Shaine Casas: “I’m a butterflier, it just hasn’t come out yet” (Video)

2019 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Reported by Reid Carlson.

MEN’S 100 BACKSTROKE – FINALS

  • World Record: Ryan Murphy (United States), 2016, 51.85
  • American Record: Ryan Murphy, 2016, 51.85
  • Championship Record: Aaron Piersol (United States), 2009, 51.94
  • U.S. Open Record: Aaron Piersol (United States), 2009, 51.94
  • Olympic Trials Cut: 56.59

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Shaine Casas had the swim of his life tonight, winning the 100 backstroke in 52.72, becoming the 7th-fastest American all-time in the race, and the 5th-fastest in the world this year.

Casas was explosive off the blocks and flipped in a 25.29, just .16 above World Record pace. Casas did not have the same back-end speed to match the World Record, but it didn’t matter as he won the race by over a second, taking down World University Games silver medalist Yohann Ndoye Brouard, and rising American Clark Beach.

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Broken Boi
1 year ago

Every Butterflyer in the World: Oh ****
Caeleb Dressel: Finally, some competition

Colonel
1 year ago

I heard he sucks at minecraft

Mack
Reply to  Colonel
1 year ago

Facts

Dcswim
Reply to  Mack
1 year ago

Big, if true

Facts
1 year ago

Katz and Stewart appeared to be locks for the backstrokes but Casas could challenge them if he makes the switch at NCAAs

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