Lilly King Defends 100 Breast NCAA title — Video Interview

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After splitting a 56.17 in the 400 medley relay last night, Indiana sophomore Lilly King was looking to lower her NCAA and American Record she set last month at the Big Ten Championships. Ultimately, King fell short of the record, but defended her title from last year, becoming the first person to do so since Texas A&M’s Breeja Larson won three straight from 2012-2014.

Lilly King’s interview can be seen here

The battle behind King was very tight as it was freshman Lindsey Horejsi in second at 58.03 and Virginia’s Laura Simon was third at 58.20. Horejsi is now the 8th fastest performer in history and Simon moves into a tie for 15th all time with Katie Meili. Florida State’s Natalie Pierce, who lost her cap before the 75 turn, ended up fourth at 58.25. Louisville’s Andrea Cottrell (58.39), Iowa’s Emma Sougstad (58.79), NC State’s Kayla Brumbaum (58.91) and Missouri’s Katharine Ross (59.05) completed the A-final.

 Event 11  Women 100 Yard Breaststroke
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         NCAA: N 56.30  2/17/2017 Lilly King, Indiana
         Meet: C 56.85  3/18/2016 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
         Pool: P 56.30  2/17/2017 Lilly King, Indiana
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals NISCA Points
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Lilly King       SO Indiana             57.38      56.71C  199   20  
    r:+0.65  26.43        56.71 (30.28)
  2 Lindsey Horejsi  FR Minnesota           58.23      58.03   188   17  
    r:+0.66  26.91        58.03 (31.12)
  3 Laura Simon      SR Virginia            58.58      58.20   186   16  
    r:+0.68  27.29        58.20 (30.91)
  4 Natalie Pierce   JR Florida St          58.38      58.25   186   15  
    r:+0.71  27.02        58.25 (31.23)
  5 Andrea Cottrell  SR Louisville          58.65      58.39   185   14  
    r:+0.62  27.47        58.39 (30.92)
  6 Emma Sougstad    SR Iowa                59.06      58.79   182   13  
    r:+0.68  27.39        58.79 (31.40)
  7 Kayla Brumbaum   SR NC STATE            58.54      58.91   181   12  
    r:+0.68  27.65        58.91 (31.26)
  8 Katharine Ross   SR Missouri            59.00      59.05   179   11  
    r:+0.67  27.72        59.05 (31.33)
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