AUSTIN, Texas, January 19.NBAC’s Conor Dwyer utilized sensational breaststroke and freestyle legs to put away a stocked field in the men’s 400-meter IM at the Arena Grand Prix in Austin. Dwyer dropped a 4:16.58 to earn the victory this evening, just a second-and-a-half off his personal best of 4:15.39 from the Santa Clara Grand Prix stop last year in May.
Dwyer’s new training partner Ous Mellouli checked in with a second-place time of 4:17.69 as he continues his transition back to the pool and away from open water competition. California’s Josh Prenot, meanwhile, grabbed the final podium spot with a third-place time of 4:19.13.
NCAP’s Andrew Seliskar turned on the jets in the freestyle leg as he wound up just missing the top three with a 4:20.64, while PASA’s Curtis Ogren snared fifth in 4:25.46. UC Davis’ Scott Weltz (4:25.72), Nitro’s Sean Grieshop (4:28.83) and Wisconsin’s Michael Weiss (4:33.36) also competed in the finale with Weiss being a late call up after Tyler Clary pulled out of the rest of the meet after reinjuring his back this morning.
Meanwhile, Alec Page of Canada kept up the Canadian presence in finals tonight with a B final victory by way of a 4:26.34. That beat Zachary Fong, who placed second in 4:32.88, a personal best for the Jersey Wahoo to beat his 4:35.48 from prelims this morning.