Blake Pieroni Picks Up First Win as a Pro in 200 Free at Indy PSS

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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Indiana’s Blake Pieroni, competing for the first time since wrapping up his collegiate career at Indiana, posted a near-wire-to-wire win in the final event of the evening. Pieroni held off late charges from Club Wolverine’s Felix Aubock and his Indiana training partner Zane Grothe.

Pieroni touched in 1:48.19, ahead of Aubock (1:48.45) and Grothe (1:48.52). Marwan El Kamash, another Indiana-trained freestyler, placed fourth in 1:49.33.

Virginia Tech’s Norbert Szabo (1:50.35), Dynamo’s Jay Litherland (1:51.30), Wolfpack Elite’s Ryan Held (1:51.34) and Dynamo’s Gunnar Bentz (1:52.80) were also a part of the final.