Michael McBroom Looks Forward to Connor Jaeger Competition at NCAA Championships

Men’s 1650 – 2013 Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships – as reported by Catherine Wagner: 

Michael McBroom, 2011 NCAA Champion in the 1650 freestyle and one of the country’s premier distance swimmers, was certainly on a mission to show the country just what he is made of. He blew away the field in 14:33.43, only 1 second off his school record. This should be a huge confidence boost as he heads into NCAA’s and looks to reclaim his national championship. The race was a one man show, so we would like to think that McBroom will be even faster when he has some competition, and there certainly is not a lack of that as Martin Grodzki of Georgia and Connor Jaeger of Michigan will surely be able to give McBroom a run for his money in Indianapolis. Sam Lewis of Texas was second in 14:54.33 while teammate Jake Ritter was third (15:09.30).

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(Many thanks to Michael for his patience during this interview. Michael graciously allowed us to interview him a second time because of a camera malfunction. This is not an ideal situation when your swim team has just won another conference championship and you really want to be celebrating.) 

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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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