2013LCNationalsMichael Alexandrov places third in the prelims of the 50 breaststroke.
Courtesy of: Peter H. Bick
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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, May 16. MIKE Alexandrov, a grizzled veteran of the Arena Grand Prix circuit, cruised to the men's 100-meter breast title at the Charlotte stop of the circuit.

Alexandrov stopped the clock in 1:01.48 for the win. That's not close to a top 20 time in the world, but was good enough to top the rest of the field. Tennessee's Brad Craig checked in with a second-place time of 1:02.25, while GPAC's Brendan McHugh clinched third overall in 1:02.72.


Matthew Ackman (1:02.89), Cody Miller (1:03.03), Kameron Chastain (1:03.34), Thomas Dahlia (1:03.62), and Ross Palazzo (1:04.65) comprised the rest of the championship eight.

Great Britain's Christopher Steeples topped the consolation heat with a 1:03.68, while Addison Bray of Louisville claimed second in 1:04.12. Club Wolverine's Kyle Whitaker placed third in 1:04.14.

Niclas Eriksson (1:04.19), Andy Schuehler (1:04.75), Juan Arellano (1:04.79), Zach Hayden (1:05.14) and Gabriel de Sousa (1:06.43) finished fourth through eighth in the B final.

=== Championship ===

1 Mike Alexandrov 29 Una NYAC-MR 1:02.52 1:01.48 NAT
28.73 1:01.48 (32.75)
2 Brad Craig 25 Tennessee Aquati 1:03.69 1:02.25 NAT
28.89 1:02.25 (33.36)
3 Brendan McHugh 24 G P A C-MA 1:03.05 1:02.72 NAT
28.76 1:02.72 (33.96)
4 *Matthew Ackman 18 Canada 1:02.94 1:02.89 NAT
29.31 1:02.89 (33.58)
5 Cody Miller 22 Badger Swim Club 1:03.95 1:03.03 NAT
29.70 1:03.03 (33.33)
6 Kameron Chastai 22 Univ Louisville- 1:03.38 1:03.34 NAT
29.24 1:03.34 (34.10)
7 *Thomas Dahlia 24 Univ Louisville- 1:04.33 1:03.62 NAT
29.65 1:03.62 (33.97)
8 Ross Palazzo 17 Hudson Explorer- 1:04.29 1:04.65
30.11 1:04.65 (34.54)

=== Consolation ===

9 *Christopher St 21 Great Britain 1:04.45 1:03.68 NAT
29.70 1:03.68 (33.98)
10 Addison Bray 21 Univ Louisville- 1:04.54 1:04.12
29.92 1:04.12 (34.20)
11 Kyle Whitaker 22 Club Wolverine-M 1:04.82 1:04.14
29.85 1:04.14 (34.29)
12 Niclas Eriksson 20 SwimMAC Carolina 1:04.94 1:04.19
30.06 1:04.19 (34.13)
13 Andy Schuehler 19 Jersey Wahoos-MA 1:04.61 1:04.75
29.90 1:04.75 (34.85)
14 Juan Arellano 18 Unattached-FG 1:04.98 1:04.79
30.69 1:04.79 (34.10)
15 Zach Hayden 26 Club Wolverine-M 1:04.49 1:05.14
30.17 1:05.14 (34.97)
16 *Gabriel deSous 24 North Baltimore- 1:05.26 1:06.43
31.29 1:06.43 (35.14)