2013lcnationals Conor Jaeger

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, June 28. CLUB Wolverine's Connor Jaeger talks about winning the 400 freestyle at the USA Swimming nationals, and his expectations for the 800 freestyle tomorrow.

Men's 400 Free recap: Already the men's 1500-meter freestyle victor, Michigan's Connor Jaeger overhauled an extremely fast field down the stretch to win his second title in the men's 400-meter freestyle at the U.S. Nationals and World Championship Trials.


Jaeger surged down the final 50 meters with a 27.76 to overtake Conor Dwyer, who had led throughout most of the race. Jaeger turned in a final time of 3:45.89 for the win. That performance jumped him to fifth in the world rankings, and gave him a second individual spot on the World Championship squad. That's Jaeger's first time under 3:46, crushing his lifetime best of 3:46.93 from the Santa Clara stop of the Arena Grand Prix earlier this year.

Dwyer, who touched in 3:46.05, drew a big "oooh!" from the crowd when official disqualified him for flinching at the start. That would have been a lifetime best for the NBAC swimmer.