Zheng Wen Quah Overhauls Field Down Stretch to Win 200 Fly in Austin

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Singapore’s Zheng Wen Quah turned on the jets down the stretch to win the men’s 200-meter fly at the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series Austin.

Quah clocked a time of 1:58.07 for the win, just a second-and-a-half off his personal best.  That was good enough for the victory.

Sweden’s Simon Sjodin hit the wall second with a time of 1:58.27, while Andrew Seliskar rounded out the top three in 1:58.47.

SwimMAC’s Tyler Clary also cleared 2:00 with a fourth-place time of 1:58.61.

Great Britain’s Jay Lellliott (2:00.55), HPCO’s Zack Chetrat (2:00.61) and Club Wolverine’s Michael Klueh (2:00.73) finished fifth through seventh.

California’s Tom Shields, who led at the 150 with a 1:26.94, could not keep his swim together as he faded badly to eight with a 2:01.10.

NBAC’s Chase Kalisz topped the B final in a time of 1:59.15, while Grant Shoults nearly posted a career best with a second-place 1:59.45.  Oakville’s Mack Darragh placed third in 2:00.51.

                          === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Quah, Zheng Wen  19 Singapore         1:59.44    1:58.07 OLY    
             26.52        56.80 (30.28)
        1:27.04 (30.24)     1:58.07 (31.03)
  2 Sjodin, Simon    29 Sweden            1:58.66    1:58.27 OLY    
             26.65        56.63 (29.98)
        1:27.79 (31.16)     1:58.27 (30.48)
  3 Seliskar, Andre  19 UN                2:00.55    1:58.47 OLY    
             26.59        56.83 (30.24)
        1:27.12 (30.29)     1:58.47 (31.35)
  4 Clary, Tyler     26 SwimMAC Carolina  1:58.29    1:58.61 OLY    
             26.42        56.55 (30.13)
        1:27.16 (30.61)     1:58.61 (31.45)
  5 Lelliott, Jay    20 Great Britain     2:00.69    2:00.55 OLY    
             27.25        57.36 (30.11)
        1:28.52 (31.16)     2:00.55 (32.03)
  6 Chetrat, Zack    25 Hpc-Ontario       2:00.54    2:00.61 OLY    
             26.86        57.42 (30.56)
        1:28.88 (31.46)     2:00.61 (31.73)
  7 Klueh, Michael   28 Club Wolverine    2:00.88    2:00.73 OLY    
             27.19        57.30 (30.11)
        1:28.87 (31.57)     2:00.73 (31.86)
  8 Shields, Tom     24 California Aquat  2:00.72    2:01.10 OLY    
             26.04        55.68 (29.64)
        1:26.94 (31.26)     2:01.10 (34.16)
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Kalisz, Chase    21 North Baltimore   2:01.02    1:59.15 OLY    
             26.93        57.68 (30.75)
        1:28.64 (30.96)     1:59.15 (30.51)
 10 Shoults, Grant   18 Mission Viejo Na  2:01.21    1:59.45 OLY    
             27.17        57.70 (30.53)
        1:29.06 (31.36)     1:59.45 (30.39)
 11 Darragh, Macken  22 U. of Missouri    2:02.87    2:00.51 OLY    
             27.45        57.60 (30.15)
        1:28.97 (31.37)     2:00.51 (31.54)
 12 VanSwol, Kyler   24 Santa Clara Swim  2:01.08    2:00.95 OLY    
             26.55        57.58 (31.03)
        1:29.09 (31.51)     2:00.95 (31.86)
 13 McCurdy, Christ  21 NCS               2:01.28    2:01.28 OLY    
             27.23        57.72 (30.49)
        1:29.17 (31.45)     2:01.28 (32.11)
 14 Gambardella, Co  17 Soundview YMCA S  2:02.79    2:01.52 OLY    
             27.40        58.52 (31.12)
        1:29.78 (31.26)     2:01.52 (31.74)
 15 Rousseau, Sebas  25 Gator Swim Club   2:02.23    2:02.66 NAT    
             28.00        58.84 (30.84)
        1:30.46 (31.62)     2:02.66 (32.20)
 16 Hodgson, Dakota  24 Nashville Aquati  2:01.44    2:03.79 NAT    
             27.21        59.00 (31.79)
        1:31.44 (32.44)     2:03.79 (32.35)
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