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Women’s 800-meter Free
Sometimes the longest events can be decided by some of the closest of margins. Lindsay Vrooman‘s 800-meter free victory tonight was decided by a mere 0.12 seconds. Vrooman clocked an 8:28.13, just ahead Stephanie Peacock at 8:28.25. The two battled closely throughout the entire race and finished first and second despite trailing at the 200-meter mark.
Sarah Henry (8:29.45) and Sierra Schmidt (8:33.16) tied for the lead after four laps at 2:04.53, but fell to third and fourth, respecti
Gabrielle Kopenski earned fifth with an 8:35.33, while Maddy Tenger took sixth in 8:40.34. Sarah Gibson (8:43.12) and Joy Field (8:45.90) closed out the championship final.
Women’s 100-meter Free
Amanda Weir came away with gold in tonight’s 100-meter free final in a close race against Allison Schmitt at USA Nationals. Weir registered a 54.24 to take the crown, just 0.10 ahead of Schmitt’s 54.34. Weir jumped to an early lead against Schmitt and did just enough to hold on for the win.
The 50-meter free champion Madison Kennedy led the race at the halfway point with a 26.25 out, but faltered to third in 55.02 with a 28.77 second 50. Katie Drabot wound up fourth in 55.19, while Mallory Comerford clocked a 55.26 to take fifth. Felicia Lee put forth a 55.45 for sixth.
Faith Johnson (55.55) and Amanda Kendall (55.63) filled out the final two spots in the championship final.
Men’s 200-meter Back
Jacob Pebley blasted a 1:56.66 to take the men’s 200-meter back in convincing fashion at USA Nationals. Pebley was just off his best time of 1:56.29, which ranks eighth in the world. Nonetheless, Pebley was dominant tonight finishing 1.44 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Michael Taylor.
Taylor, 16, earned the top seed this morning with a 1:58.41. He dropped again tonight to post a 1:58.10 en route to a silver medal. Carter Griffin also made the podium with a 1:58.38.
Jack Conger landed fourth in 1:58.84 ahead of Robert Owen‘s 1:59.55. Austin Surhoff swam a 1:59.63 to claim third, one-tenth of a second faster than seventh-place finisher Austin Katz (1:59.73). Travis Mahoney fell to eighth in 2:01.86.
Women’s 200-meter Breast
Laura Sogar blazed a 2:23.54 in a dominant win in tonight’s 200-meter breast final at USA Nationals. Sogar destroyed the field, winning by 2.03 seconds ahead of silver-medalist Molly Hannis. Her time now ranks 14th in the world this year. Sogar busted out a 1:08.61 on the first 100 and returned with a 1:14.93.
Hannis jumped two spots and dropped 2.37 seconds on her way to second place. Emma Schoettmer nabbed the bronze medal with her 2:26.41. Emily Escobdeo wound up fourth in 2:26.94.
Andrea Cottrell trailed to fifth in 2:28.12 after a rough first 100-meters (1:12.42). Annie Zhu clocked a 2:28.26, while Esther Gonzalez Medina (2:28.43) and Annie Lazor (2:28.46) rounded out the championship final.
Men’s 200-meter Breast
Craig Benson won tonight’s 200-meter breast with a stellar 2:09.68 at USA Nationals. The Scottish swimmer added 0.58 from his 2:09.10, which stands 11th in the world, but had enough juice to top Will Licon. Licon silvered with a 2:10.02, and was followed closely by Andrew Wilson. Wilson’s fall to third comes as a bit of a surprise after his sub-minute victory in the 100-meter breast and his 2:09.84 swim this morning. The three remained close throughout the race, as the splits indicate.
Benson’s country-mate Michael Jamieson finished just outside the top three in 2:10.91.
Michael Phelps jumped one spot and dropped over a second to take fifth in 2:11.30. BJ Johnson finished sixth in 2:11.90, ahead of Samuel Tierney (2:13.27) and Chuck Katis (2:13.33).
Men’s 1500-meter Free
Jordan Wilimovsky crushed the men’s 1500-meter free at USA Nationals with a dominant 14:57.05. Early in the race, Wilimovsky began to pull away from the field and never looked back. Wilimovsky posted some remarkable splits as well.
The Northwestern Wildcat vaulted to ninth in the world with his incredible performance.
Nicholas Sweetser was a distant second with a 15:10.73. PJ Ransford earned bronze in 15:14.04, while Logan Houck finished outside the top three with a 15:16.80. Christopher Yeager notched fifth with a 15:17.99, and Jacob Ores paced to a 15:28.73 to take sixth.
The 400-meter free champion Zane Grothe claimed seventh with a 15:34.95, and Taylor Abbott ended up eighth in 15:40.61.
Women’s 4 x 100-meter Medley Relay
The Tennessee Aquatics women won tonight’s 4 x 100-meter medley at USA Nationals with a 4:04.56, in a close battle with Aggie Swim Club and Australia. Tennessee was propelled by strong splits from Molly Hannis and Faith Johnson on the breast and free legs.
Micah Bohon – 1:03.31
Molly Hannis – 1:05.64
Harper Bruens – 1:00.31
Faith Johnson – 55.20
Aggie Swim Club silvered with a 4:05.15, narrowly defeating Australia (4:05.54). The University of Louisville missed the top three with a 4:07.33, just ahead of the University of Missouri’s 4:07.97. Aggie Swim Club’s B relay placed sixth with a 4:08.98. The University of Kentucky (4:09.28) and Club Wolverine (4:09.38) took the seventh and eighth spots.
Men’s 4 x 100-meter Medley Relay
The men of Tuscon Ford Dealers Aquatics took the men’s 4 x 100-meter medley relay at USA Nationals tonight with a 3:35.69. They finished comfortably ahead of California Aquatics by 1.55 seconds. Nick Thoman and Marcus Titus provided an early spark for Tuscon Ford, helping them seize the National Championship.
Nick Thoman – 53.61
Marcus Titus – 1:00.28
Masa Kishida – 51.73
Renny Richmond – 50.07
Cal silvered in 3:37.24. Scottish Swimming made the podium with a 3:38.88, ahead of Nation’s Capital (3:39.55). The University of Alabama wound up fifth in 3:39.89 to narrowly defeat Club Wolverine’s 3:39.92. Santa Clara Swim Club (3:40.78) and Auburn University Swim Club (3:41.49) rounded out the top eight to put an end to this year’s USA Nationals.