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Olympian Nathan Adrian wins 50-yard freestyle in under 19 seconds at Minneapolis Grand Prix

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MINNEAPOLIS — Nathan Adrian won the 50-yard freestyle in under 19 seconds in the Arena Grand Prix on Friday night in Minneapolis.

Adrian was a half-second ahead of the rest of the field. Bruno Frautus of Brazil was second in 19.33, and Miguel Ortiz Canavate of Spain took third in 19.42.

"Anytime I get under 19, I'm pretty happy about it," Adrian said. "There are a couple details I can shore up in there and find a couple hundredths here or there, and hopefully I get 18.7, maybe even 18.6 by the end of the year."

Elizabeth Beisel and Tyler Clary each earned a second win in the meet, while fellow Olympians Caitlin Leverenz and Connor Jaeger won their events.

Beisel led all the way in the 500 free, touching in 4 minutes, 37 seconds. Clary won the 200 butterfly in 1:44.73.

Leverenz won the women's 200 fly in 1:54.34. Maya DiRado was second in 1:54.97, while Beisel and Katie McLaughlin tied for third in 1:55.15.

Jaeger won the 500 free in 4:15.05, while Clary was second in 4:18.45.

Other winners were: Margo Geer in the 50 free; Beata Nelson in the 100 backstroke; BJ Johnson in the men's 200 breaststroke; Junya Koga of Japan in the 100 back; Kierra Smith of Canada in the 200 breast.

The three-day, short-course yards meet ends Saturday at the University of Minnesota.

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