Ledecky demolished the field, as she roared to a 1:55.34 to finish over 3 seconds faster than anyone else. That time makes her the fastest swimmer in the world this year, surpassing Sweden’s Michelle Coleman (1:55.64).
Texas’ Clark Smith was the only man to break 3:50 tonight, taking it out in 1:53.54 to lead the race from start to finish
One of the big scratches tonight came from Georgia’s Gunnar Bentz, who was the top seed in the 400 IM.
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Olympic gold medalist Kelsi Worrell rocked a season best 57.44 to dominate the 100 fly field, clipping .06 off her former season best of 57.50
Stanford’s Katie Drabot had a big swim in the 400 free, knocking 3 seconds off her lifetime best to win the race in 4:08.33
Prenot took to his usual back-half surge, however, taking off and never looking back as he won the race in 2:10.80.
Simone Manuel and Lia Neal took the top 2 spots in the 100 free in Santa Clara, but had very different things to say about it
Dressel was the fastest of the field coming home in the 100 fly with his 27.17 closing split, but Conger did just enough to secure the gold, holding him off with a 52.24
Swimmers are slated to compete in tonight’s finals of the 100 fly, 200 breast, 100 free, and 400 free.
Cal’s Nathan Adrian ran away with the 100 free, flipping in 23.41 en route to his 48.55 for gold.
Several stars headlined tonight’s action, including Olympians Caeleb Dressel, Nathan Adrian, Kelsi Worrell, Tom Shields, Simone Manuel, Lia Neal, and more.
There were no scratches from ‘A’ or ‘B’ finals on day 2 in Santa Clara.
Nathan Adrian will compete in the men’s 100 free on day 2 of the Arena Pro Series in Santa Clara, an event loaded with America’s best.
Maxime Rooney and Vladimir Morozov are into the 100 free A final, while Ali Khalafalla is out after the three tied for 8th place in prelims of the 100 free.