Townley Haas Knew Dean Farris Was Going to be Out Fast (Video)

2019 U.S. OPEN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Reported by Anne Lepesant.

MEN’S 200M FREESTYLE – FINAL

  • American record: 1:42.96, 2008, Michael Phelps
  • U.S. Open record: 1:44.10, 2008, Michael Phelps
  • U.S. Open Meet record: 1:46.23, 2005, Peter van den Hoogenband

Podium:

  1. Townley Haas (NOVA) – 1:45.92
  2. Zach Apple (MVN) – 1:46.76
  3. Fernando Scheffer (MTC) – 1:47.31

Dean Farris, the fastest qualifier out of heats, shot off the blocks to get an early lead on the field with 24.15. He was 50.6 at the 100 wall, half a second faster than he’d been out in his morning swim. With Zach Apple and Townley Haas on his heels, Farris maintained his lead through the 150. He had a strong final turn but fell off pace significantly over the final 50 meters. Haas, out in 50.98, came home with a pair of 27-mids to win with 1:45.92. Farris faded to 4th as Zach Apple (1:46.76) and Fernando Scheffer (1:47.31) passed him over the final 20 meters.

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Tomek
10 months ago

Another great interview by Townley!

swimfast
10 months ago

Lol I love how he refutes “back halfing” to basically say that Farris just died so he of course came home faster…Haas isn’t bad at interviews, he’s just blunt. Great swim by him

Old Man Chalmers
10 months ago

obviously townley doesn’t frequent the swimswam comment section

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Old Man Chalmers
10 months ago

he should …he would get laughs & insights

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