Lilly King Clean Sweeps 100 Breast NCAA Titles With New American Record

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Indiana senior Lilly King won her fourth straight NCAA title in the 100 breast with a new American Record of 55.73 as King became just the second woman to win four NCAA titles in the 100 breast. King lowered her American Record she set last month at Big Tens when she broke 56 for the first time in her home pool.

King won the final by almost two full seconds, the largest margin of victory for any woman in this event. King held the previous margin of victory with her 1.73 margin in 2018. Eastern Michigan’s Delaney Duncan (57.83) finished in second place, improving on her third place from last year. Duncan moved up to 10th all-time with her swim tonight. NC State freshman Sophie Hansson (57.90) finished in the third spot as she is the younger sister of 100 fly record holder Louise Hansson.

Minnesota’s Lindsey Kozelsky (58.09) finished in fifth for the Golden Gophers while Florida State’s Ida Hulkko (58.58) placed fifth for the Seminoles. There were four freshmen in the A-Final with Hansson, Hulkko, Virginia’s Alexis Wenger (58.64) and Cal’s Ema Rajic (59.43) placing in the final.

Cal’s Rajic helped put Cal in the lead through 11 events as the Cardinal had zero scorers in this event.

Michigan’s Miranda Tucker (58.83), last year’s runner-up, placed seventh for the Wolverines.

King now joins Stanford’s Tara Kirk (2001-04) as four-time winners in the event.

All-Time List:

  1. Lilly King, Indiana, 55.73 (2019)
  2. Molly Hannis, Tennessee, 56.64 (2017)
  3. Breeja Larson, Texas A&M, 57.23 (2014)
  4. Alia Atkinson, SoFlo, 57.29 (2014)
  5. Sarah Haase, Stanford, 57.36 (2016)
  6. Sophie Hansson, NC State, 57.74 (2019)
  7. Emily McClellan, UW Milwaukee, 57.76 (2014)
  8. Tara Kirk, Stanford, 57.77 (2006)
Event 11  Women 100 Yard Breaststroke
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         NCAA: I 55.88  22-Feb-19 Lilly King, Indiana
         Meet: M 56.25  16-Mar-18 Lilly King, Indiana
     American: A 55.88  22-Feb-19 Lilly King, Indiana
      US Open: O 55.88  22-Feb-19 Lilly King, Indiana
         Pool: P 57.55  22-Mar-19 Lilly King, Indiana-IN
                 58.79  AUTO NCAA A Standard
               1:01.84  CONS NCAA B Standard
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Lilly King       SR Indiana             57.55      55.73I        20  
    r:+0.65  25.98        55.73 (29.75)
  2 Delaney Duncan   SR Eastern Mich        58.55      57.83         17  
    r:+0.68  27.24        57.83 (30.59)
  3 Sophie Hansson   FR NC State            57.91      57.90         16  
    r:+0.71  27.18        57.90 (30.72)
  4 Lindsey Kozelsk  JR Minnesota           58.19      58.09         15  
    r:+0.69  26.95        58.09 (31.14)
  5 Ida Hulkko       FR FSU                 58.99      58.58         14  
    r:+0.70  27.63        58.58 (30.95)
  6 Alexis Wenger    FR Virginia            58.70      58.64         13  
    r:+0.62  27.64        58.64 (31.00)
  7 Miranda Tucker   JR Michigan            58.99      58.83         12  
    r:+0.62  27.44        58.83 (31.39)
  8 Ema Rajic        FR California          58.97      59.43         11  
    r:+0.73  28.32        59.43 (31.11)
Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 11                 
 
  1. California                        253   2. Stanford                        247.5
  3. Michigan                          194   4. Louisville                        131
  5. NC State                          108   6. Virginia                          106
  7. Southern Cali                     103   8. Minnesota                          99
  9. Tennessee                          98  10. Indiana                            92
 11. Texas                              87  12. Auburn                             73
 13. Texas A&M                        72.5  14. Arizona                            56
 15. Wisconsin                          44  16. Arizona St                         35
 17. Georgia                            34  18. Florida                            32
 19. Kentucky                         31.5  20. UCLA                               31
 21. Arkansas                           29  22. South Carolina                   27.5
 23. Duke                               27  24. Missouri                           23
 25. Ohio St                            21  26. Eastern Mich                       17
 27. Northwestern                       15  28. Florida St                         14
 29. Lsu                                13  30. Kansas                             11
 31. San Diego St                        9  32. Purdue                              7
 32. Penn St                             7  34. Akron                               6
 35. Virginia Tech                       5  36. University of Miami                 3
 37. Notre Dame                          2  37. UNC                                 2
 37. Alabama                             2

13 comments

  1. Charlene Tallen

    Congratulations! That’s awesome 👏🏼

  2. Gary Austin

    Congratulations Lilly !!!!

  3. Keith DeWitt

    I love watching Lily swim.

    • Jerry McLain

      I love watching her wag her finger at doping Russians. And swimming too I guess 😂