Mitch Larkin Breaks Aaron Peirsol’s 100 Back All Comers Record in Australia

Photo Courtesy: R-Sport / MIA Rossiya Segodnya

Mitch Larkin cranked out an Australian All-Comers record of 52.48 to top qualifying and move to the top of the world rankings at the 2016 Australian Nationals.

Larkin cleared Aaron Peirsol’s previous record of 52.98 set back in 2007, and moved ahead of Ryan Murphy’s 52.57 for the top ranking this year.

Joshua Beaver qualified second in 53.75 with Zac Incerti hitting the wall third in 54.19.  Ashley Delaney wound up fourth in 54.21.

                      === Semi-Finals ===                        
 
  1 LARKIN, MITCH    22 STPET               53.39      52.48A  969  
    r:+0.64  25.48        52.48 (27.00)
  2 BEAVER, JOSHUA   23 NUN                 54.40      53.75   902  
    r:+0.60  26.14        53.75 (27.61)
  3 INCERTI, ZAC     19 UWSC                54.51      54.19   880  
    r:+0.58  26.17        54.19 (28.02)
  4 DELANEY, ASHLEY  29 NUN                 54.42      54.21   879  
    r:+0.55  25.85        54.21 (28.36)
  5 HURLEY, BOBBY    27 UNAN                54.51      54.33   873  
    r:+0.57  26.08        54.33 (28.25)
  6 TREFFERS, BENJA  24 BLGR                55.38      54.39   870  
    r:+0.57  26.22        54.39 (28.17)
  7 GERLACH, ROBERT  21 CHAND               55.58      55.40   824  
    r:+0.55  26.68        55.40 (28.72)
  8 EDMONDS, BEN     24 MARI                56.29      55.85   804  
    r:+0.60  27.39        55.85 (28.46)
  8 TRAIFOROS, JAME  19 TRGR                55.80      55.85   804  
    r:+0.56  26.84        55.85 (29.01)
 Swim-Off Required ----------------------------------------------
 10 GROENEWALD, NIC  18 NUN                 55.78      56.01   797  
    r:+0.56  27.04        56.01 (28.97)
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 11 MILLS, PETER     19 ESTBR               56.29      56.10   793  
    r:+0.63  27.08        56.10 (29.02)
 12 SELMAN, JACK     21 SPRTN               55.92      56.22   788  
    r:+0.55  27.15        56.22 (29.07)
 13 LAWSON, MATSON   23 TGSH                56.00      56.27   786  
    r:+0.59  27.06        56.27 (29.21)
 14 STURGEON, JAMIE  24 BOND                56.24      56.39   781  
    r:+0.64  27.12        56.39 (29.27)
 15 YANG, WILLIAM    17 KNXP                56.54      56.40   781  
    r:+0.63  27.58        56.40 (28.82)
 16 LEWIS, HAYDEN    20 MARI                56.47      56.88   761  
    r:+0.62  27.54        56.88 (29.34)
10 Comments

10 comments

  1. Niles Keeran

    Caleb Dressel went a 21.53 50 meter free too in 2015 . In the NCAAs went 18.23 for the 50 yard freestyle. No Frenchman nor Aussie going to beat this 19 year old in Rio 2016..University if California’s Ryan Murphey will smoke Mitch Larkin with his 1:35.73 200 yard back (1:55.00 200 meter) and 52.18 100 meter back, or 43.51 100 yard leadoff back.

    • Cameron Davy

      Let’s see how your yard translation goes come August then?

    • Josh Crist

      What a clown. Mitch has the double easy! And caleb probably won’t even qualify

  2. Josh Crist

    Mitch will break Aaron’s WR. Watch this space

  3. Niles Keeran

    Josh…can you say…Ryan Murphy! 51.2 100 meter, 1:51 200 meter back or 1:35 for 200 yards and 43 for 100 yards! University of California!

  4. avatar
    Montell

    Ryosuke Irie held the All Comers record in 100m back with a 52.56 from 2009 Duel in the Pool (Japan vs. Australia) in Canberra.

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