Markus Thormeyer Uses Consistency for 50 Free Knockout Title

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The final knockout race of the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series Santa Clara included Markus Thormeyer, Kyle Decoursey, Tate Jackson, Aleksandr Loginov, Zach Apple, Michael Chadwick, Meiron Cheruti, Josh Fleagle and Dean Farris. 

Competing in his second knockout of the day, Thormeyer won the first round after posting a time of 22.80 during prelims. Decoursey (22.87), Jackson (22.89) and Loginov (22.91) also secured their spots in the semifinals.

Apple (22.93), Chadwick (22.94), Cheruti (23.04), Fleagle (23.04) and Farris (23.11) also raced during prelims.

Thormeyer again finished first during semifinals, touching the wall in 22.97. Jackson wasn’t too far behind in 23.13. Decoursey (24.00) and Loginov (24.33) rounded out that heat.

Thormeyer won the event, posting a time of 23.06 during finals. Jackson finished with a time of 23.37.

Event 235  Men 50 LC Meter Freestyle Knockout
        World: W 20.91  12/18/2009Cesar Cielo Filho, BRA
     American: A 21.15  7/29/2017 Caeleb Dressel, USA
     Pro Swim: M 21.56  2015      Nathan Adrian
    Name                  Age Team                Semis     Finals        
                    === Championship Final ===                    
  1 Thormeyer, Markus      20 HPC Vancouver       22.97      23.06  
  2 Jackson, Tate          21 Una TXLA            23.13      23.37  
                       === Semi-Finals ===                        
  3 Decoursey, Kyle        21 Una TNAQ            24.00             
  4 Loginov, Oleksandr     25 Swim Ontario        24.33             


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Chandler Brandes is a senior at the University of Vermont where she is majoring in Public Communication and double minoring in Coaching and Sports Management. She is a former swimmer for the Catamounts and this is her fourth year on board with Swimming World.

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