(Race Video) Caeleb Dressel Scorches 18.20 For American, NCAA Mark in 50 Free

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Florida’s Caeleb Dressel made history again as the sophomore defended his title in the men’s 50-yard free with an NCAA and American record at the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

Heading into the meet, he had an American and NCAA record time of 18.23 from the Southeastern Conference Championships.

Throughout today, Dressel posted four separate sub-18.40 swims including a scorching 18.20 record to win tonight’s finale.

All Time Top 10 50 Frees:

1 18.20 Caeleb Dressel Florida Atlanta 3/24/16
2 18.23 Caeleb Dressel, Florida, Columbia 2/17/16
3 18.24r Caeleb Dressel Florida Atlanta 3/24/16
4 18.29p Caeleb Dressel Florida Atlanta 3/24/16
5 18.32r Caeleb Dressel, Florida, Atlanta, 3/24/16
6 18.39p Caeleb Dressel, Florida, Columbia, 2/17/16
7 18.47r Cesar Cielo Auburn Federal Way, Wash. 3/27/08
8 18.52 Cesar Cielo Auburn Federal Way, Wash. 3/27/08
8 18.52 Matt Targett Auburn Auburn, Ala., 2/19/09
10 18.63 Vlad Morozov USC 3/28/13

Multiple 50 Free Winners:

3 – Joe Bottom, Southern California
3 – Fred Bousquet, Auburn
3 – David Edgar, Tennessee
2 – Nathan Adrian, California
2 – Robert Anderson, Stanford
2 – Charles Barker, Michigan
2 – Matt Biondi, California
2 – John Bryant, Dartmouth
2 – Cesar Cielo, Auburn
2 – Richard Cleveland, Ohio State
2 – Andrew Coan, Tennessee
2 – Charles Flachmann, Illinois
2 – Steven Jackman, Minnesota
2 – Tom Jager, UCLA
2 – Ed Kirar, Michigan
2 – Brent Lang, Michigan
2 – Richard Weinberg, Michigan
2 – Zac Zorn, UCLA
2 – Caeleb Dressel, Florida

NC State’s Simonas Bilis placed second in 18.84 with Alabama’s Kristian Gkolomeev earning third in 18.95.

 === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Dressel, Caeleb        SO Florida             18.29      18.20N  20  
     r:+0.61  8.70         18.20 (9.50)
  2 Bilis, Simonas         SR NC State            18.79      18.84   17  
     r:+0.67  9.11         18.84 (9.73)
  3 Gkolomeev, Kristian    JR Alabama             19.18      18.95   16  
     r:+0.70  9.28         18.95 (9.67)
  4 Chadwick, Michael      JR Missouri            19.06      19.04   15  
     r:+0.66  9.25         19.04 (9.79)
  5 Powers, Paul           SO Michigan            18.99      19.05   14  
     r:+0.66  9.18         19.05 (9.87)
  6 Murray, John           SR Texas               19.17      19.08   13  
     r:+0.61  9.12         19.08 (9.96)
  7 Held, Ryan             SO NC State            19.01      19.20   12  
     r:+0.67  9.24         19.20 (9.96)
  8 Trice, Michael         SR Georgia             19.16      19.23   11  
     r:+0.70  9.21        19.23 (10.02)
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Virva, Dillon          SR UNLV                19.25      19.07    9  
     r:+0.61  9.09         19.07 (9.98)
 10 Ringgold, Brett        SO Texas               19.18      19.10    7  
     r:+0.72  9.31         19.10 (9.79)
 11 Khalafalla, Ali        SO Indiana             19.28      19.21    6  
     r:+0.65  9.31         19.21 (9.90)
 12 Perry, Sam             SO Stanford            19.41      19.41    5  
     r:+0.58  9.47         19.41 (9.94)
 13 Holoda, Peter          SO Auburn              19.18      19.44    4  
     r:+0.66  9.53         19.44 (9.91)
 14 Sorenson, Payton       SO BYU                 19.40      19.48    3  
     r:+0.79  9.43        19.48 (10.05)
 15 Schiellerup, Andreas   JR NC State            19.42      19.51    2  
     r:+0.70  9.42        19.51 (10.09)
 16 Darmody, Kyle          JR Auburn              19.48      19.74    1  
     r:+0.70  9.57        19.74 (10.17)
                 Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 5                  
 
  1. Texas                             147   2. Florida                           135
  3. NC State                          115   4. California                        107
  5. Michigan                           84   6. Auburn                           58.5
  7. Georgia                            58   8. Missouri                           51
  9. Alabama                            50  10. Stanford                         46.5
 11. Indiana                            38  12. Southern Cali                      34
 13. Louisville                         28  14. South Carolina                     23
 14. Wisconsin                          23  16. Tennessee                          18
 17. Brigham Young                      12  18. Virginia Tech                      11
 19. Ohio St                            10  20. Unlv                                9
 21. Princeton                           8  22. Arizona                             7
 23. Penn                                6  24. Univ of Utah                        3
 25. Harvard                             2

13 comments

  1. avatar
    Noah Kegley

    Crazy time right there.

  2. Mary-Helen Hopkins

    He goes twice as fast as me – mind you, I’m a 65-year-old lady.

  3. Chris Joyce

    He’s lucky they weren’t doing fly overs. The pads wouldn’t have been triggered!

    • Joanna Rakoczy

      So insanely fast! Inspo to get back in the pool..maybe..

    • Rob Doyle

      Joanna Rakoczy fosho inspo

  4. Lou Gooden

    Jack Jackson, new target?! ?