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Devils in Irvine: Live Recap of the US Swimming National Championships

Jul 27, 2022

IRVINE, Calif. -- A handful of Sun Devils showcased their talents at this week's Phillips 66 National Championships at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine, California.

Recaps, results and other notes from each day were dropped into this story as the meet progressed.

Grant House and Lindsay Looney enjoyed plenty of success over the five-day stretch in Irvine, with each adding a pair of top-five finishes in their respective races.

The Sun Devils wrapped up their week at the Phillips 66 National Championships with one last strong showing, in which Grant House earned a silver medal in the 200m IM with a time of 1:59.03. It was his second top-four finish in Irvine after a fourth-place effort in the 200m free on Day 2.

Jack Dolan qualified for the A final of the 50m free after cruising to a 22.14 in the morning preliminaries. He wound up placing eighth in the evening final after turning in a time of 22.39.

House doubled-down and raced in the C final of the 50m free, as well, with his 22.91 earning him a seventh-place finish.

Jeremy Graunke, racing for the second consecutive day, went 23.18 in the D final of the 50m free.

The fourth day in Irvine saw a pair of Sun Devils make their debuts at this week's meet. Iza Adame went 55.36 in the 100m breast in the C final. Jack Dolan turned in a time of 55.36 in the B final of the 100m back for a fifth-place finish.

Patrick Sammon, competing in a final event for the fourth consecutive night, sported a time of 3:56.17 to win the D final of the 400m free.

Daniel Matheson cruised to the tune of 3:55.15 in the 400m free C final, good for a third-place showing.

Lindsay Looney continued her torrid week in Irvine with a fourth-place showing in the A final of the 400m IM (4:42.80). Looney was the leader through the first 100m, just ahead of eventual champion Katie Ledecky. Charli Brown also swam the 400m IM, adding a third-place finish in the C final with her time of 4:50.29.

In the Men's 400m IM, Daniel Matheson swam to a runner-up finish in the C final, clocking in at 4:21.63.

The final event of the night featured the Men's 100m fly, where a trio of Sun Devils competed. Grant House paced the way with his 52.55, good for a second-place finish in the B final. Patrick Sammon, who's already enjoyed an impressive week, went 55.06 in the D final; Jeremy Graunke touched the wall at 56.59 in the D final, as well.

Grant House headlined Day 2 for the Sun Devils, gliding to a 1:46.68 in the final of the 200m free for a fourth-place finish. House was joined by Patrick Sammon in the 200m free, who turned in a time of 1:47.80 to place second in the B final.

Lindsay Looney raced to a third-place finish in the C final of the 200m free at 2:00.14.

Charli Brown was the fourth and final Sun Devil to compete on Day 2. The Australian sophomore went 2:15.54 in the 200m back for an eighth-place finish in the C final.

Lindsay Looney highlighted an exciting first night for the Sun Devils, in which she went 2:07.25 in the 200m fly for a second-place finish.

Jadé Foelske won the C final (2:11.81) in the 200m fly to place 17th overall. Foelske and Looney, both rising redshirt juniors, have combined for quite the one-two punch for the Sun Devils. After two seasons together, the pair makes up the program's top-10 fastest times in the 200 fly.

Patrick Sammon, coming off a solid rookie season in which he was one of two true freshmen to compete at NCAAs, was crowned National Champion in the 18 & U C final of the 100m free (49.42).

Incoming transfer Daniel Matheson, who spent his first collegiate season at USC, placed fourth in the 1500m free (15:19.99).

To stay up to date with the Sun Devils in Irvine, visit the team's Twitter account, @ASUSwimDive.