Ryan Held compares his individual performances to Dressel’s (Video)

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Top 3:

  1. Caeleb Dressel, 40.00
  2. Michael Chadwick, 40.95
  3. Ryan Held, 41.21

So close, and yet so far.  Caeleb Dressel swam the fastest 100 free we’ve ever seen by 0.46 seconds, touching in exactly 40.00 and coming tantalizingly close to cracking that seemingly impossible barrier.

An incredible field finished behind Dressel, with all eight men once again finishing under 42 seconds.  Leading the way was Missouri senior Michael Chadwick, whose 40.95 now makes him the 4th-fastest ever in the event and was the 6th-fastest performance ever.  NC State junior Ryan Held touched in 41.21, moving up him to 7th-fastest ever in the event.

The rest of the field touched within 0.09 of each other.  USC junior Dylan Carter touched in 41.76, while teammate Santo Condorelli and Longhorn Brett Ringgold tied for 5th with 41.77.  Sam Perry of Stanford and Blake Pieroni of Indiana rounded finished in 41.80 and 41.85 respectively.

It doesn’t look like this event will get any easier next year, as seven of the eight A-finalists are juniors, with Chadwick the only senior.

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Bill Bell
4 years ago

Had a great NCAAs but came up a couple hundredths shy of Bilis’ ACC record in 100 free.
Hopefully thus will make him hungry for S big outdoor campaign and then next collegiate season 17.9/39.9 and 43 low!

Hey, he and Dressel put their suits on the same way — one leg at a tine!

Reply to  Bill Bell
4 years ago

Dude, the difference is Dressel puts his suit on a few tenths faster lol

4 years ago

Congrats to both of them & Connor

4 years ago


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