Matt Grevers Saves Best 50 Back For Last In Shootout Win Over Justin Ress

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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Matt Grevers perfectly descended his three 50 backs as he finished the night with a 24.81 for the shootout win over NC State’s Justin Ress (25.04). Both Grevers and Ress were on the World Championship team this past summer and both are solid members for the national team moving forward.

Grevers descended from a 25.20 in the quarters to a 25.11 in the semis. He swam the first sub-25 swim of the entire meet in the 50 back event. Ress descended from a 25.40 in the quarters to a 25.10 in the semis. He also had his best swim last but could not get by the legendary Grevers.

Grevers scored points for Lenny Krayzelburg and Ress is on the Jason Lezak swim squad.

 Event 28F  Men 50 LC Meter Backstroke
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        World: W 24.04  8/2/2009  Liam Tancock
     American: A 24.33  12/5/2008 Randall Bal
         Meet: M 24.74  2015      Junya Koga
    Name            Age Team                 Seed     Finals       Points 
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  1 Grevers, Matt    32 Tucson Ford Deal       NT      24.81        
  2 Ress, Justin     20 NC State Univers       NT      25.04
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