Connor Jaeger Vaults To Third in World With 1500 Free Triumph

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INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, June 25. MICHIGAN's Connor Jaeger pushed the pace early and often in the men's 1500-meter freestyle event as he nearly cleared his lifetime best in the metric mile at the U.S. Nationals and World Championship Trials. Jaeger raced to a winning time of 14:53.34, which jumped him to third in the world rankings behind China's Sun Yang (14:48.10) and Australia's Jordan Harrison (14:51.02).

Jaeger negative split the swim with a 7:57 out and a 7:55 home, as he nearly posted the third 14:52 of his career. Last summer, he clocked a pair of top personal times of 14:52.51 and 14:52.99 at the Trials and Olympics, respectively. Jaeger could have more in the tank heading into Barcelona, but could have a tough time hanging with world-record holder Sun.

The Woodlands' Michael McBroom, meanwhile, snagged the second spot on the roster with a 14:59.12 as he cleared 15:00 for the first time. The performance shot him to seventh in the world, and dropped four seconds from his previous personal best of 15:03.38 from the Charlotte stop of the Arena Grand Prix earlier this year.

1 Jaeger, Connor 22 Univ. Of Michiga 14:52.51 14:53.34 936 20
r:+0.73 27.88 58.00 (30.12)
1:28.32 (30.32) 1:58.72 (30.40)
2:29.35 (30.63) 2:59.82 (30.47)
3:30.06 (30.24) 4:00.03 (29.97)
4:30.17 (30.14) 5:00.20 (30.03)
5:29.86 (29.66) 5:59.45 (29.59)
6:29.02 (29.57) 6:58.55 (29.53)
7:28.05 (29.50) 7:57.70 (29.65)
8:27.12 (29.42) 8:56.56 (29.44)
9:26.13 (29.57) 9:55.80 (29.67)
10:25.20 (29.40) 10:54.96 (29.76)
11:24.62 (29.66) 11:54.73 (30.11)
12:24.76 (30.03) 12:54.55 (29.79)
13:24.15 (29.60) 13:54.34 (30.19)
14:24.09 (29.75) 14:53.34 (29.25)
2 McBroom, Michae 22 The Woodlands-GU 15:03.38 14:59.12 918 17
r:+0.99 27.94 57.97 (30.03)
1:28.41 (30.44) 1:58.79 (30.38)
2:29.31 (30.52) 2:59.77 (30.46)
3:30.12 (30.35) 4:00.30 (30.18)
4:30.46 (30.16) 5:00.48 (30.02)
5:30.24 (29.76) 5:59.89 (29.65)
6:29.49 (29.60) 6:59.16 (29.67)
7:28.78 (29.62) 7:58.55 (29.77)
8:28.23 (29.68) 8:58.16 (29.93)
9:28.15 (29.99) 9:57.98 (29.83)
10:28.21 (30.23) 10:58.17 (29.96)
11:28.33 (30.16) 11:58.44 (30.11)
12:29.10 (30.66) 12:59.47 (30.37)
13:30.14 (30.67) 14:00.62 (30.48)
14:30.73 (30.11) 14:59.12 (28.39)

Michigan's Sean Ryan (15:04.60) nearly cracked the top 10 in the world with his third-place swim, while Stanford's Chad La Tourette checked in with a fourth-place effort of 15:10.96.

Germantown's Arthur Frayler (15:13.41), NCAP's Andrew Gemmell (15:17.65), Club Wolverine's Ryan Feeley (15:27.06) and Auburn's Zane Grothe (15:29.81) comprised the top eight in the timed final event with Grothe making the top eight out of the earlier heats.

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