On day 3 of the 2016 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell broke the U.S. Open, NCAA, and American Records in the 100 yard butterfly.
She swam a 49.43 in the race final, which improved upon her 49.81 from last year’s NCAA Championship final as the fastest time ever done in the event.
Above, watch the video of Worrell’s legendary swim, courtesy of Louisville Swimming & Diving.
Below, as reported by Kelsi Worrell:
Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell blasted a new American, NCAA, and U.S. Open Record on Friday night at the 2016 Women’s NCAA Championships. Worrell swam a 49.43 in her last 100 fly as a collegiate swimmer, repeating as the NCAA Champion in this event.
Worrell previously held the record at 49.81, which she posted in finals at last year’s NCAAs. The big difference between tonight’s swim and her 2015 swim came in the 1st 50. She was out in a 23.09 tonight, compared to her 23.58 last year.
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Worrell now owns 8 of the top 10 fastest 100 fly times ever swam in the NCAA. In addition, she has 4 of the 5 fastest 100 fly times in history. The only other person on that list isNatalie Coughlin, who swam a 50.01 in 2002. Worrell is the only woman to ever break 50 seconds, and she’s now accomplished that feat 4 times.
All Time Top 5 Performances, 100-Yard Butterfly: