WATCH: Indiana Freshman Ian Finnerty Wins B1G 100 Breast Crown

Karl Ortegon
by Karl Ortegon 7

February 28th, 2016 News, Video

Indiana freshman Ian Finnerty, who had never broken 53 seconds in his 100 breast prior to college, found himself touching first for the Big Ten conference crown on Friday.

Finnerty touched at 52.15 in prelims, and then blasted a 51.75 in finals to sneak under 52 seconds, the only swimmer to do so.

The Hoosiers made up half of this A final, with Tanner Kurz placing 3rd along and Cody Taylor and Levi Brock joining Kurz and Finnerty in the top 8. Breaststroke was a key strength for Indiana this weekend– they also put up Kurz, Taylor and Finnerty to the A final of the 200 breast.

Indiana finished 2nd overall at the Big Ten Championships.

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5 years ago

Breaststroke is sooo fast now, even compared to five or so years ago…51’s left and right. Someone needs to go 49.99

5 years ago

It seems one contributing factor in breaststroke time drops is the use of two downward butterfly kicks after the start and after turns. This is illegal ……..

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5 years ago

as per a rule change, that is no longer true, a swimmer may give one undulation as well as one full downward butterfly kick legally.

5 years ago

Kevin Cordes almost had it, but he did split 49.56 is a relay.

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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