Lilly King Continues Domination at NCAAs | Hoosiers Finish 9th

The legend grows.

When it comes to the breaststroke, there is only one name you need to know.

Indiana senior Lilly King has won every breaststroke event at the NCAA Championships over the last four years.

First it was a record shattering Friday night four-peat in the 100 breaststroke.

In the final 100 breaststroke event of her collegiate career, King captured the NCAA title with the fastest time in history. The Evansville, Ind. native posted an American record time of 55.73.

Next King won her fourth straight 200 breaststroke title on Saturday night at the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin.

The 100 breast win Friday was King’s seventh breaststroke title overall, which made her the winningest female breaststroker in history.

The 200 win sealed her as the first woman to four-peat in both breaststroke disciplines.

With a 200 time of 2:02.90, King just missed her NCAA and American Record of 2:02.60 that she set last season.

King spoke about her accomplishment after her final event.

IU finished ninth overall in the team standings with 179 points. This is the fifth straight top 10 finish for the Hoosier women, a program first.

The 179 points are the third most in IU history.

According to the school, the following Hoosiers won All-American honors:

2019 Indiana All-America Honors
Bailey Andison (2) – 200 IM, 400 IM
Cassy Jernberg (1) – 1,650 Freestyle (HM)
Christine Jensen (3) – 400 Medley Relay, 100 Butterfly (HM), 200 Medley Relay
Lilly King (4) – 400 Medley Relay, 100 Breaststroke, 200 Medley Relay, 200 Breaststroke
Shelby Koontz (2) – 400 Medley Relay, 200 Medley Relay
Mackenzie Looze (1) – 400 IM (HM)
Laura Morley (1) – 200 Breaststroke (HM)
Jessica Parratto (2) – 1-Meter Dive (HM), Platform Dive
Noelle Peplowski (1) – 200 Breaststroke
Morgan Scott (2) – 400 Medley Relay, 200 Medley Relay

– via IU Athletics


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