Produced by Coleman Hodges.
Reported by Jared Anderson.
Michael Phelps kept up with the theme of his weekend in the 200 IM, which was taking the race out fast. Phelps, swimming just outside the top-seeded middle lane, pushed out to a huge lead at the 100-mark. Though Josh Prenot surged into the hunt over the breaststroke leg, Phelps was able to hold him off on freestyle and break two minutes, going 1:59.39.
Prenot wound up second in 2:00.43, and those two were pretty well checkout out from the bunch. Chase Kalisz took the last money-earning spot, going 2:02.33 to touch out Stanford’s Max Williamson (2:02.55) and Kalisz’s University of Georgia teammate Gunnar Bentz (2:02.60).
18-year-old Alex Lebed was 2:03.59, winning his own touchout over Mohamed Hussein (2:03.67). Closing out the heat were a pair of South African nationals, Arizona’s Michael Meyer (2:04.38) and Club Wolverine’s Dylan Bosch (2:04.52).
Wisconsin Aquatics pro Michael Weiss won the B final, going 2:04.41.