Luis Martinez Touches Out Michael Andrew in Knoxville 50 Fly

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Photo Courtesy: Andy Ross

Guatemala’s Luis Martinez finished just ahead of Race Pace Club’s Michael Andrew and Phoenix Swim Club’s Giles Smith in the 50 fly final in Knoxville, with Martinez recording a winning time of 23.60. Andrew, in his third final of the evening, finished second in 23.64, and Smith took third in 23.68.

Not far away from the top three was Cal’s Matthew Josa, who settled for fourth in 23.83. Josa’s Cal teammate Justin Lynch claimed fifth in 24.24.

Other finalists included Athens Bulldogs’ Pace Clark (24.33), Performance Aquatics’ Runar Borgen (24.43) and Cal’s Tom Shields (24.97).

Event 22  Men 50 LC Meter Butterfly
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        World: W 22.27  7/1/2017  Andrii Govorov, UKR
     American: A 22.76  7/23/2017 Caeleb Dressel, USA
    U.S. Open: O 22.91  7/18/2009 Bryan Lundquist, RAYS
     Jr World: J 23.22  8/27/2017 Michael Andrew, USA
     Pro Swim: P 23.11  2012      Matt Targett
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA       
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                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Luis Martinez    23 Guatemala           23.73      23.60   858  
         r:+0.61                       
  2 Michael Andrew   19 Race Pace Club      23.71      23.64   854  
         r:+0.67                       
  3 Giles Smith      27 Phoenix Swim Clu    23.85      23.68   849  
         r:+0.56                       
  4 Matthew Josa     23 California Aquat    24.20      23.83   833  
         r:+0.64                       
  5 Justin Lynch     22 California Aquat    24.48      24.24   792  
         r:+0.59                       
  6 Pace Clark       24 Athens Bulldog S    24.52      24.33   783  
         r:+0.58                       
  7 Runar Borgen     25 Performance Aqua    24.56      24.43   773  
         r:+0.64                       
  8 Tom Shields      27 California Aquat    24.63      24.97   724  
         r:+0.71