Produced by Coleman Hodges.
Reported by Robert Gibbs.
ARENA PRO SWIM SERIES AT MESA
- Thursday, April 14 – Saturday, April 16, 2016
- Skyline Aquatic Center
- Mesa, Arizona (same as Pacific Daylight Time, GMT -7 hours)
- Prelims 9AM / Finals 5PM (12PM/8PM Eastern Daylight Time)
- Psych Sheet
- Live Stream
- Live Results
- Meet Central
- Saturday AM Program
MEN’S 200 METER BACKSTROKE – FINAL
- FINA A: 1:58.22
- S. Olympic Trials: 2:03.79
- Ryan Lochte, SwimMAC Carolina, 2:01.04
- Omar Pinzon, Trojan Swim Club, 2:01.65
- Connor Green, Unattached, 2:02.03
After dropping the 200 IM final, Ryan Lochte swam 0.27 seconds faster than his prelim time from this morning to win the 200 back in 2:01.04. While Lochte isn’t known for being fast in-season, it is a bit rough watching the former world record holder not being able to crack 2:00. The next three swimmers finished in order of their post-scratches placings from this morning. Omar Pinzon stayed close to Lochte the whole way, touching just behind in 2:01.65. Connor Green took 3rd in 2:02.03, followed by Bryce Mefford in 2:03.20.
Johannes Colloni knocked a little over a second off his time from this morning to take 5th in 2:03.73, moving up from 7th over the final 50. Nolan Tesone (2:04.10), Preston Jenkins (2:05.45), and Drew Cosagarea (2:05.61).