USA Swimming National Championships: Nathan Adrian Claims 100 Free Title, Cesar Cielo Clocks Fastest Time Out of B Final – SwimmingWorld.TV Interview Included

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INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, July 10. WITH six Olympic gold medalists contesting the men's 100 free finale at the USA Swimming National Championships, anyone could have claimed the title. California's Nathan Adrian, however, doubled up on the sprint victories after topping the 50 free.

Adrian clocked a personal-best time of 48.00, clearing his previous best of 48.10. He had to track down Matt Grevers of Tucson Ford, swimming in lane eight. Grevers went out under American-record pace with a 22.89 before finishing in 48.27 for fourth. Longhorn's David Walters split the pair with a sterling second-place effort of 48.17.

"The last 15 meters, you really have to keep your stroke together to get your hand on the wall," Adrian said. "I don't like to try to follow in anyone's footsteps. I make my own path."

Longhorn's Garrett Weber-Gale finished third in 48.19, while SwimMAC-Carolina's Cullen Jones clinched fifth in 48.31. Longhorn's Ricky Berens, the sixth gold medalist in the field, wound up sixth in 48.14.

In a stocked international B final, Brazil's Cesar Cielo topped the field with a swift 47.69 and posted the fastest swim of the night. That swim is the fifth-fastest time in the world this year, behind a 47.60 he set in May. Australia's Matt Targett placed second in 48.08 with Great Britain's Adam Brown taking third in 48.92.

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