Pace Clark Becomes 2nd Fastest US Performer Ever After 1:51.6 200 Fly

2016 SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

American Pace Clark had a fantastic 200 fly prelim in Windsor, clocking 1:51.68 to become the 2nd fastest performer in US history. He now sits behind only Tom Shields, whose American record sits at 1:49.05 from the Duel in the Pool last year.

Clark moved past plenty of big names, including Davis TarwaterAndrew Seliskar and Michael Phelps. Here’s a look at the current top five rankings:

  1. Tom Shields, 1:49.05
  2. Pace Clark, 1:51.68
  3. Davis Tarwater, 1:51.90
  4. Andrew Seliskar, 1:51.96
  5. Michael Phelps, 1:52.26

Clark is coming off a strong performance at the US Olympic Trials, where he finished 6th in the 200 fly. He continues to train at the University of Georgia.

The Bulldog qualified 3rd overall behind Russia’s Aleksandr Kharlanov (1:51.03) and defending World Champ Chad Le Clos (1:51.23). His teammate Shields barely made it into finals, finishing 8th overall in 1:53.09. There are no semi-finals for 200m events at the Short Course World Championships, so the final for this event will go off tonight.

 

 

In This Story

4
Leave a Reply

Subscribe
Notify of

4 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
taa
6 years ago

Shields in 8th…I would have to think after last week he has a lot more in the tank but he sure is cutting it close.

Michael
6 years ago

Just realized that Phelps has a faster LCM 200 fly than he does SCM 200 fly. I realize Phelps never focused on SCM very much in his career, but I still find this interesting and entertaining. I wonder how many of his other events he might have swum faster LCM in comparison to SCM.

SWIMSWAMMERS (**CLAP CLAP**)! ASSEMBLE ME A LIST OF COMPARATIVE PHELPSIAN SWIMS FROM LCM TO SCM POST-HASTE!!!

brett davies
Reply to  Michael
6 years ago

Phelps never really took too much interest in short course meters so I presume that most of his LCM times are probably better than his SCM times.

bobo gigi
Reply to  Michael
6 years ago

100 free
SCM 46.99 in 2009
LCM 47.51 in 2008

200 free
SCM 1.42.78 in 2006
LCM 1.42.96 in 2008

200 back
SCM 1.50.34 in 2011
LCM 1.54.65 in 2007

100 fly
SCM 50.46 in 2009
LCM 49.82 in 2009

200 fly
SCM 1.52.27 in 2003
LCM 1.51.51 in 2009

200 IM
SCM 1.51.89 in 2011
LCM 1.54.16 in 2011

400 IM
SCM 4.01.49 in 2011
SCM 4.03.85 in 2008

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

Read More »