(RACE VIDEO) Caeleb Dressel Breaks SEC Meet Record 44.80 in 100 Fly

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Florida’s Caeleb Dressel, who shocked the swimming community with a pair of NCAA and American records in the 50-yard free yesterday at the 2016 SEC Championships, powered his way to an SEC meet record in the men’s 100-yard fly tonight.

Dressel, who threw down an 18.23 during the 50 free in finals last night, put up a huge 44.80 in the 100-yard fly tonight.  That swim broke Matt Targett’s meet record of 45.02 from 2009.

That’s Dressel’s first time clearing 45 seconds as his previous best was a 45.01 at the Ohio State Invitational last November.

Dressel split the race 20.44, 44.80 (24.36) as he turned nearly a full second ahead of the field.

His time moved him up to 9th all time in the 100-yard fly, just ahead of Marcin Cieslak’s 44.87 from the 2014 NCAA Men’s Championships.

                            === A - Final ===                            
  1 Dressel, Caeleb  SO FLOR-FL             45.14      44.80SA       32  
    r:+0.64  20.44        44.80 (24.36)
  2 Rysemus, Logan   JR LSU-LA              46.02      45.59 A       28  
    r:+0.64  21.30        45.59 (24.29)
  3 Mendes, Arthur   SR AUB-SE              45.72      45.98 B       27  
    r:+0.62  21.68        45.98 (24.30)
  4 Switkowski, Jan  SO FLOR-FL             46.14      46.16 B       26  
    r:+0.70  21.70        46.16 (24.46)
  5 Clark, Pace T    JR Georgia-GA          46.14      46.17 B       25  
    r:+0.63  21.18        46.17 (24.99)
  6 Linge, Alex T    SR LSU-LA              46.67      46.36 B       24  
    r:+0.71  21.46        46.36 (24.90)
  7 Sansoucie, Andr  JR Mizzou-MV           46.58      46.39 B       23  
    r:+0.70  21.60        46.39 (24.79)
  8 Martinez, Luis   SO AUB-SE              46.22      46.61 B       22  
    r:+0.67  21.84        46.61 (24.77)


  1. Laura Molinari

    Joe Molinari, sound familiar? Go out fast, come back faster 🙂

  2. Ken Oberg

    Did you see this time Fritz Homans, he went 18.23 50 free yesterday too! Unshaved!!!
    By Goree!!!

  3. Jeffrey Li

    Dave Makhervaks Maddie Rainey

  4. Max Parkes

    Vladimir Pan he at it again

  5. Dylan Powell

    The guy isn’t human……

  6. Muaad M Sucule

    Wtf first he breaks the ncaa 50 free now he breaks ncaa 100 fly. Whats going on?

  7. Daniel Akre

    Florida State Swimming,

  8. Kristie Wisniewski

    When is this short course season over? He really needs to switch gears to LCM to get ready for trials this summer. He is not a lock even in the 50. It’s a completely different race.

  9. Javi Arenas

    Marianna ? IN MY DREAMS

  10. Ken Holland

    Would like to see this underwater… Fast going INTO the walls, even with the long reach to #3, he can bounce !

Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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