Kelsi Worrell Crushes 100 Fly American Record


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.

Kelsi Worrell 1st 50 2nd 50 Time
2015 Prelims 23.52 26.37 49.89
2015 Finals 23.58 26.32 49.81
2016 Prelims 23.57 26.31 49.88
2016 Finals 23.09 26.34 49.43

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 is Natalie 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:

  1. Kelsi Worrell- 49.43, 2016
  2. Kelsi Worrell- 49.81, 2015
  3. Kelsi Worrell- 49.88, 2016
  4. Kelsi Worrell- 49.89, 2015
  5. Natalie Coughlin- 50.01, 2002

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bobo gigi
6 years ago

A M A Z I N G!

Irish Ringer
6 years ago

Damn near faster than Michael Andrew (48.92) swam today.

Cynthia mae Curran
6 years ago

She will win the 200 as as well Mark Spitz high school time or early college.

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