Brothers Rex & Luke Maurer on Sibling Rivalry in Irvine at Summer Champs

2021 SPEEDO SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS – IRVINE

Video courtesy of Anne Lepesant.
Reported by Spencer Penland.

MEN’S 200 FREESTYLE — FINALS

Podium:

  1. Trenton Julian (ROSE) – 1:47.83
  2. Luke Hobson (LAKE) – 1:49.10
  3. Dare Rose (CAL) – 1:49.20

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).

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PFA
1 month ago

55:55 that’s all I have to say to this.

Lisa Schaffer
1 month ago

I’m not convinced that it’s a real race putting a club swimmer against a college swimmer during summer. I look forward to a rematch in two years after Rex’s freshman year.

Off topic, when I saw the results, I was laughing at all the 2G swimmers in that heat. I love it!!!

tnp101
1 month ago

5555 Loved the interview. Will Rex join Luke at Stanford?

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