(Race Video) Caeleb Dressel Unleashes 40.46 NCAA, American Record to Win 100 Free

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Not only did Caeleb Dressel break Vlad Morozov’s NCAA record in the men’s 100-yard free, he broke through 40.50 to win the event at the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

Dressel unleashed a 40.46 to break the 40.76 NCAA record set by Morozov back in 2013 as well as his own American mark of 41.07 from last month.

Comparative splits:

Dressel, NCAAs: 19.23, 40.46 (21.23)
Morozov, 2013: 19.14, 40.76 (21.62)
Dressel, SECs: 19.52, 41.07 (21.55)

Dressel is the first man since Dressel in 2013 to sweep the 50 and 100 frees, and he is also Florida’s first winner in the 100 free ever.

All Time Top 100 Free Performers:

1 40.46 Caeleb Dressel Florida Atlanta 3/26/16
2 40.76 Vlad Morozov USC 3/18/13
3 40.92 Cesar Cielo Auburn Federal Way, Wash. 3/29/08
4 41.08 Nathan Adrian California TAMU 3/28/09
5 41.18 Simonas Bilis NC State Atlanta 3/26/16
6 41.23 Ryan Hoffer, Scottsdale, 12/12/15
7 41.35 Matt Grevers Tucson Ford Columbus 12/2/10
8 41.46r Marcelo Chierighini Auburn 2/18/14
9 41.49 Jimmy Feigen Texas TAMU 3/28/09
9 41.49 Duje Draganja California Minneapolis. 3/26/05
11 41.52 Kristian Gkolomeev Alabama Atlanta 3/26/16

NC State’s Simonas Bilis (41.18) moved up to fifth all time with his second-place swim, while Alabama’s Kristian Gkolomeev turned in a 41.52 for third to move to 11th ever.

NC State’s Ryan Held (41.77), Texas’ Brett Ringgold (41.80), Missouri’s Michael Chadwick (41.98), Georgia’s Michael Trice (42.65) and Texas’ John Murray (42.65) also put up swims in the finale.

                           === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Dressel, Caeleb        SO Florida             41.73      40.46N  20  
    r:+0.68  19.23        40.46 (21.23)
  2 Bilis, Simonas         SR NC State            41.59      41.18P  17  
    r:+0.66  19.77        41.18 (21.41)
  3 Gkolomeev, Kristian    JR Alabama             41.76      41.52P  16  
    r:+0.68  19.63        41.52 (21.89)
  4 Held, Ryan             SO NC State            41.78      41.77   15  
    r:+0.63  19.82        41.77 (21.95)
  5 Ringgold, Brett        SO Texas               42.36      41.80   14  
    r:+0.75  19.81        41.80 (21.99)
  6 Chadwick, Michael      JR Missouri            41.94      41.98   13  
    r:+0.70  20.02        41.98 (21.96)
  7 Trice, Michael         SR Georgia             42.35      42.65   11.5
    r:+0.70  20.06        42.65 (22.59)
  7 Murray, John           SR Texas               42.32      42.65   11.5
    r:+0.64  20.13        42.65 (22.52)
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Tavcar, Anze           JR Indiana             42.67      42.34    9  
    r:+0.74  20.18        42.34 (22.16)
 10 Pieroni, Blake         SO Indiana             42.58      42.50    7  
    r:+0.65  20.25        42.50 (22.25)
 11 Ellis, Matt            SR Texas               42.67      42.54    6  
    r:+0.69  20.32        42.54 (22.22)
 12 Koski, Matias          SR Georgia             42.56      42.68    5  
    r:+0.71  20.68        42.68 (22.00)
 13 Bams, Laurent          SO Alabama             42.39      42.72    4  
    r:+0.68  20.55        42.72 (22.17)
 14 Perry, Sam             SO Stanford            42.37      42.85    3  
    r:+0.61  20.66        42.85 (22.19)
 15 Tribuntsov, Ralf       SO USC                 42.51      42.96    2  
    r:+0.71  20.61        42.96 (22.35)
 16 Nielsen, Anders        SR Michigan            42.64      43.18    1  
    r:+0.69  20.65        43.18 (22.53)
                 Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 17                  
 
  1. Texas                           435.5   2. California                        312
  3. Florida                           293   4. NC State                          260
  5. Alabama                           184   6. Georgia                         181.5
  7. Tennessee                         167   8. Missouri                          158
  9. Louisville                      143.5  10. Indiana                         129.5
 11. Michigan                          123  12. Auburn                            111
 13. Southern Cali                     103  14. Stanford                         84.5
 15. South Carolina                     66  15. Ohio St                            66
 17. Arizona                            64  18. Wisconsin                          41
 19. Brigham Young                      40  20. Pittsburgh                         31
 20. University of Miami                31  22. Virginia Tech                    30.5
 23. Penn                               26  24. Minnesota                          18
 25. UNC                                16  25. Air Force                          16
 27. Cleveland St                       15  28. Oakland                            13
 29. Texas A&M                          12  30. Yale                               11
 30. George Washington                  11  32. Unlv                                9
 32. Univ of Utah                        9  34. Princeton                           8
 35. Duke                                7  36. Lsu                                 6
 37. Georgia Tech                        5  37. Hawaii                              5
 39. Virginia                            3  39. Purdue                              3
 41. Penn State University               2  41. Iowa                                2
 41. Harvard                             2
24 Comments

24 comments

  1. Aoife Ní

    John Ferris… TGIs? ?

  2. Erlan Hurtado

    Mamá!!!!! Martin Berbetti Guzmán

  3. Jessica Mack

    I am speechless. Simply amazing.

  4. avatar
    Bill Bell

    First American in many, many, MANY a moon to not only sweep both sprints but also set U.S. Open/ American/ NCAA records in the process.

    Forget Omaha. ForgetbthevTrials. Put this guy on the ram NOW and tell him to,just go,forth and bring home the golds/ wrs.

    Manadou Schmanadiu. Proud Schmoud. Cielo Schmuelo. Thus guy’ll crush ’em ALL like ants.

    And Phelps had better watch in the 100 fly too not to nention Schooling.

  5. Kristie Wisniewski

    Really hope he can do something LCM because he deserves it! Love to see him at the Olympics.

Author: Jason Marsteller

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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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