(RACE VIDEO) Caeleb Dressel Clips American Record With 41.07, Unloads 3rd Fastest 100 Free Ever

Photo Courtesy: Andy Ringgold/Aringo

Caeleb Dressel unleashed his second American record of the 2016 Southeastern Conference Championships with a blistering time in the 100-yard freestyle.

Dressel threw down a smoking 41.07 to clip Nathan Adrian’s American record of 41.08 set at the 2009 NCAA Men’s Championships.

Dressel now stands third all time in the race’s history behind only Vlad Morozov (40.76) and Cesar Cielo (40.92).

Dressel’s previous best time in the event coming into today was a 41.90 from the 2015 Southeastern Conference Championships.  He lowered that personal best with a sizzling 41.71 during prelims before unloading in the finale.

Here’s some race highlights from the event:

 Event 37  Men 100 Yard Freestyle
      US Open: O 40.76  3/30/2013 Vlad Morozov, Southern Cal
         NCAA: N 40.76  3/30/2013 Vlad Morozov, Southern Cal
     American: M 41.08  3/28/2009 Nathan Adrian, California
     SEC Meet: S 41.55  2/21/2009 Matt Targett, Auburn
         Pool: P 42.43  2009      James Feigan, Texas
                 42.37  A
                 44.29  B
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
                            === A - Final ===                            
  1 Dressel, Caeleb  SO FLOR-FL             41.71      41.07MA       32  
    r:+0.69  19.52        41.07 (21.55)


  1. Susan L. Lansbury

    Alice O’Leary McClenahan…… more to fathom!!!!

Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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