| Saturday, December 3, 2016
- Olympian Tom Shields set an American, U.S. Open and meet record in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 43.84. He is first swimmer to break the 44-second mark in the event.
- Shields (100y fly, 100y back) and fellow Olympian Melanie Margalis (200y free, 100y breast) were double winners on the night.
Women’s 400y Individual Medley - Final
- Brooke Zeiger (Cumberland, R.I./University of Minnesota), 4:02.71
- Lindsey Clary (Riverside, Calif./Ohio State University), 4:06.10
- Meg Bailey (Merewether, Australia/Ohio State University), 4:08.29
- Zeiger took the lead at the 200y mark and stretched her advantage during the breaststroke leg, following a 1:08.27 split.
Men’s 400y Individual Medley - Final
- Sean Grieshop (Austin, Texas/Nitro Swimming), 3:44.692.
- Nate Carr (Charleston, W.Va./Club Mountaineer Aquatics), 3:47.793.
- Omar Pinzon (Bogota, Colombia/FAST Swim Team), 3:48.06
- Grieshop’s win marked his first senior-level national title; he took the lead at the 300-yard mark and held on for the victory.
Women's 100y Butterfly - Final
- Aliena Schmidtke (Magdeburg, Germany/Unattached), 51.87
- Claire Donahue (Lenoir City, Tenn./Unattached), 51.95
- Sarah Koucheki (Cleveland, Ohio/University of North Carolina), 52.77
- Donahue held a slim lead at the turn before Schmidtke closed over the final 50 for the win.
- Tom Shields (Huntington Beach, Calif./California Aquatics), 43.84
- Vini Lanza (Belo Horizonte, Brazil/Indiana University), 45.56
- Daryl Turner (Greenwood Village, Colo./University of Minnesota), 46.53
- Shields’ swim marked a new American, U.S. Open and meet record.
- The previous American record of 44.18 was held by Austin Staab and set in 2009; Joseph Schooling set the U.S. Open record of 44.01 at the 2016 NCAA Championships, also held at the McAuley Aquatic Center.
- Shields came back later in the session to win the 100y backstroke title.
Women’s 200y Freestyle - Final
- Melanie Margalis (Clearwater, Fla./Saint Petersburg Aquatics), 1:43.72
- Isabel Ivey (Gainesville, Fla./Gator Swim Club), 1:43.96
- Amanda Weir (Lawrenceville, Ga./SwimAtlanta), 1:43.98
- Margalis earned her second win of the meet after taking the 200y IM title on Thursday.
- She came back in the session to also win the 100y breaststroke.
Men’s 200y Freestyle - Final
- Maxime Rooney (Livermore, Calif./University of Florida), 1:33.85
- Jorden Merrilees (North Melbourne, Australia/University of North Carolina), 1:34.31
- Anze Tavcar (Celje, Slovenia/Indiana University), 1:34.61
- Rooney was second after the first 50 and took the lead for good at the 100-yard mark.
Rooney (on transitioning to college at Florida): “Whole new side of the country. It’s awesome, I love it. School’s going really well right now. It’s coming to a close so I’ve got a couple of exams next week. And training is going really well. I think I train with some of like the most hardworking people in the world.”
Women's 100y Breaststroke - Final
- Melanie Margalis (Clearwater, Fla./Saint Petersburg Aquatics), 58.09
- Breeja Larson (Mesa, Ariz./New York Athletic Club), 58.21
- Miranda Tucker (Plymouth, Mich./Club Wolverine), 58.95
- Margalis’ win in the 100y breaststroke was her second of the night and third of the meet.
- Larson led by three-tenths of a second at the 50 before Margalis closed quickly for the win
Men's 100y Breaststroke - Final
- Kevin Cordes (Naperville, Ill./Unattached), 51.88
- Ian Finnerty (Bloomington, Ind./Indiana University), 52.68
- Rostyslav Fedyna (Lviv, Ukraine/Queens University), 53.21
- Cordes is swimming in his first meet since the 2016 Olympic Games, where he won gold as a member of the U.S. 400m medley relay squad.
- The American record-holder in the event, Cordes led wire-to-wire tonight.
Cordes (on swimming again in the U.S. after training in Singapore in the lead-up to the Olympic Games): "It's definitely a little bit weird. It’s a good transition, you know getting back into it after this summer. It’s fun coming back and doing short course yards, for sure.”
Women's 100y Backstroke - Final
- Bridgette Alexander (Milton, Wisc./Kentucky Aquatics), 52.53
- Caroline Baldwin (Westfield, N.J./University of North Carolina), 52.70
- Ally Rockett (Sinking Spring, Pa. /Indiana University), 52.91
- Alexander was second at the 50-yard mark before taking the lead over her second 50.
Men's 100y Backstroke - Final
- Tom Shields (Huntington Beach, Calif./California Aquatics), 45.11
- Arkady Vyatchanin (New York Athletic Club), 45.89
- Mark Nikolaev (Seltso, Russia/Grand Canyon University), 45.92
- Shields came back to earn the win just over an hour after setting an American record in the 100y butterfly.
- Shields was second at the 50-yard mark and took the lead on his underwater off his third turn.