Justin Wright Leads a Close 200 Fly Field At Phillips 66 USA Swimming Nationals

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Arizona’s Justin Wright swam his personal best time in the 200 fly on Wednesday morning to get his Phillips 66 USA Swimming National Championships off to a great start. Wright swam a 1:55.49 to lead the field going into tonight. Wright is ahead of four other swimmers who swam 1:55’s in the heats as Jack Conger (1:55.75), Jack LeVant (1:55.89), Tom Shields (1:55.94) and Zach Harting (1:55.95) all were 1:55’s this morning.

LeVant moved up to third all-time in the 17-18 NAG rankings with his swim behind Michael Phelps (1:53.93) and Bobby Bollier (1:55.67).

Gianluca Urlando (1:56.01), Chase Kalisz (1:56.18) and Trent Julian (1:56.27) will also swim in tonight’s A-Final.

Some notable A-Final misses came from Gunnar Bentz (1:56.59) in 10th and Andrew Seliskar (1:56.73) in 11th, as well as 2017 World Championship team member Pace Clark (1:57.99) in 16th.

16-year-old Urlando moved to second all-time in the 15-16 NAG rankings behind Phelps (1:54.58).


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    My money’s still on Chase, then Jack conger or Tom shields.