Nathan Adrian Analyzes 1st Meet Back Post-Surgery (Video)


Reported by James Sutherland.


  1. Ali Khalafalla, MVN, 22.05
  2. Robert Howard, BAMA, 22.19
  3. Nathan Adrian, CAL, 22.22

Ali Khalafalla threw down a very impressive 22.05 to win the men’s 50 free, tying the second-fastest swim of his career. His PB stands at 21.97.

Khalafalla moves into a three-way for 16th in the world this year.

Robert Howard finished two one-hundredths off of his best time from last summer’s Nationals in 22.19 for second, and Nathan Adrian had a strong showing of 22.22 for third in his fourth race back after surgery.

Blake Pieroni snagged fourth in 22.53, and his Indiana teammate Zach Apple put up a season-best 22.72 for fifth.

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