Lilly King posts fastest Breast relay split in BIG Ten Championships history

Indiana and U.S. Olympic swimmer Lilly King posted a 25.55 breaststroke split in the 200 medley relay in the Big Ten conference championships Monday night—the fastest 50 breast split in BIG Ten championship history.

Her time helped the Hoosiers claim a silver in the relay.

King becomes the third collegiate swimmer to post a split under 26 seconds, joining Tennessee’s Molly Hennis, who posted a 25.88 relay split at the 2013 USA Swimming Winter Nationals and USC’s Kasey Carlson, who swam a 35.78 split at the 2014 NCAA Championships.

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King will enter this weekend’s 100 breaststroke as the heavy favorite, entering the race more than two seconds ahead of second-seeded Kierra Smith of Minnesota.

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