Caeleb Dressel Crushes American, NCAA Record in 200 IM — Race Video

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Photo Courtesy: Thomas Campbell/Texas A&M Athletics

Florida’s Caeleb Dressel demolished the American record in the men’s 200 IM at the SEC championships. He led wire-to-wire and recorded a time of 1:38.21, more than a second quicker than David Nolan’s previous American record of 1:39.38 set back in 2015. Nolan’s time was also the NCAA and U.S. Open record.

Dressel was out under Nolan’s record pace, 21.03 to 21.67, before falling slightly behind after the backstroke leg. But from there, he took off.

Nolan’s splits: 21.67, 45.99 (24.32), 1:15.20 (29.21), 1:39.18 (24.18)

Dressel’s splits: 21.03, 46.04 (25.01), 1:14.41 (28.37), 1:38.13 (23.72)

 

Dressel won the race by more than 2.5 seconds, but despite that massive margin, the men that finished behind him rank No. 2 and No. 3 in the country, respectively. Auburn’s Hugo Gonzalez was second in 1:40.67, and Dressel’s Gator teammate Mark Szaranek took third in 1:41.00. Szaranek tied for the NCAA title in the event last year.

Another Gator, Jan Switkowski, took fourth in 1:41.83, and Texas A&M’s Brock Bonetti was fifth (1:42.32), followed by Georgia’s Gunnar Bentz (1:43.94), South Carolina’s Tom Peribonio (1:44.00) and Kentucky’s Glen Brown (1:44.41).

Event 10  Men 200 Yard IM
=========================================================================
      US Open: O 1:39.38  3/26/2015 David Nolan, Stanford
         NCAA: N 1:39.38  3/26/2015 David Nolan, Stanford
     American: M 1:39.38  3/26/2015 David Nolan, Stanford
     SEC Meet: S 1:40.74  2/15/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
  Pool Record: P 1:40.09  3/26/2009 Bradley Ally, UF
                 1:41.88  A
                 1:49.09  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Caeleb Dressel   SR Florida           1:40.74    1:38.13OA       32  
    r:+0.65  21.03        46.04 (25.01)
        1:14.41 (28.37)     1:38.13 (23.72)
  2 Hugo Gonzalez    FR Auburn            1:41.69    1:40.67SA       28  
    r:+0.66  21.55        46.82 (25.27)
        1:16.02 (29.20)     1:40.67 (24.65)
  3 Mark Szaranek    SR Florida           1:42.48    1:41.00 A       27  
    r:+0.69  21.91        46.67 (24.76)
        1:16.09 (29.42)     1:41.00 (24.91)
  4 Jan Switkowski   SR Florida           1:43.46    1:41.83 A       26  
    r:+0.71  22.08        46.99 (24.91)
        1:16.94 (29.95)     1:41.83 (24.89)
  5 Brock Bonetti    SR Texas A&M         1:42.48    1:42.32 B       25  
    r:+0.71  22.03        47.41 (25.38)
        1:17.41 (30.00)     1:42.32 (24.91)
  6 Gunnar Bentz     SR Georgia           1:43.83    1:43.94 B       24  
    r:+0.74  22.56        49.28 (26.72)
        1:19.29 (30.01)     1:43.94 (24.65)
  7 Tom Peribonio    SR South Carolina    1:44.10    1:44.00 B       23  
    r:+1.05  22.73        48.67 (25.94)
        1:18.83 (30.16)     1:44.00 (25.17)
  8 Glen Brown       SO Kentucky          1:44.16    1:44.41 B       22  
    r:+0.69  22.79        48.97 (26.18)
        1:19.13 (30.16)     1:44.41 (25.28)

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