When you become confused in what time you are dealing with and apparently write 45.96" rather than the correct "44.91" which is in fact the new NAG record Shields swam as a freshman @ 2010 NCAAs.
Shields' 100 fly time (44.91) would be a 17-18 NAG record too but he was slower last month @ Pac-10 -- 45.75, so it actually is!
Hopefully Staab will in the not too distant future decide there's still some life left in them there collegiate legs/arms and give it one final shot before his eligibility runs out.
March 28, 2010
If I had a brain I'd b e a menace.
Let's tryo ne last time.
Yes, Shields' 44.91 from lastnite in1 100 fly is NAG record.
His OLD NAG record is/was 45.75 from Pacc-10s a month earlier.
Prior to that time the record was 45.96 by Crocker from '01 NCAAs.
Shields moves into fifth all-time(performers) and 11th (performances).
He scored in the consols of the 200 free too but that was just to try and score as many points as he could so Cal could continueto to stay within striking distance of Terxas in team race.
Give him a meet of conseqence like NCAAs where he doesn't have to swiim 200 free-100 fly double back-to-back and he could do some real damage in former.
And if he only had to worry aboutswimming 100 fly on a given day...would you believe 40flat?
Well maybe not quite that fast but...
Wonder what the world record-holder/double-defending Olympic champ in the 100 m fly could swim scy were he to set his mind to it and the meet/conditions were right?
He's never held the American 100 yard fly record.
The U.S. Nationals (scy) are the first weekend of December @ Ohio State.
The World sc Championshps begin exactly two weeks layer in Dubai.
One would presume the U.S. team would be @ its overseas base during nationals preparing for The Big Dance.
Maybe King Mark and his staff might think it'd be a good idea to get a final tune-up meet under the team's belt before heading out to battle the world so...how 'bout Columbus?
However, even were the U.S. yeam to compete they'd be likely to just "swim through" the competition.
Phelps, however, isn't like that. He doesn't "dog it" at meets.
Submitted by: slickwillie32
March 28, 2010
"Give him a meet of conseqence like NCAAs where he doesn't have to swiim 200 free-100 fly double back-to-back and he could do some real damage in former.
And if he only had to worry aboutswimming 100 fly on a given day...would you believe 40flat?"
No... not in the 100 fly, 100 free or anything else. Tom - like all other true competitors - do not worry about a race coming up when they have a chance to win and put 20 points on the board for their team. So he wasn't thinking a rat's ass about the 200 free until after the 100 fly final. I'd say we saw his best in 100 fly this weekend, and maybe he has a 1.33 in him under ideal conditions (evening swim), considering his 1.34 this morning.
Phelps, not sure he has the explosive power to truly dominate a 100y fly. Crocker at his peak (wasn't rested for PAC-10's 2004, NC's were SCM that year) and Cavic are the ones I see as capable of going 43 in that event
Submitted by: JakedBadForYou
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