Annie Lazor Defeats Micah Sumrall in 200 Breast, Posts Lifetime Best

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Coming off a shocking win in the 200 breast at the Short Course World Championships and another win in the 100 breast Thursday night, Annie Lazor pulled off a dominant performance in the 200 breast in Knoxville. Now training at Indiana and representing Mission Viejo, Lazor came in at 2:23.51, surpassing her previous lifetime best of 2:24.42.

Chatahoochee Gold’s Micah Sumrall, last year’s U.S. national champion in the event, took second in a fine time of 2:26.50, and Condor’s Emily Escobedo took third in 2:26.85.

HPC-Ontario’s Kierra Smith, a former NCAA champion in the 200-yard breast, took fourth in 2:30.64. Nashville’s Ella Nelson was fifth in 2:30.64, followed by Louisville’s Mariia Astashkina (2:31.49), Desert Dragons’ Bianca Rodriguez (2:31.63) and Calgary’s Rachel Nicol (2:35.27).

Event 19  Women 200 LC Meter Breaststroke
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        World: W 2:19.11  8/1/2013  Rikke Moeller Pedersen, DEN
     American: A 2:19.59  8/2/2012  Rebecca Soni, USA Olympic Team
    U.S. Open: O 2:20.38  7/11/2009 Rebecca Soni, Trojan
     Jr World: J 2:19.64  8/30/2015 Viktoria Gunes, TUR
     Pro Swim: P 2:21.41  2016      Yuliya Efimova
    Trial Cut: T 2:33.29
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA       
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                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Annie Lazor      24 Mission Viejo Na  2:27.75    2:23.51T  910  
    r:+0.72  33.44      1:10.17 (36.73)
        1:47.07 (36.90)     2:23.51 (36.44)
  2 Micah Sumrall    28 Chattahoochee Go  2:29.02    2:26.50T  856  
    r:+0.70  34.03      1:11.49 (37.46)
        1:49.31 (37.82)     2:26.50 (37.19)
  3 Emily Escobedo   23 Condors Swim Clu  2:28.71    2:26.85T  850  
    r:+0.67  33.89      1:11.37 (37.48)
        1:48.98 (37.61)     2:26.85 (37.87)
  4 Kierra Smith     24 Hpc-Ontario       2:29.69    2:27.01   847  
    r:+0.77  33.81      1:11.54 (37.73)
        1:49.76 (38.22)     2:27.01 (37.25)
  5 Ella Nelson      17 Nashville Aquati  2:32.12    2:30.64T  787  
    r:+0.69  34.56      1:12.54 (37.98)
        1:51.13 (38.59)     2:30.64 (39.51)
  6 Mariia Astashki  19 Univ Louisville   2:31.75    2:31.49   774  
    r:+0.68  34.42      1:12.25 (37.83)
        1:51.22 (38.97)     2:31.49 (40.27)
  7 Byanca Rodrigue  24 Desert Dragons    2:31.73    2:31.63   772  
    r:+0.66  34.62      1:13.13 (38.51)
        1:52.14 (39.01)     2:31.63 (39.49)
  8 Rachel Nicol     25 Calgary SwimClub  2:33.68    2:35.27   719  
    r:+0.67  34.72      1:14.58 (39.86)
        1:55.14 (40.56)     2:35.27 (40.13)

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