Soni earned her meet record and gold medal in the 200y breast. The Olympic gold medalist was under American record pace after the first 100 yards but finished just shy of the record with a time of 2:05.12.
"The swim felt good," Soni said after the race. "It was a little hard at the end but I'm really happy with my time. I was trying to improve from my time in Minnesota which was a 2:07 and I did that."
Canada's Annamay Pierse, who holds the long course world record in the 200m breast, was second in 2:07.62 and Olympic gold medalist Megan Jendrick (Tacoma, Wash.) was third with a time of 2:07.88.
Nathan Adrian (Bremerton, Wash.) won the men's 100y free with a time of 41.80. Adrian, who holds the American record in the event, held on to the lead throughout the race to earn the National title. He swam the fourth fastest time ever in the event. William Copeland (Lexington, Va.) finished second in 42.59 and Matt Grevers (Lake Forest, Ill.) was third in 42.67.
Meet high-point awards were presented to Dana Vollmer (Granbury, Texas) and Tyler Clary (Riverside, Calif.) for their overall performance, while Dagny Knutson (Minot, N.D.) took home the ConocoPhillips Performance Award for her swim in the 500y free Thursday night.
The overall club team award was presented to SwimMac out of Mecklenberg, N.C. The men's club team award was also presented to SwimMac while the women's award went to Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics. The overall collegiate team award was presented to the University of California - Berkeley. The men's collegiate team award was presented to The University of Michigan and the women's award went to the University of California - Berkeley.
The women's field in the 100y free featured four Olympians and was one of the closest races of the night. Dana Vollmer was in first at the halfway point, however, Amanda Weir (Lawrenceville, Ga.) took the lead into the wall to finish in 47.84 for the gold. Vollmer finished just two one-hundredths behind Weir in 47.86. World Championship team member Dagny Knutson rounded out the top three with a time of 48.29.
In the women's 200y back, Ukraine's Kateryna Fesenko picked up the win with a time of 1:52.54. Fesenko, who held the lead for the duration of the race, swept both backstroke events at Short Course Nationals. Katie Hoff (Towson, Md.) earned the silver in 1:53.65 and Margaret Hoelzer (Huntsville, Ala.) took home the bronze in 1:54.57. In the men's 200y back, Cal Aquatics' David Russell (Wellesley, Mass.) won the event in 1:40.41. Russell held off a late surge from Nick Thoman (Cincinnati, Ohio) in the final 25 yards for the win. Thoman finished in 1:40.72 and World Championship silver medalist Tyler Clary was third in 1:42.74.
Hayley Anderson (Granite Bay, Calif.) took home the National title in the women's 1650y free in 6:05.27, a personal best time for the swimmer. Lauren Boyle of Cal Aquatics was second in 16:07.21 and Cammile Adams (Cypress, Texas) was third in 16:16.59. On the men's side, two-time Olympian Peter Vanderkaay (Rochester, Mich.) won the gold with a time of 14:37.98. JP Arnold (xxx) was second in 15:05.86 and William Freeman (xxx) was third in 15:08.41.
In other races, Hungary's Katinka Hosszu earned the gold in the women's 200y fly with a time of 1:53.37. Hosszu was in second behind Vollmer throughout most of the race, however, a strong finish gave her the win. Vollmer claimed the silver in 1:53.59 and University of Southern California swimmer Lyndsay De Paul won the bronze in 1:54.95. Japan's Hidemasa Sano won the men's 200y fly in 1:41.15, Matt Bartlett (Cumming, Ga.) was second in 1:43.61. Tyler Clary finished third in 1:45.54