Nathan Adrian
Courtesy of: Peter H. Bick
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MESA, Arizona, April 24. CALIFORNIA's Nathan Adrian clipped his season best in the men's 100-meter free at the Arena Grand Prix stop in Mesa.

Adrian powered his way to a 48.23, upended his third-ranked 48.26 from the Austin stop of the Grand Prix circuit. He still trails James Magnussen (47.59) and Cameron McEvoy (47.65) this year. Phoenix Swim Club's Roland Schoeman placed second in 49.39, while NBAC's Conor Dwyer claimed third in 49.57.


SwimMAC's Ryan Lochte, taking part in a tough 100 free/100 fly double tonight, took fourth in 49.68 with NYAC's Darian Townsend placing fifth in 49.88. NYAC's Jimmy Feigen (49.93), NYAC's Josh Schneider (50.53) and Louisville's Matthias Lindenbauer (50.60) also vied for the meet title.

Palo Alto's Alex Coville snared the B final win in 50.08 with Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or taking second in 50.56. California's Anthony Ervin raced to third in 50.58.

Lithuania's Mindaugas Sadauskas (51.03), Azura's Carlos Herrera (51.08), Azura's Renzo Tjon A Joe (51.13), Grand Canyon's Marcus Schlesinger (51.15) and SwimAtlanta's Karl Krug (52.01) also competed in the consolation heat.

=== A - Final ===

1 Adrian, Nathan 25 California Aquat 49.98 48.23 920
r:+0.81 23.00 48.23 (25.23)
2 Schoeman, Rolan 33 Phoenix Swim Clu 50.22 49.39 856
r:+0.63 23.63 49.39 (25.76)
3 Dwyer, Conor 25 North Baltimore- 50.17 49.57 847
r:+0.65 23.90 49.57 (25.67)
4 Lochte, Ryan 29 SwimMAC Carolina 50.25 49.68 841
r:+0.70 23.89 49.68 (25.79)
5 Townsend, Daria 29 New York Athleti 50.44 49.88 831
r:+0.74 23.61 49.88 (26.27)
6 Feigen, Jimmy 24 New York Athleti 50.48 49.93 829
r:+0.69 24.00 49.93 (25.93)
7 Schneider, Josh 26 New York Athleti 50.52 50.53 800
r:+0.71 23.86 50.53 (26.67)
8 Lindenbauer, Ma 20 Univ Louisville- 50.37 50.60 796
r:+0.69 24.45 50.60 (26.15)

=== B - Final ===

9 Coville, Alex 25 Palo Alto Stanfo 50.74 50.08 821
r:+0.85 24.08 50.08 (26.00)
10 Shapira Bar-Or, 24 Unattached-MI 51.10 50.56 798
r:+0.79 24.25 50.56 (26.31)
11 Ervin, Anthony 32 California Aquat 50.77 50.58 797
r:+0.66 23.28 50.58 (27.30)
12 Sadauskas, Mind 23 Lithuania 50.91 51.03 776
r:+0.73 24.24 51.03 (26.79)
13 Herrera, Carlos 19 Azura Florida Aq 51.58 51.08 774
r:+0.69 24.82 51.08 (26.26)
14 Tjon A Joe, Ren 18 Azura Florida Aq 51.27 51.13 772
r:+0.86 24.06 51.13 (27.07)
15 Schlesinger, Ma 22 Grand Canyon Aqu 51.38 51.15 771
r:+0.78 24.75 51.15 (26.40)
16 Krug, Karl 24 SwimAtlanta-GA 51.22 52.01 733
r:+0.67 24.22 52.01 (27.79)