Lilly King Sets American, NCAA Records in Final Big Ten Championship 100 Breast

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Indiana’s Lilly King put on a dominating performance in front of her home crowd on the third night of the 2019 Big Ten Swimming & Diving Championships. After getting off to a quick start of 26.11, she also out-split the competition on the second fifty to secure her spot atop the podium and all-time rankings.

King’s final time of 55.88 was her first swim under the 56-second mark and lowered her own American and U.S. Open Records from 2018 (56.25) and NCAA Record from 2017 (56.30). The time also broke her own Big Ten and Indiana Pool Records.

She was joined in the A final by teammates Noelle Peplowski (sixth – 1:00.04) and Laura Morley (eighth – 1:00.66). Michigan and Minnesota also had two swimmers in the heat. The Wolverines were led by Miranda Tucker (second – 58.25) and Jamie Zhen Yeung (fourth – 59.50) while the Gophers were represented by Lindsey Kozelsky (third – 58.96) and Rachel Munson (fifth – 59.71). Ohio State’s Hanna Gresser rounded out the heat in 1:00.09.

 Event 11  Women 100 Yard Breaststroke
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     B1G Meet: @ 55.88  2/22/2019 Lillia King, INDIANA-IN
         Pool: # 55.88  2/22/2019 Lillia King, INDIANA-IN
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 King, Lillia           SR Indiana             57.49      55.88@  32  
    r:+0.66  12.22        26.11 (13.89)
          40.91 (14.80)       55.88 (14.97)
  2 Tucker, Miranda        JR Michigan            59.45      58.25   28  
    r:+0.66  12.36        27.10 (14.74)
          42.61 (15.51)       58.25 (15.64)
  3 Kozelsky, Lindsey      JR Minnesota           59.62      58.96   27  
    r:+0.70  12.59        27.52 (14.93)
          43.11 (15.59)       58.96 (15.85)
  4 Yeung, Jamie Zhen      SR Michigan            59.39      59.50   26  
    r:+0.66  13.03        28.05 (15.02)
          43.69 (15.64)       59.50 (15.81)
  5 Munson, Rachel         SR Minnesota         1:00.14      59.71   25  
    r:+0.68  13.18        28.24 (15.06)
          43.82 (15.58)       59.71 (15.89)
  6 Peplowski, Noelle      FR Indiana             59.90    1:00.04   24  
    r:+0.78  12.90        28.16 (15.26)
          44.02 (15.86)     1:00.04 (16.02)
  7 Gresser, Hanna         SO Ohio State        1:00.25    1:00.09   23  
    r:+0.67  13.09        28.52 (15.43)
          44.13 (15.61)     1:00.09 (15.96)
  8 Morley, Laura          SR Indiana           1:00.22    1:00.66   22  
    r:+0.74  12.93        28.70 (15.77)
          44.50 (15.80)     1:00.66 (16.16)

30 comments

  1. Bess Swanson

    Woot! Way to go Lilly!

  2. Teddy Axas

    Congratulations

  3. Ken Hess

    Kevin Kunz

  4. avatar
    Darling

    Awesome swim Lilly!!!

  5. Mark Hesse

    You go Lilly

  6. Ben Harper

    Awesome!!! Wow!!

  7. avatar

    nice. but she needs to work on her 200.

  8. Robin Walker

    Lightning fast!!

  9. Shirley Mireault

    Congratulations Lilly and also to Laura Morley…Bahamas is proud of you!