Produced by Coleman Hodges.
Reported by Jared Anderson.
Last night was all about Connor Jaeger as the Club Wolverine distance man showed his speed in winning the 200 free. But tonight was Michael McBroom‘s night, as the other 24-year-old distance man picked up the 400 free win.
Jaeger and McBroom battled back and forth for the full 400 meters, but McBroom eventually picked up the win by just over a tenth of a second, 3:48.59 to 3:48.75. That holds up as a season-best for McBroom.
Just behind them, Trojan’s Mads Glaesner overcame top-qualifying Clark Smith 3:49.51 to 3:49.72 for the final prize check.
Another Club Trojan international, Ous Mellouli, was fifth in 3:50.57 and Georgia Bulldog Matias Koski was 3:51.96 representing the Dynamo Swim Club.
Florida’s Mitch D’Arrigo, who competes against Koski in the SEC, was 3:52.82 for seventh, and another SEC alum was eighth in former Auburn Tiger Zane Grothe (3:53.94).
Fiat’s Lucas Kanieski was 3:55.66 to round out that heat, and Club Wolverine’s Michael Klueh won the B final in 3:53.73.