ZUMO Performance of the Week: Marius Kusch Becomes Fifth Fastest Performer In 100 Fly

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This week’s ZUMO Performance of the Week goes to Queens senior Marius Kusch for his record breaking performance in the 100 butterfly at the 2019 NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships this weekend.

Kusch absolutely blew away the field in the 100 fly at D2 NCAA’s, splitting 20.44/23.88 to hit the wall in a final time of 44.32. That established a new Division II NCAA national record, moving Kusch past Matt Josa’s 2015 record of 44.89. You can see video of Kusch’s swim from the meet below:

That is currently the fastest time across Division I, II, and III swimmers for the 2018-19 season, and makes Kusch the fifth fastest performer of all time. He moves just one spot ahead of Jack Conger (44.35) with his swim.

  • Caeleb Dressel, Florida, 42.80 (2018)
  • Joseph Schooling, Texas, 43.75 (2017)
  • Tom Shields, Cal Aquatics, 43.84 (2016)
  • Austin Staab, Stanford, 44.18 (2009)
  • Marius Kusch, Queens, 44.32 (2019)

Kusch also broke the national records in the 100 back (45.09) and 100 free (41.73), and was part of Queens national record setting 400 free relay (2:49.98). He was named the Swimmer of the Meet at the end of the meet.

Congratulations to Marius Kusch on earning ZUMO’s Performance of the Week!


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