To no one’s surprise Katie Ledecky got out ahead from the gun and never looked back, touching the wall in a time of 1:54.84 to become the first woman under 1:55 this year.
Kevin Cordes took off on the second 50, taking over the lead and staying under world record pace through 150m, before taking the win in 2:07.41
Kelsi Worrell isn’t just sporting her Cardinal Red Converse at the Summer Nats just because they look good… but they do look good.
Townley Haas blew away the field, out very quickly in 50.85 and ultimately touching in 1:45.03 for the decisive win
After missing the Olympic final last summer, Lilly King came through with a big swim in the 200 breast, clocking a big best time in 2:21.83
100 back Olympic silver medalist Kathleen Baker put on a dominant display in the 200 back final after foregoing the event at Olympic Trials last year
The Cal duo of Ryan Murphy and Jacob Pebley came through as expected tonight, going 1-2 in times of 1:54.30 and 1:54.78
Clark blazed home in 29.47, the fastest in the field, to run down Kalisz and take the second spot in 1:54.58
On his fifth straight 50 under 30 seconds, Sweetser caught Finke and Ransford with 150m to go and ran away for the win, touching in 14:59.73 to break 15 minutes for the first time in his career.
Leah Smith finished 2nd to Ledecky, just as she did in Omaha, with a very strong showing in 8:20.46, just missing her best time from last year of 8:20.18
Hali Flickinger led from the gun and never looked back, coming in at 2:07.60 to become the first American to qualify for the World Championships this year.
Katie Ledecky had an eventful night on Day 1 of Nationals, placing 6th in the 100 free before turning around less than an hour later and winning the 800 free to punch her ticket to Budapest
In a closely contested final, Jack Conger got out ahead at the start and was able to maintain it throughout, holding off hard charges from Pace Clark and Chase Kalisz for the win in 1:54.47
Nathan Adrian was less than thrilled with his victorious performance in Indianapolis tonight
Mallory Comerford blazed to a new US Open record (again) tonight to not only win a national title, but put her on her first Summer World Championships team