Paul Powers Lowers 17-18 U.S. National Age Group Record in 50 Free at Junior Pan Pacs

Photo Courtesy: Griffin Scott

MAUI, Hawaii, August 30.

USA’s Paul Powers downed his meet record as well as Caeleb Dressel’s 17-18 U.S. National Age Group record in the 50-meter freestyle with a winning time of 22.20. That performance downed his meet record of 22.24 set this morning, while he also clipped Dressel’s 22.22 from 2013 just a few months before he will turn 19 while swimming at the University of Michigan.

Australia’s Blake Jones took a distant second in 22.67 with Canada’s Cameron Kidd placing third in 22.69.

USA’s James Jones (22.81), Australia’s Vincent Dai (22.81), Japan’s Katsuhiro Matsumoto (23.21), Canada’s Markus Thormeyer (23.34) and Mexico’s Lorenzo Loria (23.55) also took part in the A final.

Michael Andrew of the U.S. cleared 23 seconds for the first time as the 15-year-old pro won the B final in 22.82. Australia’s Brayden McCarthy also cleared 23 with a second-place 22.87.

Canada’s Mitchel Ferraro (23.21), China’s Jin Chenghao (23.68), China’s Chen Qian (23.98), New Zealand’s Julian Weir (24.02), New Zealand’s Dominic Mildon (24.52) and China’s Chen Chaoqi (25.05) also made their way into the consolation heat.

Results

Event 28  Men 50 LC Meter Freestyle
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  Jr. Pan Pac: M 22.24  08/30/2014Paul Powers, USA
    Name           Year Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA Points
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Powers, Paul     95 USA-                22.24      22.20M  835    9  
  2 Jones, Blake     95 AUS-                22.87      22.67   784    7  
  3 Kidd, Cameron    96 Canada-             22.91      22.69   782    6  
  4 Jones, James     97 USA-                22.85      22.81   770    4.5
  4 Dai, Vincent     98 AUS-                22.72      22.81   770    4.5
  6 Matsumoto, Kats  97 Japan-              23.66      23.21   731    3  
  7 Thormeyer, Mark  97 Canada-             23.20      23.34   719    2  
  8 Loria Elias, Lo  95 Mexico-             23.86      23.55   699    1  
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Andrew, Michael  99 USA-                23.28      22.82   769  
 10 McCarthy, Brayd  97 AUS-                23.05      22.87   764  
 11 Ferraro, Mitche  96 Canada-             23.70      23.21   731  
 12 Jin, Chenghao    99 China-              23.88      23.68   688  
 13 Chen, Qian       97 China-              24.12      23.98   663  
 14 Weir, Julian     96 New Zealand-        24.37      24.02   659  
 15 Mildon, Dominic  96 New Zealand-        24.31      24.52   620  
 16 Chen, Chaoqi     99 China-              24.43      25.05   581

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