(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)
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6 years ago

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

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6 years ago

Morgan Pierce like I was saying! Sprint!

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6 years ago

Erin Timochenko

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6 years ago
Reply to  Delaney Bader

It’s the only way to swim it

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6 years ago

Joey Stewart, time to beat.

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6 years ago

Arnav Joshi

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Wesley Keeton Tatum

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6 years ago

Did you see his 50 free??

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6 years ago

Angela Brooke Roe

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6 years ago

Whoa!!!

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6 years ago

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

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6 years ago

Ethan Klepzig

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6 years ago

Dave Makhervaks Maddie Rainey

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6 years ago

Frank Tapia

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6 years ago
Reply to  Laura Bryant

Omg that’s so fast ?

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6 years ago

Michael Cooper this guy’s on fire

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6 years ago

Another amazing race to watch!

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6 years ago

Vladimir Pan he at it again

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6 years ago

CJ Woodward, hey, do that.

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6 years ago

Wow !!

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6 years ago

The guy isn’t human……

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6 years ago

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

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6 years ago

Florida State Swimming,

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6 years ago

Martin Jones

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6 years ago
Reply to  Colin Pratt

Unreal!

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6 years ago

Eoin Foster

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6 years ago

Joshua Ezekiel Hanson

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6 years ago

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.

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6 years ago

Kym Redden

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6 years ago

MacKenzie Fox

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6 years ago

Dammm

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6 years ago

Marianna ? IN MY DREAMS

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6 years ago

Randall Tom

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6 years ago

Just filthy.

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6 years ago

Paulina Gutierrez

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6 years ago
Reply to  Tiana Sandoval

It’s the same guy right?

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6 years ago
Reply to  Tiana Sandoval

Ya, he’s insane!

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6 years ago
Reply to  Tiana Sandoval

Yeah he is!!!

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Joshua

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это достойная новость !

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Rodrigo Diaz

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6 years ago

Darren Wong

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6 years ago

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

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6 years ago

Amazing! What an inspiration ….#justkeepswimming