Kelsi Worrell Rocks 2nd Fastest 100 Fly Ever 49.88

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Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell took a run at her NCAA and American record in the women’s 100-yard fly during prelims at the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Worrell raced her way to a blistering time of 49.88 that is the second fastest time ever.  Worrell set the NCAA and American record with a 49.81 last year to win the NCAA title.  Worrell is the only swimmer ever to have broken 50 seconds, and she’s now done it three times.

All Time Top 10 100 Fly:

1 49.81 Kelsi Worrell Louisville Greensboro 3/20/15
2 49.88p Kelsi Worrell Louisville Atlanta 3/18/2016
3 49.89p Kelsi Worrell Louisville Greensboro 3/20/15
4 50.01 Natalie Coughlin California Austin, Texas 3/22/02
5 50.06 Kelsi Worrell Louisville ACCs 2/19/16
6 50.10 Rachel Komisarz Lakeside Atlanta, Ga. 11/30/07
7 50.17 Kelsi Worrell, Louisville 2/20/15
8 50.23 Natalie Coughlin California Atlanta, Ga. 11/30/07
9 50.23 Kelsi Worrell, Louisville ACCs 2/19/16
10 50.38 Kelsi Worrell, Louisville 2/20/15

Worrell is looking to become the ninth swimmer to win the event more than once.  The list of multiple winners is pretty amazing.

Multiple 100 Fly Winners:

4 – Natalie Coughlin, California
2 – Crissy Ahmann-Leighton, Arizona
2 – Mary DeScenza, Georgia
2 – Misty Hyman, Stanford
2 – Jenna Johnson, Stanford
2 – Mary T. Meagher, California
2 – Amanda Sims, California
2 – Jenny Thompson, Stanford

California, meanwhile, had an amazing event with three A finalists.  Noemie Thomas (50.79), Farida Osman (51.30) and Rachel Bootsma (51.56) finished 2-5-7 with Thomas moving up to ninth in the all time rankings.

Texas A&M’s Sarah Gibson (50.84), Stanford’s Janet Hu (51.13), North Carolina’s Hellen Moffitt (51.44) and Georgia’s Kylie Stewart (51.58) closed out the top eight.

