Conor Dwyer is making a run for Tokyo (Video)

Reported by James Sutherland.

MEN’S 200 FREE FINALS

  • American Record: 1:42.96, Michael Phelps, 2008
  • U.S. Open Record: 1:44.10, Michael Phelps, 2008
  • LC National Meet Record: 1:44.10, Michael Phelps, 2008
  • FINA ‘A’ Standard: 1:47.73
  1. Townley Haas, NOVA, 1:45.03
  2. Blake Pieroni, IU, 1:46.30
  3. Zane Grothe, BAD, 1:46.39
  4. Conor Dwyer, TROJ, 1:47.25
  5. Clark Smith, TXLA, 1:47.29
  6. Caeleb Dressel, BSS, 1:47.51

Townley Haas blew away the field, out very quickly in 50.85 and ultimately touching in 1:45.03 for the decisive win. That swim moves Haas into #1 for the world this year, and lowers his personal best by over half a second.

Indiana’s Blake Pieroni moved into 2nd on the second 50 and never relinquished it, holding off Zane Grothe down the stretch to earn the second individual World Championship spot in 1:46.30 to Grothe’s 1:46.39. Grothe had the fastest final 50 in a blazing 26.91.

From lane 8, Conor Dwyer pulled off an automatic relay berth with his 4th place finish in 1:47.25, holding off Clark Smith and Caeleb Dressel.

Maxime Rooney had a strong showing in the B-final, winning the heat in 1:47.47, while Jack LeVant had a big win in the C-final for the second straight night in 1:48.70.

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ERVINFORTHEWIN

With this hairstyle , Conor looks more like an Actor , coming off a nice movie shooting in Hawaii or something . ✌️. Happy for him to be on the relay anyway – he will be very precious

ERVINFORTHEWIN

Conor and Ryan training together again ! that must be great ! have fun guys

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