USC’s Katinka Hosszu, California’s Caitlin Leverenz Post Second, Third Fastest 200-Yard IMs Ever

FEDERAL WAY, Washington, February 23. AT the Pacific 12 Championships being held in Federal Way, Wash., this weekend, USC's Katinka Hosszu and California's Caitlin Leverenz posted the second and third fastest women's 200-yard IMs of all time.

Stanford's Julia Smit owns the American, NCAA and U.S. Open record with a 1:52.31 set during the 2010 Pacific 10 Championships held in Long Beach, Calif. Tonight, however, Hosszu overhauled Leverenz in the freestyle leg to pip the Golden Bear, 1:52.37 to 1:52.43. Both of those times bettered Hosszu's previous lifetime best of 1:52.71, which had put her second in the rankings. Leverenz smashed her previous personal best of 1:54.35 set during prelims, which in turn had bested her 1:54.97 from the 2011 Pacific 10 Championships. Leverenz also became just the third swimmer ever to clear 1:53.

Event 4 Women 200 Yard IM
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Pac 10: P 1:52.31 2009 Julia Smit, Stanford
Pac 10 Meet: M 1:52.31 2010 Julia Smit, STAN
NCAA: N 1:52.31 2/25/2010 Julia Smit, Stanford
1:56.13 NCAA
2:01.79 CONS
Name Year School Prelims Finals Points
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=== A – Final ===

1 Hosszu, Katinka SR USC 1:54.88 1:52.37 NCAA 32
r:+0.73 24.66 52.96 (28.30)
1:26.11 (33.15) 1:52.37 (26.26)
2 Leverenz, Caitl JR CAL 1:54.35 1:52.43 NCAA 28
r:+0.72 24.94 53.36 (28.42)
1:24.95 (31.59) 1:52.43 (27.48)

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