Caeleb Dressel Grabs Second Win Of TYR Pro Swim Series Richmond In 100 Fly

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Caeleb Dressel in the prelims of the 100 fly at the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series, Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Caeleb Dressel grabbed his second event win of the night in the 100 fly at the TYR Pro Swim Series Richmond, coming from behind to take the win by more than half a second. Dressel was actually in seventh at the 50 (24.99), but had the fastest second 50 of anyone in the field (27.09) to hit the wall in 52.08. That is about half a second off his season best 51.51 from Des Moines.

In second was Giles Smith, who was second at the 50 and held onto his position to grab the silver (52.72). Tying for third was Zach Harting and Santiago Grassi, who had identical splits and posted matching 52.87.

Michael Andrew was back in this race shortly after winning the 50 back, but wasn’t able to match the closing speed of the rest of the field. He was out well ahead of everyone else at the 50 (24.27), but couldn’t hold on and ended up in eighth with a 54.04.

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