RACE VIDEO: Adrian Only Man Under 22 in the 50 Free at Austin

Men’s 50 Freestyle – FINAL – 2014 Austin Grand Prix – reported by Jared Anderson / SwimSwam

It's a blast  (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

It’s a blast (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Much like the 100 free last night, this 50 free looked to be a deadheat coming out of prelims. But just like last night, it wound up being Nathan Adrian alone at the front. Adrian went 21.89, the only man under 22 in this field and the first man sub-22 in the world for 2014. The Cal Bear was once again dominant in the sprint races, putting up a very respectable early-year time.

His teammate Anthony Ervin finished second, going 22.48 to touch out Jimmy Feigen by just .01. SwimMAC Olympian Cullen Jones took home fourth and backstroke world champion Matt Grevers was fifth.

Karl Krug was the last swimmer under 23 – he went 22.89 for sixth. Roy-allan Burch and Geoffrey Cheah rounded out the top 8.

Dax Hill won his second B final of the night, going 23.02 for 9th place. In that heat was Michael Andrew, who, despite tying his NAG record in prelims and breaking it during a time trial, wasn’t able to set another National Age Group record, going 23.36. His old record was 23.38, making this the second-fastest 13-14 year old 50 freestyle in U.S. history, but his time trial time of 23.19 will stand as the current record.

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Adrian is an amazing sprinter.


The uploader has not made this video available in your country…. lame. Lets show for some canucks north of the border

sorry flyswim – it has to do with the agreement between USA Swimming, FINA, and Universal Sports.

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