Nathan Adrian, Missy Franklin win meets at U.S. Championships
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Olympic gold medalists Nathan Adrian and Missy Franklin won the two biggest races, the men's and women's 100-meter freestyle, Tuesday night at the U.S. national championships.
Adrian beat Jimmy Feigen to the wall by more than half a second, finishing in 48.54 seconds to take the race that featured seven Olympic gold medalists.
Franklin, the women's star, charged past the three leaders on the second 50 meters, then had to hold off another Olympic gold medalist, Shannon Vreeland, and 16-year-old Simone Manuel to set a new meet record in 53.43. It was the second fastest time in the world this year.
Other Olympians who won Tuesday were Cammile Adams in the 200 butterfly, Connor Jaeger in the men's 1,500 free and Katie Ledecky in the women's 800 free.