Phelps Sets Meet Record With 100 Fly Triumph

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 3 SWIMMING superstar Michael Phelps captured another title with a meet-record time of 51.51 in the 100-meter butterfly at the 2006 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships in Irvine, Calif. Phelps' effort cleared his own standard of 51.88 set in 2002 and also gave him his fourth title of the meet.

Meanwhile, Longhorn Aquatics' Ian Crocker took silver in 51.73, while Daytona Beach's Ryan Lochte surged in the final 25 meters to grab bronze in 53.26.

"It's another chapter in our rivalry," Phelps said of his rivalry with Crocker. "We have had many races like that in the past. We will have more in the future. We really bring out the best in each other."

Phelps actually stood in third at the 50-meter mark with a 24.65 as Crocker touched first in 24.23 and Doyle split second in 24.49. Phelps, however, put on the jets in the back half with a 26.86 split.

"I noticed in the first 50 that Ian wasn't out to his normal body length lead," Phelps said. "I could tell it was close, but I wasn't sure if he was slower or I was faster. I was just able to hang on."

Meanwhile, Lochte and Coast Guard Blue Dolphin Peter Verhoef earned the fastest reaction times with matching .67 seconds.

In a competitive consolation heat, California Aquatics’ Patrick O’Neil, coached by Teri McKeever, held off a bunched field to win in 54.27. Additionally, Santa Barbara Swim Club’s Pat Cary, coached by John Dussliere, touched second in 54.38, while Indiana University’s Nick Walkotten, coached by Ray Looze, snared third in 54.45.

In the C final, Longhorn Aquatics’ Tommy Sacco, coached by Randy Reese, captured a win with a 55.05, while Trojan Swim Club’s Erik Tolmachoff took second in 55.09. Meanwhile, Longhorn Aquatics’ Dave Donaldson, also coached by Reese, took third in 55.35.

Event 15 Men 100 LC Meter Butterfly
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World: W 50.40 7/30/2005 Ian Crocker, USA
American: A 50.40 7/30/2005 Ian Crocker, USA
U.S. Open: O 50.76 7/13/2004 Ian Crocker, Longhorn Aq.
LC Nationals: M 51.84 2/13/2004 Michael F Phelps, NORTH BALTIMORE
Oly. Trial: 55.59
Sum. Nat Cut: 56.19
US Open Cut: 57.19
Meet Qualifying: 56.19
Name Age Team Prelims Finals FINA
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=== Championship Final ===

1 Phelps, Michael 21 Club Wolverine-M 52.53 51.51M 1013
r:+0.68 24.65 51.51 (26.86)
2 Crocker, Ian 23 Longhorn Aquatic 52.20 51.73M 1000
r:+0.78 24.23 51.73 (27.50)
3 Lochte, Ryan 21 Daytona Beach Sw 53.24 53.26 916
r:+0.67 25.37 53.26 (27.89)
4 Tarwater, Davis 22 Club Wolverine-M 53.40 53.27 916
r:+0.70 25.19 53.27 (28.08)
5 Verhoef, Peter 22 Coast Guard Blue 53.38 53.42 908
r:+0.67 24.75 53.42 (28.67)
6 Doyle, Joseph 21 Ohio State Swim- 53.23 53.73 892
r:+0.72 24.49 53.73 (29.24)
7 O Halloran, Tyl 21 Longhorn Aquatic 53.96 53.91 884
r:+0.76 25.35 53.91 (28.56)
8 Berens, Richard 18 Mecklenburg Aqua 53.65 54.08 875
r:+0.79 25.17 54.08 (28.91)

=== Consolation Final ===

9 O'Neil, Patrick 22 Una Cal-PC 54.66 54.27 866
r:+0.76 25.43 54.27 (28.84)
10 Cary, Patrick 21 Santa Barbara Sw 54.45 54.38 861
r:+0.75 25.50 54.38 (28.88)
11 Madwed, Daniel 17 North Baltimore- 54.48 54.45 857
r:+0.72 25.38 54.45 (29.07)
11 Walkotten, Nich 20 Indiana Universi 54.39 54.45 857
r:+0.71 25.40 54.45 (29.05)
13 Scott, John 21 Auburn Universit 54.39 54.73 844
r:+0.67 25.59 54.73 (29.14)
14 Patrick, Todd 21 Indiana Universi 54.93 54.95 834
r:+0.70 25.24 54.95 (29.71)
15 Rohleder, Danie 20 Longhorn Aquatic 54.39 54.97 833
r:+0.67 24.97 54.97 (30.00)
16 Weniger, Benjam 20 Auburn Universit 54.98 55.03 831
r:+0.74 25.39 55.03 (29.64)

=== Bonus Final ===

17 Sacco, Thomas 21 Longhorn Aquatic 55.30 55.05 830
r:+0.70 25.85 55.05 (29.20)
18 Tolmachoff, Eri 25 Trojan Swim Club 55.31 55.09 828
r:+0.68 25.36 55.09 (29.73)
19 Donaldson, Davi 21 Longhorn Aquatic 55.16 55.12 827
r:+0.70 25.85 55.12 (29.27)
20 Abercrombie, Jo 24 Boise YMCA Swim- 55.20 55.15 825
r:+0.78 25.88 55.15 (29.27)
21 Reams, Patrick 19 Bluefish Swim Cl 55.42 55.30 819
r:+0.67 26.22 55.30 (29.08)
22 Maxwell, Darren 20 Tucson Ford Deal 55.16 55.35 816
r:+0.73 25.78 55.35 (29.57)
23 Seiler, David 17 Sierra Marlins S 55.43 55.60 805
r:+0.76 26.13 55.60 (29.47)
24 Engel, Matthew 20 Minnesota Aquati 55.50 55.66 803
r:+0.76 25.73 55.66 (29.93)

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