WATCH: Kate Douglass Swims Fastest Women’s 200-Yard Breast In History

Yanyan Li
by Yanyan Li 7

November 20th, 2022 College, News, Video

2022 TENNESSEE INVITATIONAL

On Saturday, the 2022 Tennessee Invite closed off with racing in the 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, and 200 back. Some highlights from the last session of the meet included Kate Douglass‘ 2:01.87 in the 200 breast, which breaks her own NCAA, American, and U.S. Open record from 2022 NCAAs. Other notable swims included Gretchen Walsh‘s 46.89 100 free, Josephine Fuller‘s breakout 1:50.12 200 back, the UVA womens’ and Tennessee mens’ 400 free relays, and more.

Watch race videos from Saturday’s session of the meet here, courtesy of the UVa swimming YouTube channel.

WOMEN’S 200 BREAST – FINALS

  • NCAA ‘A’ Standard – 2:06.18
  • 2022 NCAA Invite Time – 2:09.15

Top 3:

  1. Kate Douglass, Virginia — 2:01.87
  2. Alex Walsh, Virginia — 2:03.93
  3. Ella Nelson, Virginia — 2:07.06

WOMEN’S 200 BACK – FINALS

  • NCAA ‘A’ Standard – 1:50.50
  • 2022 NCAA Invite Time – 1:53.97

Top 3:

  1. Josephine Fuller (Tennessee) – 1:50.12
  2. Sophie Lindner (UNC) – 1:53.46
  3. Ella Bathurst (Virginia) – 1:54.40

MEN’S 200 BACK – FINALS

  • NCAA ‘A’ Standard – 1:39.13
  • 2022 NCAA Invite Time – 1:40.92

Top 3:

  1. Harrison Lierz (Tennessee) – 1:42.05
  2. Jack Aikins (Virginia) – 1:42.37
  3. Landon Driggers (Tennessee) – 1:43.20

WOMEN’S 100 FREE – FINALS

  • NCAA ‘A’ Standard – 47.18
  • 2022 NCAA Invite Time – 48.44

Top 3:

  1. Gretchen Walsh, Virginia — 46.89
  2. Lindsay Flynn, Michigan — 48.13
  3. Maxine Parker, Virginia — 48.33

MEN’S 100 FREE – FINALS

  • NCAA ‘A’ Standard – 41.64
  • 2022 NCAA Invite Time – 42.34

Top 3:

  1. Jordan Crooks, Tennessee — 41.29
  2. Gui Caribe, Tennessee — 41.44
  3. Matt King, Virginia — 41.93

MEN’S 200 BREAST – FINALS

  • NCAA ‘A’ Standard – 1:51.54
  • 2022 NCAA Invite Time – 1:53.23

Top 3:

  1. Lyubomir Epitropov, Tennessee — 1:53.18
  2. Noah Nichols, Virginia — 1:53.57
  3. Max Iida, Virginia — 1:53.81

WOMEN’S 200 FLY – FINALS

  • NCAA ‘A’ Standard – 1:52.86
  • 2022 NCAA Invite Time – 1:56.14

Top 3:

  1. Abby Harter, Virginia — 1:54.45
  2. Ellie Vannote, North Carolina — 1:55.16
  3. Sara Stotler, Tennessee — 1:57.44

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Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
13 days ago

Are the 2023 USA Swimming International Team Trials where Kate Douglass surpasses Lilly King in the women’s 200 meter breaststroke?

Yaboi
13 days ago

Most efficient glide in the NCAA right now, maybe ever

Brian
13 days ago

Her distance per stroke is so good (5-6 per length). Just looking at her pullouts compared to Walsh’s, I wonder if she should wait an extra half second before starting her dolphin kick. Seems like Walsh catches her on the glide

ArtVanDeLegh10
Reply to  Brian
13 days ago

Walsh catches her on her pull down. Usually it’s a little technique but mostly strength. I’m guessing Walsh is just stronger than she is.

Honest Observer
13 days ago

Taking out your 200 breast within half a second of your best 100 breast is the definition of aggressive.

zdhamme86
Reply to  Honest Observer
13 days ago

Right, when I tried that I’d come back 12 plus seconds slower

MICHAEL
13 days ago

Pretty sure that Gretchen Walsh did not swim 46.86 in the 100 back

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Although Yanyan wasn't the greatest competitive swimmer, she learned more about the sport of swimming through scoring countless dual meets, being a timer, and keeping track of her teammates' best times for three years as a team manager. She eventually ventured into the realm of writing and joined SwimSwam in …

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