Lilly King Breaks 100 Breast American Record; Wins Third Straight

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Indiana junior Lilly King remained undefeated with a win in the 100 breast on Friday night at the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Columbus, Ohio. King won her third straight NCAA title in the event and also broke the American and NCAA record at 56.25.

King was the only swimmer under 30 seconds on the second 50 as she won the race by over a second and a half over Michigan sophomore Miranda Tucker (57.98). Minnesota’s Lindsey Kozelsky was third at 58.13 to complete the Big Ten 1-2-3 sweep.

Eastern Michigan’s Delaney Duncan (58.36), Texas A&M’s Anna Belousova (58.97), Arizona State’s Silja Kansakoski (58.98), Hawaii’s Franziska Weidner (59.12) and Purdue’s Jinq En Phee (59.99) also swam in the championship final.

This is King’s third straight NCAA title in the event as she joins Kristy Kowal (1998-2000) of Georgia, Tara Kirk (2001-2004) of Stanford and Breeja Larson of Texas A&M (2012-2014) as three time winners in the event. Only Kirk has completed the sweep as King has the chance to do it next year.

 Event 11  Women 100 Yard Breaststroke
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         NCAA: N 56.30  2/17/2017 Lilly King, Indiana
     American: A 56.30  2/17/2017 Lilly King, Indiana
    U.S. Open: O 56.30  2/17/2017 Lilly King, Indiana
         Meet: C 56.71  3/17/2017 Lilly King, Indiana
         Pool: P 57.35  3/16/2018 Lilly King, Indiana-IN
                 58.85  AUTO NCAA A Standard
               1:02.49  CONS NCAA B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Lilly King       JR Indiana             57.35      56.25N        20  
    r:+0.67  26.32        56.25 (29.93)
  2 Miranda Tucker   SO Michigan            59.25      57.98         17  
    r:+0.64  27.32        57.98 (30.66)
  3 Lindsey Kozelsk  SO Minnesota           58.41      58.18         16  
    r:+0.70  27.03        58.18 (31.15)
  4 Delaney Duncan   JR Eastern Michigan    58.36      58.36         15  
    r:+0.68  27.69        58.36 (30.67)
  5 Anna Belousova   SO TAMU                59.07      58.97         14  
    r:+0.66  28.54        58.97 (30.43)
  6 Silja Kansakosk  SO ASU                 59.34      58.98         13  
    r:+0.72  28.05        58.98 (30.93)
  7 Franziska Weidn  SR Hawaii              59.35      59.12         12  
    r:+0.77  27.86        59.12 (31.26)
  8 Jinq En Phee     SO Purdue              59.32      59.99         11  
    r:+0.70  28.11        59.99 (31.88)
    Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 11                 
 
  1. Stanford                          325   2. California                        211
  3. Texas A&M                         151   4. Michigan                          150
  5. Louisville                        138   6. Tennessee                       137.5
  7. Texas                             118   8. Virginia                          102
  9. Minnesota                          91  10. Ohio St                            73
 11. Indiana                            67  12. Georgia                            62
 13. Southern Cal                       59  14. Auburn                           51.5
 15. Arizona                            45  16. Missouri                           39
 17. Wisconsin                          33  18. Kentucky                           32
 19. Purdue                             29  20. South Carolina                     28
 21. Arizona St                         27  22. UNC                                25
 23. NC State                           22  24. Denver                             20
 25. University of Nevada               16  26. Eastern Mich                       15
 27. Hawaii                             12  28. Northwestern                       11
 29. Penn St                             9  29. Arkansas                            9
 31. UCLA                                8  32. Rutgers                             6
 33. Alabama                             5  33. Louisiana State University          5
 33. Virginia Tech                       5  36. Florida                             4
 37. Duke                                2  37. University of Miami                 2
 39. Florida St                          1
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