Produced by Coleman Hodges.
Reported by Anne Lepesant.
Michael Phelps of North Baltimore picked up another gold medal, completing his trifecta for the national championships. After first-place finishes in the 200 IM and 100 fly, Phelps closed out the meet with a dominant win in the 200 fly, going 1:56.11. Phelps took it out hard, turning at the 50 in 25.7, already a half body-length ahead of the field. He extended that lead at the 100; only Mack Darragh of Missouri was anywhere near him.
Both Dakota Hodgson of Nashville Aquatic Club and Chase Kalisz of North Baltimore moved up on the field over the second half. Darragh held on through the 150 but fell off pace over the last 50 and came home in a 33. Kalisz split a 29.9 and a 30.5 over the second half to earn the silver medal with 1:57.19. Hodgson was third in 1:59.09, while Darragh got fourth with 1:59.34, just 2/100 ahead of Sebastien Rousseau of Gator Swim Club.
Tom Shields of California Aquatics was the start-to-finish leader of the B final, winning with 1:59.84.