Brendan Burns: “I know I have to execute my race plan and… just pray”


Reported by Michael Hamann.

200 fly

  • NCAA Record: Jack Conger (TEX): 1:37.35
  • NCAA Meet Record: Jack Conger (TEX): 1:37.35
  • American Record: Jack Conger (TEX): 1:37.35
  • US Open Record: Jack Conger (TEX): 1:37.35
  • Pool Record: Nicolas Albiero (LOU): 1:37.92

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Brendan Burns (IU- Junior): 1:38.71
  2. Luca Urlando (UGA- Sophomore): 1:38.82
  3. Nicolas Albiero (LOU- 5Y): 1:38.88
  4. Trenton Julian (CAL- 5Y): 1:39.00
  5. Christian Ferraro (GT- 5Y): 1:40:09
  6. Gabriel Jett (CAL- Freshman): 1:40.22
  7. Alexander Colson (ASU- Junior): 1:40.96
  8. Mason Wilby (UKY- Senior): 1:41.72

In a thrilling 200 fly final, it was Indiana’s Brendan Burns winning at the touch. He used a strong third 50 to start to pull away from the field, but Urlando, Albiero and Julian all closed on him under the flags but Burns ultimately held on for the win. Notably, Indiana’s last 200 fly champion was Gary Hall Sr, who this race in 1973. Prior to him, IU’s Mark Spitz won in 1971 and 1972.

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Satoshi Nakamoto
6 months ago

Is he still eligible to compete at YMCA Nationals with Ross?

6 months ago

No joke B^2 looks just like super Saiyan 3 Goku

6 months ago

Those 4 guys were head to head the entire way! They were all 24-25-26 the last 3 50’s! I think they all had the same race plan! Hang on! It was fun to watch!

NM Coach
6 months ago

I can tell you that Ray is VERY PROUD of you!

You are a BEAST my friend!!!!

6 months ago

Jesus loves you.

Reply to  Pisspooler
6 months ago

but mostly, he prepared for it in the pool

Big Mac #1
6 months ago

I pray he gets a haircut

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