Lilly King Blasts World-Leading 100 Breast in Front of Home Crowd

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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After shattering the World Record in the 1500 and the U.S. Open mark in the 400 freestyle, Katie Ledecky will be back in the water on the final night of the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series Indianapolis in the 800 distance. She owns the top seed in the event as does Club Wolverine’s Felix Auboeck who will be heavily challenged by Mission Viejo’s Zane Grothe.

After posting the top time in this morning’s prelims, Katie Drabot will not be competing the 200 butterfly in tonight’s finals. Veteran Hali Flickinger will look to secure the win in this event. Other top seeds include Chase Kalisz in the 200 fly, Indiana duo Lilly King and Cody Miller in the 100 breaststroke, Ali Deloof and Jacob Pebley in the 100 backstroke and Melanie Margalis and Daniel Sos in the 200 IM.

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Olympic and World Champion Lilly King blasted a world-leading 100 Breaststroke time of 1:05.90 in front of a home Indiana crowd. The Hoosier was off to a quick start and led the race from start to finish. Her efforts tie the 1:05.90 set by Reona Aoki of Japan earlier this year.

Melanie Margalis and 17-year-old Emily Weiss tied for second behind King in 1:08.07. Margalis was victorious in the 200 Breaststroke at this Pro Swim Series stop while Weiss will join King at the University of Indiana next year.

An experienced group of breaststrokers followed in Bethany Galat (1:08.57), Miranda Tucker (1:08.57), Emily Escobedo (1:09.19) Mariia Astashkina (1:09.47) and Annie Lazor (1:09.99).

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5 years ago

2 sec-ish lead at 50… For the LOVE! #LikeaBoss!!