Produced by Coleman Hodges.
Reported by Anne Lepesant.
This may well end up being the race of the night. Matt Grevers of Tucson Ford took it out early and looked like he was in control. And he was, all the way through the 150. ButPatrick Mulcare and New York Athletic Club’s Arkady Vyatchanin weren’t finished racing. Both outsplit Grevers by quite a margin over the last 50 (Mulcare by 7/10 and Vyatchanin by 9/10), and it turned into a photo finish.
Grevers ended up with the win, going 1:57.24. Mulcare took the silver in 1:57.34, while Vyatchanin got the bronze with 1:57.43. Not far behind them was Grigory Tarasevich of Louisville in 1:57.98.
Josh Artmann of Austin Swim Club edged Michigan’s Luke Papendick, 2:01.65 to 2:01.91, for the win in the consolation final.