                     === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Worrell, Kelsi   SR Louisville          50.06      49.88Pq      
    r:+0.68  23.57        49.88 (26.31)
  2 Thomas, Noemie   SO California          51.15      50.79 q      
    r:+0.61  23.58        50.79 (27.21)
  3 Gibson, Sarah    JR Tex AM              50.99      50.84 q      
    r:+0.74  24.08        50.84 (26.76)
  4 Hu, Janet        SO Stanford            51.27      51.13 q      
    r:+0.72  23.72        51.13 (27.41)
  5 Osman, Farida    JR California          50.53      51.30 q      
    r:+0.74  23.95        51.30 (27.35)
  6 Moffitt, Hellen  JR UNC                 50.67      51.44 q      
    r:+0.76  23.77        51.44 (27.67)
  7 Bootsma, Rachel  SR California          51.64      51.56 q      
    r:+0.74  24.15        51.56 (27.41)
  8 Stewart, Kylie   SO Georgia             51.85      51.58 q      
    r:+0.79  24.69        51.58 (26.89)
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  9 Banic, Maddy     FR Tennessee           51.19      51.90 q      
    r:+0.76  23.87        51.90 (28.03)
 10 Stewart, Kendyl  SR USC                 51.17      51.96 q      
    r:+0.83  24.09        51.96 (27.87)
 11 Erasmus, Marne   JR SMU                 51.77      51.98 q      
    r:+0.68  24.50        51.98 (27.48)
 12 Dalesandro, Gia  JR Indiana             52.08      52.04 q      
    r:+0.61  24.46        52.04 (27.58)
 13 Engel, Lindsey   SO Stanford            52.00      52.05 q      
    r:+0.68  23.95        52.05 (28.10)
 14 Gastaldello, Be  SO Tex AM              51.46      52.10 q      
    r:+0.77  24.27        52.10 (27.83)
 15 Ochitwa, Annie   FR Arizona             51.35      52.20 q      
    r:+0.73  24.24        52.20 (27.96)
 16 Labonge, Natali  JR NC State            51.93      52.39 q      
    r:+0.68  24.45        52.39 (27.94)
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 17 Hinds, Natalie   SR Florida             51.87      52.41        
    r:+0.68  24.83        52.41 (27.58)
 18 Bruens, Harper   SR Tennessee           52.16      52.42        
    r:+0.72  24.34        52.42 (28.08)
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 19 Worrall, Lucy    SR USC                 52.29      52.43        
    r:+0.72  24.41        52.43 (28.02)
 20 Grindall, Dana   JR Wisconsin           52.61      52.46        
    r:+0.72  24.24        52.46 (28.22)
 20 Li, Liz          SO Ohio St             51.72      52.46        
    r:+0.73  24.51        52.46 (27.95)
 22 Gruber, Margare  JR VT                  52.14      52.51        
    r:+0.65  24.55        52.51 (27.96)
 23 Thomas, Ellen    JR Virginia            52.35      52.65        
    r:+0.67  24.58        52.65 (28.07)
 24 Goldman, Leah    SO Duke                52.32      52.68        
    r:+0.73  24.45        52.68 (28.23)
 25 Patterson, Anna  SR Missouri            52.86      52.74        
    r:+0.68  24.86        52.74 (27.88)
 26 Koucheki, Sarah  JR UNC                 52.77      52.87        
    r:+0.73  24.88        52.87 (27.99)
 26 Tetzloff, Alyss  FR Auburn              52.38      52.87        
    r:+0.73  24.20        52.87 (28.67)
 28 Demonte, Anna    SR Tennessee           52.61      52.88        
    r:+0.70  24.65        52.88 (28.23)
 29 Algee, Angela    JR Miami (FL)          52.51      52.89        
    r:+0.72  24.79        52.89 (28.10)
 29 Aoyama, Brittan  SR Boise St            52.74      52.89        
    r:+0.64  25.70        52.89 (27.19)
 31 Cheung, Hilvy    JR UC Davis            52.73      53.03        
    r:+0.73  24.76        53.03 (28.27)
 32 Teijonsalo, Fan  FR FGCU                52.47      53.15        
    r:+0.65  24.73        53.15 (28.42)
 33 Kopcso, Kara     JR LSU                 52.07      53.20        
    r:+0.67  24.63        53.20 (28.57)
 34 Rusch, Madeline  JR Duke                53.17      53.22        
    r:+0.72  24.75        53.22 (28.47)
 35 Baddock, Caroli  SO Auburn              53.49      53.23        
    r:+0.65  24.92        53.23 (28.31)
 36 Grover, Katie    SO UCLA                52.74      53.26        
    r:+0.68  25.01        53.26 (28.25)
 37 Rumrill, Macken  FR Arizona             52.36      53.39        
    r:+0.75  24.62        53.39 (28.77)
 38 Duffield, Krist  SO NC State            52.65      53.42        
    r:+0.72  24.80        53.42 (28.62)
 39 Yambor-Maul, Al  JR Florida             53.59      53.44        
    r:+0.66  25.36        53.44 (28.08)
 40 Nero, Bailey     FR Auburn              53.81      53.52        
    r:+0.78  26.01        53.52 (27.51)
 41 Schneider, Mimi  SO Texas               52.54      53.58        
    r:+0.67  24.35        53.58 (29.23)
 42 Wright, Maddie   FR USC                 53.75      53.63        
    r:+0.74  25.41        53.63 (28.22)
 43 Stoppa, Frances  FR Rutgers             53.50      53.65        
    r:+0.65  24.98        53.65 (28.67)
 44 Nack, Danielle   SO Minnesota           52.64      53.68        
    r:+0.74  24.59        53.68 (29.09)
 45 Kinnear, Katie   SR UCLA                53.23      53.74        
    r:+0.79  25.68        53.74 (28.06)
 46 Paez, Isabella   SO Duke                53.21      53.78        
    r:+0.70  25.34        53.78 (28.44)
 47 Rauth, Shannon   JR Virginia            52.70      53.83        
    r:+0.84  24.85        53.83 (28.98)
 48 Weiss, Hannah    SO USC                 52.91      53.84        
    r:+0.69  25.10        53.84 (28.74)
 49 Ramey, Kenna     SO Pacific             52.57      53.87        
    r:+0.69  25.20        53.87 (28.67)
 50 Casazza, Caitli  FR Georgia             53.21      53.92        
    r:+0.77  25.45        53.92 (28.47)
 51 Rule, Remedy     FR Texas               53.89      54.19        
    r:+0.73  25.06        54.19 (29.13)
 52 Norman, Laura    SO Tex AM              53.73      54.20        
    r:+0.67  25.28        54.20 (28.92)
 53 Rawson, Emmy     SO Purdue              54.15      54.27        
    r:+0.80  25.67        54.27 (28.60)
 54 McTaggart, Caro  FR UCLA                53.25      54.71        
    r:+0.75  25.39        54.71 (29.32)
 55 Cefal, Michelle  JR Tennessee           53.73      54.74        
    r:+0.70  25.41        54.74 (29.33)
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