Lilly King Rattles American Record in 100 Breast at Indiana Invite

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Indiana senior Lilly King unleashed a huge 100 breast on Friday night at the Indiana Invitational in Bloomington, Indiana with a 56.43 in the final in her home pool. King narrowly missed her own American Record of 56.25 from last year’s NCAA Championships.

King has swum six 56’s in the 100 breast in her career as tonight is the fastest she has ever been in a mid-season invitational. Last year, she was a 59.12 at the Purdue Invitational in a regular practice suit.

King’s time is her third fastest time ever as she is one of two swimmers (Molly Hannis) to break 57 seconds in the 100 breast. King has said her goal was to swim a 55 at the last two NCAA Championships and she is looking in good shape to finally achieve that goal in her senior year. She is looking to become the second woman to win the 100 breast at NCAA’s four times, joining Stanford’s Tara Kirk (2001-2004).

King won the final tonight finishing two seconds ahead of NC State’s Sophie Hansson who is in her freshman season for the Wolfpack. Hansson got under the A Cut with that swim as it was a 58.79.

King’s Indiana teammate Noelle Peplowski finished in third at 59.38. She swam faster this morning with a 59.18.

 Event 19  Women 100 Yard Breaststroke
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    Name                  Age School            Prelims     Finals Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 King, Lilly C          21 IU-IN               59.66      56.43   32  
    r:+0.70  12.22        26.40 (14.18)
          41.27 (14.87)       56.43 (15.16)
  2 Hansson, Sophie E      20 NC State-NC         58.60      58.44   28  
    r:+0.77  12.80        27.58 (14.78)
          42.96 (15.38)       58.44 (15.48)
  3 Peplowski, Noelle C    18 IU-IN               59.18      59.38   27  
    r:+0.73  12.75        28.22 (15.47)
          43.59 (15.37)       59.38 (15.79)
  4 Phee, Jinq En          20 Purdue-IN         1:00.49    1:00.06   26  
    r:+0.66  13.20        28.35 (15.15)
          43.90 (15.55)     1:00.06 (16.16)
  5 Friesen, Morgan C      19 Louisville-KY     1:00.66    1:00.08   25  
    r:+0.74  12.98        28.43 (15.45)
          43.92 (15.49)     1:00.08 (16.16)
  6 Kansakoski, Silja H    21 Arizona State-AZ  1:00.61    1:00.16   24  
    r:+0.72  13.27        29.20 (15.93)
          44.32 (15.12)     1:00.16 (15.84)
  7 Astashkina, Mariia     19 Louisville-KY       59.87    1:00.58   23  
    r:+0.70  13.17        28.63 (15.46)
          44.47 (15.84)     1:00.58 (16.11)
  8 Farlow, Cady R         21 Purdue-IN         1:01.12    1:01.99   22  
    r:+0.75  13.16        28.85 (15.69)
          45.28 (16.43)     1:01.99 (16.71)
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  1. Don Bender

    Something to shoot for

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