Race Footage: David Verraszto Snares Second Title of Meet in Exciting Fashion

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ORLANDO, Florida, February 15. IN an incredibly tight battle, Hungary’s David Verraszto added the 200 fly to his 400 IM title from last night with a huge touchout of Tyler Clary and Joseph Schooling. Verraszto hit the wall in 1:59.59, just off Clary’s meet record of 1:59.42 set a year ago.

Clary, meanwhile, snared second overall in 1:59.63. Clary has been fighting off a back injury from a month ago as well as a pair of bouts with flu. It will be interesting to see what Clary can do when he has the ability to put in some full training. Schooling, a Singapore swimming star who trains at Bolles, finished third in 1:59.65.

Canada’s Alec Page placed fourth in 2:01.03, while Yeziel Morales claimed fifth in 2:02.33. Luiz Pedro Ribeiro Pereira earned sixth overall in 2:04.84, while David Gonzalez (2:06.13) and Eric Hedlin (2:03.18) also vied for podium spots in the championship heat.

Canada’s Evan White, who has set a decent amount of Canadian national age group records, topped the B final with a time of 2:03.18.

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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