Adrian Top Seed at NCAAs

Nathan Adrian, a Bremerton High product, and the California Golden Bears open the NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving championships today through Saturday at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Prelims are at 9 a.m. with finals at 7 p.m.

Adrian, a sophomore at Cal, is the top seed in the 100-yard free with a time of 41.43 seconds and is the current Pac-10 champion. Adrian is seeded second in the 50 free in 18.82 seconds — the current U.S. record. Australian Matt Targett of Auburn is the top seed in 18.52. He is also seeded fifth in the 200 free. Adrian is also slated to swim in the Bears’ 400 medley, 200 free, 400 free and 800 free relay teams. Adrian is the Pac-10 champion in all three of his individual events.

The 50 free, 400 medley relay and 200 free relays events are scheduled for today. Cal’s 400 medley relay currently holds the NCAA record in 3:03.30 and is the No. 1 seed. Friday’s events include the 200 free and 800 free relay while Saturday is the 100 free and 400 free relay.

A live video by Swimming World Magazine can be found on the championship web site here.

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