Dressel Explains Importance of Mel Zajac/Santa Clara Double (Video)

Reported by James Sutherland.


  1. Caeleb Dressel, BSS, 52.20
  2. Andrew Seliskar, CAL, 52.81
  3. Tripp Cooper, UN, 53.02

Caeleb Dressel used a blazing back half of 27.26 to take a big win in the men’s 100 fly, touching in 52.20 for a new season best. He improves his 52.45 from last week at Mel Zajac, and is .09 faster than he was at this meet last year. The reigning world champ also moves past Tripp Cooper and is now the 2nd fastest American this year.

Cal’s Andrew Seliskar tied his all-time best for 2nd in 52.81, with Cooper (53.02) clipping Luis Martinez (53.05) at the wall for 3rd. Jack Conger, who is 2nd in the world with his 51.00 from Atlanta, was 5th in 53.12.

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Ol' Longhorn

I love the guy’s modesty. ‘Trials and other meets,” as if he’s not going to make the Pan-Pac team. Phelps would already be talking about whatever the next Olympics was at this point in a cycle as if it was a foregone conclusion. Also, love his trust and respect for Troy. It’s about time we start hearing about the “Troy magic” like we do the “Eddie magic”?

Gator chomp

Especially considering the Eddie magic is wearing off (on the pros at least)

Ol' Longhorn

It wore off for Schooling about two years ago.


I still have a lack of confidence in Troy. He really screwed up the US relays in London.

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