Produced by Coleman Hodges.
Reported by James Sutherland.
MEN’S 200 BREAST FINALS
- Will Licon, UN, 2:10.68
- Chase Kalisz, North Baltimore, 2:12.57
- Andrew Wilson, Longhorn Aquatics, 2:16.52
Two-time defending 200 breast NCAA champ Will Licon had a convincing win in the men’s 200 breast over Chase Kalisz, out-splitting him on every 50 to win in 2:10.68 over Kalisz’s 2:12.57. Licon was out in 1:03.07 and managed to keep his final two 50’s under 34 seconds to shut the door on Kalisz. Kalisz was out in 1:03.59 but tailed off a bit in the back half and Licon took advantage. Licon and Kalisz’s rivalry goes back to the 2015 NCAA Championships, where Licon upset Kalisz to win the 400 IM after Kalisz was the two-time defending champion and American record holder.
Andrew Wilson of Longhorn Aquatics was well back in 3rd in 2:16.52, and Hayden Henry of Tigershark was 4th in 2:17.59.