Thiago Pereira
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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, May 18. NO one else seemed to be in the same class as Brazil's Thiago Pereira tonight in the men's 200-meter IM at the Arena Grand Prix in Charlotte.

Pereira charged his way to the title in a time of 1:58.44. He's been faster this year with a seventh-ranked 1:57.98 from the Maria Lenk Trophy meet in Sao Paulo, but he was plenty fast enough tonight considering the rest of the field didn't break 2:00.


Conor Dwyer turned in the second-best time of the night with a 2:00.06, just missing the top 20 in the world rankings, while Chase Kalisz took third in 2:00.80 after winning the 400 IM on night one.

Ty Stewart finished fourth in the heat with a 2:01.58, while SwimMAC's Tyler Clary shook off a scary day yesterday that included an emergency room trip with his girlfriend in the morning to take fifth tonight in 2:03.78.

Kyle Whitaker placed sixth in 2:04.37 with Steve Schmuhl (2:04.40) and Pete Brumm (2:05.33) finishing seventh and eighth in the finale.

=== Championship ===

1 *Thiago Pereira 28 Brazil 2:03.32 1:58.44 NAT
25.55 55.29 (29.74)
1:29.41 (34.12) 1:58.44 (29.03)
2 Conor Dwyer 25 North Baltimore- 2:02.16 2:00.06 NAT
25.88 56.96 (31.08)
1:31.09 (34.13) 2:00.06 (28.97)
3 Chase Kalisz 20 North Baltimore- 2:02.81 2:00.80 NAT
26.27 57.94 (31.67)
1:31.60 (33.66) 2:00.80 (29.20)
4 Tynan Stewart 19 Unattached-MS 2:03.07 2:01.58 NAT
26.38 57.87 (31.49)
1:32.69 (34.82) 2:01.58 (28.89)
5 Tyler Clary 25 Una MAC-NC 2:03.65 2:03.78 NAT
26.79 58.34 (31.55)
1:34.47 (36.13) 2:03.78 (29.31)
6 Kyle Whitaker 22 Club Wolverine-M 2:04.32 2:04.37 NAT
26.52 59.64 (33.12)
1:34.65 (35.01) 2:04.37 (29.72)
7 Steve Schmuhl 21 Indiana Universi 2:04.22 2:04.40 NAT
26.57 58.39 (31.82)
1:35.20 (36.81) 2:04.40 (29.20)
8 Pete Brumm 20 Club Wolverine-M 2:04.44 2:05.33 NAT
26.21 57.43 (31.22)
1:36.53 (39.10) 2:05.33 (28.80)

=== Consolation ===

9 *Lewis Coleman 22 Great Britain 2:05.12 2:03.02 NAT
26.00 58.62 (32.62)
1:33.88 (35.26) 2:03.02 (29.14)
10 Andrew Seliskar 17 Nation's Capital 2:04.65 2:03.55 NAT
26.29 58.35 (32.06)
1:33.90 (35.55) 2:03.55 (29.65)
11 Mike Alexandrov 29 Una NYAC-MR 2:05.32 2:04.00 NAT
26.35 1:00.45 (34.10)
1:34.38 (33.93) 2:04.00 (29.62)
12 *Dylan Bosch 20 Club Wolverine-M 2:05.40 2:04.51 NAT
26.46 58.28 (31.82)
1:34.78 (36.50) 2:04.51 (29.73)
13 *Sebastien Rous 23 Gator Swim Club- 2:06.21 2:05.49 NAT
27.10 58.39 (31.29)
1:36.15 (37.76) 2:05.49 (29.34)
14 Cody Miller 22 Badger Swim Club 2:05.54 2:05.60
26.79 1:00.85 (34.06)
1:35.43 (34.58) 2:05.60 (30.17)
15 Sam Stewart 17 YMCA Hub Fins-MS 2:06.77 2:06.03
27.46 59.57 (32.11)
1:36.61 (37.04) 2:06.03 (29.42)
16 *Diogo Carvalho 26 Gator Swim Club- 2:06.41 2:08.00
27.25 1:00.55 (33.30)
1:37.44 (36.89) 2:08.00 (30.56)