Coverage of the 2013 Santa Clara Grand Prix men’s 200 freestyle Final as reported by Braden Keith:
Will Connor Jaeger ever lose a freestyle race again? Most certainly. But man, is he on a roll. In his last three meets (NCAA’s, Charlotte, and here), he has only lost two individual races, and both were in this 200 free.
He’s gotten that monkey off of his back here in Santa Clara, winning in 1:49.14. That’s his third best time in three swims at this meet.
(The asterisk here is that Olympic Champion Conor Dwyer, who was the top seed in prelims in 1:47.0, scratched finals.)
This final came about eight wide headed into the wall, and Australian Bobby Hurley took 2nd in 1:49.21. Hurley has been racing a lot this year, and is training with Tucson Ford, and Michael Klueh had his best swim of the meet with a 1:49.48 for 3rd.
In total, including Klueh and Jaeger, there were five swimmers in this final representing the University-of-Michigan-based Club Wolverine. That included 4th-place finisher Anders Nielsen(1:49.74), Michael Wynalda, and Justin Glanda.
This video was captured by SwimSwam contributor Morgan Priestley.