Jack Conger Tops Tight 100 Fly Field at Santa Clara Pro Series

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Men’s 100 Fly

The men’s 100 fly was a star-studded event complete with four 2016 Team USA Olympians.

NCAA All-Stars Jack Conger and Caeleb Dressel battled throughout the entire 100-meters, with Conger getting his hands to the wall a slim .05 seconds ahead of Dressel. Conger claimed gold with a 52.24, while Dressel grabbed silver with a 52.29. Conger’s time ties him for 20th in the 2017 world rankings with Russia’s Evgeny Koptelov.

Fellow Olympian and butterfly ace, Tom Shields, took third overall with a final time of 52.58, followed by Andrew Liang and his time of 52.98.

Gunnar Bentz finished fifth with a time of 53.03, just ahead of Tripp Cooper’s 53.14.

Justin Lynch (53.20), Santiago Grassi (53.28), and Pace Clark (53.66) were seventh through ninth respectively.

                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Conger, Jack P         22 Una Ncap-PV-        53.48      52.24  
                 24.71        52.24 (27.53)
  2 Dressel, Caeleb R      20 Bolles-FL-          53.34      52.29  
                 25.12        52.29 (27.17)
  3 Shields, Tom A         25 Cal-PC-             53.14      52.58  
                 24.68        52.58 (27.90)
  4 Liang, Andrew W        21 Un-Stanford-PC-     53.51      52.98  
                 24.96        52.98 (28.02)
  5 Bentz, Gunnar G        21 Georgia-GA-         53.37      53.03  
                 25.45        53.03 (27.58)
  6 Cooper, Tripp G        24 Una Txla-ST-        53.80      53.14  
                 24.68        53.14 (28.46)
  7 Lynch, Justin J        20 Cal-PC-             53.60      53.20  
                 25.04        53.20 (28.16)
  8 Grassi, Santiago       20 Argentina-          53.45      53.28  
                 25.05        53.28 (28.23)
  9 Clark, Pace T          22 Georgia-GA-         53.56      53.66  
                 25.19        53.66 (28.47)
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