Markus Thormeyer Gets 200 Back Win at TYR Pro Series Clovis

Markus Thormeyer; Photo Courtesy: Becca Wyant

Markus Thormeyer earned his first win of the TYR Pro Swim Series Clovis with a 1:59.24 in the 200 backstroke.




Men’s 200 Backstroke

Canada’s Markus Thormeyer raced to victory in the 200 back, coming in at 1:59.24. His season best is a 1:57.42 form earlier this year. Thormeyer was the only man under the two-minute barrier this time around.

Mexico’s Andy Song was in the mix through the 100, as was Harrison Lierz who actually had a solid lead at the halfway point (58.57). In the end, Song took second in 2:02.73 with Lierz third (2:02.95). The latter dipped right under the Olympic Trials standard in this event by four one hundredths of a second.

Also racing in the final heat were Josiah Binnema (2:06.35), Erick Gordillo (2:06.55), Robby Moseley (2:07.03), Nicolas Duke (2:07.04) and Zachary Tan (2:10.04).