Nathan Adrian Reigns Supreme in Mesa 50 Free Knockout

Photo Courtesy: Taylor Brien

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Michael Andrew, Michael Chadwick, Nathan Adrian, Bruno Blaskovic, Cullen Jones, Nikola Miljenic, Andrej Barna and Kyle Robrock competed in the Quarterfinals of the Mesa Men’s 50 Free Knockout.

Andrew won yet another heat in tonight’s session with a time of 22.25. This is a bit off his 21.93 sixth-ranked swim from Atlanta. Chadwick earned the second position in 22.41 while Adrian (22.44) and Blaskovic (22.72) also earned their spots in the Finals.

Jones (22.80), Mijenic (22.90), Barna (23.08) and Robrock (23.35) rounded out the heat.

Adrian then asserted his sprint freestyle dominance by taking the semis in 22.52. Andrew had just enough left on his fifth race of the night to get second in 22.69. Despite a late charge, Chadwick narrowly missed out on another swim by racing to a 22.77. Blaskovic was fourth in 23.24.

While the men were even throughout the first half of the race, Adrian powered to the finish for a distinct victory in 22.94. Andrew earned second place in 23.70.

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Author: Diana Pimer

Diana Pimer was a breaststroke/IMer at Keene State College and is the NEISDA Conference record holder in the 200 IM. She is currently an Age Group Coach at AGUA in New York City and has covered major competitions for Swimming World including the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2015 and 2017 FINA World Championships, USA Swimming Nationals and more.

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