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2014 Maryland LC State Championship Meet
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CHASE KALISZ – 400 IM - 2014 Men's NCAA
On breaking the American record: It’s been a goal of mine all season long so to finally accomplish it, I couldn’t be happier right now. I feel like I’m on top of the world right now.
On if he thought he could break the record: Obviously when you set goals you have to believe in yourself. I had an idea but luckily it worked out for me today.
On being an NCAA champion: It feels just as good as it did last year. It never gets old.
It sure seemed like something was in the air leading up to this 400 IM. Chase Kalisz had shown all the signs of a breakout swim coming, and yet his final time still was a surprise. The Georgia sophomore went 3:34.50 (!) to not just break the hallowed NCAA/American/U.S. Open recordheld by a super-suited Tyler Clary back in 2009, but absolutely smash it. Kalisz’s time was almost a full 1.5 seconds faster than Clary’s, and was a drop of 3.5 seconds from what Kalisz went in winning this event last year.
The splits for Kalisz are ridiculous all around, but it’s worth pointing out his 59.41 breaststroke leg that really sealed the deal and put the field permanently in his rearview mirror. Kalisz also came home in 50.93 on freestyle.
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2 Part Answer! Chase Kalisz from NBAC and the University of Georgia, just broke American, US Open and NCAA Records at the 2014 Men's NCAA Championships - Who held the American Record and what event did Chase break those records in?Swimmers who have answered correctly: Lance Rombro, Nicholas Poulos, Lauren Waire, Ally Vannetta, Sophie Schulze, Max Becket
Last Month's Winner : Tess Becket, NBAC
Winner will be determined by a random drawing from all of the correct answers submitted.