2019 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- July 31 – August 4, 2019
- Prelims 9:00 AM/Finals 5:00 PM (U.S. Pacific Standard Time)
- Avery Aquatics Center (Stanford, CA)
- LCM (50 Meter Pool)
- Meet Site
- Psych Sheet
- Pre-scratch timeline
- TV & Livestream Schedule
- Omega Results
Reported by Reid Carlson.
MEN’S 100 BACKSTROKE – FINALS
- World Record: Ryan Murphy (United States), 2016, 51.85
- American Record: Ryan Murphy, 2016, 51.85
- Championship Record: Aaron Piersol (United States), 2009, 51.94
- U.S. Open Record: Aaron Piersol (United States), 2009, 51.94
- Olympic Trials Cut: 56.59
Shaine Casas had the swim of his life tonight, winning the 100 backstroke in 52.72, becoming the 7th-fastest American all-time in the race, and the 5th-fastest in the world this year.
Casas was explosive off the blocks and flipped in a 25.29, just .16 above World Record pace. Casas did not have the same back-end speed to match the World Record, but it didn’t matter as he won the race by over a second, taking down World University Games silver medalist Yohann Ndoye Brouard, and rising American Clark Beach.
The ‘B’ final was won by Dean Farris in 53.93. Will Grant touched 2nd in the ‘B’ final in 54.57, and Zachary Poti 3rd in 54.72.