Nathan Adrian Knocks .01 Off 50 Free; Now Sole Owner of World’s 4th Best Time

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The men’s splash and dash was another exciting event at the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series Santa Clara night two finals.

Nathan Adrian knocked .01 off his season best 50 freestyle. He had been in a tie for fourth in the world this year with Vladimir Morozov at 21.69. Adrian now holds that spot alone with tonight’s swim of 21.68. That time is also a new meet record.

Anthony Ervin finished second in 21.98. James Magnussen posted a 22.19 for third.

William Copeland out touched Andrew Abood for fourth as the two finished in 22.32 and 22.36. Kyle Chalmers (22.53), Dillon Virva (22.57), Yuri Kisil (22.65) and Gabriel Santos (23.11) were the other A final swimmers.

Event 12  Men 50 LC Meter Freestyle
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    Name                  Age Team              Prelims     Finals Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Adrian, Nathan         27 California Aquat    22.02      21.68  
  2 Ervin, Anthony         35 Unattached-NC-      22.46      21.98  
  3 Magnussen, James       25 Ravenswood-US-      22.40      22.19  
  4 Copeland, William      30 Rockbridge Storm    22.66      22.32  
  5 Abood, Andrew          26 Marion Swimming-    22.54      22.36  
  6 Chalmers, Kyle         17 Marion Swimming-    23.07      22.53  
  7 Virva, Dillon          22 King Aquatic Clu    23.00      22.57  
  8 Kisil, Yuri            20 Ubc Dolphins-US-    22.89      22.65  
  9 Santos, Gabriel        29 Brazilian Swimmi    23.02      23.11  
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
 10 Fiala, CJ              23 Unattached-PC-      23.24      23.23  
 11 Greenberg, Aaron       21 Hapoel-US-          23.28      23.28  
 12 Rooney, Maxime         18 Pleasanton Seaha    23.79      23.33  
 13 Garnier, Jeff          22 Unattached-PC-      23.44      23.39  
 14 Saeta, Andrew          25 The Olympic Club    23.48      23.41  
 15 Daly, Owen             20 Camo Natation-US    23.56      23.42  
 16 Ferguson, Kevin        26 The Olympic Club    23.58      23.46  
 17 Leopold, Jonathan      26 The Olympic Club    23.78      23.54  
 18 Long, Elliot           22 Ravenswood-US-      23.55      23.59