Townley Haas: “I have no idea where that 100 came from” (Video)

Reported by James Sutherland.

Townley Haas: “It’s always nice to go in knowing you’re already on the team, there’s just less pressure. It definitely helps being able to clear your mind. I’ve had a great year and I’m ready to keep going.”

MEN’S 200 FREE FINALS

  • American Record: 1:42.96, Michael Phelps, 2008
  • U.S. Open Record: 1:44.10, Michael Phelps, 2008
  • LC National Meet Record: 1:44.10, Michael Phelps, 2008
  • FINA ‘A’ Standard: 1:47.73
  1. Townley Haas, NOVA, 1:45.03
  2. Blake Pieroni, IU, 1:46.30
  3. Zane Grothe, BAD, 1:46.39
  4. Conor Dwyer, TROJ, 1:47.25
  5. Clark Smith, TXLA, 1:47.29
  6. Caeleb Dressel, BSS, 1:47.51

Townley Haas blew away the field, out very quickly in 50.85 and ultimately touching in 1:45.03 for the decisive win. That swim moves Haas into #1 for the world this year, and lowers his personal best by over half a second.

Indiana’s Blake Pieroni moved into 2nd on the second 50 and never relinquished it, holding off Zane Grothe down the stretch to earn the second individual World Championship spot in 1:46.30 to Grothe’s 1:46.39. Grothe had the fastest final 50 in a blazing 26.91.

From lane 8, Conor Dwyer pulled off an automatic relay berth with his 4th place finish in 1:47.25, holding off Clark Smith and Caeleb Dressel.

Maxime Rooney had a strong showing in the B-final, winning the heat in 1:47.47, while Jack LeVant had a big win in the C-final for the second straight night in 1:48.70.

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5 Comments on "Townley Haas: “I have no idea where that 100 came from” (Video)"

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gigglewater

One and a half year ago, Eddie talked about 100 free is Townley’s dream event.
See what was Townley’s response here at around 9:09:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpfXjZdG4Wk

Is Eddie at Indy right now?
Would like to hear how he would say about Townley’s 100 free now.

ERVINFORTHEWIN

would ove to hear Eddie too – maybe he will be invited to the Deck Pass with Kukors ….David Marsh was invited today .

Bobthebuilder

Cannot wait to see how Townley competes with Sun Yang in 200 free World Champion final

ERVINFORTHEWIN

that will be an Epic 200 free – one of the most anticipated swim of the championships with the 100 fly

He trains almost all distance and he goes 48.2 in the 100 Thats phenomenal

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