USA Swimming Senior Nationals Results: Micah Lawrence Wins 200 Breast 6th Best Time in World

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Editorial coverage for U.S. Senior Nationals proudly sponsored by Master Spas!

IRVINE, California, August 7.

Trailing Breeja Larson by half-a-second at the 150-meter mark, SwimMAC’s Micah Lawrence hit the afterburners down the final 50 meters to win by more than a second with a sizzling 2:23.05.  That performance pushed her from seventh in the world (2:23.71) to sixth ahead of 2:23.33 from Sally Hunter at the Commonwealth Games.  Even though she has been much faster with a 2:21 personal best, Lawrence is just happy to lock down her spot on the Pan Pacific Championships.

Larson, who went out fast, would up having to settle for second in 2:14.16.  That moved her up to 10th in the world as she will be headed to Australia as well.

Saint Petersburg’s Melanie Margalis (2:25.27), Tennessee’s Molly Hannis (2:29.06), Louisville’s Andee Cottrell (2:29.15), SwimMAC’s Emma Reaney (2:29.27), Alabama’s Kaylin Burchell (2:29.29) and Auburn’s Annie Lazor (2:30.30) claimed the rest of the finishes in the A final.

NBAC’s Annie Zhu held off Canyons’ Andrea Kropp, 2:27.83 to 2:27.97, for the B final win. Meanwhile, Minnesota’s Haley Spencer started closing the distance, but ran out of room with a third-place 2:28.12.

Swim Fort Lauderdale’s Emily Kopas dominated the C final with a winning time of 2:29.63, just off her 2:29.53 personal best from junior nationals.  Y-Sparta’s Savanna Faulconer touched second in 2:31.61 with York Y’s Meghan Small picking up third in 2:31.70.

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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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