(Race Video) Lilly King Crashes Through 57-Second Barrier in 100 Breast With NCAA, American Record 56.85

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Indiana’s Lilly King stunned the collegiate swimming community by breaking the 57-second barrier to blast her NCAA, U.S. Open and American record in the women’s 100-yard breast at the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

King went out in 26.44, and came back in 30.41 to blast by 57 seconds with a 56.85.  This morning, she downed Breeja Larson’s NCAA and American record of 57.15 from prelims.

King, just a freshman, set herself up to potentially become only the second person ever to post a career sweep of the 100 breast.  Tara Kirk won the event from 2001-04 for Stanford, and had owned the record with a long-standing 57.77 from 2006.

King became just the third Indiana swimmer to win an NCAA title, joining Kate Fesenko and Brooklynn Snodgrass (who both won 200 back previously).  King also made Indiana the first Big Ten women’s team to boast an NCAA titlist in three straight NCAA meets (Snodgrass in the 200 back in 2014, Jessica Parratto in diving in 2015).

Stanford’s Sarah Haase blasted her previous personal best of 57.73 with a 57.36 for second, keeping her fourth in the all time rankings behind King, Larson and Alia Atkinson (57.29).  King’s teammate, Miranda Tucker, finished third in 58.10.

Missouri’s Katharine Ross (58.22), Missouri’s Abby Duncan (58.41), Louisville’s Andee Cottrell (58.78), Virginia’s Laura Simon (58.91) and Purdue’s Emily Fogle (59.20) also competed in the finale.

                           === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 King, Lilly      FR Indiana             57.15      56.85N        20  
    r:+0.75  26.44        56.85 (30.41)
  2 Haase, Sarah     SR Stanford            57.73      57.36         17  
    r:+0.80  26.85        57.36 (30.51)
  3 Tucker, Miranda  FR Indiana             58.91      58.10         16  
    r:+0.69  27.62        58.10 (30.48)
  4 Ross, Katharine  JR Missouri            58.15      58.22         15  
    r:+0.69  27.30        58.22 (30.92)
  5 Duncan, Abby     SR Missouri            58.41      58.50         14  
    r:+0.67  27.41        58.50 (31.09)
  6 Cottrell, Andee  JR Louisville          59.09      58.78         13  
    r:+0.87  27.40        58.78 (31.38)
  7 Simon, Laura     JR Virginia            59.00      58.91         12  
    r:+0.71  27.82        58.91 (31.09)
  8 Fogle, Emily     SR Purdue              59.24      59.20         11  
    r:+0.99  27.78        59.20 (31.42)
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Sougstad, Emma   JR Iowa                59.58      59.00          9  
    r:+0.76  27.42        59.00 (31.58)
 10 Blood, Bridget   JR Alabama             59.96      59.05          7  
    r:+0.79  27.88        59.05 (31.17)
 11 Lloyd, Natasha   JR Auburn              59.73      59.81          6  
    r:+0.71  28.01        59.81 (31.80)
 12 Scott, Riley     FR USC                 59.92      59.85          5  
    r:+0.73  28.20        59.85 (31.65)
 13 Lazor, Annie     SR Auburn              59.94      59.95          4  
    r:+0.70  28.26        59.95 (31.69)
 14 Duncan, Delaney  FR Eastern Mich        59.90    1:00.03          3  
    r:+0.78  27.85      1:00.03 (32.18)
 15 Escobedo, Emily  JR UMBC                59.71    1:00.08          2  
    r:+0.69  28.65      1:00.08 (31.43)
 16 Surhoff, Jordan  JR Texas             1:00.20    1:00.55          1  
    r:+0.72  28.15      1:00.55 (32.40)
               Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 11                 
 
  1. Georgia                           248   2. California                      194.5
  3. Stanford                          183   4. Texas A&M                       173.5
  5. Virginia                          149   6. Louisville                        144
  7. Southern Cali                   138.5   8. Indiana                           128
  9. Arizona                            80  10. NC State                           70
 11. Missouri                           69  12. Michigan                           68
 13. Tennessee                          62  14. Ohio St                            59
 15. Texas                              49  16. UCLA                               37
 17. UNC                                36  18. Nevada                             29
 19. Wisconsin                          25  20. Alabama                            20
 21. Florida                          19.5  22. Minnesota                          19
 22. Purdue                             19  24. South Carolina                     17
 25. Miami University (Ohio)            16  26. Penn St                            13
 27. Kansas                             11  28. Denver                             10
 28. Kentucky                           10  28. Auburn                             10
 31. Iowa                                9  32. University of Nebraska-Lincoln      7
 33. Smu                                 6  33. Virginia Tech                       6
 35. Air Force (W)                       4  35. University of Hawaii (W)            4
 37. Eastern Mich                        3  38. Umbc (W)                            2
8 Comments

8 comments

  1. avatar
    Wayne McCauley

    I remember when the Indiana MEN could not go that fast. That is a very impressive swim.

    I hope she is good at long course too, we need a great breaststroker for both the 100 and the 400 medley relay.

    • avatar

      King would have won the men’s title in the early 70s and before. Pretty impressive swim tonight.

  2. avatar
    Bill Bell

    While King is third Hoosier woman to win an NCAA swimming gold she’s also first American. Snood grass Seinfeld or rather represents Canada internationally and Fesenko ( mee Zubkova, she’s married to former Hoosier distance freestyler Sergei Fesenko) ww as a Ukranian Olympian, as wad Sr. Fesenko.
    King is also a Hoosier through and through, having grown up in that hoops- mad state and swum both as a prepster and as a USS club swimmers for Indiana-based teams.
    A real testament for her to stay home and swim for IU when she no doubt could’ve have written her ticket to any school in the country. And a real feather in IU coach Ray Looze’s cap for convincing her she’d fare well going to Hoosierville and then helping her develop to the point where she’s the fastest collegiate woman college breaststroker of all-time.
    From high above Counsilman- Billingsley Natatorium Doc is no doubt looking down — and smiling!

  3. Grant Schmidt

    I bet old Doc is happy to see fast Indiana swimmers once again !!

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