Nathan Adrian Captures 100 Free at ConocoPhillips National Championships
July 10, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. - California's Nathan Adrian continues to prove he is one of the best freestyle sprinters in the nation, capturing the 100-meter freestyle (48.00) Friday, July 10, at the ConocoPhillips National Championships, held at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind. Adrian, who had already earned a spot on the USA squad at the 2009 World Championships (July 26-August 2 in Rome) by winning the 50 free (21.52) on Thursday, now joins Michael Phelps (200 free, 200 fly) and Tyler Clary (400 IM, 200 fly) as the only male swimmers competing in more than one individual event at Worlds.
A 2008 Olympic gold medalist as a member of the United States' 400-meter freestyle relay team in Beijing, Adrian just got done winning the 50 and 100-yard freestyle at the 2009 NCAA championships last March in College Station, Texas. He gave Cal its first national collegiate title in the 50 free since 2000, touching in at an American record time of 18.71. Adrian then won his second NCAA individual title in the 100 free, setting another American record with a time of 41.08. Adrian was a member of the Bears' 200 medley relay team which finished second in an NCAA-record time of 1:22.50 as well.
At the conference championships in Long Beach, Calif., Adrian was named the 2009 Pac-10 Swimmer of the Meet and later was named 2009 Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year after claiming the 50, 100 and 200 conference freestyle titles. The Bremerton, Wash., native also swam the freestyle leg of the Bears' 400 medley relay team which won the Pac-10 title in a then-NCAA record time of 3:03.30.
Adrian is the cover feature for this month's issue of Swimming World magazine, Adrian Swimming World Preview