Kevin Cordes Wins Close 100 Breaststroke Battle in Indy

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After shattering the World Record in the 1500 and the U.S. Open mark in the 400 freestyle, Katie Ledecky will be back in the water on the final night of the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series Indianapolis in the 800 distance. She owns the top seed in the event as does Club Wolverine’s Felix Auboeck who will be heavily challenged by Mission Viejo’s Zane Grothe.

After posting the top time in this morning’s prelims, Katie Drabot will not be competing the 200 butterfly in tonight’s finals. Veteran Hali Flickinger will look to secure the win in this event. Other top seeds include Chase Kalisz in the 200 fly, Indiana duo Lilly King and Cody Miller in the 100 breaststroke, Ali Deloof and Jacob Pebley in the 100 backstroke and Melanie Margalis and Daniel Sos in the 200 IM.

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Men’s 100 Breaststroke

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Kevin Cordes came out on top in a three-way battle for gold in the men’s 100 Breast. Ahead just seven one-hundredths at the fifty, Cordes’ 32.40 closing split gave him the slight edge in 1:00.61 over Nic Fink (1:00.94) and Cody Miller (1:00.99). Miller also came home in 32.40 but was out a bit slower in 28.59. All three swims were just outside of the world top 20 rankings.

Evgenii Somov led the remaining swimmers to 1:02s finishing fourth in 1:02.16. Jacob Montague (1:02.57), Nick Zito (1:02.67), Jake Harner (1:02.74) and Dom Polling (1:02.78) rounded out the heat. Somov was the only one of the group to come home under 33 seconds to give him the advantage.

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