Chase Kalisz Rockets To #1 In The World With 200 IM Win

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Chase Kalisz added a second National title in the 200 IM, winning in a lightning fast 1:55.73. That is just two tenths off of Kalisz’s lifetime best from last summer, and will move him up to #1 in the world rankings for the event in 2018.

In second was Stanford’s Abrahm DeVine in 1:57.41, which was just a tick off his best of 1:56.79 from last summer’s meet. Regardless, that swim should put DeVine on the Pan Pacs roster. Tied for third was Gunnar Bentz and 200 free champion Andrew Seliskar in 1:58.23. Bentz has not yet earned a spot on the Pan Pacs team, and depending on how the rest of finals shakes out may have him on the bubble for the team.

In fifth was Cal Bear Josh Prenot (1:58.57), followed by Jay Litherland (1:59.11) and Jon Shebat and Sam Stewart, who tied for seventh in 1:59.45.

Notably, Carson Foster bettered his 15-16 NAG record in the 200 IM from this morning, dropping another 3-tenths to finish second to Will Licon in 1:59.45.

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Author: James Sica

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James Sica is the Men and Women's Assistant Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an assistant coach at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA (2015-2017), a volunteer assistant coach with the Harvard women’s program (2014-2015) and an assistant with the Ithaca College men's program (2012-2014).

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