Editorial coverage for U.S. Senior Nationals proudly sponsored by Master Spas!
IRVINE, California, August 7.
Tucson Ford’s Matt Grevers, who missed out on Worlds in 2011 due to a poor performance at the 2010 selection meet, made sure he was headed to Kazan in 2015 by winning the 50 fly tonight in 23.50. That jumped him to 15th in the world. He has more in the tank with a 23.29 personal best, so he should do some damage once he competes in the event at Pan Pacs and at Worlds.
SwimMAC’s Tim Phillips took second in 23.58, off his 23.57 from prelims, while Stanford’s Connor Black raced to third in 23.64. SwimMAC’s Matt Josa, who made the finale out of a swimoff, took fourth in 23.67.
Stanford’s Eugene Godsoe (23.76), Phoenix Swim Club’s Giles Smith (23.88), Santo Condorelli (24.01) and NYAC’s Josh Schneider (24.34) finished fifth through eighth tonight.
Nashville’s Paul Davis just missed the top 20 in the world with a 23.77 to win the B final of the sprint fly tonight. NCAP’s Andrew Seliskar finished second in 23.96 with Alamo Area’s John Murray tying Tucson Ford’s Renny Richmond for third with 24.07s.
Michael Andrew, the 15-year-old pro swimmer, picked up a relatively big win in the C final with a 24.44. This is fresh off his first junior national title last week. Bolles’ Caeleb Dressel finished second in 24.49 with Ohio State’s Matt McHugh winding up third in 24.58.