Dolan Wins 200 IM -- August 14, 2000
By Kari Lydersen
Tom Dolan won the 200 IM final in 2:00.81, adding to his win in the 400 IM. Tom Wilkens, who was third in the 400 IM, filled the second Olympic slot with his 2:01.38.
Kevin Clements was third in 2:02.55, and Ron Karnaugh was fourth in 2:02.91.
Karnaugh, 34 and a medical doctor, had been attempting to become the oldest man in history to make the team. Karnaugh led after the fly (25.91) and back (30.74) and was in second behind Wilkens at the 150. Karnaugh tired on the free, however, finishing in a 30.89.
Dolan came from a half second behind Wilkens at the 150 to win solidly, riding a 28.70 last 50.
"I have so much confidence in the back half of my IM that I know if I'm close going into the free I can do it," said Dolan, who holds the Olympic Trials record of 2:00.11 from 1996. "This isn't my best event. It was a bit of a nail-biter, a little more than I would like. But I'm sure I can go faster in September."
Dolan, 24 and representing Curl-Burke, won gold in the 400 IM at the last Olympics. This is the first Olympic team for Wilkens, 24 and representing Santa Clara. He also qualified in the 200 breast.
Joe Montague was fifth in 2:03.75, Beau Wiebel was sixth in 2:04.34, Dan Trupin was seventh in 2:05.38 and Rob Canales was eighth in 2:05.77.
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