Race Footage: Watch Connor Jaeger Overtake Conor Dwyer in 400 Free

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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, May 17. IT took an amazing final 50-meter split, but Club Wolverine’s Connor Jaeger put together a scorching final 50 to overtake NBAC’s Conor Dwyer in the men’s 400-meter freestyle at the Arena Grand Prix in Charlotte.

Jaeger raced his way to 3:48.89 for the win, after clocking a 27.91 final split to catch Dwyer. The swim vaulted Jaeger to 17th in the SwimVortex world rankings. Dwyer, meanwhile, wound up second in 3:50.23 after leading through the 300-meter mark.

Michael Klueh, Jaeger’s training partner, touched third in 3:52.40 with Dynamo’s Matias Koski finishing fourth in 3:53.52.

Anders Lie Nielsen (3:53.76), Kevin Litherland (3:57.05), Sean Ryan (3:57.15) and Mateo De Angulo (3:57.73) also competed in the middle-distance finale.

NBAC’s Matt McLean looked to be swimming a bit angry after missing the championship heat. He dropped a strong time of 3:51.49 this evening. Jay Litherland (3:58.39) and Townley Haas (3:58.70) touched second and third.

Mitch D’Arrigo (3:59.28), Evan Pinion (4:01.05), Charlie Houchin (4:02.84), Justin Glanda (4:03.04) and Calvin Bryant (4:03.37) also posted times in the B final.

=== Championship ===

1 Connor Jaeger 23 Club Wolverine-M 3:56.53 3:48.89
27.08 56.94 (29.86)
1:26.18 (29.24) 1:55.66 (29.48)
2:24.37 (28.71) 2:53.00 (28.63)
3:20.98 (27.98) 3:48.89 (27.91)
2 Conor Dwyer 25 North Baltimore- 3:58.03 3:50.23
26.21 54.84 (28.63)
1:23.76 (28.92) 1:52.97 (29.21)
2:22.45 (29.48) 2:51.96 (29.51)
3:21.35 (29.39) 3:50.23 (28.88)
3 Michael Klueh 27 Club Wolverine-M 3:55.06 3:52.40
26.97 56.50 (29.53)
1:25.87 (29.37) 1:56.08 (30.21)
2:25.64 (29.56) 2:55.60 (29.96)
3:24.17 (28.57) 3:52.40 (28.23)
4 *Matias Koski 19 Dynamo Swim Club 3:57.95 3:53.52
26.79 56.33 (29.54)
1:26.26 (29.93) 1:55.86 (29.60)
2:25.63 (29.77) 2:55.57 (29.94)
3:25.25 (29.68) 3:53.52 (28.27)
5 *Anders Lie Nie 23 Club Wolverine-M 3:56.71 3:53.76
27.33 57.06 (29.73)
1:26.62 (29.56) 1:56.70 (30.08)
2:26.26 (29.56) 2:56.30 (30.04)
3:26.17 (29.87) 3:53.76 (27.59)
6 Kevin Litherlan 18 Dynamo Swim Club 3:57.99 3:57.05
27.66 57.70 (30.04)
1:28.18 (30.48) 1:58.95 (30.77)
2:28.50 (29.55) 2:58.94 (30.44)
3:28.60 (29.66) 3:57.05 (28.45)
7 Sean Ryan 21 Club Wolverine-M 3:57.45 3:57.15
27.96 58.09 (30.13)
1:28.12 (30.03) 1:58.37 (30.25)
2:28.08 (29.71) 2:58.47 (30.39)
3:28.58 (30.11) 3:57.15 (28.57)
8 *Mateo De Angul 23 Valle Elite 3:58.13 3:57.73
27.88 57.88 (30.00)
1:28.18 (30.30) 1:58.80 (30.62)
2:29.09 (30.29) 2:59.66 (30.57)
3:29.51 (29.85) 3:57.73 (28.22)

=== Consolation ===

9 Matt McLean 26 North Baltimore- 3:59.97 3:51.49
26.91 56.41 (29.50)
1:25.69 (29.28) 1:55.14 (29.45)
2:24.53 (29.39) 2:54.15 (29.62)
3:23.64 (29.49) 3:51.49 (27.85)
10 Jay Litherland 18 Dynamo Swim Club 4:00.75 3:58.39
27.39 57.13 (29.74)
1:27.28 (30.15) 1:57.89 (30.61)
2:28.11 (30.22) 2:59.05 (30.94)
3:29.33 (30.28) 3:58.39 (29.06)
11 Townley Haas 17 NOVA of Virginia 3:59.04 3:58.70
27.55 57.83 (30.28)
1:27.77 (29.94) 1:58.55 (30.78)
2:28.38 (29.83) 2:59.14 (30.76)
3:29.41 (30.27) 3:58.70 (29.29)
12 *Mitch D’Arrigo 19 Gator Swim Club- 4:00.27 3:59.28
27.75 57.60 (29.85)
1:28.45 (30.85) 1:59.36 (30.91)
2:30.04 (30.68) 3:00.49 (30.45)
3:30.12 (29.63) 3:59.28 (29.16)
13 Evan Pinion 19 Tennessee Aquati 3:59.90 4:01.05
28.07 58.69 (30.62)
1:29.13 (30.44) 2:00.12 (30.99)
2:30.99 (30.87) 3:02.23 (31.24)
3:32.14 (29.91) 4:01.05 (28.91)
14 Charlie Houchin 26 Seal Innovation- 3:58.68 4:02.84
27.67 58.48 (30.81)
1:29.35 (30.87) 2:00.28 (30.93)
2:30.61 (30.33) 3:01.77 (31.16)
3:32.21 (30.44) 4:02.84 (30.63)
15 Justin Glanda 21 Club Wolverine-M 4:02.42 4:03.04
27.89 57.83 (29.94)
1:28.46 (30.63) 1:59.44 (30.98)
2:30.35 (30.91) 3:01.72 (31.37)
3:32.57 (30.85) 4:03.04 (30.47)
16 Calvin Bryant 18 Saint Petersburg 4:02.19 4:03.37
27.25 57.32 (30.07)
1:28.55 (31.23) 2:00.02 (31.47)
2:31.22 (31.20) 3:02.82 (31.60)
3:33.43 (30.61) 4:03.37 (29.94)

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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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