Grevers Wins 100m Backstroke at Arena Pro Swim Series in Austin

Grevers Wins 100m Backstroke at Arena Pro Swim Series in Austin

 | Monday, January 16, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas – Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers (Lake Forest, Ill./Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics) held off fellow Olympian Jacob Pebley (Corvallis, Ore./California Aquatics) to earn the men’s 100-meter backstroke title in 53.31 seconds Sunday on the final day of the 2017 arena Pro Swim Series at Austin.

Grevers’ win was one of four by Team USA Olympians on the night. 

Olympic gold medalist Melanie Margalis (Clearwater, Fla./St. Petersburg Aquatics) completed a big weekend at the University of Texas’ Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center with her third victory. She won the women’s 200m IM in 2:11.06 on Sunday, while also finishing second in the women’s 100m breast earlier in the session. 

London Olympian Breeja Larson (Mesa, Ariz./New York Athletic Club) edged Margalis in that event with a time of 1:07.17, while fellow Olympian Hali Flickinger (Spring Grove, Pa./Athens Bulldog Swim Club) cruised to a 2-second win in the women’s 200m fly, touching in 2:08.77 for the victory. 

Olympic medalist Daiya Seto of Japan picked up his third and fourth victories of the meet Sunday, winning the men’s 200m fly in a time of 1:57.73 and taking the men’s 200m IM in 1:58.77. 

Other U.S. winners on Sunday included National Junior Team member Lucie Nordmann (The Woodlands, Texas/Magnolia Aquatic Club) in the women’s 100m back in 1:01.21, National Teamer Ashley Twichell (Fayetteville, N.Y./North Carolina Aquatic Club) in the women’s 800m free in 8:30.19 and Andrew Wilson (Bethesda, Md./Emory University) in the 100m breast n 1:00.63.

Denmark’s Anton Ipsen won the men’s 1500m free in 15:13.45.

The five-stop arena Pro Swim Series resumes March 2-4 with the arena Pro Swim Series at Indianapolis. 

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