Produced by Coleman Hodges.
Reported by Loretta Race.
It was a tightly-contested race in the men’s A-Final, with the top 3 finishers touching less than 4 tenths apart. Josh Prenot was able to beat out the field, stopping the clock at 2:10.26. That sits as Prenot’s 4th-fastest time of his career, with his fastest ever being that of the 2:08.90 he scored last July at the World University Games.
Nic Fink swam swift enough for 2nd place after blasting the field’s only sub-30 split on the first 50m. His final time was 2:10.51, followed by Kevin Cordes who touched in 2:10.63. For Cordes, that mark is towards the quick-ish end of his time spectrum, which ranges from 2:07.86 to 2:16.