McKeown, Neale, De Deus set meet records at Jose Finkel Trophy day 5

Australians Taylor McKeown and Leah Neale both set meet records on day 5 of Brazil’s Jose Finkel Trophy, along with Brazilian Leonardo de Deus.

McKeown won the night’s opening event, going 2:13.25 to run away with the 200 IM title over Brazil’s Joanna Maranhao. McKeown is competing for the Fiat/Minas club, per the Brazilian tradition of local teams pulling in an international star or two to help boost them in the team standings.

Also swimming for Minas, Neale won the women’s 400 free in 4:11.14, another meet record.

Corinthians’ de Deus dominated the men’s 400 free by about four seconds, going 3:50.81. His teammate Joao Amorim was second in a 1-2 sweep for Corinthians.

The SESI club got some great production from their female sprinters, with Daynara de Paula and Etiene Medeiros combining to sweep the 50 fly and 50 back. De Paula won the butterfly event, going 26.45, and Medeiros took the back in 28.05, missing the meet record by just hundredths.

Henrique Rodrigues won the men’s 200 IM in dominating fashion for Pinheiros. His 1:59.40 topped Thiago Simon by about two seconds. Pinheiros teammate Daniel Orzechowski won the 50 back in 24.71, beating Pan Ams standout Guilherme Guido.

Unisanta’s Nicholas dos Santos won the men’s 50 fly, just missing his own meet record with a 23.00.

Full results available here.

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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