NCAA Division I Women’s Championships: Kelsi Worrell Does It Again, Breaks NCAA/American Record in 100 Fly Win

Knoxville, TN - December 7, 2013: Kelsi Worrell Wins the Women's 200 Butterfly during the 2013 AT&T Swimming Winter National Championships on December 7, 2013 in Knoxville, Tennessee at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center. Photo By Matthew DeMaria/Tennessee Athletics
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Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell lowered her own NCAA and American record from prelims in the women’s 100-yard fly at the NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Worrell, who broke the 13-year-old record of 50.01 set by Natalie Coughlin back in 2002 with a 49.89 this morning, took even more time off the record with a smoking effort of 49.81.

With the win, she’s the first female swimmer to ever win an NCAA title for Arthur Albiero’s Louisville Cardinals.

Kelsi Worrell

On the win
“I just want to give all the glory to God, I wouldn’t be here without him. I just want to give all the glory to him. I want to thank all my teammates. I have so many family members in the stands and I am just so grateful that they are here and that I get to share this with them.”

Worrell beat Denver’s Sam Corea by 1.05 seconds in a dominating victory.  Corea hit the wall second in 50.86 to move to seventh all time in the event’s history.

That’s not the most dominant win ever in the 100 fly in NCAA history.  Mistyfly herself, Misty Hyman of Stanford took the 1998 title with a 1.35-second victory.  Hyman clocked a 51.34, ahead of North Carolina’s Richelle Fox (52.69).

USC’s Kendyl Stewart put up a third-place time of 50.92 to take 11th all time, while California’s Farida Osman also broke 51-seconds for the first time with a fourth-place 50.94.

  1 Worrell, Kelsi   JR Louisville-KY       49.89      49.81ND1-A    20  
    r:+0.65  23.58        49.81 (26.23)
  2 Corea, Sam       SR Denver-CO           51.01      50.86 D1-A    17  
    r:+0.63  24.06        50.86 (26.80)
  3 Stewart, Kendyl  JR Southern Cali-CA    51.03      50.92 D1-A    16  
    r:+0.82  24.14        50.92 (26.78)
  4 Osman, Farida    SO California-PC       51.00      50.94 D1-A    15  
    r:+0.78  24.11        50.94 (26.83)
  5 Hinds, Natalie   JR Florida-FL          51.46      51.30 D1-A    14  
    r:+0.72  23.94        51.30 (27.36)
  6 Bechtel, Christ  SR Kentucky-KY         51.24      51.68 D1-A    13  
    r:+0.75  24.26        51.68 (27.42)
  7 Barbiea, Dani    SR Missouri-MV         51.77      51.73 D1-B    12  
    r:+0.69  24.18        51.73 (27.55)
  8 Britt, Chelsea   SO Florida State-FL    51.86      52.49 D1-B    11  
    r:+0.70  24.30        52.49 (28.19)
  1. Georgia                           246   2. California                        237
  3. Louisville                        145   4. Stanford                          140
  5. Texas A&M                       116.5   6. Virginia                          106
  7. Tennessee                          96   8. Texas                              82
  9. Southern California                76  10. Missouri                           71
 11. Wisconsin                          59  12. Florida                            52
 13. NC State                           51  14. Arizona                            44
 15. Auburn                             34  15. Kentucky                           34
 17. Minnesota                          32  18. Florida State                      30
 19. Florida Gulf Coast               26.5  20. UNC                              25.5
 21. Notre Dame                         24  22. Penn State                         19
 23. Denver                             17  24. Purdue                             14
 25. Illinois State University          12  26. So. Methodist                     9.5
 27. Nevada                              9  28. Indiana                             7
 28. Miami University (Ohio)             7  30. University of Miami (Florida)       6
 30. UCLA                                6  32. Ohio State                          5
 33. Kansas                              4  33. Iowa                                4
 33. San Diego State                     4  36. Michigan                            3
 36. Lsu                                 3  36. Hawaii (W)                          3

2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming & Diving, Live Results – Results

3 comments

  1. avatar

    finisher allti d and first medalist for either sex.

    Go Pioneers- even if us Canadian.well maybe this’ll push her over the top to make Canada’s World Championships team @ next month’s Trials.

  2. avatar
    Dunc1952

    Consider the night Mark Spitz had:

    He was the first person ever under :50.0 in 100 Fly; April, 1967 AAU Championships in Dallas at :49.9.
    Now Kelsi Worrell at :49.81.

    He was the first person ever under 1:40.0 in 200 free; March, 1969 NCAA in Bloomington, Ind at 1:39.5.
    Now Missy Franklin at 1:39.12.

    A good night, ladies!

    • avatar
      Dunc1952

      Shortchanged Missy; 1:39.10