McGill wins 100m butterfly at Missouri Grand Prix



COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — American Tyler McGill won the men’s 100-meter butterfly Friday night in the Missouri Grand Prix, ahead of training partner Fred Bousquet of France and Brazilian Olympian Thiago Pereira.

McGill led throughout and finished in 52.58 seconds, nearly 1 second in front of Bousquet. Both are former Auburn swimmers who continue to train in the Alabama college town. Pereira finished third in the 100 free with a time of 53.66 seconds. Brazilian Cesar Cielo, the world record holder in the 50 and 100 freestyle, failed to advance from the preliminary round in the 100 fly finals.

Brazilian Felipe Lima won the men’s 100 breaststroke in 1:00.89, beating Americans Eric Shanteau and Mark Gangloff.

Other winners include Samantha Cheverton in the women’s 200 freestyle, Blake Worsley in the men’s 200 freestyle, Jillian Tyler in the women’s 100 breaststroke and Katerine Savard in the women’s 100 fly.