Jack Conger: I didn’t want to be watching tomorrow night (Video)

Reported by Mitch Bowmile.

MEN’S 200M FREESTYLE FINALS

Top seed: Conor Dwyer (1:46.96)
World record: 1:42.00 – Paul Biedermann
American record: 1:42.96 – Michael Phelps
U.S Open record: 1:44.10 – Michael Phelps
U.S Nationals record: 1:44.10 – Michael Phelps
JR World record: 1:47.10 – Maxime Rooney
2012 Winning Time: 1:45.70 – Michael Phelps

For the second time this week, Ryan Lochte failed to qualify for an individual event for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

After 50 meters Lochte was out with the leaders; Townley Haas and Conor Dwyer. A huge first turn put him in front of them as they charged to the halfway point. Dwyer turned first in 51.09, Lochte was right behind him in 51.40.

With 100 meters to go, Townley Haas began to creep up on Dwyer and Lochte. At the 150 meter mark it was Dwyer-Haas-Lochte. A huge last turn once again put Lochte in the hunt for the win, but Dwyer and Haas chased him down. Texas’ Jack Conger began to rev his engines and catch up to the front pack. Heading into the wall it was all too close to call.

Twenty meters to go and Lochte began to fade. Haas passed him, and Conger passed him as they all raced towards the wall chasing down Dwyer.

Ten meters to go, and Haas began to really charge on Dwyer. As they all stretched into the wall Haas got the magic touch with a 1:45.66 to Dwyer’s 1:45.67 to punch in his ticket to Rio. Jack Conger ran out of pool and couldn’t take down the two leaders, ultimately finishing third with a 1:45.77.

Lochte touched fourth in 1:46.62, short of an individual roster spot, but good enough to be a lock for America’s 4x200m freestyle relay.

Gunnar Bentz touched in for fifth, Clark Smith finished right behind him. Both swimmers are going to have to wait to see if they’re added to the Rio roster for the relay.

Tyler Clary finished seventh, outside of a relay position, and has yet to make the team.

  1. Townley Haas (1:45.66)
  2. Conor Dwyer (1:45.67)
  3. Jack Conger (1:45.77)
  4. Ryan Lochte (1:46.62)
  5. Gunnar Bentz (1:47.33)
  6. Clark Smith (1:47.53)
  7. Tyler Clary (1:47.78)
  8. Jonathan Roberts (1:49.50)

For official results click here.

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Henrik

That 200 free on the relay is the only race he will have in rio

Mose

Yeah, if he manages to stay healthy during the next month. He has had a lot of problems with the flu leading up to earlier big meets, so we will have to wait a little bit before we can secure his spot in Rio.

bengt

Yeah I agree. It’s hard to tell.. Maybe he will have a shot at the 50m breaststroke coming up in a couple of days. Not many people know it, but Jack is actually a pretty decent breaststroke-sprinter

bob

That’s true.. But if he wants a medal in the 50m breaststroke in Rio, he will have to compete with guys like Adam Peaty and Kosuke Kitajima, so it wont be easy

Swammer

There is no 50 breast in Rio….

BIGGEST FAN EVER

He will swim breaststroke in the 50 free obviously, are you high or something?

Steve Nolan

This whole thread reeks of one person talking to themselves. IP check, pls!

ERVINFORTHEWIN

NON-SENSE

SwimmerFoxJet

200 fly is a good chance. He put up a solid 1:54.5 last year. It could take a race like that to win.

Zanna

Any other college kid will only dream about being in the Olympics relay. So what if it’s only 1 event.

Dr.x

Agreed !

swimdoc

Which, if that holds, will be exactly one more event than you will have.

Billabong

He’s going to win an Olympic Gold. A good start to his senior swimming career!

SwimmerFoxJet

I doubt individually.

Quinn

So what? It’s a start to great and hopefully long swimming career.

swimdoc

“This is a long meet. I’ll celebrate when the time’s right.” Very mature perspective.

Henrik

Its more that he does not have anything to celebrate.

Mose

Well, he can celebrate that the season is over

ERVINFORTHEWIN

seems like u are not rooting for him ….weird

Captain Awesome

Who are you that has achieved so much as to belittle someone for making their first Olympic team?

House

Must be a salty Cal lover

greg

I see you have done a lot with your swimming career, Henrik

Kristaps Porzingis

I have a feeling that Henrick’s urination process involves sitting down.

PVK

That guy just accomplished more in a minute and 45 seconds than you probably ever will in your life. 🙂

swimdoc

Not to mention the one minute and 57 seconds of guts he showed a half hour or so later.

SZ2016

Haha ridiculous. To be on the best Olympic 4×200 relay team this summer is fairly deserving of celebration

Quinn

What do you mean? He’s going to rio and basically has at least one gold medal practically locked down.

R&R

I think the 100 free semi -> 200 Fly final transition is so tricky. Ignoring the 200 fly, I think he easily makes top 6 in the 100 free. So another ticket to Rio. But Ignoring the 100 free… I think he most likely finishes a close second in the 200 fly. He can’t waltz through the 100 free semi. My prediction is that he makes it through in the 100, and then finishes forth or fifth in the 200 fly. Makes MP and Lochte type event schedules all that more impressive.

Hswimmer

He can really make both, I think. Shields looked good in the semi he didn’t tighten up as much though, I’ll give him at least third or fourth if he makes both.

iLikePsych

He scratched the 100 free.

R&R

Ah, good eye. Well, hope it works out.

I bet he time trials the 100 free… I feel like he can drop a 48.1, his start is looking explosive this meet.

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