Nathan Adrian and Missy Franklin Open the Arena Grand Prix at Austin with Wins
AUSTIN, Texas – Nathan Adrian (Bremerton, Wash.) and Missy Franklin (Centennial, Colo.) claimed gold in the 100m free on the first night of the Arena Grand Prix at Austin at the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas.
Adrian took down the pool record in the 100m free with a 48.32. Matt Biondi held the previous record with 48.42 set in 1988. Adrian dominated the field as fellow Olympians Ricky Berens (Charlotte, N.C.) and Jimmy Feigen (San Antonio, Texas) finished in second and third, respectively. Berens touched in 49.35 and Feigen finished in 50.01.
Franklin won the first event of the evening, the women’s 100m free in a time of 54.68. Simone Manuel from First Colony Swim Club took second place in 55.52, with Nathalie Lindborg from Southern Methodist University rounding out the top-three in 56.16.
In the 200m breast, Southern Methodist took the top two spots as Rachel Nicol won in 2:28.79 followed by teammate Raminta Dvariskyte. Central Bucks Swim Club Allie Szekely took third in 2:32.68.
On the men’s side of the 200m breast, B.J. Johnson from Palo Alto Stanford beat Clark Burckle (Louisville, Ky.) for the gold medal. Johnson went 2:13.02 and Burckle finished in 2:13.36. Mike Alexandrov (Champaign, Ill.) took home the bronze medal in 2:13.97.
Chloe Sutton (Mission Viejo, Calif.) won the women’s 400m free in 4:09.35. Barbara Jardin came in second in 4:10.27 and local product Quinn Carrozza finished in third with a 4:11.16.
Two-time Olympic swimmer from Canada, Ryan Cochrane, won the men’s 400m free with a 3:52.07 followed by a current and former Longhorn swimmer. Michael McBroom (The Woodlands, Texas) finished in second with a 3:52.41 and Michael Klueh (Evansville, Ind.) touched third in 3:54.82.
Noemie Thomas won the women’s final event of the night, the 100m fly, in 58.88. Audrey Lacroix and Kathryn McLaughlin finished second and third, respectively. Lacroix touched in 1:00.14 and McLaughlin finishing in 1:00.82.
Stanford products Eugene Godsoe (Greensboro, N.C.) and Bobby Bollier (Mission Hills, Kan.) finished one-two in the men’s 100m fly. Godsoe went 53.54 and Bollier finished in 53.57. Club Wolverine swimmer Dan Madwed took home the bronze in 53.77.
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The Arena Grand Prix at Austin will continue on Saturday with preliminaries starting at 9 a.m. CT and finals beginning at 6 p.m. CT. Tickets may be purchased at the door or through the Longhorn Athletics Store online. In addition to USA Swimming’s live webcast of the event, the Universal Sports Network will broadcast the event live on January 19 and 20 from 7-8:30 p.m. ET. Check local listings for channels and times in your area.