Kevin Cordes Smashes American Record in 100 Breast at Nationals

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Kevin Cordes completed the breaststroke hat trick on Friday night at the 2017 Phillips 66 USA Swimming Nationals and saved his best race for last. Cordes broke the American Record in the 100 breast with a 58.74. He broke Cody Miller’s American record that he set last summer at 58.87. Miller did not lose everything in that race as he picked up the second spot at 59.11 to clinch his second straight Worlds appearance. Cordes also broke the US Open and meet record of 58.86 (Adam Peaty) and 58.94 (himself) in the race.

Cordes and Miller beat a pretty talented field. Nic Fink (59.40), Andrew Wilson (59.65), Jacob Montague (1:00.39), Will Licon (1:00.67), Josh Prenot (1:00.79) and Michael Andrew (1:01.19) also swam in the A-final.

Cordes is now second in the world rankings behind Great Britain’s Peaty (57.79) and will be looking to win his first individual medal internationally in the 100 distance.

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