Video courtesy: David Guthrie.
As reported by SwimSwam Contributor, Karl Ortegon:
This morning, Jack Conger unloaded a 51.95 in the 100 fly to take the top seed by well over a full second at the Texas Senior Circuit Championships, which is hosted by Texas A&M University. Tonight, he dropped a 51.83, the only swimmer to break 53 seconds. Now representing Nation’s Capital Swim Club, Conger was out like a rocket in 24.15, and came home in 27.68 for the win. His 51.64 from January is already the 5th fastest time in the world this year, and tonight he put up the 13th fastest time. Finishing 2nd behind him was Clark Smith in 53.13 (.11 off of a personal best), the only other competitor to come home under 28 seconds, and 3rd was Tripp Cooper (53.41). A classic Texas Longhorn sweep.
Smith won the 200 free earlier in the meet with a lifetime best of 1:49.23, his second time under 1:50 ever. He broke that barrier for the first time in June at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Santa Clara. He finished ahead of Nitro’s Sam Lewis (1:51.13) and Longhorn Aquatics teammate PJ Dunne (1:51.94).