Race Video: An Improbable Relay Assembled in Men’s 200 Free Final

MEN’S 200 FREESTYLE – FINALS

At the 100, Clay Youngquist and Conor Dwyer were pushing the lead, flipping at 52 low. Matt McLean had a huge back half to reach in and win the race. He hit the wall with his time of 1:46.93, booking his ticket to Pan Pac’s. Conor Dwyer was second at 1:46.93. Reed Malone surprised a lot of people today in prelims, and was able to do it again tonight during finals. He finished third, securing his trip to the Gold Coast, with his time of 1:47.41. Michael Weiss had the fourth fastest swim of the night, grabbing the final Pan Pac spot with his time of 1:47.87.

Clay Youngquist had an aggressive first 100 and wasn’t able to hang on through the final 50 meters. He finished fifth at 1:48.08. Michael Klueh was sixth with his time of 1:48.30.

Michael Wynalda and Drew Cosgarea round out the final of the men’s 200 freestyle with their times of 1:48.66 and 1:48.73, respectively.

Frank Dyer won the B-final heat of the men’s 200 freestyle. The race was close the whole way and it came down to the touch at the end of the race. Connor Jaeger finished second at 1:48.41.

Townley Haas dropped close to a second to win the C-final of the men’s 200 freestyle with his time of 1:48.75.

A-Final:

B-Final

C-Final

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Billabong

I never thought I’d see the US 4x200m team look about as good as Scotland. There must be more speed there, waiting to come out in Australia.

don

I think Lochte will end up swimming it at Pan Pacs. And after seeing his last 50 on the back, I’m not sure he would have broken 1:47 last night. Strange meet for both the men’s 100 and 200 free’s.Both slower than last year.

bobo gigi

It looks like you are a little worried in USA about that relay. 😆 Ok, it doesn’t look crazy fast for Pan Pacs, even with Lochte in the team. The same for 2016. You are lucky. At the time that US relay has never looked as vulnerable since 2003, the French relay isn’t in great shape. Your only real opponent will be Australia in the next 2 years. They don’t have a superstar but they have a young and consistent team. However, your 2020 relay team looks pretty good! 🙂 Bobo Gigi crazy early predictions. The 8 American men in the 200 free final at the olympic trials will be : (age in 2020) – Jack Conger (25) – Gunnar… Read more »

hswimmer

I’m voting Destin in for 2020, I’m sure some of the others might retire by then. Maybe Destin can qualify in 200 back for 2016? We’ll see, he keeps improving a lot!

hswimmer – I would wager every cent that I had that Destin Lasco won’t make the 2016 Olympic Team. Every cent I have, that you have, and that bobo gigi has, in fact. If he made that team, it would be bigger than Phelps making the 2000 team. It would require him to break the National Age Group Record by about 6 seconds.

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Tony Carroll

The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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