Maya DiRado Wins; Melanie Margalis Lunges for Close Second in 200 IM

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Maya DiRado was first at the half way mark and finished on top in 2:09.54, the third best time in the world this year in the 200 IM.

Forty five minutes after her 200 freestyle, Melanie Margalis used that freestyle speed to charge home in 2:10.11 and earn an individual Olympic swim.

In her final Olympic chance Caitlin Leverenz came up short by a heart breaking .05 seconds. With an extra stroke coming into the finish, she touched in 2:10.16, just behind Margalis.

Madisyn Cox made huge moves on the breaststroke leg but could not quite hang on, finishing fourth in 2:11.24.

NCAA Champion Ella Eastin led after the butterfly but wound up fifth with a 2:11.49.

Bethan Galat placed sixth in 2:12.82.

Meghan Small (2:13.31) and Emily Cameron (2:!4.16) completed the final.

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Terry Carlsen
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