(Video Interview) Townley Haas Still in Shock After Qualifying for Rio

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In the closest event of the meet so far, Townley Haas got his hand to the wall first in the men’s 200 freestyle, stopping the clock in 1:45.66. He just out-touched Conor Dwyer, who finished second in 1:45.67.

Haas was seeded seventh coming into the meet, dropping nearly two seconds to earn his first Olympic berth.

Haas, who just finished his freshman year at the University of Texas, is the current NCAA, American, and U.S. Open record holder in the 200 yard freestyle.

His teammate Jack Conger finished third to qualify as a member of the 4×200 relay. Haas also finished third in the 400 meter free earlier this week.

The first time Olympian talked to the media about his race, NCAAs, and racing Conor Dwyer and Ryan Lochte.

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Author: Chandler Brandes

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Chandler Brandes is a junior at the University of Vermont where she is majoring in Public Communication and double minoring in Coaching and Sports Management. She is a former swimmer for the Catamounts and this is her third year on board with Swimming World.

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