Conger Wins 1st Title in Last Race with Record-Breaking 1:37.3 200 Fly


Texas’ Jack Conger had one final chance to win an individual title as a senior at the 2017 Men’s NCAA Championships. That chance came in the finals of the 200 fly. After taking a narrow 2nd last season, Conger wasted no time establishing his lead tonight, blasting a 45.78 opening split en route to a 1:37.35 victory.

With that, Conger took down his own former American Record of 1:38.06 and Joseph Schooling‘s former NCAA Record of 1:37.97, both of which were established at last season’s NCAA meet.

Cal’s Zheng Quah finished 2nd in 1:38.83, making him the 3rd fastest performer ever. Georgia’s Gunnar Bentz shot up to #7 on the all-time top performers list, finishing 3rd in 1:40.07.

Splits Comparison:

Swimmer 1st 50 Split 2nd 50 Split 3rd 50 Split 4th 50 Split Final Time
 Jack Conger (2017)  21.65  24.13 (45.78)  25.09  26.48 (51.57)  1:37.35
Joseph Schooling (2016) 23.05 24.48 (47.53) 25.01 25.43 (50.44) 1:37.97
Jack Conger (2016) 22.05 24.83 (46.88) 25.04 26.14 (51.18) 1:38.06

Top 10 All-Time Performers: Men’s 200 Fly

Place Swimmer Time
1 Jack Conger 1:37.35
2 Joseph Schooling 1:37.97
3 Zheng Quah 1:38.83
4 Dylan Bosch 1:39.33
4 Michael Phelps 1:39.65
6 Tom Shields 1:39.65
7 Andrew Seliskar 1:39.95
8 Gunnar Bentz 1:40.07
9 Pace Clark 1:40.17
10 Marcin Cieslak 1:40.19

Top 10 All-Time Performances: Men’s 200 Fly

Place Swimmer Time
1 Jack Conger 1:37.35
2 Joseph Schooling 1:37.97
3 Jack Conger 1:38.06
4 Zheng Quah 1:38.83
5 Jack Conger 1:39.17
6 Jack Conger 1:39.31
7 Dylan Bosch 1:39.33
7 Joseph Schooling 1:39.62
9 Michael Phelps 1:39.65
10 Tom Shields 1:39.65

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For everyone who thought that because Schoolong wasn’t in the final and it wouldn’t be as sweet a victory, maybe smashing his record is sweeter. #KingCong



Swim fan

I don’t know how he (Jack) normally is but he didn’t seem that happy on the podium


You don’t usually see him smile

Attila the Runt

Unless he’s hangin with Lochte.

Go Conger

So happy he was finally able to capture a win.. seems like a great guy and teammate

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