Michael Phelps competes in the men's 200 meter individual medley final, Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
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Olympic superstar Michael Phelps' legendary racing instincts kicked in Saturday as he capped his latest comeback meet with a storming 100m freestyle win.Phelps flew from last to first on the second lap for his second victory of the Mesa Pro Series meeting – his first competition in eight months.Swimming in lane seven after posting the fifth-fastest qualifying time, Phelps clocked 49.72sec to edge top qualifier Ryan Lochte by five-hundredths of a second.The feeling had been lacking even as Phelps opened the meet Thursday with a 100m butterfly victory.Both Phelps and Bowman said this week's results are a good baseline to gauge his progress as Phelps builds toward a 2016 Rio Olympic bid.
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