Jack Conger, Pace Clark Torch 1:54’s in 200 Fly For Budapest Berths

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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In the first official year in the post-Phelps era, Jack Conger took the reigns of the 200 fly national title with a 1:54.47 for his first long course national title in the event. Conger swam a best time to go with the win and is also the third fastest swimmer in the world this year. Conger now sits behind Japan’s Masato Sakai (1:53.71) and Daiya Seto (1:54.28) in the world rankings.

Georgia’s Pace Clark out swam his teammate Chase Kalisz over the last 50 to nab a spot in Budapest with a 1:54.58 ahead of Kalisz’s 1:54.79. Clark and Conger will be swimming in their first World Championships, as Conger makes his second straight long course national team. Clark is now fourth in the world with that swim.

Georgia’s Gunnar Bentz (1:55.51), Arizona’s Justin Wright (1:56.11), Louisville’s Zach Harting (1:56.65), Georgia’s Mick Litherland (1:57.90) and Michigan’s Miles Smachlo (2:00.46) all swam in the A-final.

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