2021 SPEEDO SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS – IRVINE
- August 3-7
- William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, Irvine, CA
- LCM (50m)
- Meet Website (USA Swimming)
- Psych Sheet
- Live Results
- Live Stream (USA Swimming)
Video courtesy of Anne Lepesant.
Reported by Spencer Penland.
MEN’S 200 FREESTYLE — FINALS
The race was Trenton Julian‘s from the start, as he established a big lead on the field at the 100 mark. His lead would actually grow on the 2nd 100 as well, getting Julian into the wall 1.27 seconds ahead of runner-up Luke Hobson. Julian was out much faster than this morning, splitting 52.13 on the first 100, then came home in 55.70. The swim was just a tick off Julian’s personal best of 1:47.50, which he swam at the Olympic Trials in June.
Luke Hobson clocked a new lifetime best to take 2nd tonight. Hobson’s 1:49.10 clipped his previous best of 1:49.44 by 0.34 seconds. His previous best was from April of this year.
Dare Rose also swam a lifetime best to take 3rd. Rose’s 1:49.20 eclipsed his previous best time of 1:49.26, which was set in 2019.
Christopher Mykkanen came in 4th tonight, swimming a 1:49.55. The swim marks Mykkanen’s first time ever under 1:50 in the event. His previous best of 1:50.08 was swum in a time trial at the U.S. Olympic Trials in June.
16-year-old Rex Maurer went another lifetime best in finals tonight, finishing 5th with a 1:50.21. Rex’s best time entering the meet was a 1:51.78 from April of this year, then he swam a 1:50.80 in prelims this morning. Maurer also beat his older brother, Luke, who came in 7th (1:51.26).