Chase Kalisz explains NCAA performance, decision to take Olympic Redshirt (Video Interview)

Produced by Coleman Hodges.

Reported by Tony Carroll. 

Chase Kalisz ran away with the men’s 400 IM, posting the 12th fastest time in the world this year of 4:14.56. He dropped nearly five seconds from his prelim swim. Jay Litherland finished second with a 4:19.59, and Josh Prenot finished third at 4:19.63.

Ioannis Drymonakos was fourth a 4:20.26, while Andrew Seliskar finished fifth at 4:21.92 and Jonathan Roberts was sixth at 4:22.32.

Tyler Clary and Gunnar Bentz rounded out the A final in seventh and eighth with their time of 4:26.06 and 4:26.58, respectively.

Michael Weiss won the B final with his time of 4:23.72.

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Lazy Observer

Hmmm. Maybe not an attitude that would make him beloved of his college teammates. I am sure it is punishing to underrform when he is used to doing well, but I am sad to see him frame this with a smirk about an arena that is important to many of his peers.

Duckduckgoose

At least pol’s true identity is no longer a mystery…

floppy

It is weird to hear him talk about “going back to Baltimore” when I think he means Arizona State.

floppy – he’ll be in Baltimore through the end of the long course season, then to Arizona State with the rest of the group after Worlds. I believe that’s Bowman’s plan too.

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