Michael Andrew Edges Devon Nowicki In 100 Breast at TYR Pro Series Columbus

Michael Andrew. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

In one of the closest events of the meet, Michael Andrew held off a surging Devon Nowicki to win the 100 breast.

Andrew, swimming for Race Pace Club, trailed Nowicki by four hundredths of a second at the turn but hung on to win in 59.79.

Nowicki, from Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics, finished just behind in 1:00.00.

Another teen phenom, Reece Whitley, finished third in 1:00.78.

NCAA champion Ian Finnerty from Indiana was seventh at 1:03.29.

Event 22  Men 100 LC Meter Breaststroke
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        World: W 57.13  8/7/2016  Adam Peaty, GBR
     American: A 58.64  7/23/2017 Kevin Cordes, USA
    U.S. Open: O 58.74  6/30/2017 Kevin Cordes, Unattached-SE
     Jr World: J 59.01  8/23/2017 Nicolo Martinenghi, Italy
     Pro Swim: P 58.86  2017      Adam Peaty
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA Points
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Michael Andrew   19 Race Pace Club    1:00.03      59.79   872  
    r:+0.68  27.47        59.79 (32.32)
  2 Devon Nowicki    20 Michigan Lakesho  1:01.02    1:00.00   863  
    r:+0.65  27.43      1:00.00 (32.57)
  3 Reece Whitley    18 Penn Charter Aqu  1:01.44    1:00.78   830  
    r:+0.74  28.50      1:00.78 (32.28)
  4 Evgenii Somov    19 Univ Louisville   1:01.77    1:01.18   814  
    r:+0.71  28.73      1:01.18 (32.45)
  5 Nick Zito        23 West Swim Club    1:02.53    1:02.53   762  
    r:+0.70  29.01      1:02.53 (33.52)
  6 Jason Mathews    19 Ohio State Swim   1:02.98    1:03.03   744  
    r:+0.64  29.38      1:03.03 (33.65)
  7 Ian Finnerty     21 Indiana  Swim Te  1:03.92    1:03.29   735  
    r:+0.65  28.80      1:03.29 (34.49)
  8 Gary Kostbade    19 Indiana  Swim Te  1:03.90    1:03.46   729  
    r:+0.68  29.76      1:03.46 (33.70)
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