2019 US NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- July 31 – August 4, 2019
- Prelims 9:00 AM (Pacific)/Finals 5:00 PM (Pacific)
- Avery Aquatics Center
- Stanford, CA
- LCM (50m)
- Meet Site
- Psych Sheet
- Omega Results
While American Ryan Held lowered his own newly-minted U.S. Open Record in the men’s 100m free A-final to take gold in a speedy 47.39, the B-Final winner at U.S. National Championships also made history.
Taking the top spot in the B-Final of the men’s 100m free last night at the U.S. Nationals was Lewis Burras, the British swimmer who logged a lifetime best of 48.58.
Burras’ outing in Stanford marks the first time the Brit has ever been under the 49-second threshold in the event, with his previous PB resting at the 49.89 set at the Edinburgh International/British Championships in 2018.
Burras already cleared his PB in the prelims yesterday morning, finishing 16th in a time of 49.64. For the evening, however, the 19-year-old turned it on big-time to hit the wall in 48.58, splitting 23.28/25.30 in the process. His time represented just 1 of 2 sub-49 second performances in the B-Final, paired with Aussie Louis Townsend‘s 48.88. while Burras’ time would have taken 6th in the A-Final.
With his PB, Burras now inserts himself onto the all-time British performers list at #5.
British All-Time Performers Men’s 100m Free
|1||Duncan Scott||UniOfStirl||97||British Championships 2019||Glasgow||1||18/04/19||47.87|
|2||Simon Burnett||Windsor||83||Olympic Games 2008||Beijing, China||1||10/08/08||48.20|
|3||Adam Brown||Hatfield||89||FINA World Championships 2013||Barcelona, Spain||1||31/07/13||48.48|
|4||Benjamin Proud||Plymouth Lea||94||Edinburgh International Meet||Edinburgh||1||11/03/16||48.52|
|5||Lewis Burras||00||U.S. Nationals||Stanford, CA||31/07/19||48.58|
Burras is representing Gamecock Aquatics here at U.S. Nationals. He swam for UVA in the fall, but departed the school mid-season, announcing the University of South Carolina where he will be competing with the Gamecocks in the fall of 2019.