WATCH: Matt Fallon Drops 1:49.03 200 Breast Prelim


Saturday Morning Heat Sheet

Reported by Michael Hamann.

200 breast

  • NCAA Record: Will Licon (TEX): 1:47.91
  • NCAA Meet Record: Will Licon (TEX): 1:47.91
  • American Record: Will Licon (TEX): 1:47.91
  • US Open Record: Will Licon (TEX): 1:47.91
  • Pool Record: Will Licon (TEX): 1:48.12

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Matt Fallon (PENN- Freshman): 1:49.03
  2. Max McHugh (MINN- Senior): 1:50.31
  3. Leon Marchand (ASU- Freshman): 1:50.38
  4. Caspar Corbeau (TEX- Junior): 1:50.51
  5. Reece Whitley (CAL- Senior): 1:50.71
  6. Caio Pumputis (GT- 5Y): 1:50.85
  7. Carles Coll Marti (VT- Sophomore): 1:51.19
  8. Daniel Roy (STAN- Senior): 1:51.32

Matt Fallon held onto the top seed as 100 breast champion Max McHugh won the final heat in 1:50.31. Arizona State freshman Leon Marchand qualified third in 1:50.38 and Texas’ Caspar Corbeau finished 4th in 1:50.51. Cal will have 2 A finalists and 3 B finalists, while Texas will 1 A and 1 B final.

Penn freshman Matt Fallon blasted the top time in heat 6, touching in 1:49.03 to take the top seed with one heat to go. Fallon hit a huge 27.1 on the third 50 to separate himself form the field.

Cal’s Reece Whitley, the third seed, won his heat in 1:50.71. Georgia Tech’s Caio Pumputis finished second in 1:50.85.

Texas’ Jake Foster put up a massive swim in heat four, winning in 1:51.40 and now holds the top time heading into the circle seeded heats.

Cal’s Liam Bell dominated heat 2, winning in 1:52.2, dropping over two seconds from his seed.

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Tommy Schmitt
10 months ago

Fallon’s turn are below average but swimming-wise he is far ahead of all the others. Some filthy times awaiting in LCM.

Reply to  Tommy Schmitt
10 months ago

I was just thinking he hardly rides the glide from his pullout kick to his first stroke, but with his stroke rate and momentum I don’t think it’s a big issue

10 months ago

27.1 3rd 50 are you kidding me?!

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