Race Footage: Watch Micah Lawrence Power Way to 200 Breast Victory

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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, May 17. SWIMMAC’s Micah Lawrence turned in a sizzling time in the women’s 200-meter breaststroke en route to a win at the Arena Grand Prix in Charlotte.

Lawrence chased down a time of 2:24.68 in the finale, moving to 11th in the SwimVortex world rankings in the process. Lawrence went out strong, leading the field by more than a second at the 100 with a 1:10.32, before coming home with a 36.7 and 37.6.

Melanie Margalis took second overall in 2:28.39, while Emily McClellan snared third in 2:29.12. Molly Hannis picked up fourth in 2:29.30 with NBAC’s Annie Zhu finishing fifth in 2:31.30.

Lilly King (2:33.83), Katie Meili (2:34.57) and Gretchen Jaques (2:35.39) also put up championship finishes.

NCAC’s Abigail Fisher closed out NBAC’s Lauren James, 2:34.91 to 2:35.02, in an exciting B final. Raminta Dvariskyte took third in 2:35.44 with SwimMAC’s Maija Roses finishing fourth in 2:35.50.

Annie Lazor (2:36.29), Miranda Tucker (2:36.30), Madisyn Cox (2:36.45) and Amanda Lawson (2:37.82) touched fifth through eighth.

=== Championship ===

1 Micah Lawrence 23 SwimMAC Carolina 2:29.02 2:24.68 NAT
33.04 1:10.32 (37.28)
1:47.03 (36.71) 2:24.68 (37.65)
2 Melanie Margali 22 Saint Petersburg 2:31.61 2:28.39 NAT
33.98 1:12.03 (38.05)
1:49.94 (37.91) 2:28.39 (38.45)
3 Emily McClellan 21 Una J-HK-WI 2:32.08 2:29.12 NAT
33.10 1:11.48 (38.38)
1:49.92 (38.44) 2:29.12 (39.20)
4 Molly Hannis 22 Una TNAQ-SE 2:31.41 2:29.30 NAT
33.19 1:12.48 (39.29)
1:50.68 (38.20) 2:29.30 (38.62)
5 Annie Zhu 19 North Baltimore- 2:33.33 2:31.30 NAT
34.45 1:12.89 (38.44)
1:51.45 (38.56) 2:31.30 (39.85)
6 Lilly King 17 Newburgh Sea Cre 2:34.83 2:33.83 NAT
33.80 1:13.42 (39.62)
1:53.35 (39.93) 2:33.83 (40.48)
7 Katie Meili 23 SwimMAC Carolina 2:35.18 2:34.57 NAT
34.29 1:13.55 (39.26)
1:54.04 (40.49) 2:34.57 (40.53)
8 Gretchen Jaques 21 Longhorn Aquatic 2:35.47 2:35.39
35.02 1:14.72 (39.70)
1:54.18 (39.46) 2:35.39 (41.21)

=== Consolation ===

9 Abigail Fisher 19 North Carolina A 2:36.53 2:34.91 NAT
35.39 1:14.54 (39.15)
1:54.54 (40.00) 2:34.91 (40.37)
10 Lauren James 17 North Baltimore- 2:36.26 2:35.02 NAT
35.51 1:15.45 (39.94)
1:54.87 (39.42) 2:35.02 (40.15)
11 *Raminta Dvaris 24 Southern Methodi 2:36.07 2:35.44
35.04 1:14.76 (39.72)
1:54.74 (39.98) 2:35.44 (40.70)
12 Maija Roses 18 SwimMAC Carolina 2:36.38 2:35.50
35.06 1:14.46 (39.40)
1:55.04 (40.58) 2:35.50 (40.46)
13 Annie Lazor 19 Auburn Universit 2:35.76 2:36.29
35.53 1:16.01 (40.48)
1:55.80 (39.79) 2:36.29 (40.49)
14 Miranda Tucker 16 Livonia Communit 2:35.94 2:36.30
35.07 1:15.44 (40.37)
1:54.97 (39.53) 2:36.30 (41.33)
15 Madisyn Cox 18 Unattached-ST 2:37.61 2:36.45
35.48 1:14.81 (39.33)
1:55.50 (40.69) 2:36.45 (40.95)
16 Amanda Lawson 21 Firestone Akron- 2:38.04 2:37.82
35.98 1:16.03 (40.05)
1:56.83 (40.80) 2:37.82 (40.99)

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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