2019 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- July 31 – August 4, 2019
- Prelims 9:00 AM/Finals 5:00 PM (U.S. Pacific Standard Time)
- Avery Aquatics Center (Stanford, CA)
- LCM (50 Meter Pool)
- Meet Site
- Psych Sheet
- Pre-scratch timeline
- TV & Livestream Schedule
- Omega Results
Reported by Reid Carlson.
MEN’S 100 BACKSTROKE – FINALS
- World Record: Ryan Murphy (United States), 2016, 51.85
- American Record: Ryan Murphy, 2016, 51.85
- Championship Record: Aaron Piersol (United States), 2009, 51.94
- U.S. Open Record: Aaron Piersol (United States), 2009, 51.94
- Olympic Trials Cut: 56.59
Shaine Casas had the swim of his life tonight, winning the 100 backstroke in 52.72, becoming the 7th-fastest American all-time in the race, and the 5th-fastest in the world this year.
Casas was explosive off the blocks and flipped in a 25.29, just .16 above World Record pace. Casas did not have the same back-end speed to match the World Record, but it didn’t matter as he won the race by over a second, taking down World University Games silver medalist Yohann Ndoye Brouard, and rising American Clark Beach.