Andrew Wilson Clips Kevin Cordes For 100 Breast Win in Austin

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Longhorn’s Andrew Wilson touched out Kevin Cordes for the men’s 100-meter breast win at the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series Austin.

Wilson hit the wall in 1:00.42, well off his personal best of 59.65 that put him on the map last summer.

Cordes, meanwhile, grabbed silver with a time of 1:00.53, while Missouri’s Sam Tierney snagged third in 1:00.63.

Athens Bulldog’s Nic Fink placed fourth in 1:00.86, while HPCO’s Richard Funk tied with Indie’s Michael Andrew and California’s Chuck Katis for fifth with 1:01.73s.

Great Britain’s James Wilby snagged eighth in 1:01.82.

Trojan’s Jason Block captured the consolation heat with a time of 1:01.96. Wisconsin’s Nicholas Schafer placed second in 1:02.18 with Missouri’s Fabian Schwingenschlogl taking third in 1:02.28. ¬†SwimMAC’s Ryan Lochte wound up 14th overall in 1:02.61.

                          === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Wilson, Andrew   22 Longhorn Aquatic  1:00.36    1:00.42 OLY    
             28.24      1:00.42 (32.18)
  2 Cordes, Kevin    22 UN                1:00.87    1:00.53 OLY    
             28.43      1:00.53 (32.10)
  3 Tierney, Sam     22 U. of Missouri    1:01.22    1:00.63 OLY    
             28.62      1:00.63 (32.01)
  4 Fink, Nic        22 Athens Bulldog S  1:01.63    1:00.86 OLY    
             28.45      1:00.86 (32.41)
  5 Funk, Richard    23 Hpc-Ontario       1:01.79    1:01.73 OLY    
             29.06      1:01.73 (32.67)
  5 Andrew, Michael  16 Indie Swimming    1:01.63    1:01.73 OLY    
             28.49      1:01.73 (33.24)
  5 Katis, Charles   23 California Aquat  1:02.16    1:01.73 OLY    
             29.08      1:01.73 (32.65)
  8 Wilby, James     22 Great Britain     1:02.44    1:01.82 OLY    
             29.25      1:01.82 (32.57)
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Block, Jason     26 Trojan Swim Club  1:02.48    1:01.96 OLY    
             29.21      1:01.96 (32.75)
 10 Schafer, Nichol  23 Wisconsin Aquati  1:02.62    1:02.18 OLY    
             29.34      1:02.18 (32.84)
 11 Schwingenschlog  24 U. of Missouri    1:02.47    1:02.28 OLY    
             29.23      1:02.28 (33.05)
 12 Persson, Erik    22 Sweden            1:02.74    1:02.40 OLY    
             29.78      1:02.40 (32.62)
 13 Alexandrov, Mik  30 New York Athleti  1:02.81    1:02.59 OLY    
             29.07      1:02.59 (33.52)
 14 Lochte, Ryan     31 SwimMAC Carolina  1:02.56    1:02.61 OLY    
             29.32      1:02.61 (33.29)
 15 Attwood, Charli  18 Great Britain     1:02.73    1:02.62 OLY    
             29.73      1:02.62 (32.89)
 16 Weiss, Michael   24 Wisconsin Aquati  1:02.81    1:03.33 OLY    
             29.61      1:03.33 (33.72)
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    Andrew Majeske

    Good in season speed for Wilson in January. He was 1:02 at the same meet last year. This bodes well for his chances in the 100 at trials. Another 6 months of Eddie Reese training, and working out with Will Licon in practice everyday, should squeeze out whatever untapped talent he still has after his amazing drops last year. . I sure hope Cody Miller shows up at Orlando so we can see him race these guys head to head and see if his scm and scy drops translate in long course. Looks like Tierney may break into the Cordes/Fink/Miller/Wilson pack soon. Michael Andrew may break a minute at trials– but just barely. I think it will take high 58/American record to get an Olympic spot in the 100. Right now I would put my $ on Wilson & Miller for the 2 spots. Cordes is the wildcard–very hard to predict how he will perform on the big stage in the 100.

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