Produced by Coleman Hodges.
Reported by Jared Anderson.
100 BREASTSTROKE – FINALS
- NCAA Record: 50.04, Kevin Cordes, 2014
- American Record: 50.04, Kevin Cordes, 2014
- U.S. Open Record: 50.04, Kevin Cordes, 2014
Pool Record: 51.53, Fabian Schwingenschlogl, 2016
- 2015 Champion: 50.25, Kevin Cordes
- Fabian Schwingenschlogl, Missouri – 51.29
- Peter Stevens, Tennessee – 51.51
- Michael Barnosky, Air Force – 51.89
Missouri’s Fabian Schwingenschlogl successfully competed a dominant postseason in the 100 breast, going from SEC champ to NCAA top seed to NCAA prelims top qualifier to NCAA champ.
Schwingenschlogl placed 6th last year for Western Kentucky before transferring to Mizzou when the WKU program was suspended. He bettered his time from last year by almost half a second, going 51.29 to re-break the pool record he set in prelims.
Silver went to Tennessee sophomore Peter Stevens, who actually led Schwingenschlogl by a hundredth at the 50 wall. Stevens was 51.51.
Not long after we mentioned the meet’s highest mid-major finisher in the 100 fly, Air Force senior Michael Barnosky bettered that finish with a 3rd-place showing in the 100 breast. His 51.89 made him the last man in this field under 51.
Virginia Tech’s Brandon Fiala and Louisville’s Carlos Claverie tied at 52.14 for fourth place, just ahead of Oakland’s Devon Nowicki (52.22), yet another high mid-major finisher.
Arizona freshman Blair Bish won the B final in 52.18, cutting about half a second from this morning.