Lawrence Surprised by 2:25 200 Breast Win, Expected a 2:30 – Video

Women’s 200 Breaststroke Final – 2014 Austin Grand Prix – reported by Jared Anderson / SwimSwam

Micah Lawrence won in front of a very familiar crowd in the 200 breast. The SwimMAC pro, who grew up in the Austin area, went 2:25.73, splitting her race with incredible consistency to win the event. Lawrence went out in 33.7, then hit her pace on the next three 50s and never slowed, going 37.38, 37.24 and 37.32.

She was followed by former Texas Longhorn NCAA champ in this event Laura Sogar, who went 2:26.14. Canadian Rachel Nicol, who trains and represents SMU, was 2:28.09 to take third in a race where the top three really separated themselves from the field.

Another Canadian, Tera Van Beilen, was fourth and Lithuania’s Raminta Dvariskyte took fifth in the event.

Missouri Tiger Abigail Duncan won the B final in 2:33.34, a time that would have gotten her 5th in the championship heat.

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About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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