Blake Pieroni Cruises to 200 Free Win at TYR Pro Swim Series Columbus

Photo Courtesy: Andy Ringgold / Aringo Photos

Blake Pieroni held nothing back in the men’s 200 free on the third night of the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series in Columbus. He took it out over one second faster than the rest of the field and held on for the win in 1:48.08.

That marks a new season-best for Pieroni and moves him up to the second-fastest American of the season behind Jack Conger. He adds this to his 100 free title from last night.

His teammate Zane Grothe grabbed second in 1:48.83 while Grant House took third in 1:49.13.

Felix Auboeck (1:49.28), Zach Apple (1:49.88), Patrick Callan (1:49.91), Sam Steele (1:50.13) and Paul Delakis (1:52.15) completed the A final.

Event 18  Men 200 LC Meter Freestyle
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        World: W 1:42.00  7/26/2009 Paul Biedermann, GER
     American: A 1:42.96  8/12/2008 Michael Phelps, USA
    U.S. Open: O 1:44.10  7/1/2008  Michael Phelps, Club Wolverine
     Jr World: J 1:46.40  8/24/2017 Ivan Girev, Russia
     Pro Swim: P 1:44.82  2016      Sun Yang
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA Points
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Blake Pieroni    22 Mission Viejo Na  1:49.76    1:48.08   840  
    r:+0.56  24.94        52.78 (27.84)
        1:20.35 (27.57)     1:48.08 (27.73)
  2 Zane Grothe      26 Mission Viejo Na  1:50.17    1:48.83   823  
    r:+0.61  26.04        53.91 (27.87)
        1:21.84 (27.93)     1:48.83 (26.99)
  3 Grant House      20 Arizona State Un  1:50.89    1:49.13   816  
    r:+0.51  25.66        53.37 (27.71)
        1:21.57 (28.20)     1:49.13 (27.56)
  4 Felix Auboeck    21 Club Wolverine    1:49.78    1:49.28   813  
    r:+0.64  26.26        54.29 (28.03)
        1:22.22 (27.93)     1:49.28 (27.06)
  5 Zachary Apple    21 Una Ist           1:50.08    1:49.88   799  
    r:+0.56  25.19        53.26 (28.07)
        1:21.62 (28.36)     1:49.88 (28.26)
  6 Patrick Callan   18 Trident Aquatics  1:50.40    1:49.91   799  
    r:+0.57  25.45        53.35 (27.90)
        1:21.54 (28.19)     1:49.91 (28.37)
  7 Sam Steele       20 Univ Louisville   1:51.10    1:50.13   794  
    r:+0.53  25.85        54.01 (28.16)
        1:21.98 (27.97)     1:50.13 (28.15)
  8 Paul Delakis     19 Ohio State Swim   1:51.24    1:52.15   752  
    r:+0.58  26.26        53.83 (27.57)
        1:23.17 (29.34)     1:52.15 (28.98)
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Author: Chandler Brandes

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Chandler Brandes is a senior at the University of Vermont where she is majoring in Public Communication and double minoring in Coaching and Sports Management. She is a former swimmer for the Catamounts and this is her fourth year on board with Swimming World.

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