(Video Interview) Blake Pieroni Couldn’t Be Happier With 1:29.63 200 Free

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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Blake Pieroni became the fastest man in history in the 200 free as the leadoff for Indiana’s 4×200 free relay. The senior was the first person to ever break 1:30, doing so in a blistering 1:29.63. He crushed the previous NCAA and American record of 1:30.46 set by Townley Haas two years ago.

The Hoosier said it means a lot to him to be the first person to break such a barrier and thinks that there is a lot more to come this weekend. Pieroni discussed his plan to take it one swim at a time for the remainder of the meet and how his team plans on finishing in the top five.

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  1. Ralph Pollock

    Very fast swimming . That’s just the start.

  2. Neil Morgan

    Is he a SCY specialist? I.e. how are his LCM times?