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Blake Pieroni became the fastest man in history in the 200 free as the leadoff for Indiana’s 4×200 free relay. The senior was the first person to ever break 1:30, doing so in a blistering 1:29.63. He crushed the previous NCAA and American record of 1:30.46 set by Townley Haas two years ago.
The Hoosier said it means a lot to him to be the first person to break such a barrier and thinks that there is a lot more to come this weekend. Pieroni discussed his plan to take it one swim at a time for the remainder of the meet and how his team plans on finishing in the top five.