In the news:
Nathan Adrian wins 50 free at national championships
Seattle Times staff, news services
Nathan Adrian of Bremerton won the men’s 50-meter free at the U.S. national swimming championships in Indianapolis, beating out a field that included four other Olympians. Adrian, who started the week by winning the 100 free, won in 21.47 seconds, tying Garrett Weber-Gale’s long-course championship record and posting the world’s best time of the year.
“It felt great,” Adrian said. “I’m happy to go my best time because that’s what it’s all about. I hadn’t done a best time in the 50 since ’09.”
Huskies get three football commitments
Washington picked up commitments from three football players Saturday.
Among those committing was linebacker Drew Lewis, a class of 2014 prospect who was also considering Oregon State and Pitt.
Lewis told Dawgman.com he committed on Saturday after agreeing to be used as a linebacker while attending UW’s Rising Stars Camp.
Also committing was defensive end Joseph Wicker, a Class of 2015 prospect from Poly High in Long Beach, Calif.; and cornerback Jonathan Lockett, a Class of 2014 prospect from Mater Dei High in Santa Ana, Calif., rated four stars by Scout.com.
Commitments are not binding until letters-of-intent are signed in February (for Class of 2014 players, or the following February for Class of 2015 players).
• Ryan Villopoto of Poulsbo earned his third 450 Class win of the season, claiming the second moto in the final Moto-X 338 at Southwick, Mass.
The Monster Energy Kawasaki rider leads the standings, 12 points ahead of Ryan Dungey, who won the first moto and was the runner-up in the second.
Times staff reporter Bob Condotta contributed to this report