Jacob Pebley Crushes 200 Back at USA Nationals

Photo Courtesy: Peter Bick

Jacob Pebley blasted a 1:56.66 to take the men’s 200-meter back in convincing fashion at USA Nationals. Pebley was just off his best time of 1:56.29, which ranks eighth in the world. Nonetheless, Pebley was dominant tonight finishing 1.44 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Michael Taylor.

Pebley: 27.51/29.07/29.72/30.36

Taylor, 16, earned the top seed this morning with a 1:58.41. He dropped again tonight to post a 1:58.10 en route to a silver medal. Carter Griffin also made the podium with a 1:58.38.

Jack Conger landed fourth in 1:58.84 ahead of Robert Owen‘s 1:59.55. Austin Surhoff swam a 1:59.63 to claim third, one-tenth of a second faster than seventh-place finisher Austin Katz (1:59.73). Travis Mahoney fell to eighth in 2:01.86.

2015 USA Swimming Long Course Summer Nationals: Live Results – Results