USA Swimming National Championships: Elizabeth Beisel Claims Second Title, Wins 200 Back – SwimmingWorld.TV Interview Included

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INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, July 10. BLUEFISH's Elizabeth Beisel used a superior final 50 meters to capture the women's 200 back title. The winner of the 400 IM gold medal last night, Beisel tracked down Wisconsin's Maggie Meyer for the triumph.

"That has been my main strategy the past few years," Beisel said. "There isn't much longer until Worlds starts. I just have to re-taper, and still have a great team coming to Rome. I'm just excited to be part of it."

Beisel concluded the race with a 2:08.80 for the win, while North Baltimore's Elizabeth Pelton finished second in 2:09.19 to break her personal best of 2:09.72 set during prelims. American-record holder Margaret Hoelzer of KING rounded out the top three with a 2:09.69.

Meyer led through the first 150 meters with splits of 30.04, 1:02.75 and 1:36.33, but faded to fourth down the stretch with a 2:10.08. Her first 50 was under Hoelzer's American-record pace. Meyer's time nearly had her breaking right through the 2:10 barrier with a 2:11.80 personal best from prelims.


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