Chase came home solid, clocking 4:06.99, the top time in the world for the year, and only two tenths off his best from the Olympics last summer where he won silver.
I don’t think anyone predicted it coming into the meet, but Leah Smith is your National Champion in the women’s 400 IM
In a very tight field, Nicolas Fink was the big surprise claiming 2nd in 2:08.63
Bethany Galat, who had a few near misses at the Olympic Trials, had a tantalizing back half to claim the other World Championship spot in 2:22.24, also a best time
To no one’s surprise Katie Ledecky got out ahead from the gun and never looked back, touching the wall in a time of 1:54.84 to become the first woman under 1:55 this year.
Kevin Cordes took off on the second 50, taking over the lead and staying under world record pace through 150m, before taking the win in 2:07.41
Kelsi Worrell isn’t just sporting her Cardinal Red Converse at the Summer Nats just because they look good… but they do look good.
Townley Haas blew away the field, out very quickly in 50.85 and ultimately touching in 1:45.03 for the decisive win
After missing the Olympic final last summer, Lilly King came through with a big swim in the 200 breast, clocking a big best time in 2:21.83
100 back Olympic silver medalist Kathleen Baker put on a dominant display in the 200 back final after foregoing the event at Olympic Trials last year
The Cal duo of Ryan Murphy and Jacob Pebley came through as expected tonight, going 1-2 in times of 1:54.30 and 1:54.78
Clark blazed home in 29.47, the fastest in the field, to run down Kalisz and take the second spot in 1:54.58
Just one question: How many gold medals does the shark have?
On his fifth straight 50 under 30 seconds, Sweetser caught Finke and Ransford with 150m to go and ran away for the win, touching in 14:59.73 to break 15 minutes for the first time in his career.
Leah Smith finished 2nd to Ledecky, just as she did in Omaha, with a very strong showing in 8:20.46, just missing her best time from last year of 8:20.18