s Fabian Schwingenschlogl (52.13).

Texas A&M’s Mauro Castillo also used a huge closing split (27.6) to surge all the way to third place in 52.65, easily the best swim for the Aggie men so far this week.

After breaking the Kentucky school record in a time trial on Tuesday, senior George Greenhalgh picked up a 4th-place finish tonight, going 52.77. He was 52.53 in prelims, just two one-hundredths off his school record.

South Carolina’s Nils Wich-Glasen was 52.83, touching out a Missouri duo of Jordy Groters and Eddie Mapel, who tied for sixth at 52.85. That’s a big boost for Mizzou, with three A finalists racking up points.

Alabama’s Anton McKee took 8th but also got under 53 at 52.97. The Missouri depth came through big, though, and pushed the tigers past Alabama and into 4th place overall. Meanwhile Auburn took advantage of Florida’s extremely weak breaststroke roster, moving to within 26 points of the Gators as Florida scored zero breaststrokers. In fact the Gators didn’t even enter a breaststroker into prelims, choosing to use Caeleb Dressel instead in the 100 free.

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About Coleman Hodges

Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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