Kevin Cordes Posts U.S. Open Record in 200 Breast Semis

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Kevin Cordes was under 200 breaststroke world record pace at the halfway mark and the crowd pushed him forward. He was still at the pace at the 150 mark and the crowd rose to its feet. The line escaped Cordes in the final 15 meters as he touched in 2:07.81. The time was still a new US Open Record, faster than his own 2:07.86 mark. That time is the second best in the world this year

Josh Prenot clocked a personal best of 2:08.41 to win the first semifinal. Will Licon posted a 2:09.08 to improve his prelims swim and return third tomorrow night.

Cody Miller touched in 2:09.91, nearly a three second drop from prelims and good for fourth. Nic Fink swam a 2:09.95 for fifth place. Andrew Wilson (2:10.70), BJ Johnson (2:10.77), and Brendan McHugh (2:13.44) also earned lanes for tomorrow night.

Daniel Roy (2:13.92), Alex Evdokimov (2:14.42), Jacob Montague (2:14.54), Sam Tierney (2:14.59), Nick Zito (2:14.74), Reece Whitley (2:!5.18), Brandon Fischer (2:15.89), and Ethan Browne (2:16.05) completed the semifinals.

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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