Michael Phelps looks on after taking seventh in men's 100 meter freestyle final at the U.S. nationals of swimming, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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In a finals field loaded with Olympic medalists, the 18-time Games champion made a mess of his turn at the 50-meter wall, and had no chance to challenge coming home in the race won by 2012 Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian.The top four 100 free finishers earned PanPacs berths, and results from these championships and the meet in Australia will determine the U.S. team for the 2015 World Championships in Russia.Adrian won in 48.31 seconds Ryan Lochte, whose own collection of 11 Olympic medals includes five golds, stormed to second from lane eight in 48.96 . Phelps' coach Bob Bowman said there were some encouraging signs in Phelps' performance Wednesday night.Missy Franklin, who followed up her four-gold performance at the London Olympics by winning a record six gold medals at the 2013 World Championships, used a late surge to win the women's 100 freestyle in 53.43 .
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