Kaylee McKeown Claims 200 Back World Junior Record; Finishes Fourth in Finals

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One night after Team USA’s Regan Smith delivered a new World Junior Record (WJR) in semi-finals of the 200 back, Kaylee McKeown slipped past it en route to a fourth place finish in finals.

Smith had posted the WJR at a 2:07.19, downing Daria Ustinova’s two-year-old record, but McKeown was ready to write her name in the record books. McKeown powered to a final time of 2:06.76, earning her fourth overall.

Comparative splits:

  • McKeown (2017): 30.34, 32.31, 32.36, 31.75 = 2:06.76
  • Smith (2017): 30.04, 32.01, 32.62, 32.52 = 2:07.19

 

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Author: Taylor Brien

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Taylor Brien is the Circulation and Operations Manager at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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