LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Two days after a shocking loss in the 200-meter backstroke, Lenny Krayzelburg reasserted himself with a victory in the 100 back in the Janet Evans Invitational on Sunday.
Swimming in his home pool on the Southern California campus, Krayzelburg won in 54.60 seconds -- one second off his world record -- in his last competition before next month's Olympic trials.
Krayzelburg had a body-length lead on the field with 25 meters remaining and increased his margin approaching the wall. Bart Kizierowski of Mission Viejo was second in 56.09.
Aaron Peirsol, a 16-year-old from Irvine, stunned Krayzelburg in the 200 back Friday, an event in which Krayzelburg holds the world record. Peirsol was sixth Sunday.
''I feel a lot better. I was a bit down on Friday, but you have to put a race like that behind you and focus,'' Krayzelburg said. ''That was my goal, to forget about the swim on Friday and not show my competitors I might have a weak spot.''
Krayzelburg plans to decrease his daily yardage and stop lifting weights over the next three weeks in preparation for the trials Aug. 9-16 in Indianapolis.
''This is a very good confidence booster,'' he said of his victory. ''I know I've done all the work. "
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