Worrell Blasts Fastest 100 Fly Relay Split in History

by Shawn Klosterman 2

March 17th, 2016 College, News


This morning during the preliminary round of the 400 Medley Relay at the 2016 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Championship, Kelsi Worrell helped Louisville to claim the second place seed heading into finals with a blazing 49.25.  That is the fastest split in history, crushing the 49.56 split we reported on in the 2015 NCAA meet.

The top time Worrell has turned in for this season is her 50.06 from ACC’s, and her lifetime best from a flat start is still the 49.81 that won her the NCAA title last year.  The relay performance this morning puts the Cardinals only .14 behind Stanford in tonight’s final with 3:28.24.

2015 relay leg splits:  22.93/26.63= 49.56

2016 relay leg splits:  22.71/26.54= 49.25

When comparing the relay splits to the relay performance from last year we can see that not only was she able to get out over two tenths of a second faster, but she was able to bring it home better as well.  This is sure to have fans excited to see the relay tonight when the title is on the line, and to see how far into uncharted territory she can take the individual butterfly event as well.

Stay tuned to SwimSwam for more updates as the meet goes on.

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Cynthia mae Curran
5 years ago

It would be cool if she went under 50 seconds in 100 yard fly. She will probably win both flys.

Reply to  Cynthia mae Curran
5 years ago

She has already done that, last year she went 49.8