Friday, June 19, 2009

Matt Targett Sets Aussie Record; Nathan Adrian outtouches Jason Lezak

At the Quebec Cup in Montreal, Matt Targett broke Andrew Lauterstein's 50 Fly Australian Record. His time of 23.17 eclipsed the mark of 23.30 set in the semi-finals of the recent Australian National Championships. He out-distanced Chris Brady of the University of Michigan by more than a second. Targett himself had finished one one-hundreth adrift when Lauterstein set the record and would go on to finish second in the finals. This swim makes Targett even more of a threat for gold in the event at the upcoming world championships. Click here for full event results. Meet recaps and results from other events can be found at Swimming Canada's website. Floswimming's full coverage of the meet, including interviews with champions, is available here.

At the TYR Meet of Champions in Mission Viejo tonight, 100 Free World Short Course Champion Nathan Adrian outtouched former American record holder Jason Lezak for the title in the Men's 100 Free. Adrian swam an in-season best of 48.92, while Lezak came in at 49.07, off his season best 47.80 and his meet record of 48.75 from last year. Full results can be found here. To view Swimming World's coverage of the meet, click here.

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