Jack Conger Wins Twice on Night 2 of Charlotte UltraSwim

2019 CHARLOTTE ULTRA

  • June 13th-16th, 2019
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • LCM (50m) pool
  • Psych Sheet
  • Meet Website
  • Results on Meet Mobile: “2019 Charlotte Ultra”

Cavalier Swimming’s Jack Conger came away with two wins on the 2nd night of the 2019 SwimMAC Ultra Swim.

Conger, who swam collegiately with the Texas Longhorns, won the 200 free and the 100 fly. In the 200 free, he was the only swimmer under 1:50, clocking a 1:49.68. 2nd was Wolfpack’s Eric Knowles in a lifetime best 1:51.31, while Cavalier Swimming’s Samuel Schilling took 3rd in 1:52.98.

In the 100 fly, Conger dueled with Wolfpack’s Coleman Stewart. Conger wound up on top, 53.31 to Stewart’s 53.42.

The 50’s at this meet are run with prelims, semifinals, and finals, with the semifinals happening tonight. One of the biggest swims out of that came in the 50 back, as Wolfpack’s Elise Haan took control of the race. Going 28.29 over teammate Kylee Alons (28.64), she was four tenths from her lifetime best of 27.90.

Rachel Bernhardt of Gamecocks led the way in the women’s 50 breast semifinals, going 32.39. She also won the 100 breast, going 1:09.71 to nip Marlins of Raleigh’s Abby Arens (1:09.97). On the men’s side, Gamecock Nils Wich-Glasen took the 100 breast (1:03.17), with Lakeside Swim Team’s Keefer Barnum getting the 50 breast (28.82).

Wolfpack’s Makayla Sargent went 4:43.04 to win the 400 IM, finishing over ten seconds ahead of everyone else. Marlins of Raleigh 17-year-old Michael Moore, brother of Wolfpack members Kate and Hannah Moore, took the men’s 400 IM. He was 4:26.89, a huge time drop for him. His old best was a 4:32.59 from this May, and now he’s less than a second off of the 2020 Olympic Trials cut.

OTHER NOTABLE SWIMS

  • Paige Madden of Cavalier was 2:00.98 to win the 200 free over Alons’ 2:01.45. Julia Poole of Marlins of Raleigh was 3rd in 2:02.00, dropping over two full seconds from her old best.
  • Gamecock Hallie Kinsey posted a 1:01.85 to win the women’s 100 fly.
  • Nathan Lile of Gamecocks was 22.91 in the men’s 50 free semifinals, the only swimmer under 23. On the women’s side, Ky-lee Perry led the way in the women’s 50 free at 25.28 ahead of SwimMAC’s Madison Kennedy (25.51).
  • Lile also led the men’s 50 fly semis with a 24.29.
  • Paul Le, the Missouri State alum who is training now with Wolfpack, was 25.98 to lead the way in the men’s 50 back semifinals.
  • Adaline Bullock of Stingrays posted a 27.99 to lead the women’s 50 fly semis.

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N80
2 years ago

Only 53? I keep wondering if he can pick it up at worlds

WV Swammer
Reply to  N80
2 years ago

Conger has never been a world beater in season

SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
Reply to  WV Swammer
2 years ago

he went his PB 51.0 in season

Swimmer
Reply to  SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
2 years ago

They tapered for the Atlanta meet, he Licon and Wilson all put up PBs/near PBs. Conger’s never been a barn-burner for untested swims though.

Hank
Reply to  SAMUEL HUNTINGTON
2 years ago

That was at a Texas practice right?

Gregg
2 years ago

DeSorbo is having obvious issues with his athletes. Just look at their performances at ACC’s and NCAA’s the last two years. Fingers crossed for Conger. I’ll bet the Charlotte Ultra Swim was a major focus this month.

Jjran
Reply to  Gregg
2 years ago

Never understood the move for Conger from TX to UVA. Conger should have stayed at TX or moved to a place with some post grads.

Gregg
Reply to  Jjran
2 years ago

What pros are in Texas currently? Haven’t they all left?

Swimming4silver
Reply to  Gregg
2 years ago

Haas, Licon, Smith, Shebat, Jackson and Dean, though not technically a Pro. but he will practice like one.

Packoastie
Reply to  Jjran
2 years ago

Close to home for him

Swimmer
Reply to  Jjran
2 years ago

Conger pretty much had to leave Texas. After the Rio incident he was not welcome there anymore and had to fight to stay on the team. He was given the cold shoulder at NCAAs when he was there to pass out awards.

Interesting
Reply to  Swimmer
2 years ago

I would make me sad to think that Conger would be persona non-grata at a Texas because of the Rio incident. I’m hoping this isn’t true.

Swimmer
Reply to  Interesting
2 years ago

Eddie had to work with administration and pull rank to keep him on the team. It’s too bad. Jack is a great guy who got caught up in a bad situation He will be fine at UVA.

2Cents
Reply to  Gregg
2 years ago

I assume this is sarcasm…

feelgood
Reply to  Gregg
2 years ago

Read this, then read it again. Our boy Gregg is messing. This is total sarcasm and it’s funny. Jack will be fine.

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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