Joseph Schooling Nearly Cracks 44 With 44.01 NCAA Record in 100 Fly

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Texas’ Joseph Schooling, who admitted he wasn’t feeling the best heading into the race, broke the NCAA and U.S. Open record in the men’s 100-yard fly at the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

Schooling unloaded a blistering time of 44.01 to defend his NCAA title.  He won with a 44.51 last year that is the fourth-fastest time ever.

Schooling’s 44.01 blasted the NCAA and U.S. Open record of 44.18 set by Stanford’s Austin Staab back in 2009.

Comparative splits:

Schooling: 20.46, 44.01
Staab: 20.56, 44.18

The title defense made Schooling one of several multiple winners in the event’s history.  More importantly, he kept a potential career sweep intact.  Texas’ Ian Crocker, Stanford’s Pablo Morales and Indiana’s Mark Spitz are the only swimmers to ever pull off that feat.

Multiple 100 Fly Winners:

4 – Ian Crocker, Texas
4 – Pablo Morales, Stanford
4 – Mark Spitz, Indiana
3 – Lars Frolander, SMU
3 – Anthony Nesty, Florida
3 – Tom Shields, California
2 – Par Arvidsson, California
2 – Bob Brawner, Princeton
2 – David Gillanders, Michigan
2 – Matthew Gribble, Miami (Fla.)
2 – Jay Mortenson, Stanford
2 – Walt Richardson, Minnesota
2 – Austin Staab, Stanford
2 – Albert Subirats, Arizona
2 – John Trembley, Tennessee
2 – Joseph Schooling, Texas

The win gave Texas its sixth victory of the meet, more than halfway to the record of 11 wins by a team set by Texas in 2001.

Florida’s Caeleb Dressel, fresh off a stunning 18.20 in the 50 free yesterday, moved to third all time in the event’s history with a blistering 44.40.

All Time Top 10 100 Fly:

1 44.01 Joseph Schooling Texas Atlanta 3/25/16
2 44.18 Austin Staab Stanford TAMU 3/27/09
3 44.40 Caeleb Dressel Florida Atlanta 3/25/16
4 44.51 Joseph Schooling, Texas 3/27/15
5 44.55 Jack Conger, Texas 3/27/15
6 44.57 Albert Subirats Arizona Minneapolis 3/15/07
7 44.59 Tom Shields, California 3/28/13
8 44.62 Joseph Schooling Texas 2/26/16
9 44.63 Tyler McGill Auburn TAMU 3/27/09
10 44.66 Austin Staab Stanford Pac 10s 3/2/11

Texas’ Jack Conger (44.87), Cleveland State’s Philipp Sikatzki (45.37), Alabama’s Lucas Kaliszak (45.49), Ohio State’s Matt McHugh (45.64), Michigan’s Dylan Bosch (45.88) and Georgia’s Pace Clark (46.26) also competed in the finale.

                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Schooling, Joseph      SO Texas               44.68      44.01N  20  
    r:+0.61  20.46        44.01 (23.55)
  2 Dressel, Caeleb        SO Florida             45.00      44.40P  17  
    r:+0.64  20.82        44.40 (23.58)
  3 Conger, Jack           JR Texas               45.55      44.87   16  
    r:+0.66  21.38        44.87 (23.49)
  4 Sikatzki, Philipp      JR Cleveland St        45.65      45.37   15  
    r:+0.70  21.04        45.37 (24.33)
  5 Kaliszak, Lucas        SO Alabama             45.18      45.49   14  
    r:+0.64  20.98        45.49 (24.51)
  6 McHugh, Matt           JR Ohio St             45.35      45.64   13  
    r:+0.66  21.06        45.64 (24.58)
  7 Bosch, Dylan           SR Michigan            45.64      45.88   12  
    r:+0.69  21.59        45.88 (24.29)
  8 Clark, Pace            JR Georgia             45.66      46.26   11  
    r:+0.60  21.61        46.26 (24.65)
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Glass, Will            JR Texas               45.93      45.93    9  
    r:+0.70  21.31        45.93 (24.62)
 10 Lynch, Justin          SO California          46.18      45.94    7  
    r:+0.64  21.67        45.94 (24.27)
 11 Lanza, Vinicius        FR Indiana             46.01      45.98    6  
    r:+0.70  21.60        45.98 (24.38)
 12 Rysemus, Logan         JR LSU                 45.83      46.03    5  
    r:+0.68  21.36        46.03 (24.67)
 13 Coutinho, Pedro        SR Louisville          45.91      46.21    4  
    r:+0.63  21.53        46.21 (24.68)
 14 Sansoucie, Andrew      JR Missouri            45.86      46.30    3  
    r:+0.62  21.49        46.30 (24.81)
 15 Murray, John           SR Texas               46.16      46.31    2  
    r:+0.63  21.56        46.31 (24.75)
 16 Lewis, Sam             SR UNC                 46.01      46.45    1  
    r:+0.60  21.40        46.45 (25.05)
                  Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 9                  
 
  1. Texas                             285   2. Florida                           189
  3. California                        182   4. NC State                          137
  5. Georgia                           110   6. Michigan                          102
  7. Tennessee                          91   8. Missouri                           84
  9. Alabama                            82  10. Auburn                           78.5
 11. Louisville                         75  12. Stanford                         74.5
 13. Indiana                            68  14. Southern Cali                      55
 15. Ohio St                            51  16. Arizona                            28
 17. South Carolina                     24  18. Wisconsin                          23
 19. Cleveland St                       15  20. University of Miami                14
 20. Virginia Tech                      14  22. Brigham Young                      12
 23. Pittsburgh                         11  24. Univ of Utah                        9
 24. Unlv                                9  26. Princeton                           8
 27. Penn                                6  28. Lsu                                 5
 28. Georgia Tech                        5  30. Minnesota                           4
 31. UNC                                 3  32. Harvard                             2
 32. Penn State University               2  34. Texas A&M                           1

6 comments

  1. Heather Malzahn Roff

    So backstroke is now faster than fly…. Had to happen sooner or later

  2. Gian Alessandro

    How does this kid get out faster than Conger when he’s only 6’0?

    • Tyler Yates

      Skill, technique, training…

  3. avatar
    Kurt Wienants

    On the list of multiple 100 Fly winners, its “Par” Arvidsson, not “Pat”…the guy was only a former world record holder in the event. Coulda got his name right.

  4. Roger Nekton

    Wow, records , goodby….