Ryan Held Analyzes 100 Free Field Heading into Olympic Trials (Video)

2020 PRO SWIM SERIES – DES MOINES

Reported by James Sutherland.

MEN’S 100 FREE FINAL

  1. Zach Apple, MVN, 48.59
  2. Tate Jackson, TXLA, 48.72
  3. Dean Farris, HARV, 48.97

Zach Apple successfully defended his top seed from the prelims, winning the men’s 100 free in a time of 48.59. Apple proved superior on the second 50 of the race, closing in 25.26 to edge out Tate Jackson. Apple, 22, leads the world rankings after going 47.69 in December at the US Open.

Jackson posted his fastest time ever at a non-taper meet in 48.72, taking second, while Dean Farris (48.97), Ryan Held (48.99) and Blake Pieroni (49.00) had virtually nothing between them as took third, fourth and fifth. Farris is the only one of the three who has been faster this season (48.45 at US Open).

In the B-final, Caeleb Dressel got out quick in 23.02, but Nathan Adrian stormed home with a back-half split of 25.24 to run down the reigning world champ and win the heat in 48.62, putting him eighth in the world. Dressel clocked 48.68, just off his 48.63 from February. The two would’ve been second and third with those swims had they’d been in the A-final.

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Joe

Can’t wait for this at Trials

Philip Johnson

This has to be one of the deepest events for the Americans, I don’t see any other country coming close in the relay.

Old Man Chalmers

famous last words by france in 2008. they are the strong favourites, but nothing’s a guarantee

Joe

Will Australia make the Final?

MIKE IN DALLAS

Nope!
Almost total disarray in OZ at their elite level

Joel

Aaah ….. Mike’s back with his incredibly deep analysis of Australian swimming

Reid

I don’t recall the exact times, but on aggregate the US was not that far off France going into 08; maybe even faster? I think it was three sub 48s for the US to one for France, and Lezak was only like .08 off Bernard. I don’t remember how Jones compared toeveaux and Bousquet, but he can’t have been that far off if he was at all. The big concern was when those guys dropped 47 and 46 in prelims in Beijing.

2Fat4Speed

USA may have 12, but you only need 4!!

South Africa in 2004 proved that

ERVINFORTHEWIN

no kidding – their could put 2 relays in the final if it was allowed ….the depth is Monstruous .

swimgeek

Just the final would be a lock. They might be able to put a B-team on the PODIUM.

ERVINFORTHEWIN

exactly

Drewbrewsbeer

Maybe even three:
Pieroni, Dressel, Conger, Apple, Held, Adrian, Farris, Jackson, Haas, Seliskar, Rooney, Hoffer, Casas, Chadwick

ERVINFORTHEWIN

even 3 , u are correct

Thomas

I could see Nathan’s PSS record dropping in the last two meets.

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