Nathan Adrian picked up his second title of the week Friday evening, sharing the crown in the men’s 50-meter freestyle as Team USA gathered another four podium finishes at the Arena Pro Swim Series meet at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis.
After taking the win Thursday evening in the men’s 100 free, an event he won at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Adrian finished the 50 in a tie with Russia’s Vladimir Morozov, the 2012 short course world champion. Both reached the wall in 22.09 seconds.
Josh Prenot, silver medalist in the 200-meter breaststroke at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, earned his second podium in as many nights by taking second in the men’s 400-meter medley. One night after winning the 200 breaststroke, Prenot touched the wall in 4:14.74, 4.52 seconds behind Olympic bronze medalist Daiya Seto of Japan, who covered the course in 4:10.22.
Jacob Pebley earned his first podium of the meet, matching his showing at the 2016 world championships with second place in the men’s 200-meter backstroke. His 1:55.56 was 0.52 seconds slower than the 1:55.04 posted by China’s Xu Jiayu, but 2.76 seconds ahead of Japan’s Ryosuke Irie, silver medalist in the event at the London 2012 Games.
Madison Kennedy was third in the women’s 50 free. Bronze medalist in the same event at the 2016 short course worlds last December, her time of 25.16 was 0.19 behind Zhu Menghui of China, who edged out Canada’s Michelle Williams by 0.01 seconds with her 24.97 effort. Swimming just up the road from her collegiate home at the University of Louisville, Kelsi Worrell, a member of the golden 4x100 medley team in Rio, finished fifth at 25.37, while Ali DeLoof was seventh in 25.64 seconds.