Adrian wins 50 free in ‘absurd field’

Nathan Adrian
Nathan Adrian

Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian won the 50-meter freestyle at the Arena Pro Swim Series event in Santa Clara, California, Saturday.
Adrian’s time of 21.97 was an in-season best and moved him to eighth place in the world rankings for this year. He held off Bruno Fratus of Brazil, who was the top seed, in 22.02. Russia’s Vladimir Morozov was third in 22.27.
Adrian said with such a phenomenal field, he was happy to get his hand on the wall first.
“Any time you pop under-22 (seconds), it’s good,” he said.
Adrian is slated to swim in the 100 free Sunday. He is the defending champion in that event.

Also, check out this video of Nathan talking about 50 free field and the 100 free Sunday.