While Recently Filming at the University of Virginia, one of Todd DeSorbo‘s speed practices included a couple 100 kicks for time. Freshman standout Gretchen Walsh was sharing a lane with NCAA Champion Kate Douglass, and the 2 were ‘strongly encouraged’ by DeSorbo to break 1:00 in their final 100 kick of the day.
Now, let’s recognize the elephant in the room: DeSorbo calls out 54.2 for Gretchen’s 100 kick. Timing it ourselves (and looking at the video frames), our estimate is that it’s about a 54.9-55.1. So, while DeSorbo’s time may be a bit fast in actuality, let’s not miss the bigger picture here: that is insanely fast. Douglass, after having been out sick the day before, kicks to a 59.0, which is also incredible in its own right.