(Race Video) Will Licon Scorches 200 Breast in 1:48.12 For NCAA, American Record

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Will Licon collected Texas’ eighth victory of the meet with an NCAA and American record time of 1:48.12 in the men’s 200-yard breast at the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

Licon, the defending champion in the event, blasted by Kevin Cordes’ NCAA and American record time of 1:48.66 set in 2014.

Comparative Splits:

Licon: 24.59, 51.81, 1:19.65, 1:48.12
Cordes: 24.47, 52.05, 1:20.50, 1:48.66

Licon was out so fast he actually broke Brendan Hansen’s school record in the 100 in the process.

Multiple 200 Breast Winners:

4 – Brendan Hansen, Texas
3 – Mike Barrowman, Michigan
3 – Brian Job, Stanford
3 – John Moffet, Stanford
3 – D. Graham Smith, California
2 – Ron Clark, Michigan
2 – Kurt Grote, Stanford
2 – John Hencken, Stanford
2 – Steve Lundquist, SMU
2 – David Wilkie, Miami (Fla.)
2 – Vlad Polyakov, Alabama
2 – Kevin Cordes, Arizona
2 – Will Licon, Texas

That’s the eighth NCAA title for Texas this meet, as the Longhorns are looking to at least tie their record of 11 wins from 2001.  Texas has already locked down the team title for Eddie Reese.

California’s Josh Prenot vaulted to third in the all time charts with a second-place time of 1:49.38.

All Time Top 10 200 Breast:

1 1:48.12 Will Licon Texas Atlanta 3/26/16
2 1:48.66 Kevin Cordes Arizona 3/29/14
3 1:49.38 Josh Prenot California Atlanta 3/26/16
4 1:49.74 Cody Miller, Badger 12/19/15
5 1:50.54 Chuck Katis California 3/28/15
6 1:50.80 Nic Fink Georgia 3/28/15
7 1:51.20 Clark Burckle, Tucson Ford 12/1/12
8 1:51.40 Neil Versfeld Georgia TAMU 3/28/09
9 1:51.57 Andrew Seliskar NCAP 3/7/15
10 1:51.59 Anton McKee Alabama 2/18/14

Missouri’s Fabian Schwingenschlogl (1:51.84), Alabama’s Anton McKee (1:51.87), Virginia Tech’s Brandon Fiala (1:53.45), Louisville’s Carlos Claverie (1:53.55), Virginia’s Yannick Kaeser (1:53.64) and Indiana’s Tanner Kurz (1:54.56) closed out the top eight.

                          === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Licon, Will            JR Texas             1:49.43    1:48.12N  20  
    r:+0.72  24.59        51.81 (27.22)
        1:19.65 (27.84)     1:48.12 (28.47)
  2 Prenot, Josh           SR California        1:51.45    1:49.38P  17  
    r:+0.70  25.07        52.78 (27.71)
        1:20.99 (28.21)     1:49.38 (28.39)
  3 Schwingenschlogl, Fab  JR Missouri          1:53.31    1:51.84   16  
    r:+0.64  25.93        53.95 (28.02)
        1:22.69 (28.74)     1:51.84 (29.15)
  4 McKee, Anton           JR Alabama           1:52.53    1:51.87   15  
    r:+0.67  25.94        53.87 (27.93)
        1:22.36 (28.49)     1:51.87 (29.51)
  5 Fiala, Brandon         JR VT                1:52.82    1:53.45   14  
    r:+0.63  25.32        53.92 (28.60)
        1:23.14 (29.22)     1:53.45 (30.31)
  6 Claverie, Carlos       SO Louisville        1:54.04    1:53.55   13  
    r:+0.71  25.30        53.99 (28.69)
        1:23.24 (29.25)     1:53.55 (30.31)
  7 Kaeser, Yannick        SR Virginia          1:53.96    1:53.64   12  
    r:+0.76  25.42        54.16 (28.74)
        1:23.62 (29.46)     1:53.64 (30.02)
  8 Kurz, Tanner           SR Indiana           1:54.29    1:54.56   11  
    r:+0.69  25.22        54.12 (28.90)
        1:23.95 (29.83)     1:54.56 (30.61)
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Stumph, Steven         JR USC               1:54.62    1:53.99    9  
    r:+0.70  26.32        55.47 (29.15)
        1:24.75 (29.28)     1:53.99 (29.24)
 10 Castillo Luna, Mauro   SO Tex AM            1:55.11    1:54.35    7  
    r:+0.64  26.07        54.86 (28.79)
        1:24.44 (29.58)     1:54.35 (29.91)
 11 Hoppe, Connor          SO California        1:55.35    1:54.46    6  
    r:+0.64  25.50        54.60 (29.10)
        1:24.44 (29.84)     1:54.46 (30.02)
 12 Macdonald, DJ          SR Ohio St           1:55.58    1:54.62    5  
    r:+0.69  25.84        55.52 (29.68)
        1:24.89 (29.37)     1:54.62 (29.73)
 13 Trussov, Roman         SR Iowa              1:55.36    1:55.24    4  
    r:+0.67  25.52        54.58 (29.06)
        1:24.32 (29.74)     1:55.24 (30.92)
 14 Taylor, Cody           SO Indiana           1:54.39    1:55.46    3  
    r:+0.73  26.36        55.92 (29.56)
        1:25.62 (29.70)     1:55.46 (29.84)
 15 Evdokimov, Alex        SO Cornell           1:55.17    1:55.90    2  
    r:+0.67  27.05        55.69 (28.64)
        1:25.92 (30.23)     1:55.90 (29.98)
 16 Vissering, Carsten     FR USC               1:54.73    1:56.00    1  
    r:+0.64  26.14        55.27 (29.13)
        1:25.62 (30.35)     1:56.00 (30.38)
                 Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 18                  
 
  1. Texas                           455.5   2. California                        335
  3. Florida                           293   4. NC State                          260
  5. Alabama                           199   6. Georgia                         181.5
  7. Missouri                          174   8. Tennessee                         167
  9. Louisville                      156.5  10. Indiana                         143.5
 11. Michigan                          123  12. Southern Cali                     113
 13. Auburn                            111  14. Stanford                         84.5
 15. Ohio St                            71  16. South Carolina                     66
 17. Arizona                            64  18. Virginia Tech                    44.5
 19. Wisconsin                          41  20. Brigham Young                      40
 21. University of Miami                31  21. Pittsburgh                         31
 23. Penn                               26  24. Texas A&M                          19
 25. Minnesota                          18  26. UNC                                16
 26. Air Force                          16  28. Cleveland St                       15
 28. Virginia                           15  30. Oakland                            13
 31. George Washington                  11  31. Yale                               11
 33. Univ of Utah                        9  33. Unlv                                9
 35. Princeton                           8  36. Duke                                7
 37. Iowa                                6  37. Lsu                                 6
 39. Georgia Tech                        5  39. Hawaii                              5
 41. Purdue                              3  42. Harvard                             2
 42. Penn State University               2  42. Cornell                             2
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