Michael Andrew Closes Meet With 50 Free National Title And Another Best Time

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Michael Andrew finished off his meet with yet another best time in the 50 free and one more National title to go along with his wins in the 50 fly, 50 breast, and 100 breast. Andrew was the top finisher in tonight’s final with a 21.49, another .15 off of his best time from this morning and holds steady as the fifth fastest time in the world this year. That was also just .02 off of Garrett Weber-Gale’s 2008 championship record in this event.

Caeleb Dressel, who is the fastest textile performer in this event in history, was second tonight in 21.67, while Nathan Adrian was third in 21.85. Adrian is already on the Pan Pacs team per his second place finish in the 100 free on the first night of the meet, so he will be swimming this event in Tokyo.

Michael Chadwick was fourth here in 22.00, followed by Zach Apple (22.06), Michael Jensen (22.13), Kyle Decoursey (22.15), and Robert Howard (22.18).

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  1. avatar
    Bob Hopkins

    I guess USRPT works

  2. avatar

    Once Michael Andree’s starts improve when he can train and dive in a deeper pool, his times will drop even further. Plus he is two years younger thsn Dressel.