Reported by Mitch Bowmile.
MEN’S 100M BREASTSTROKE FINAL
2016 Top seed: Kevin Cordes (58.94)
World record: 57.92 – Adam Peaty (Britain)
American record: 58.96 – Eric Shanteau 58.94 – Kevin Cordes
U.S Open record: 59.01 – Mark Gangloff 58.94 – Kevin Cordes
U.S Nationals record: 59.01 – Mark Gangloff 58.94 – Kevin Cordes
JR World record: 59.64 Wang Lizhou
2012 Winning Time: 59.68 – Brendan Hansen
As expected based on their impressive prelim and semifinal swims, both Kevin Cordes and Cody Miller touched the wall ahead of the rest of the field in order to secure their spot on the American Olympic team.
Out first at the wall, Cordes turned in 27.49 with Andrew Wilson, Marcus Titus, and Cody Miller hot on his heels. As he advanced forward to the 75, he began to separate himself from them as did Miller.
With 10 meters to go, Miller creeped right up on Cordes’ shoulder, but didn’t have enough to overtake him as Cordes clocked in at 59.18 to Miller’s 59.26.
Josh Prenot passed both Wilson and Titus in order to claim the third spot. Michael Andrew was fourth in a new national age group record time of 59.81.
- Kevin Cordes (59.18)
- Cody Miller (59.26)
- Josh Prenot (59.81)
- Michael Andrew (59.82)
- Andrew Wilson (59.97)
- Marcus Titus (1:00.38)
- Nic Fink (1:00.39)
- Will Licon (1:00.61)
For official results click here.