Matt Grevers Stretches Way to Victory in 100 Back in Austin

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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Following an equipment malfunction delay, Tucson Ford’s Matt Grevers stretched his way to victory in the men’s 100-meter back at the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series Austin.

Grevers, who has the advantage of being 6-8, touched out the rest of the field in a time of 53.35.

That’s just off the top January time ever set by Ryosuke Irie with a 53.15 from the BHP Aquatic Super Series, and just off Grevers’ January career best of 52.37 from this meet last year.

Ryan Murphy, who won the 200 back earlier this weekend, took second in 53.46, while NYAC’s David Plummer placed third in 53.50.

Club Wolverine’s Junya Koga (53.97), NYAC’s Arkady Vyatchanin (54.33), SwimMAC’s Tyler Clary (55.10), St. Thomas’ Rex Tullius (55.57) and N.C. State’s Hennessey Stuart (55.75) finished fourth through eighth.

Jacob Pebley posted a 55.01 to win the B final. Club Wolverine’s Bobby Hurley finished second in 55.69 with Eugene Godsoe placing third in 55.79.

                           === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Grevers, Matt    30 Tucson Ford Deal    54.12      53.35 OLY    
             25.79        53.35 (27.56)
  2 Murphy, Ryan     20 UN                  54.29      53.46 OLY    
             26.06        53.46 (27.40)
  3 Plummer, David   30 New York Athleti    53.88      53.50 OLY    
             25.69        53.50 (27.81)
  4 Koga, Junya      28 Club Wolverine      54.80      53.97 OLY    
             25.93        53.97 (28.04)
  5 Vyatchanin, Ark  31 New York Athleti    54.97      54.33 OLY    
             26.58        54.33 (27.75)
  6 Clary, Tyler     26 SwimMAC Carolina    55.40      55.10 OLY    
             26.96        55.10 (28.14)
  7 Tullius, Rex     28 St. Thomas Swimm    55.45      55.57 OLY    
             26.72        55.57 (28.85)
  8 Stuart, Henness  20 NCS                 55.59      55.75 OLY    
             26.98        55.75 (28.77)
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Pebley, Jacob    22 UN                  55.73      55.01 OLY    
             26.67        55.01 (28.34)
 10 Hurley, Bobby    27 Club Wolverine      55.91      55.69 OLY    
             26.99        55.69 (28.70)
 11 Godsoe, Eugene   27 Una Wolf            55.98      55.79 OLY    
             26.74        55.79 (29.05)
 12 Wood, Russell    21 Univ. of Calgary    56.07      55.85 OLY    
             27.40        55.85 (28.45)
 13 Quah, Zheng Wen  19 Singapore           55.71      55.98 OLY    
             27.42        55.98 (28.56)
 14 Thormeyer, Mark  18 Ubc Dolphins        56.14      56.22 OLY    
             27.63        56.22 (28.59)
 15 Barnea, Guy      28 Club Wolverine      56.22      56.44 OLY    
             27.45        56.44 (28.99)
 16 Nolan, David     23 North Baltimore     56.05      57.71 NAT    
             28.52        57.71 (29.19)
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