VIDEO INTERVIEW: Liz Pelton Talks Racing Missy Franklin in 200 Back at USC Dual

Video courtesy Coleman Hodges.

Swimming at home against USC on Saturday, the best 200 backstroke combo in the nation went head-to-head, with junior Liz Pelton swimming a 1:54.62 to top Olympic gold medalist and teammate Missy Franklin by exactly one-tenth of a second.

Above, watch as Pelton discusses her racing strategy, and how she approaches a race even against a teammate with some nerves.

Read Karl Ortegon’s full meet recap here.

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