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Men’s 100 Free, Lochte wins B Finals
Nathan Adrian dropped another one-up on his newfound Australian rival James Magnussen by posting a 48.32 win in this 100 free; that swim just edged out Magnussen’s 48.39 from earlier in the day (at the BHP Aquatic Super Series) as the fastest time in the world early in 2013, though both swims are quite impressive for January.
For Adrian, that not only dropped a Meet Record, but it also took down a legendary Pool Record from all the way back in 1988 – one owned by another Cal Bear, Matt Biondi, at 48.42. Biondi’s swim stood as the American Record for over a decade, so this is no small-change pool mark at the Texas Swim Center.
Texas post-grad and volunteer assistant Ricky Berens was the only other swimmer under 50 seconds in the race, as he took a runner-up spot in 49.35; that won him the $300 second-place prize and knocked his teammate Jimmy Feigen to 3rd in 50.01.
Matt Grevers was next in line in 50.01, followed by Anthony Ervin (50.49). Ryan Lochte won the B-Final in 51.09.
Men’s 100 Fly, Lochte 4th
Stanford volunteer assistant Eugene Godsoe is having a great winter so far, though much of it has been in short course and most of it has been in backstroke. His first win of the 2013 season on Friday was neither of those, however, as he won the 100 fly in 53.54 to out-touch the more pure butterfliers Bobby Bollier (53.57) and Dan Madwed (53.77).
Ryan Lochte was 4th in 54.14.