Schooling and Conger are still very hungry for more (Video)

Reported by Robert Gibbs.


Senior Jack Conger earned his first individual title in the last individual race of his NCAA career, and he did it in record fashion, setting the fourth US Open and American Record of the evening.  Conger went out in 21.65, way ahead of record pace, built a body length lead by the 150, and ultimately touched in 1:37.35, over six-tenths faster than the previous US Open Record, set by Conger’s Texas teammate Joseph Schooling at last year’s NCAA.

California swimmer Zheng Quah and Andrew Seliskar ran 2nd and 3rd behind Conger for most of the race.  Quah held his place, touching in 1:38.83, which makes him the 3rd-fastest swimmer ever, behind only Conger and Schooling.  Georgia junior Gunnar Bentz is known for strong final 50s no matter what the event, stormed home in 25.25, almost a second faster than anyone else in the field, to pick up 3rd in 1:40.07.  Teammate Pace Clark touched in 1:40.41, followed by NC State’s Andreas Vazaois in 1:40.80.  Seliskar’s faded to 6th, finishing in 1:40.91.  Arizona’s Justin Wright took 7th in 1:40.94, while Georgia’s Chase Kalisz was disqualified for a false start.

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Well, we can all see who the more mature one is.

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I think they both showed maturity. Joe admitting he didn’t prepare as he should and “getting his butt handed to him” shows that he wasn’t making excuses but rather accepting ownership.


My favorite part of the interview was when, after having to sit there listening to Schooling talk about how he didn’t train for three or four months (B.S., he was in a dual meet in November with a 1:45 200 fly), Conger came back with his statement that he (Conger) felt like he underperformed last year.


Ha, yes, I loved that part. Conger looked like he just wasn’t having it.


He did not swim at that dual


Yes he did


schooling should just eat the fact that he got beat by a better swimmer.
He is still one of the best.. I’ll give him that.
I’m curious to see how Ryan Hoffer will do next year.


Did you listen to anything he said? He is not saying “it is no exsuse” he also himself didn’t mention that he had the virus, he was asked a question about it and answered. He is a real class act and needs credit for that


Looks like it has been confirmed: Oslo going pro in September.

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