Tom Shields sets meet record
IRVINE, Calif. -- Tom Shields broke the U.S. Open meet record in the 100-meter butterfly, finishing in a personal-best 51.65 seconds Thursday.
Shields, sixth at 50 meters, swam a 27.05 on the final length at William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center to take the title. He had the fastest time of the year by an American and fourth-best in the world.
"It's been a tough couple of months with the transition from (college to professional swimming) and I feel like this swim was me teaching myself ...
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