Race Footage: David Verraszto Snares Second Title of Meet in Exciting Fashion

Mar 9, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; David Verraszto competes in the 400 lc meter IM during the 2012 Columbus Grand Prix at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavillion. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

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ORLANDO, Florida, February 15. IN an incredibly tight battle, Hungary’s David Verraszto added the 200 fly to his 400 IM title from last night with a huge touchout of Tyler Clary and Joseph Schooling. Verraszto hit the wall in 1:59.59, just off Clary’s meet record of 1:59.42 set a year ago.

Clary, meanwhile, snared second overall in 1:59.63. Clary has been fighting off a back injury from a month ago as well as a pair of bouts with flu. It will be interesting to see what Clary can do when he has the ability to put in some full training. Schooling, a Singapore swimming star who trains at Bolles, finished third in 1:59.65.

Canada’s Alec Page placed fourth in 2:01.03, while Yeziel Morales claimed fifth in 2:02.33. Luiz Pedro Ribeiro Pereira earned sixth overall in 2:04.84, while David Gonzalez (2:06.13) and Eric Hedlin (2:03.18) also vied for podium spots in the championship heat.

Canada’s Evan White, who has set a decent amount of Canadian national age group records, topped the B final with a time of 2:03.18.