Garrett McGovern on Going 1-2 with Navy Teammate in 800 Free

2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS

Reported by Spencer Penland.

MEN’S 800 FREE TIMED FINALS

Fastest heat to swim with finals

  • World Record: Zhang Lin (CHN) – 7:32.12 (2009)
  • American Record: Michael McBroom – 7:43.60 (2013)
  • US Open Record: Zane Grothe (USA) – 7:44.57 (2018)
  • World Junior Record: Mack Horton (AUS) – 7:45.67 (2013)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: N/A (New Olympic event in 2021)
  • 2016 US Olympic Trials Champion: N/A (New Olympic event in 2021)
  • Wave I Cut: 8:12.99
  • Wave II Cut: 8:08.95

Podium:

  1. Garrett McGovern (NAVY) – 8:11.25
  2. Luke Johnson (NAVY) – 8:12.13
  3. Joshua Brown (HIGH) – 8:15.07

It was the pair of Navy boys who got the job done, and advanced to Wave II next week. Garrett McGovern and Luke Johnson were largely in a race with each other through the 800 meters, with Joshua Brown hanging a little behind them. Neither McGovern or Johnson swam a best time, but they ultimately got the job done, advancing to the next phase of the meet. They’ll both be in the 1500 Monday as well.

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How much can CD bench?
7 months ago

Go NAVY! Well done gents!

John
7 months ago

NMSD 4 LYFE!!!

SWOle Daddy
7 months ago

Go Navy! BZ way to represent

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