Ross Murdoch equals Scottish Pride in 100 Breaststroke (Video Interview)

MEN’S 100 Breaststroke – 2014 Austin Grand Prix

Ross Murdoch extended his dominance in the breaststroke races in Austin, winning the 100 breast in 1:00.58. The 20-year-old Scot won the 200 with ease and looked to do the same in the 100. Although he came up a good margin short of American Mike Alexandrov off the start, it didn’t take long for the speedy Murdoch to erase that lead with his high-tempo stroke.

Alexandrov finished second competing for Trojan Swim Club, going 1:01.38. Tennessee Aquatics Brad Craig was third in 1:02.20.

Alexandrov’s Trojan training partner Glenn Snyders was fourth. The New Zealander went 1:02.35, and Stanford pro BJ Johnson was a few tenths behind. Sixth went to 2012 Olympian Scott Weltz in 1:02.78, and Craig Benson and Brandon Fischer rounded out the field.

In the B final 14-year-old Michael Andrew provided some fireworks, cutting a full second off his prelims swim and his lifetime-best to smash the National Age Group record of 1:04.74. Andrew went 1:03.83 – he seems to be getting better and better with more swims this weekend after a quiet start, and he’s still got two races left to swim tonight.

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About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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