Blake Pieroni: “I’m 1.3 seconds faster than last year” (Video)

Reported by James Sutherland.


  • US Open Record: 47.58, Jason Lezak, 2008
  • GT Pool Record: 48.29, Nathan Adrian, 2016
  1. Blake Pieroni, UN, 49.18
  2. Joao De Lucca, CARD, 49.25
  3. Michael Chadwick, UN, 49.54

Michael Chadwick got out fast, but Blake Pieroni and Joao De Lucca charged hard coming home to make it a very close battle to the wall. At the touch, it was Pieroni in 49.18, managing to hold off De Lucca who had the fastest back 50 in the field at 25.28. Chadwick took 3rd, with Matias Koski (49.71) and Jacob Pebley (49.80) both under 50 seconds as well.

In the B final, Cal’s Ryan Murphy got out to a fast opening 50 of 23.77, finishing to win the heat in 49.60 chopping over a second off his morning swim.

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Swim fan

Where’s the video?

Swim fan – should be added.


49.18 for his first 100 free in LC this year is pretty good ~~~

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