2019 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – AMERICAN DERBY
- Saturday, November 16 – Sunday, November 17, 2019
- 2:00-4:00 PM Local Time (U.S. Eastern Time)
- Eppley Recreation Center – College Park, MD
- Short Course Meters (SCM) format
- American franchises: Cali Condors, LA Current, DC Trident, New York Breakers
- Live Stream (ESPN3)
- Full Day 1 Results
Reported by Robert Gibbs/Jared Anderson.
MEN’S 50 BACK
- Michael Andrew – NYB / Matth Grevers – LAC – 23.38
- Jeremy Stravius – DCT – 23.49
- Andreas Vazaois – DCT – 23.51
- John Shebat – CAC – 23.77
- Grigory Tarasevich – NYB – 24.58
- Radoslaw Kawecki – CAC – 25.04
- Shane Ryan – LAC – DQ’d
With such an absolutely stacked field, fans could expect a close race, and sure enough, it was as tight as it could be at the finish. So tight, in fact, that the Breakers’ Michael Andrew and the Current’s Matt Grevers touched at the same time, 23.38, tying for 1st place. The Trident’s Jeremy Stravius (23.49) and Andreas Vazaois (23.51) were close behind, taking 3rd and 4th.
The Current got hit by the DQ bug again, as Shane Ryan drew a disqualification after initially finishing 4th.