Malchow Wins 200 Fly; Phelps Becomes Youngest Qualifier in 68 Years -- August 12, 2000
World record-holder Tom Malchow won the 200 fly in 1:56.87, tiring the second half of the race after making a run at his own 1:55.18 world record, set this summer. Malchow, 23 and swimming for Wolverine, was .55 under world record pace at the 50 and .48 under at the 100.
While 1996 200 fly Olympic silver medalist Malchow's win was no surprise, the star of the race was Michael Phelps, who surged on the last 50 to pass several swimmers and move into second at the touch, beating out Auburn's Jeff Somensatto 1:57.48 to 1:58.07. At 15, Phelps is the youngest man to make the team since 1932. He represents North Baltimore.
Behind Somensatto was Andrew Mahaney (1:58.45), in fifth Steve Brown (1:58.56), sixth Eric Donnelly (2:00.62), seventh Doak Finch (2:00.90) and eighth Matthew Pierce (2:01.69).
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