By Phillip Whitten
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 1. ED Moses, the world record-holder in the short course 100 and 200 meters breaststroke, slashed the American record for the 200 yard event today, swimming in a time trial by himself at the ACC Championships in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Moses lowered the record by exactly one second. The old mark, 1:52.88, was set last March at the NCAA Championships by the University of Texas' Brendan Hansen.
Moses, a senior at the University of Virginia, is ineligible for collegiate competition, as he is a professional.
Swimming unshaved, and with one day of rest (for travel to North Carolina), Moses split:
Cumulative: 25.2 – 53.1 – 1:22.1 – 1:51.88
By 50s: 25.2 – 27.9 – 29.0 – 29.8
He also swam a 52.60 for the 100 yard breaststroke on Friday. Splits: 24.8 – 27.8.
Afterwards, Moses told SwimInfo: "Hopefully that means good things in the future for me."