Melanie Margalis: I was ready to get back into racing (Video)

Reported by Lauren Neidigh.


  1. Melanie Margalis, Georgia, 1:53.16
  2. Meg Bailey, Ohio State, 1:57.81
  3. Miranda Tucker, Club Wolverine, 1:58.00

U.S. Olympian Melanie Margalis made it look easy, dominating the women’s 200 IM with a 1:53.16. That time is just a half second shy of her best and sits as the 10th fastest performance of all time. With that, she also set a new Winter Nationals Championship Record.

Ohio State’s Meg Bailey and Club Wolverine’s Miranda Tucker, who transferred from Indiana to Michigan but will sit out this NCAA season, were within a couple tenths of each other in a tight race for silver. Tucker was slightly faster on the back end, but she came up just shy, finishing in 1:58.00 behind Bailey’s 1:57.81.

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