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PALO ALTO, California, August 4. IN a SwimMAC-heavy finale, SwimMAC's Tim Phillips picked up the men's 100 fly title at the USA Swimming Long Course Nationals.
Phillips checked in with a 51.69 for his first national title to tie for sixth in the world rankings, behind Michael Phelps (50.71) and Tyler McGill (51.26) to become the third-fastest American this year. McGill, representing Auburn, took second in 51.84, while SwimMAC teammates Davis Tarwater (51.94) and Eugene Godsoe (52.41) finished third and fourth. Tarwater improved to 11th in the world with the swim, while Godsoe took 19th in the rankings.
NBAC's Chris Brady (52.50), Club Wolverine's Dan Madwed (52.73), Tucson Ford's Giles Smith (52.89), Minnesota's Kyler Van Swol (53.00), Stanford's Bobby Bollier (53.45) and Texas' Woody Joye (53.97) also vied for the national title from the A final this evening.
Nashville's Paul Davis downed Swimming World Male High School Swimmer of the Year David Nolan, 53.23 to 53.53, in the B final, while DACA's Erich Peske picked up the C final title in 53.69.