Nathan Adrian, Margo Geer Win 50 Frees at Arena Grand Prix in Minnesota (Race Videos)

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MINNESOTA – Nathan Adrian and Margo Geer won the 50 frees at the Arena Grand Prix in Minnesota. Here are the race videos courtesy of USA Swimming.

Women’s 50 free

Tucson Ford’s Margo Geer couldn’t quite find that extra in-season best gear of 21.73 from the 2013 Texas Invitational, but she still managed to be the only sub-22 of the day with a 21.94 for the win.

Karlee Bispo raced her way to second in 22.46, while Aquajets’ Zoe Avestruz wound up third overall in 22.48.

Southwest’s Beata Nelson, the new butterfly national age group queen, finished fourth in 22.51.

Minnesota’s Becca Weiland (22.56), Longhorns’ Lisa Boyce (22.59), Bulldogs’ Shannon Vreeland (22.66) and Denver’s Annie Ochitwa (22.74) closed out the championship field.

Mission Viejo’s Katie McLaughlin threw down a 22.82 to win the B final of the splash-and-dash. Olympic gold medalist Rhi Jeffrey, now swimming for Phoenix Swimming, took second in 22.86 with Minnesota’s Blake Zeiger finishing third in 22.98.

Melissa Gates (23.04), Olivia Calegan (23.08), Megan Romano (23.11), Danielle Nack (23.16) and Heidi Busack (23.24) finished fourth through eighth in the consolation.

A final

B final

C final

D final

Men’s 50 free

Nathan Adrian popped a sizzling time of 18.83 to take down the men’s 50-yard freestyle field tonight. That’s not his fastest in-season time, as the 2013 Fastest Man in Texas drew an 18.79 from Adrian, but it was still plenty of speed for the win here in Minneapolis.

Sub 19s are somewhat regular here in Minnesota, considering that Fred Bousquet was the first man to ever break 19 during 2005 NCAAs here in Minneapolis with an 18.74.

Bruno Fratus (19.33) and Miguel Ortiz (19.42) took second and third behind Adrian tonight, while Danny Tucker placed fourth in 19.52.

Derek Toomey (19.65), James Disney-May (19.71), Mark Weber (19.75) and Marcelo Chierighini (19.80) all broke 20 seconds during the A final.

NYAC’s Darian Townsend turned in a 20.03 to top the B final by a healthy margin, while Grand Canyon’s Marcus Schlesinger placed second in 20.29.

AGUA’s En-wei Hu-Van Wright wound up third in 20.32 with Felipe Lima taking fourth in 20.39.

Connor Stirling (20.50), Mark McGlaughlin (20.51), Luke Pechmann (20.53) and Ian Gordon (20.78) placed fifth through eighth in the consolation.

A final

B final

C final

D final

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