Editorial coverage for U.S. Senior Nationals proudly sponsored by Master Spas!
IRVINE, California, August 9.
In what has continued to be the surprise stroke for Team USA since Brendan Hansen had a stranglehold on the National Team for a decade, Badger’s Cody Miller broke 1:00 to shock the rest of the field with a 59.91. That time tied him with Yasuhiro Koseki and Felipe da Silva for ninth in the world as he made the Pan Pacific Championships team.
Heading into tonight, everyone had eyes on Kevin Cordes and Brendan McHugh as the potential winners of the race. Neither even took the top two. Bulldogs’ Nic Fink finished second in 1:00.38 for 14th in the world, while Cordes placed third in 1:00.63. McHugh, who already is a lock for the 2015 Worlds team after winning the 50 breast early this week, fell to seventh in 1:01.10.
Tennessee’s Brad Craig (1:00.82), Ohio State’s DJ MacDonald (1:00.83), Club Wolverine’s Zach Hayden (1:01.00) and PASA’s BJ Johnson (1:01.84) also swam in the championship heat.
Mike Alexandrov of NYAC won the B final in 1:00.91 with Tucson Ford’s Marcus Titus taking second in 1:01.63. NCAP’s Carsten Vissering wound up third in 1:01.90.
Connor Hoppe of Clovis earned the C final win in 1:01.84. Canyons’ Peter Kropp touched second in 1:02.07 with Tide’s Austin Temple placing third in 1:02.53.