Joey Reilman Talks Tennessee Turnaround After Early Struggles (Video)


Reported by Lauren Neidigh.


  1. GOLD: Joey Reilman, Tennessee, 1:38.97
  2. SILVER: Shaine Casas, Texas A&M, 1:39.84
  3. BRONZE: Clark Beach, Florida, 1:39.95

Tennessee’s Joey Reilman took the lead early on and held off the field through the back half as he broke 1:39 for the first time. Reilman is now within half a second of the all-time top 10 performers list in this event, as Aaron Piersol occupies that spot in 1:38.45. His winning time tonight was under the NCAA ‘A’ standard.

Texas A&M freshman Shaine Casas (1:39.84) swam under 1:40 for the first time, as did Florida’s Clark Beach (1:39.95). Beach had the edge up front, but Casas closed on him to win the tight race for silver. Georgia’s Javier Acevedo, the 2018 runner-up in this race, was 4th in 1:40.18.

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1:38.9 is no joke. Wonder what his plans are this summer/moving toward Tokyo

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