Christopher Reid Holds Off Surging Nic Fink to Win 200 IM at Winter Nationals

Photo Courtesy: Thomas Campbell/Texas A&M Athletics

In the closest race of the 2018 US Winter Nationals so far, Christopher Reid was second after the butterfly leg of the 200 IM, but took control of the race during the backstroke leg and never surrendered the lead, finishing in 2:02.18 to win the national title and qualify for the Olympic trials.

Nic Fink made a late surge to make the race extremely interesting. He was seventh after the butterfly and backstroke legs, moved up to sixth after the breaststroke but finished second in 2:02.97 thanks to his 28.51 freestyle leg.

His time qualified for trials along with Jonathan Tybur (2:03.41), Scott Piper (2:03.69) and Sean Conway (2:03.82).

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    Nella Yoder

    Congrats to Chris! He’s such an a amazing coach and works really hard