Townley Haas Reclaims 200 Free American Record, Wins for Third Straight Year

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Tonight’s 200 free A final saw Texas junior Townley Haas reclaim his American record on his way to nabbing his third consecutive NCAA title in the event. Haas touched in 1:29.50 to get ahead of former American record holder, Indiana’s Blake Peroni, who swam a 1:30.23 for second. In third was Auburn’s Zach Apple in a time of 1:31.18.

Rounding out the A heat was Cal freshman Bryce Medford who touched in 1:33.13.

Texas senior Jeff Newkirk earned some much needed points for the Longhorns by winning the B final in 1:33.15.

Event 10  Men 200 Yard Freestyle
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         NCAA: N 1:29.63  03/21/2018Blake Pieroni, Indiana
     American: A 1:29.63  03/21/2018Blake Pieroni, Indiana
   U. S. Open: O 1:29.63  03/21/2018Blake Pieroni, Indiana
 Championship: C 1:29.63  03/21/2018Blake Pieroni, Indiana
         Pool: P 1:29.63  03/21/2018Blake Pieroni, Indiana
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals NISCA Points
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Townley Haas     JR Texas             1:31.78    1:29.50N  194   20  
    r:+0.72  20.64        43.12 (22.48)
        1:06.18 (23.06)     1:29.50 (23.32)
  2 Blake Pieroni    SR Indiana           1:32.40    1:30.23   190   17  
    r:+0.65  21.05        44.03 (22.98)
        1:06.93 (22.90)     1:30.23 (23.30)
  3 Zach Apple       JR Auburn            1:32.20    1:31.18   185   16  
    r:+0.66  21.22        44.11 (22.89)
        1:07.31 (23.20)     1:31.18 (23.87)
  4 Mohamed Samy     SO Indiana           1:32.76    1:31.73   182   15  
    r:+0.76  21.73        45.00 (23.27)
        1:08.37 (23.37)     1:31.73 (23.36)
  5 Khader Baqlah    SO Florida           1:32.53    1:31.98   181   14  
    r:+0.74  21.48        44.43 (22.95)
        1:07.82 (23.39)     1:31.98 (24.16)
  6 Dean Farris      SO Harvard           1:32.41    1:32.12   180   13  
    r:+0.70  21.30        44.38 (23.08)
        1:07.86 (23.48)     1:32.12 (24.26)
  7 Dylan Carter     SR USC               1:32.30    1:32.68   177   12  
    r:+0.62  21.14        44.29 (23.15)
        1:08.07 (23.78)     1:32.68 (24.61)
  8 Bryce Mefford    FR California        1:32.84    1:33.13   175   11  
    r:+0.65  21.54        44.69 (23.15)
        1:08.62 (23.93)     1:33.13 (24.51)
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