Townley Haas Tops Loaded 200 Free Field

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Men’s 200 Free FINAL:

The men’s 200 freestyle final was highlighted by a trio of Texans, two members of SwimMAC’s elite team, and one Trojan. The crowd roared as the men raced to a tight finish as Townley HaasJack Conger, and Conor Dwyer battling to the finish.

It came down to the touch with the young Texan freshman stopping the clock at a 1:45.66. Haas turned heads at the NCAA Men’s Championships when he downed the short course American Record in the 200 free.

Dwyer, who has already punched his ticket to Rio in the 400 free, finished a shy second with a time of 1:45.67. Dwyer led throughout the majority of the race while the Texans fought to catch him.

Jack Conger joined teammate Haas as a member of the relay in Rio with a final 1:45.77. Not to be left behind was Ryan Lochte with a time of 1:46.62, good for a spot on the men’s 4×200 free relay.

Gunnar Bentz grabbed fifth with a time of 1:47.33, while fellow Texan Clark Smith finished sixth overall with a 1:47.53.

Tyler Clary (1:47.78) and Jonathan Roberts (1:49.50) were seventh and eighth respectively.

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2 comments

  1. avatar
    Lisa Gilbert

    Watching all of these races tonight made me cry. So amazing!

  2. avatar
    Reach for the Wall

    Jonathan Roberts also swims for the Texas Longhorns (i.e., 4 of the 8 finalists in this race were Longhorns).