Michael Andrew Dominates 50 Freestyle, Sets New National Age Group Record

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After nearly missing a National Age Group Record in the 200 IM earlier on night five of the 2015 USA Swimming Summer Junior Nationals, Michael Andrew dominated the men’s 50 freestyle. Andrew swam ahead of the field around the 25 meter mark and never let up through the finish. His time of 22.34 set a new National Age Group Record for 15-16 year olds, beating the old mark set by Caleb Dressel (22.39) in 2013. This marks Andrew’s second NAG of the meet, as he broke the 100 fly record two days before.

Not far behind was Maxime Rooney, who also broke the 23 second barrier going a 22.99. James William Jones (23.05) was third, while Albert Gwo (23.12) was fourth. Dean Farris and Billy Beard tied for fifth in 23.16, followed by Tyler Harper (23.29) and Will Davis (23.32).

Oliver Patrouch of Badger Swim Club won the B final in 23.25. Michael Jenson was a bit faster to win the C final in 23.03.