Photo Vault: Unexpected Finishes At The 2014 US Nationals
Tom Shields accepting his medal next to a disappointed Phelps after beating the odds and taking home the gold in the 100m fly final. He also won the 200m fly final earlier despite also not being the favorite in that event. Current photo via Andy Ringgold
Cody Miller shocked the swimming community when he won the 100m breaststroke against favorite Kevin Cordes with a time of 59.91.
Brendan McHugh on the podium after a seventh place finish in the 100m breaststroke. Earlier in the meet, McHugh won the 50m breaststroke and set a new US Open record in the process with a 27.10.
Micah Lawrence, the 200m breaststroke winner, and Jessica Hardy, the 50m breaststroke winner, finished in a dead-heat for gold in the 100m breaststroke.
Michael McBroom took home a great double this weekend with wins in both the 400 and 800 freestyles. He was predicted to win the 800, but definitely was not the favorite in the 400 although he beat those odds to take home a gold and earn a spot on the Pan Pac roster.
Michael Phelps and Tom Shields fought to the wall in the men’s 100m fly final but it was Tom Shields who Phelps’ed Phelps touching the wall in 51.29 to Phelps 51.30.
Tom Shields accepting his medal next to a disappointed Phelps after beating the odds and taking home the gold in the 100m fly final. He also won the 200m fly final earlier despite also not being the favorite in that event.
Kendyl Stewart put her name on the map early by winning the 50m fly final in 25.99. Later in the meet she backed up that performance with a 57.98 in the 100 fly to take home another gold and make her first Pan Pac team.
Abbey Weitzeil finished fourth in the 100m freestyle to grab a relay spot on the team. She had a great 50 freestyle too finishing 3rd in prelims in 24.95 then fifth in finals with a 24.91.
Mitch Bowmile is a former Canadian age group swimmer who was forced to end his career early due to a labrum tear in his hip and a torn rotator cuff after being recognized as one of the top 50 breaststrokers his age in Canada. He competed successfully at both age …