Vini Lanza: “I started learning how to win… winning’s good” (Video)


Reported by Jared Anderson.


  • NCAA Record: Caeleb Dressel, Florida (2018) – 42.80
  • American Record: Caeleb Dressel, Florida (2018) – 42.80
  • U.S. Open Record: Caeleb Dressel, Florida (2018) – 42.80
  • Meet Record: Caeleb Dressel, Florida (2018) – 42.80
  • 2018 Champion: Caeleb Dressel, Florida -42.80

Top 8 Finishers:

  1. Vini Lanza, Indiana – 44.37
  2. Coleman Stewart, NC State – 44.46
  3. Miles Smachlo, Michigan – 44.84
  4. Maxime Rooney, Florida – 44.99
  5. Camden Murphy, Georgia – 45.03
  6. Zheng Quah, Cal – 45.06
  7. Ryan Hoffer, Cal – 45.14
  8. Chatham Dobbs, Arizona – 45.39

A thriller of an A final went right down to the wire, with no clear leader until the final touch. He didn’t lead for much of the race at all, but Indiana’s Vini Lanza roared back to go 44.37 and win the event. That makes him the #7 performer of all-time.

NC State’s Coleman Stewart also had a nice closing lap and a nice drop, going 44.46. He should be #8 all-time in this event, and will chase double top-2 performances in the 100 back later tonight.

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Cheaters never win and winners never cheat or whine!! Congrats on a great swim and meet!

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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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