2016 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS
- Sunday June 26th-Sunday July 3rd, 2016
- Century Link Center – Omaha, Nebraska
- Friday-Sunday – Prelims – 11:00 am EDT Finals – 7:45 pm EDT
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In semifinal two of the men’s 100 back in Omaha, Minnesota alumnus David Plummer erupted for a new lifetime best, world-leading time, and fifth fastest swim ever of 52.12 to win the heat.
Plummer, who came in with a very recent lifetime best of 52.40, beat Matt Grevers in his heat, with Grevers touching 2nd in 52.64. Plummer was also quicker than Ryan Murphy, who swam a 52.28 to win the first semifinal.
Plummer now leads the world with his time, and Murphy sits at second. Plummer, Murphy, and Grevers go in 1-2-3 to the 100 back final, which looks like it’ll be THE race of the meet. The world and American record of 51.94 held by Aaron Peirsol is not far away.
Men’s 100 Back All-Time Rankings
- Aaron Peirsol 51.94
- Matt Grevers 52.08
- Camille Lacourt 52.11 (TIE)
- Mitch Larkin 52.11 (TIE)
- David Plummer 52.12
Peirsol’s record is well in reach– Plummer and Murphy were both under WR pace at the 50 mark. Tomorrow night’s final will be electric, and the two selected athletes will prepare to take on Aussie Mitch Larkin in Rio.