INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, June 28. CLUB Wolverine's Connor Jaeger talks about winning the 400 freestyle at the USA Swimming nationals, and his expectations for the 800 freestyle tomorrow.
Men's 400 Free recap: Already the men's 1500-meter freestyle victor, Michigan's Connor Jaeger overhauled an extremely fast field down the stretch to win his second title in the men's 400-meter freestyle at the U.S. Nationals and World Championship Trials.
Jaeger surged down the final 50 meters with a 27.76 to overtake Conor Dwyer, who had led throughout most of the race. Jaeger turned in a final time of 3:45.89 for the win. That performance jumped him to fifth in the world rankings, and gave him a second individual spot on the World Championship squad. That's Jaeger's first time under 3:46, crushing his lifetime best of 3:46.93 from the Santa Clara stop of the Arena Grand Prix earlier this year.
Dwyer, who touched in 3:46.05, drew a big “oooh!” from the crowd when official disqualified him for flinching at the start. That would have been a lifetime best for the NBAC swimmer.