Andrew Wilson was one of four swimmers to record a sub-1:00 time in the championship final of the 100 Breaststroke at the U.S. National Championships Friday night in Indianapolis, finishing fourth overall.
The fourth place effort was Wilson's third top-four finish at nationals this week, having also come in fourth in the 200 Breast on Wednesday and was second in the 50 Breast on Thursday.
Kevin Cordes won his third US national championship, setting a new American record in the 100 Breast final with a time of 58.74. Cody Miller was in second at 59.11 followed by Nicolas Fink at 59.40 and Wilson at 59.65. Wilson was in second at the 50-meter turn, just .21 seconds off Cordes' pace. However, Cordes extended his lead over the final 50 with Miller and Fink putting forth strong closing strides to overtake the former Eagle.
Three Emory swimmers are scheduled to compete on Saturday in Indianapolis, the final day of competition of the Phillips 66 National Championships: Thomas Gordon in the 800 Freestyle, Oliver Smith in the 50 Freestyle and Wilson in 200 IM. Prelims get underway at 9:00 AM EST and can be seen live on USASwimming.org.