Bremerton’s Adrian easily into semis at Olympic trialsJune 28th, 2012 by Annette Griffus
Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian, the prohibitive favorite in the 100-meter freestyle, had the second fastest qualifying time from Thursday morning’s preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Neb.
Adrian touched the wall in 49.17 seconds. Scot Robison surprised the field with the fastest time in 49.08. Robison started breaking out in 2009 and his run of solid times is continuing at the trials. Robison and Adrian were swimming in the same heat and the Charlotte, N.C.-swimmer out-touched Adrian at the wall to win the heat.
Other top names in a stacked 100 free semifinal, which can be seen Thursday night on NBC (tape) at 8 p.m., includes Matt Grevers (49.24), Jimmy Feigen (49.29), Ryan Lochte (49.33), Garrett Weber-Gale (49.34), Ricky Berens (49.35), Josh Schneider (49.37), Jason Lezak (49.40), Cullen Jones (49.41), Anthony Ervin (49.54), Nick Brunelli (49.63), David Walters (49.64), Bobby Savulich (49.72), Matt Ellis (49.72) and Alex Coville (49.76).