Annie Lazor Drops Fastest Time in the World this Year, Nabs Win in 200 Breast at 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series in Bloomington

Jul 15, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Annie Lazor of the United States competes in the women's 200m breaststroke preliminary heat during the 2015 Pan Am Games at Pan Am Aquatics UTS Centre and Field House. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
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Annie Lazor sent shock waves throughout the swim community, as she went out in an impressive 1:08.87 in the 200 breast final at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Bloomington. She showed no signs of slowing, as she crashed the pad and immediately turned to the scoreboard, met by a 2:20.77 staring back at her. Not only was this a personal best, but also the fastest time in the world this year.

It was Emily Escobedo who took second, clocking in at 2:24.51 to edge out Lilly King (2:24.60). Melissa Rodriguez was in the mix, as her 2:28.85 was good enough to land her fourth place ahead of Laura Morley (2:30.29). Noelle Peplowski claimed sixth by a wide margin, dropping a 2:31.83 to take down Allie Szekely (2:33.38). Morgan Friesen (2:33.55) lowered her time from this morning to put showcase some outside smoke in the outer lane.

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Event 28  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:   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                 Seed    Prelims  FINA       
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                         === Round 1 ===                          
 
  1 Emily Escobedo   23 Condors Swim Clu  2:23.88    2:27.09T q845  
    r:+0.67  33.43      1:11.13 (37.70)
        1:48.91 (37.78)     2:27.09 (38.18)
  2 Annie Lazor      24 Mission Viejo Na  2:22.99    2:27.50T q838  
    r:+0.70  33.35      1:10.86 (37.51)
        1:49.53 (38.67)     2:27.50 (37.97)
  3 Lilly King       22 Indiana S.C.      2:21.83    2:28.38T q824  
    r:+0.68  33.60      1:12.02 (38.42)
        1:50.47 (38.45)     2:28.38 (37.91)
  4 Melissa Rodrigu  24 Mexico            2:25.60    2:28.87  q815  
    r:+0.67  34.25      1:12.14 (37.89)
        1:50.72 (38.58)     2:28.87 (38.15)
  5 Laura Morley     22 Indiana S.C.      2:31.02    2:31.48  q774  
    r:+0.58  34.87      1:12.97 (38.10)
        1:51.56 (38.59)     2:31.48 (39.92)
  6 Allie Raab       19 Unattached        2:27.47    2:32.16T q764  
    r:+0.69  35.83      1:13.50 (37.67)
        1:52.65 (39.15)     2:32.16 (39.51)
  7 Allie Szekely    21 Unattached        2:28.32    2:33.21T q748  
    r:+0.62  34.37      1:13.04 (38.67)
        1:52.39 (39.35)     2:33.21 (40.82)
  8 Morgan Friesen   19 Unattached        2:30.78    2:34.08  q735  
    r:+0.38  35.59      1:15.57 (39.98)
        1:54.19 (38.62)     2:34.08 (39.89)