Jack Conger Collects 200 Free Victory in Atlanta; Posts Fifth Fastest Time in the World

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Men’s 200 Free

Jack Conger built upon his night one victory in the 100 fly with a top showing in the men’s 200 free. The Texas grad jumped to an early lead and held off a fast-charging field to win with a time of 1:46.96. Conger’s time moves him to third overall in the 2018 world rankings behind Lithuanian Danas Rapsys (1:45.35) and Australians Kyle Chalmers (1:46.49), Alexander Graham (1:46.72), and Mack Horton (1:46.76).

Egyptian Marwan Elkamash held off Mission Viejo’s Zane Grothe for second place with a time of 1:48.16, while Grothe settled for third and a 1:48.46.

Baylor Swim Club’s Trey Freeman took fourth in Atlanta with a time of 1:49.41, followed by Dimitrios Dimitrou and his time of 1:50.21.

HP Center Victoria’s Jeremy Bagshaw (1:50.66), Plymouth’s Andrew Abruzzo (1:50.68), and Longhorn Aquatics’ Clark Smith (1:52.58) were sixth through eighth.

                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Jack Conger      23 Nation's Capital  1:49.03    1:46.96   867  
    r:+0.70  24.96        52.10 (27.14)
        1:19.62 (27.52)     1:46.96 (27.34)
  2 Marwan Elkamash  24 Una GCU           1:49.41    1:48.16   838  
    r:+0.67  25.50        53.12 (27.62)
        1:20.92 (27.80)     1:48.16 (27.24)
  3 Zane Grothe      25 Mission Viejo Na  1:49.29    1:48.46   831  
    r:+0.79  25.53        53.34 (27.81)
        1:21.10 (27.76)     1:48.46 (27.36)
  4 Trey Freeman     17 Baylor Swim Club  1:49.47    1:49.41   810  
    r:+0.74  25.72        53.46 (27.74)
        1:21.53 (28.07)     1:49.41 (27.88)
  5 Dimitrios Dimit  20 Unattached        1:50.15    1:50.21   792  
    r:+0.67  26.24        54.24 (28.00)
        1:22.48 (28.24)     1:50.21 (27.73)
  6 Jeremy Bagshaw   25 HPCenterVictoria  1:51.04    1:50.66   783  
    r:+0.73  26.35        54.37 (28.02)
        1:22.96 (28.59)     1:50.66 (27.70)
  7 Andrew Abruzzo   18 Plymouth Whitema  1:50.24    1:50.68   782  
    r:+0.79  26.13        54.28 (28.15)
        1:22.97 (28.69)     1:50.68 (27.71)
  8 Clark Smith      22 Longhorn Aquatic  1:49.48    1:52.58   743  
    r:+0.65  25.56        53.75 (28.19)
        1:23.29 (29.54)     1:52.58 (29.29)
1 Comment

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  1. Gian Alessandro

    I thought Zane Grothe was training in Indiana with Westphal?

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