Ricky Berens at the 2013 American Short Course Championships
Courtesy of: Charles Logan

MESA, Arizona, April 12. RICKY Berens' came from behind to take the win in the men's 200 freestyle at the Mesa Arena Grand Prix. So when Swimming World TV's Jeff Commings asked (jokingly) if he used the first 150 as a warm up, Berens admitted that the race was rather rocky.

200 freestyle recap: In a finale that featured 16 Olympic medals, Longhorn's Ricky Berens pulled off the victory in the 200-meter free just weeks after setting the American record in the 200-yard freestyle in Austin. Berens, who represented three of the medals in the heat, raced to a 1:48.93 to emerge from an amazing heat, just off his season best of 1:48.39 that puts him among the top 10 in the world this year.