Nathan Adrian Takes 48.7 100 Free Win to Close Mission Viejo; Weitzeil Dips Under 54

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Photo Courtesy: Becca Wyant

Nathan Adrian won the men’s 100 freestyle on Sunday morning at the TYR Pro Swim Series with a 48.74 as the only swimmer to break 49 seconds in the heat. Reigning world champ Caeleb Dressel was noticeably absent from the heat as he had scratched this and the 200 IM, but his Florida teammate Eric Friese finished in second at 49.05 as the German native swam the second fastest time this season for a German.

Friese just finished 13th at NCAAs in the 100 free this year in his sophomore season.

Olympic relay favorites Michael Chadwick (49.62) and Dean Farris (50.29) placed fifth and eighth respectively as the United States have won the last three major titles in the 4×100 free relay, winning at the last two Worlds and at the 2016 Olympics. Russia had an impressive showing at its Nationals this week in Kazan, with three under 48 seconds to shoot a warning for the rest of the world.

Internationals Zheng Quah (49.30) and Dylan Carter (49.51) placed third and fourth as they represent Singapore and Trinidad & Tobago, respectively.

In the women’s race, Abbey Weitzeil was the lone swimmer to break 54 in the 100 free at 53.68 as her time is the second fastest any American has been this year. She won ahead of Katie Ledecky (54.22), fresh off her win in the 1500 as she could factor into the 4×100 free relay come this summer at the Olympics.

Olivia Smoliga, who scratched out of the 200 back to focus on this, placed third from lane 1 at 54.61 ahead of three-time Olympian Allison Schmitt (54.66).

Poland native Kasia Wasick was fifth at 54.68 ahead of France’s Beryl Gastaldello (54.78) as this was a very crowded field. All eight swimmers broke 55 seconds.

Event 27  Women 100 LC Meter Freestyle
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        World: W 51.71  7/23/2017 Sarah Sjostrom, SWE
     American: A 52.04  7/26/2019 Simone Manuel, USA
    U.S. Open: O 52.54  7/25/2018 Simone Manuel, Stanford Swimmin
     Jr World: J 52.70  8/11/2016 Penny Oleksiak, CAN
     Pro Swim: P 53.12  2016      Sarah Sjostrom
                 55.56  W-II Oly Trials Wave II
                 56.29  W-I Oly Trials Wave I
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Abbey Weitzeil   24 California Aquat    53.94      53.68        
    r:+0.66  25.38        53.68 (28.30)
  2 Katie Ledecky    24 Nation's Capital    54.26      54.22        
    r:+0.68  26.47        54.22 (27.75)
  3 Olivia Smoliga   26 Athens Bulldog S    54.82      54.61        
    r:+0.67  26.23        54.61 (28.38)
  4 Allison Schmitt  30 Sun Devil Swimmi    54.68      54.66        
    r:+0.69  26.45        54.66 (28.21)
  5 *Katarzyna Wasi  29 Team Rebel Aquat    54.66      54.68        
    r:+0.66  26.23        54.68 (28.45)
  6 *Beryl Gastalde  26 Aggie Swim Club-    54.63      54.78        
    r:+0.62  26.16        54.78 (28.62)
  7 Natalie Hinds    27 Athens Bulldog S    54.29      54.80        
    r:+0.66  26.12        54.80 (28.68)
  8 Katie McLaughli  23 California Aquat    54.84      54.84        
    r:+0.64  26.81        54.84 (28.03)
 Event 28  Men 100 LC Meter Freestyle
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        World: W 46.91  7/30/2009 Cesar Cielo Filho, BRA
     American: A 46.96  7/25/2019 Caeleb Dressel, USA
    U.S. Open: O 47.39  7/31/2019 Ryan Held, New York Athleti
     Jr World: J 47.57  10/30/2020Andrei Minakov, RUS
     Pro Swim: P 48.00  2016      Nathan Adrian
                 49.74  W-II Oly Trials Wave II
                 50.49  W-I Oly Trials Wave I
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Nathan Adrian    32 Una CAL-PC          48.98      48.74        
    r:+0.65  23.26        48.74 (25.48)
  2 *Eric Friese     22 Una GSC-FL          49.61      49.05        
    r:+0.64  23.49        49.05 (25.56)
  3 *Zheng Quah      24 California Aquat    49.34      49.30        
    r:+0.55  23.41        49.30 (25.89)
  4 *Dylan Carter    25 Team Elite-NC       49.55      49.51        
    r:+0.61  23.85        49.51 (25.66)
  5 Michael Chadwic  25 North Carolina A    49.61      49.62        
    r:+0.67  23.68        49.62 (25.94)
  6 Cristian Quinte  28 Irvine Novaquati    49.66      49.66        
    r:+0.64  23.87        49.66 (25.79)
  7 Luke Maurer      19 Unattached-PC       49.61      49.73        
    r:+0.62  23.78        49.73 (25.95)
  8 Dean Farris      23 Veritas Swimming    50.16      50.29        
    r:+0.64  23.94        50.29 (26.35)

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    Hello…Weitzel does not have the fastest time of any American this year. How can you forget Torri Huske just swam a 53.46 a few days ago??